After a successful 20-year career in the import/export business, owner Farshid decided to indulge his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. He bought a small cafe at the junction of Scollard and Davenport called Portici and remade it into Portici Pizzeria. Installing a top of the line Moretti pizza oven and a pasta station, Farshid now produces one of Toronto’s premier pizzas. Which features special recipe dough and San Marzano tomato sauce as well as a unique list of toppings. Salads, pastas, house specialties and homemade desserts compliment the menu. Though small (only 24 seats) Portici Pizzeria expands to 60 seats during patio season with a lovely quiet corner where you can still enjoy the passing Yorkville scene.