There’s no truer love than my love for pizza – *cough* – I mean, my fiancé. While Alex may be my real true love, pizza honestly comes in at a close second. You could say it’s got a pizza my heart 😉
We recently had the pleasure of dining at True True, a fast-casual pizza joint that opened in February of this year. Located at 169 King St. E., dare I say, it may very well one of the best pizza places in the St. Lawrence/King East/Corktown neighbourhood! Lucky for us, that also happens to be the neighbourhood we live in! Even though we’ve walked by a million times, we hadn’t tried until now because we’ve seen a number of businesses at that address come and go and I was a little weary. True True is actually the former One Pizza, which opened in 2014. The re-branded space now has bright pink walls and mint green accents, cool light fixtures, marble table tops, the cutest “True” sign that greets you when you walk in, and is much more inviting than before.
Its claim to fame is its rectangular-shaped, personal-sized, artisanal-style pizzas, served up in bright turquoise plastic trays.
For only $12.86, you can either order one of their 8 signature pizzas or create your own. The ‘zas are made to order in front of you, and you can take out or dine in. If you build your own, you have the creative freedom to design the pizza of your dreams. You start by selecting traditional, whole wheat or gluten free dough, and then add any of their 18+ toppings and ingredients. Unlike other places, they don’t charge you for extra toppings (except prosciutto, which is an additional $2.50). They also have 4 entrée-sized true true salads ($11.86 each) and 2 side salads ($5.86 each) on their menu, and serve a decent selection of red and white wine and craft beer, if you want to stick around and get comfy (like we did)!
I ordered the Donnie Brasco, which has: classic tomato sauce, shredded house blend cheese (which I subbed for fresh mozzarella), ricotta, fennel sausage, chorizo sausage, pepperoni, pickled red onions, fresh parmesan, and oregano.
On the other hand, Alex built his own consisting of: traditional dough, classic tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, chorizo, garlic confit, arugula and parmesan cheese. I had a glass of Pinot Grigio ($7.95/6 oz.) (okay, maybe I had 2), while Alex decided to give the Beau’s Lug Tread Lager ($7.45) a try and then finished with a glass of Pinot.
Both pizzas were so good! The dough was light and tasty (apparently, they proof it for 48 hours); and although eating a whole pizza may seem like a lot, you don’t leave over-stuffed because the dough is so thin. All the toppings were fresh and worked well together, and I’d have to say the tomato sauce was a highlight – so glad I got extra sauce on mine! We’ll now be going back a lot to eat in (or take-out, if we feel lazy).
Unlike the businesses that occupied the space before, let’s hope True True is here to stay stay!