Queen Margherita Pizza- Leslieville
Queen Margherita Pizza- Leslieville

Queen Margherita Pizza- Leslieville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.queenmargheritapizza.ca/index.html
  • Phone: 4164666555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Queen Margherita Pizza- Leslieville
Queen Margherita Pizza is pleased to have you come and drop in any time for authentic Italian cuisine at its finest, however to ensure that we are able to accommodate your party, we recommend you reserve your seats ahead of time. Whether you are planning a large dinner party for 20, a romantic dinner for 2 or simply a relaxing dinner alone. We look forward to serving you in our restaurant soon
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Queen Margherita Pizza- Leslieville reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (35)kid-friendly (28)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (13)special occasion (10)great for lunch (10)romantic (8)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great non-traditional Thanksgiving
    ccturkey
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had our 'Thanksgiving' dinner at Queen Margherita and it was fantastic. The service was attentive and friendly while unobtrusive. We always had full wine and water glasses. The food was excellent - calamari app had just the right amount of light breading and the squid itself was tender and flavorful. Salads also delicious. For the pizzas, we tried 3 different kinds, all of which were amazing and of course on the perfectly chewy pizza crust. Thanks for the lovely meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after all these years
    chew20
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The quality hasn't changed after all these years. Great pizza with the best dough. I have always preferred this place over Pizza Libretto. The Prix Fixe menu or the 'lunch special' are the best deals. Otherwise don't order from the Market section as $14 for a salad isn't worth it unless the portion is bigger if you are ordering ala carte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Different for past visits....
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Been many times before and loved it. This experience: New menu was not good, pizza came to us burned, $3 bread came to us burned, wine had been open too long - not a fresh bottle. Overall a waste of $75. Wish I had of ordered Pizza Nova instead.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always reliable
    sam88
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Queen Marg is always a safe bet; you just know it's going to be amazing every single time. It was quite busy this visit, so our server was overly attentive, but it didn't take away from the experience much at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • QMP is the pizza king
    VictorHugo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    QMP really does an excellent job of providing you the best pizza in Toronto in my humble opinion. I reckon its almost as good as the pizza that we had in Tuscany a few years back. For those who want an excellent pizza experience YOU must try QMP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great space. Try It
    AllThingsCheese
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice and loved it both times. Growing up in an Italian household, I have got very high standards for pizza and this place defiantly nears the top of my list for wood oven pizza in TO. Great atmosphere for a casual meal with friends/family or a cosy dinner with that special someone. Will have to give the other locations a try, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood pizza joint
    Robbie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This spot has established itself as one of Toronto's reliable new wave pizza joints. Well prepared food, decent little wine selection, and not hard to get a table. A good option in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pizza's were great but took forever- very slow. Otherwise service was fine & atmosphere was nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place
    Easterneater
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Queen Margherita is a great local spot and was perfect for a couple of families to meet and have a casual dinner. Service was excellent, and the food was really quite good. We all shares plates of appetizers - rice balls and salads. The pizzas were piping hot and very good. If you are looking for Neapolitan pizza, the competition is probably Libretto on Danforth and their pizza is a shade better. Still, we will Margherita as a place for families who still want terrific food. (While we were there, there was one table with a couple out for a dinner a deus, and another table with two little girls dressed as princesses. Both tables were equally comfortable there.)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza
    JFHToronto
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have heard on many occasions the quality of the pizza at Queen Margherita; let's say I was not disappointed. The service was fantastic; I definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consisitently excellent
    DBBB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We enjoy coming to Queen Margherita Pizza in Leslieville. The ambiance is appealing, the service excellent but best of all, fantastic pizzas. And the three course fixed menu is an excellent deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much char!
    Italianfoodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is always good at Queen Margherita'a Pizza but, this time there was too much char on the crust. I understand the crust blackening on the crust as part of the wood burning experience...but not when you have to cut away a good part of the pizza to avoid the burned taste. I have eaten their before and will go again...but from now on will ask that they be careful not to burn the crust.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    7minFran
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    No bells and whistles here, it's rustic ambience matches the authenticity of the food. Staff and meal was amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • addicted to their Giovanni pizza!
    eatemup
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Absolutely the best pizza i've ever eaten in Toronto. (Hope I spelled the name of my fave pizza correctly in the review title!!) The prix fix for lunch is a bargain - $22 for 2 courses or $29 for 3. Yum yum :) Their had been some slight changes to the menu since I was in last and my usual fave (Giovanni - arugula, proscuitto) wasn't on the menu but the chef made it for me. Can't get better than that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday party of 12 Friday Night
    HappyBirthdayGirl
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This place is fantastic. I went here for my birthday on Friday and they were super laid back about my modifying the reservation a couple of times. Chris kindly took care of us and all the other staff were great. The caprese salad's were fresh, the pizza's were gorgeous, as was the vino. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • meh....
    Charley
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Underwhelmed........have tried many times to get a table, and then was finally successful. Pizza was good, ingredients seemed fresh, but crust was soggy. The service was great and so was the waiter. Not sure if I'll return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu Favorites gone :(
    DblDee
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The menu has been paired down so much that they're isn't enough choice. They used to have the the best dessert (Nutella mousse) and now it's going. Please add some of the variety back into you menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going downhill
    LCEB
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Used to be a favourite despite the noise level. This time grumpy server from the start, no more changing table d'hôte with interesting appetizers and desserts, much too large ordinary cesar salad for first course, were not warned that our favourite pizza was now very spicy (same name with a "2" is not enough warning), not offered coffee with dessert. Will have to find a new favourite.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 191 reviews are from the Queen Margherita Pizza- Leslieville reviews archive.
  • Great pies
    easyeats
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The pizza never disappoints, and that's why we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dawn
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Dined there for the first time with friends. It was thier recommendation. The food was very good and the service was very nice. I would certainly return and recommend it to my friends. Added bonus: I always appreciate not having to go to a damp, musty smelling basement to use the restroom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place with babies
    Kidinthebeach
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've now been to Queen Margherita for dinner on Mother's Day and Father's Day. We booked a bit later (around 9pm) with our 4 month old baby (who was asleep in his carseat) and it was perfect night out for some tasty food. The staff are excellent and very accommodating. It made for a lovely evening out on a special occasion to celebrate our first Fathers Day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple done Right
    justgraduated
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Been wanting to check this place out for a few years. Went with a party of 5 at 6:00 P.M. and was shocked to initially see how small the restaurant was. I was relieved to see there was an additional section where they have the pizza coming out of the stone oven with a large area comfortable for larger groups with a nice view out the restaurant. Ordered the prix-fixe salad with the grilled octopus - first time, I'd definitely have it again. Pizzas ordered: 1) The rocco - loved the cheese, but it's an acquired taste. 2)Alla Campagnolo - Simple, tasty but worth trying others. 3) La Scala - my personal favourite. Sweet with a small kick. 4) Calabrese - Meat dominant flavoured but definite contender for repeat pizza
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Jennanderin
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This restaurant is always great. The food is always a hit. The prix fixe menu is well worth it with inventive salads and desserts that change regularly to compliment the pizzas they have on the permanent menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one flaw
    wellfedhousewife
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Having been at Queen M. two weekends in a row, I noted that the basic tomato sauce on the individual pizzas is somewhat bland and sloppily applied. Wood fired crust, gourmet toppings, grilled vegetables, dessert, wine, etc. were amazing, so the sauce (which reminded me somewhat of Campbell's Tomato Soup in condensed form) was disappointing. I will go for blanco next time. Everything else at the restaurant was amazing, especially on Mother's Day, when the staff treated us (two middle aged moms sans children) with impeccable courtesy and skill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live, love,eat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Amazing as always. Can get very loud at times and conversation can be difficult. Probably because of the high exposed ceilings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Mookie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been to Queen Margherita before and the second time did not let us down! Great service - very attentive and friendly waitstaff. Great with the kids. Food was very good - very good pizza selection and quality. Limited appetizers, but there is something for everyone. Good drinks. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Izzie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food, great decor ans mostly great service. I will add it to my list of favorites!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always!!!
    sylvrgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We keep returning time and time again, as this is the best and most authentic "pizza napoletana" in Toronto. Been to the other places and this one for the dough is the closest and absolute winner. The prix-fixe at Leslieville is such a hot deal, that you can't pass it up. Fantastic deal, pizza, cocktails and atmosphere. It's a fun place, crowded and everyone's eating the pizza with such gusto! Love it!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Awesome Food
    NewYorker101
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had never heard of this place until my husband and I saw it on a random TV show. We liked the look of the restaurant and the one pizza we saw briefly on the screen looked very appetizing. We are so glad we went to QMP, the food was amazing. The pizza full of fresh ingredients and the tiramisu was to die for. In general the service was fantastic and the attention from our waitress was impeccable. As a New Yorker, finding good pizza is always a challenge, but QMP delivered and I'm happy to say we'll be going back very soon and recommending to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    richard
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Good food. Good service. Would recommend to add a pasta chef for a little bit of variety.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We consider ourselves very lucky to have a great place like QMP in the Jane and Annette area which we frequent many times and have not been disappointed ever. We decided to venture from there to the Leslieville QMP to "test it out". We had a family night with our young children and just like Jane and Annette, the food was amazing, the service was excellent, and the place while different than Annette was just as cool - great for the family and great for a date night. In fact, by being different it made it special. The price was reasonable - you get waht you pay for and we got quality. Now we have 2 great QMPs to choose from - luck us.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As delicious as always
    smorge01
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Best pizza in Toronto. Gorgeous sun-filled room. Love QMP!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening
    brooklynvisitors
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening at the restaurant; we had friends visiting from Brooklyn, NY, and they were impressed with the ambience and food. We had 4 kids with us from age 5 to 10 and it was nice to have an evening at a kid friendly restaurant with a good vibe. We will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pizza was terrible
    Rhoda
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I have been to QMP before, and had excellent food. This time, though, the pizza dough was simultaneously black on the bottom and still raw underneath the toppings. The manager was summoned, and argued with us that that was the way the pizza is meant to be cooked. The service otherwise was good, and I really want QMP to succeed, so will try again. But this particular experience was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Basically. A pizza restaurant;
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Basically. A pizza restaurant; salads would be a good addition as would desserts. They are only available with the table d'hote.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza for a great value
    KevvieG
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have been going to QMP for the last year and I have never been disappointed. The prix-fixe is a bargain at $29, including a choice of appetizer, choice of pizza, and desert. I had a terrific beet salad, a carpe se pizza, and the tiramisu. The pizzas never have too many ingredients, which means you can enjoy the fantastic sauce and ingredients . The crust is thin, but nicely chewy. No soggy crust here. I can't recommend QMP highly enough for attentive, friendly service, fantastic food, and a great value. My friend and I waddled out completely satisfied. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Neapolitan Pizza in a Charming
    Rocky
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Listed as a top pizza restaurant in Toronto. We'll deserved. As close to Naples style pizza as I have come outside of Italy. Price fixe of @ $30 included a choice of interesting salads and deserts. I had a shrimp dish that was oily and delicious. Among the desert choices, I had a dark chocolate tarte with a lemon sauce -- really wonderful compliment to the anchovie pizza. I would say this is more of a restaurant than a NY style pizza place. Building looked like a converted 19th century small shoe factory. Charming and simple and all very functional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Pizza
    Alessandro
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    A fun restaurant for the whole family. Our experience was terrific. Great pizza, great service and very accommodating as we had a two year old child with us. I have recommended the place to many people now. Adding a few more items to the menu wouldn't hurt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza in Town!
    CarmelannaVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A long time friend and foodie had recommended Queen Margherita pizza as the best pizza in Town. I have savoured great pizza in Toronto so i was a little skeptical. But, in fact the pizza was fabulous. Great crust, great toppings, great value for authentic Neapolitan Pizza! I only wish it was open 5 days a week for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the daily inventiveness
    michaelpelzfoxVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I love the daily inventiveness of the pizzas. The food, service and space are a great package, along with the prix fix option. For eating with very young kids, it's good to come around 5pm. There will almost surely be other families so no need to feel anxious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.