Sicilian Pizza tata would be proud of
Uniting global flavours and time-tested culinary techniques, Levant helms a distinctive, yet familiar take on Sicilian pizza in Toronto's Bloorcourt neighbourhood at Ossington.
Opened in 2021 by Chef Nader and his partner, Levant is truly a pizzeria like no other. After his mother passed away in 2011, Nader spent years in the kitchen perfecting his rooted passion of Palestinian cuisine and was determined to share the many comforting dishes with Torontonians in a new, yet familiar way - voila, pizza! And not just any pizza - Sicilian pizza. This is because we knew that the rich Middle Eastern ingredients and toppings being introduced needed a vessel that only the focaccia base of a traditional Sicilian pizza could provide.
Using artisanal methods, we begin with focaccia that's made with "00" Italian flour and has been cold-proofed for four long days. This thick, yet incredibly airy dough is pressed into a well-oiled pan and left overnight before being topped with sauces and ingredients inspired from classic Middle Eastern cuisine. How about a pizza based on quintessential Levantine dishes like a lamb shawarma sandwich or maqloubeh? Yep, we've done it with intent and without gimmick. But don't worry, we also have a classic Pepperoni pizza if that's what you're craving!
Taste It To Believe It
We're the home of the famously instagram-able 'Mix and Match' pizza that, beyond looking great, gives you the freedom to choose more than one of our signature styles on a single pie!
At Levant, we have a motto in the kitchen to "Never Cut Corners". Like our focaccia, virtually all of our toppings and dishes are house-made using freshest ingredients and time-tested methods to prepare. Because Nader's mother always told him that for people to love the food you make, you must first love the way it's prepared.
PS - while we do great pizza, be sure to some of our try our secret treasures like our creamy hummus. We're also a great Italian sandwich shop! Try our unreal take on the Muffuletta and Eggplant Parmigiana or our signature Sumac Pulled Chicken sandwich. Oh, and what kind of Palestinian restaurant would we be without kunafa - traditional Nabulsi-style and a tiramisu variation!