Pizzeria Via Vercanti

I was completely ecstatic to check out Pizzeria Via Mercanti (@Via_Mercanti). I’ve heard great things about this pizza joint over the years. After a workday, my friends and I headed over to Kensington Market (which is probably one of my favourite areas to grab food!) to check out this pizza joint! I simply love pizza and especially with all the competition going in the city, its nice to see how each one differentiates. Did I mention they were voted as Toronto’s best pizza of 2014?

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The restaurant is divided into 2 sections – a “L” shaped bar that sits around the pizza oven.

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The other side sits tables for larger groups.

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Bread to Start:

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Potato Croquette ($4.00)

  • Crispy breaded mashed potato with mozzarella, parmesan
  • These were the best little crispy croquettes I’ve had for a while! The potato inside the croquette was very soft and buttery – oh so good

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Close up shot:

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Bocconcini di Pizza ($1.50 each) Minimum of 4

  • Pizza Balls; fior di latte, ricotta, hot soppressata, proscuitto cotto
  • These pizza balls were delicious but after a few more bites – it was a tad salty

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Close up shot:

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The menu offers 2 types of pizza: Pizze Rosse with tomato sauce and Pizza Bianche with olive oil

Pizze Rosse: Funghi ($14.00)

  • fior di latte, mixed mushrooms

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Pizze Bianche: Romolo’s Pizza ($15.00)

  • half tomato sauce, half olive oil, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, mixed mushrooms
  • I decided to opt for the half tomato sauce and half olive oil base just so I can get a feel of both bases
  • fresh flavours thought a little heavy to the stomach
  • i personally though the pizza dough was a little salty for my liking so I ate mostly everything except for the crust

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Pizze Rose: Margherita ($11.00)

  • fior di latte, basil

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Pizza Bianche: Pollo ($17.00)

  • fior di latte, goat cheese, chicken, mushrooms, roasted red peppers

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Everyone enjoyed their pizzas a little bit more than I did – perhaps I walked in with higher expectations. Don’t get me wrong – I liked everything but just didn’t expect the dough itself to be salty. The appetizers were really memorable and addicting. I wouldn’t mind revisiting Via Vercanti to give it another try since I’m always in the Kensington area 🙂 I always hear good things – perhaps I visited them on an off day?

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  1. March 6, 2015 / 10:31 am

    The potato croquette sounds absolutely delicious! But, I do wonder about the pizza dough being salty? maybe the ingredients seeped into the crust huh?

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