Location: 184 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Getting a reheated slice from a pizza place can be a bit of a dicey proposition. Reheat a slice for too long and it becomes overly stiff and crunchy; not enough, and the cheese’s goo-factor isn’t there. Or worse: it’s clammy.
And if the pizza sits on the counter too long, it eventually passes a point of no return; it can only ever be a shadow of its former self.
The slice I just had at Superpoint avoids all of these pitfalls. It was one of the best reheated slices of pizza I’ve had in ages.
I think it’s the ultra-thin crust; the guy didn’t put it in the oven for much more than 30 seconds, but thanks to how thin it was, that was more than enough to heat it through and re-gooify the cheese.
The crust was actually pretty great, with a pronounced crispiness on its exterior that never felt overly crunchy or crackery. It still had a pliable chewiness that complimented the crispy exterior perfectly.
This particular slice was pretty simple, with just tomato sauce, cheese, spicy sopressata, and a light sprinkling of parmesan and dried herbs.
It was fantastic. The salty sopressata contrasted very nicely with the simple, slightly sweet tomato sauce, and there was the perfect proportion of cheese and sauce. It was one of the better slices I’ve had in quite a while.
Bonus: it only cost five bucks (and that includes tax) for a slice of pizza bigger than my head.
Double bonus: it’s a five minute walk from Bang Bang, which means that for less than ten bucks, you can have a delicious slice of pizza and a scoop of the best ice cream in the city. That’s about as perfect of a lunch as I can imagine.