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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Dish: The "Pesto Pizza" @ Adriano's Pizza and Pasta

The picture speaks for itself!
The Dish: The Pesto Pizza with spinach, feta cheese & more
Where: Adriano's Pizza and Pasta, 3329 Lake Shore Blvd W., Etobicoke (@ 27th St.), 416-792-4074

Opened just over a year ago in South Etobicoke, Adriano's Pizza and Pasta is a New York style pizza joint run out of a very small storefront located near Humber College's greatly expanded campus at the foot of Kipling. 


Adriano's specializes in thinner crust pizzas with fresh toppings offered in a variety of creative options, like their shrimp, spinach and roasted pepper pizza, or more standard pizzas like a Margherita. All are very good, as are the standard grab and dash slices they have for walk-in customers.

But the one we are focusing on today is a real stand out; their "Pesto Pizza" as it is called on the menu.

Topped with a winning combination of green peppers, black olives, spinach, feta cheese and garlic, this pizza is a truly delicious mix of salty, crunchy and cheesy. The green pepper is diced into small bits that contrast perfectly to the feta, which is offered in larger than usual pieces crumbled over the pie. The spinach lends a freshness that blends delightfully both in flavour and colour with the olives. All are on Adriano's excellent in-house crust, which is somewhat thinner than most and yet still has an unmistakable presence that enhances the overall taste. 

Call ahead for pick up, or if you are in the area have one delivered. While there is no real in store seating, it is worth a trip to try. Take it to one of the area's amazing waterfront parks and enjoy by the lake.

As with all of his pizza's and other dishes, the prices are reasonable. The "Pesto Pizza" costs 12"- $10.95, 16"- 13.95, 18" - 16.95 and Party Square -  18.95. 
Adriano's is on the 501 Queen Streetcar line.

The Dish is a regular feature that will look at one dish that we particularly love at a restaurant, diner, food truck, etc. Please feel free to submit your favourite dishes from restaurants in your community. Please include a photo of the dish or establishment if at all possible.

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