Restaurant Review: Salt & Tobacco

Nestled in the heart of Cabbagetown lies Salt & Tobacco, a quaint pizza joint run by husband and wife team Gavin and Michelle. Open 7 days a week, Salt & Tobacco is offering fresh za’s whenever the craving hits, whether it be for dining in on a Saturday night or take out for the family on a Wednesday.

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Although items such as kale and arugula salads and olives and spicy pepper side plates are available, their immense pizza menu consisting of 11 different pies is definitely the main incentive to hit it up. The funghi pizza, a white pizza with mushrooms, mozzarella and shaved parmesan was perfectly simplistic. Truffle essences were certainly not missed here because the quality of ingredients was so high; it required nothing fancy to make up for flavour.

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We were strongly advised to use Salt & Tobacco’s house made hot honey and with the first drop, we were hooked. With a sweet base and a good kick at the end, this sticky topping is what made this pizza stand up against all others. The prosciutto pizza topped with mozzarella, thinly shaved prosciutto, generously scattered parmesan shavings and fresh arugula was another winner. The salty prosciutto paired with the peppery bites of fresh arugula was perfectly complimentary to one another and was of course, drizzled liberally with hot honey giving it a sweet and spicy finish.

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Beer, wine and various pops are offered for drink pairings and if you know to ask, house-made bitters may be added to your sparkling water for a crafted fizzy treat that goes perfectly with the meal. With fun and caring staff, amazing tunes playing throughout it’s beautiful interior, and of course, delicious food, TorEats would definitely recommend giving the Cabbagetown pizzeria a visit.

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TorEats rates Salt & Tobacco:

Food: 8/10

Service: 10/10 (take-out counter)

Atmosphere: 9/10

Price: $

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