Previous to opening his own place, Chef Jason worked with several big names including Toronto’s culinary royalty, Susur Lee and Mark McEwan and got his pizza making chops during his time at Pizzeria Libretto.
Chef Jason uses a traditional gas grill with an added pizza stone, and a custom built cover to contain the heat. Wood chips are added to the oven to impart a light smoky flavour, while the crust gets super crisp in the 700 degree heat!
The menu is broken down into three main categories or pie: Classics, Signatures and Features as well as a small selection of salads. Diners have the option to eat in – though space is tight – or order a slice or a full pizza to go.
Everything is available for under $20, and with some of the gourmet ingredients used on the pizzas, that price is quite the steal!
Za Pizzeria Eats
Mushrooms, Zucchini, Red Peppers, Cauliflower and Macadamia Nut Puree
Porchini Cream, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Sautéed Mushrooms
Duck & Grapes
Buffalo Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Duck Confit, Roasted Grapes and Balsamic Reduction
Eggplant Parm Pizza (Special)
Eggplant, Parmesan, Mozzarella
Za’s Meatballs, Buffalo Mozzarella, Red Pepper Cream
Oh Canada Pizza
Maple Syrup, Crispy Bacon, and Potato Chips
Salmon Tartar Pizza
Garlic Butter, Mozzarella, Salmon and Grapefruit Tartar, charred green onions, red peppers, fried capers
BLT Pizza (Special)
Bacon, Tomato, Aragula, Mozzarella
Garlic Butter, Mozzarella, Roasted Chicken, Pico de Gallo and Tzatziki
Get your “Za” on Tuesday through Sunday any time between 11AM – 11PM. Definitely worth a visit, you’ll leave Za Pizzeria wanting more! Check out their website here and follow them on Twitter for news on their new featured pizzas!
Disclaimer: The preceding meal was complimentary, however, as always, all opinions are genuine.
Contribution by Brea Giffin and Joy Carino
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.