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Pizzeria Toro

4.6

105 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-6936
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Pizzeria Toro

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Photo of Sarah Rains Sarah Rains
Mar 22, 2019 5

This place is really good. Superb actually! I love their flavor combinations on pizzas, the wine selection is amazing and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. The giant wood fired oven makes the ambiance just right too. You won’t be disappointed!

Photo of Eladio Bobadilla Eladio Bobadilla
Apr 29, 2019 3

At one point, I would have said this is the best pizza place in Durham. But over the past years, the quality has tanked. It's almost as though the more popular it got, the more hipster the atmosphere, the less the the restaurant focused on the pizza. I have been a few times in the last year, and each time, it's been a huge disappointment: extremely salty crusts, flat flavors, and disappointing toppings. Certainly, for what you expect to pay, the quality is a huge letdown. From five stars a few years ago, down to three today.

Photo of Gwen Silver Gwen Silver
Mar 23, 2019 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Durham. Consistently awesome food- desserts included, great wine list and relaxed atmosphere. No reservations, first come first served, so go early. This is our go-to for special occasions. Both grown ups and kids love it!

Photo of Mugdha Polimera Mugdha Polimera
Jun 15, 2019 5

The food is absolutely delicious! And in true European flair, they have bottles of Chilli oil on every table that makes all the pizzas taste a thousand times better. The staff is very polite and knowledgeable. The only ding in the experience would be that the place was too noisy... But the Broccolini pizza made up for it!

Photo of Glenn Ricart Glenn Ricart
Mar 8, 2019 5

Beautifully charred wood oven fired gourmet pizzas. Inventive and tasteful salads. Almost always a wait. Very popular. They drizzle on a little rock salt before serving. I like mine "no salt". Interesting selection of beer and hard cider.

Photo of Boilermaker Devil Boilermaker Devil
Jul 6, 2019 5

One of my favorite places in Durham. The San Marzano with prosciutto added is my go-to. The summer squash white pizza is also incredible. I’ve had pizza from all over NY and find this place to be in good competition with the best in the Big Apple! The only negative thing I would say is that the appetizers are all quite small and overpriced. Not really worth it if you have a sizable pizza coming out for each person.

Photo of Guy Guy
Jun 25, 2019 5

Incredible Pizzeria! We loved EVERYTHING that we had. Was in town for a concert at DPAC and a friend highly recommended this place. Can't wait to return! Pictured is the Ricotta Dumplings.

Photo of Jim Foster Jim Foster
Jun 21, 2019 5

First time here -- this was one of the best dining experiences of my life. Quality of ingredients, presentation, service, selection, ambience, Pizzeria Toro has at it all. This place has ruined cheap pizza delivery for me.

Photo of Quackers Quackers
Jun 29, 2019 1

The pizza is decent. They don’t even sell a plain cheese pie. The prices are so expensive and not worth it at all. I mean whose seen a “white” without ricotta! This place is not a pizzeria, it’s a bar that sells overpriced cooked dough. The pizza is so tiny. Smaller than a slice! Do not go to this “restaurant”. Save your money and your time.

Photo of Casey Carder Casey Carder
Aug 2, 2019 5

This is quite the pizzeria. The pizza is wood fire baked and practically has next to no grease dripping from it. Allows you to enjoy the flavor of the pizza and not grease. Although it can be loud here, certainly adds to the atmosphere. Just overall a pleasant and wonderful experience! Oh, and Artuoro did a phenomenal job of checking up on me. Thanks again!

Photo of Shera Osborne Shera Osborne
Jul 10, 2019 5

Nice local pizza place with a good selection of specialty pies. We had one on menu and one special pizza - both delicious. Appetizer selection also quite varied, which is nice to see! Loved that they have "Mexican" coke.

Photo of Millie Kwan Millie Kwan
Aug 3, 2019 5

This pizzeria is great! At my initial visit we went with our vegetarian friends and while I thought the pies were very good I was not really impressed with the flavor combinations. I am biased having moved back to NC after a 5 year stint in Philly where the neighborhood pizzeria has a wood fired oven... well the second trip here was well worth the wait and truly delicious. Loved the crispy pig ears which is essentially porky fries so don't be afraid and order without hesitating. The clam pie was good but a little overcooked as the clams have to open so that cook time needs to be tweaked. Otherwise the radicchio salad was delicious as was the special pie with green olives, ricotta, prosciutto and red sauce. Also good wine, beer and liquor selections.

Photo of Natalia F Natalia F
Jul 31, 2019 4

Nice atmosphere and dessert was SO GOOD, but I was slightly disappointed with the pizza. It tasted good but the burnt taste got in the way around some edges of the crust. Plus, they don’t have pepperoni as a topping option which is a pizzeria staple. Meatballs were a delicious substitute though!

Photo of Rob Vogel Rob Vogel
Jul 23, 2019 5

This place serves tasty pizzas that have a strong veggie presence. They have a crisp crust and don't let the toppings make the pizza soggy. Good wine selection. One of my favorite take out sources, but dine-in is also great Also pumped to be the 1,000th review!