UPDATE: Angelo’s has closed down.
Ever heard of coal-fired pizza? It’s a traditional cooking method that’s been long used by pizza chefs from Naples to New York. Coal-fired ovens can reach temperatures of over 900 degrees to make that perfect, crispy pizza. Canada’s first ever coal-fired pizza restaurant has arrived in Toronto, and I had the chance to try it out last week during their media preview.
Angelo’s Coal Fired Pizza has this beautiful restaurant space by Front and Jarvis. It’s a classy-looking spot and a great place to take a date or friend if they love Italian.
This cocktail was good, but it was a little too strong for me. I recommend asking your waiter or waitress for recommendations if you plan on getting a drink. On another note: the service at Angelo’s is absolutely wonderful – everyone is so friendly and nice.
For appetizers, we got these amazing coal-fired chicken wings and this delicious caprese salad.
The wings were cooked to absolute perfection. They were covered in sautéed onions and the wings themselves were really flavourful. If you don’t order this plate, you really are missing out.
I’m not a fan of tomatoes, so I just ate the cheese and dipped it in the sauce. It was super tasty!
Next up, we tried two different pizzas: the Margherita and the Goodfella. The Margherita pizza was very cheesy and delicious and definitely my favourite of the two.
I actually expected to enjoy the Goodfella more because I’m a meat gal, but there were jalapeños on it and I’m not a fan of those (obvs not a veggie person). It was actually Adam’s favourite of the two. Nevertheless, it was delicious and it’s definitely worth getting if you don’t mind vegetables.
Adam got the cosmopolitan (left) and I got the margarita (right) and they were both really good (and not as strong as the first cocktail we had!)
Adam, Janey (@foodrealm), Martin, and I killed this Orecchiette pan because it was so good. I only had a handful because I was so full. The sausages in this pasta make it sooo good.
This Strozzapreti pan was also really good, but I think we all got too excited about the Orecchiette pan and made ourselves too full to finish both. We ended up splitting this to takeout.
Our first dessert was this gelato covered in brown sugar and a sugar-coated leaf. This was the first time I’d ever seen or tasted anything like the sugar-coated leaf, and I actually really liked it.
Our second dessert was the Bombolone, which was filled with Nutella mousse, and also had a sugar-coated leaf to top it. Adam thought it tasted like a funnel cake.
If you’re looking for a great new restaurant to check out, be sure to check out Angelo’s. Whether you come here for a date or a get-together with friends, it’s an awesome restaurant worth checking out. I’m still dreaming about those mouthwatering coal-fired chicken wings. For more information, check our their website.