St. Clair West is getting a double dose of Pizza e Pazzi

For anyone who’s wondering when Toronto’s Neapolitan pizza craze is coming to an end, the answer is this: not any time soon. Less than a year after opening, popular St. Clair West pizzeria Pizza e Pazzi is set to open another location just down the street, co-owner Sandrelle Scimo tells us.

The new location — at 672 St. Clair West, in the former site of burger joint Chuck and Co. — will be a bit smaller than the original, but similar. That means, of course, another wood-burning oven from Naples. Putting it in should be a bit easier this time, Scimo says, since there’s no basement and the floor won’t have to be reinforced. (Here’s to hoping that the massive oven won’t get lost during shipping, which actually happened the first time around.)

Scimo and her husband, Danilo, have teamed up with some silent partners for the expansion. She didn’t disclose who they are just yet, but did hint that they are the owners of a popular café business.   

The goal is to seat 48 guests in the new spot (the original location seats 52) and to open by Valentine’s Day. The menu will be more lunch-centric, so no lasagna or other pastas that take a long time to cook. The variety and quality of pizzas, though, will remain the same.

As for competing with herself, Scimo isn’t worried. Having a place nearby makes it easier to maintain quality control, and besides, business is booming.

“We need a place to put our lineup,” she says.

Pizza e Pazzi, 672 St. Clair W.

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