Details & Features
|Features:||Award Winning, Catering, Delivery, Family Dining, Daily Specials, Open on Sunday, Take Out, Gluten Free Options, Group Functions, Vegetarian Options, Patio|
|Payment:||Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Travellers Cheques|
|Price Range:||$$$$ » Premium (Between $20 to $35)|
Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.
|Tuesday:||11:30am - 10:00pm|
|Wednesday:||11:30am - 10:00pm|
|Thursday:||11:30am - 10:00pm|
|Saturday:||11:30am - 10:00pm|
|Sunday:||4:00pm - 10:00pm|
Camarra’s: A Toronto Landmark
Camarra’s Pizzeria & Restaurant began in the lush green valleys of the central Italian region of Abruzzo, rich in fertile land and crystal waters, from whence the world-famous Pasta DeCecco, DOP extra virgin olive oils of Loreto and hearty pecorino cheeses are exported all over the globe, including here at home in Canada. It is in this bountiful region that Domenica and Oreste Camarra began their own business, upon marrying, by merging the businesses independently owned by each of their mothers, in 1933.
A unique shopping experience for the times, “il Vapoforno e Pizzicheria Camarra” offered delicious breads, assorted baked goods, grocery items, spices, candy, pasta, cured meats, and “a little pinch of this and a little pinch of that”…they even took in raw food their customers brought to them to be cooked as their ovens were bread ovens: large and able to handle bigger vessels than the home ovens. Their focaccia, or “pizza coll’olio” as it was called, was renowned for its tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture and, of course, delicious taste. Little did they know that this pizza would bring such renown across the Atlantic as well!
Upon the family’s emigration to Canada in 1958, Camarra’s began operation as a café and pastry shop, "Camarra’s Pastry", with Oreste, Domenica and two of their four children, Elisa and Livio, devoting themselves to building their business in Canada.
The business grew by word of mouth and, within a few short years, “Camarra’s Pasticceria & Pizzeria” developed a widespread reputation for quality food and service, the company’s offering by then, including the pastry shop, a full Italian restaurant and, it’s clear menu leader: a pizza that was quite new to Toronto at the time and still, today, after more than 50 years, holds that unique quality so appealing to so many. Full-crusted, crispy and hearty, Camarra’s pizzas are enjoyed by thousands of customers every year."
Camarra’s was the first pizzeria to offer Party Size pizzas in Toronto! We even had to design the box before we could deliver it....waaaaay back in 1958!
Camarra’s was the second pizzeria to open in Toronto, in September 1958....that’s 57 years ago. That’s BEFORE Timmie’s, Apple Inc, CoverGirl, and back when McD’s only had 34 stores! Today, with almost 4,000 pizzerias in our beautiful City, Camarra’s remains the OLDEST PIZZERIA STILL OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER...and, yes, there’s still a Ms. Camarra in the kitchen!