At Pizzeria Defina, there are many items we offer which many traditional pizzerias do not: such as butternut squash or duck confit. Sure, these are not traditional toppings but we are not a traditional pizzeria: We love to be creative and welcoming to modifications. Ask your server and we will see what we can do.

If you have been seeking a warm and friendly, neighbourhood experience, come on in! Sit down with the kids and watch the pizza dough spin in the air. Grab a drink, try a wood fired Napoletana or Roma style pizza crust and then... relax.

Press and Media

Roncesvalles’ Award-Winning Pizzeria

"Competitors across the city have reason to fear Pizzeria Defina."

New York Times Travel Guide

"Polished but relaxed spot perfectly captures the new Roncesvalles mood."

NOW Magazine: T.O.'s Top 20 Pizza Places

"This cool ’n’ casual cantina gets serious props for it’s wood-fired pizza."


"Roncesvalles' answer to wood-fired pizza."

Toronto Life: Introducing Pizzeria Defina

"[Defina] must be doing something right..."

Toronto Life: Five Favourite Neapolitan Pizzas

"A Polish twist for Roncesvalles crowds."

Beautifully renovated and glowing with natural light, the Upstairs above Defina is an event space for your next banquet, gallery opening or celebration.


For more information about The Upstairs or to book your own function call 416-534-4414.


321 Roncesvalles Ave.    
Toronto Ontario


5pm - 10pm Monday

12pm - 10pm Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday

12pm - 11pm Friday and Saturday

closed daily 3pm - 5pm, excluding Sundays


12pm - 10pm Daily (closed between 3pm - 5pm)


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Illustration & Design/Nat Janin