There's no shortage of reasons to travel in Ontario. With incredible hiking trails, beautiful parks you can visit all season, and numerous charming small towns, your road trip bucket list is probably a mile long at this point. Well, we're here to make it even longer. True foodies, this one is for you. We've gathered some of the best pizza in Ontario to send you on the ultimate pizza road trip.
Pizza is that one food that always seems to hit the spot no matter what mood you're in. We all have our classic favourite toppings like cheese, mushrooms, pepperoni. You know, the usual.
But what about poutine pizza? Or pizza topped with spaghetti and meatballs? Have you ever had pizza topped with fresh blueberries and blackberries? Combined the glory of tacos with the Italian staple? Now's your chance.
So, if you're looking to switch up your usual order, look to the list below. All that’s left to do is gather up the squad, bust out the navigation app of your choice, and get ready to take your cheesiest road trip yet.
Spaghetti & Meatballs Pizza @ Art-Is-In / Ottawa
Cuisine: Artisanal baked goods and eats
Address: 250 City Centre Ave. #112, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Can't decide between pasta or pizza? Now you don't have to. Spaghetti With A Chance of Meatballs comes topped with hand-rolled meatballs, garlic tomato sauce, mozzarella, spaghetti, Reggiano cheese, fresh chillies, homemade basil lemon walnut pesto, and basil, all on a parmesan sesame crust. Pizza night at Art-is-In is usually pretty packed, but the hype is totally justified once you bite into one of these delicious za's.
Big Mac Pizza @ Makers Pizza / Toronto
Cuisine: Pizza on pizza
Address: 59 Cameron St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: For the ultimate junk food binge, why not dive into the super messy and delicious Return of The Mac pizza at Makers Pizza? Topped with all the McDonald's big mac ingredients you love like ground beef, mozzarella, cheddar, dill pickles, shredded iceberg lettuce, white onion, and secret sauce. This crazy meal is only available for dine-in orders.
Dill Pickle Pizza @ Earth To Table Bread Bar / Guelph
Cuisine: Artisinal farm-to-table style food
Address: 105 Gordon St., Guelph, On
Why You Need To Go: If you're obsessed with pickles then this dill-icious pizza is definitely calling your name. The Princess Pickle Pizza at Earth to Table Bread Bar is topped with white sauce, mozzarella, pickles, roast chicken, dill, breadcrumbs, ranch, garlic, and chilli flakes. Dive in!
Poutine Pizza @ Richmoor's Pizzeria / London
Address: Unit 43 Glenroy Rd., London, ON
Why You Need To Go: Who knew that pizza crust was actually the perfect vehicle for getting cheesy poutine into your mouth? Well, Richmoor's Pizzeria sure did. The very Canadian crust is smeared with gravy instead of the traditional tomato sauce and is then topped with french fries, cheese curds, and even more gravy. Yum, eh?!
Breakfast Pizza @ 850 Degrees / Etobicoke
Cuisine: Pizza and pasta
Address: 3455 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, ON
Why You Need To Go: At one point or another, we've all reached into the fridge for a cold slice of pizza for breakfast. But how about breakfast food on pizza instead? The Oh Canada Pizza at 850 Degrees in Etobicoke comes topped with maple bacon, eggs, fior de latte cheese, and tomato sauce. If you've never dipped a slice of 'za into a sunny-side-up egg, you've never lived.
Berry Pizza @ Armando's Pizza Bar / Windsor
Address: 326 Cabana Rd. E, Windsor, ON
Why You Need To Go: Armando's Pizza Bar in Windsor is a local favourite, and for good reason. With a wide selection of Windsor-style pizzas, you're sure to find one that will make your mouth water. But, if you're feeling adventurous, be sure to visit on a Tuesday during their sips and slices night. Every Tuesday, they feature a new experimental pizza and cocktail pairing. For instance, the Blue Betty pizza shown below features fresh berries among the many creative toppings.
Taco Pizza @ Red Swan Pizza / St. Catherines
Address: Unit A6, 366 Bunting Rd., St. Catharines, ON
Why You Need To Go: Tacos on pizza, need we say more? This incredible pizza comes with your choice of chicken or beef and all of the essential taco toppings like iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, cheddar cheese, salsa, and sour cream. We'll take two, please.
Pierogi Pizza @ Eat Local / Thunder Bay
Address: 801 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay, ON
Why You Need To Go: Pierogies are best when topped with bacon and onions, right? Well, what about all of your favourite pierogi toppings on a pizza? Count us in. Eat Local in Thunder Bay is known for sourcing delicious local ingredients to make eccentric pizzas.
Campfire Pizza @ Little Guys Pizza Co. / Azilda
Address: 93 Notre Dame St. W, Azilda, ON
Why You Need To Go: After all that savoury marinara and white sauce, you may be craving something sweet. That's where the Campfire Pizza at Little Guys Pizza Co. comes in. It's topped with your favourite s'mores toppings like Nutella, Skor Chips, toasted marshmallows, and a sweet caramel and vanilla drizzle. Pro tip: if you're taking this one home, add some fresh berries or bananas for a pop of colour.
All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on Narcity's "Best Of" lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.