Monday, August 18, 2008

Alternative style Pizza

The Chowfather grew up in NY eating pizza on a frequent basis. As many of you know, it is very difficult to find NY style pizza in South Florida. I was a big fan of Pucci's down on South Beach but they closed down a few years ago. Mauro's on Hollywood Blvd in Downtown Hollywood sells a very good NY style slice. Nevertheless, since it is hard to find authentic NY pizza down here I have resorted to other options and have found some legitimate alternatives.

Here are my recommendations:

1. Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza- They have several locations in the South Florida area. I'm a big fan of the meatball pie and love their wings.

2. Piola Pizza- Very good thin slice pizza with a ton of topping options. They also have all you can eat gnocchi on the 29th of every month. The have a location just south of Lincoln Road on Alton in SoBe and another spot on Hallandale Beach Blvd.

3. Pizza Rustica- Italian style gourmet pizza by the slice with great fresh toppings. Several locations in South Florida but I've had an issue with the Hollywood location. Quality/crust is off and you better count your change...

4. Capone's Flicker Lite- Located on the water next to LeTub in Hollywood they serve Chicago style deep dish pizza. Also a good spot to catch a game.

WEB SITE PIOLA, Famosi per la Pizza

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza Rustica - South Beach Gourmet Pizza

Capone's Flicker Lite Pizza Restaurant and Lounge

6 comments:

Carlos Miller said...

Have you tried Gino's on the Beach?

Or my personal favorite, Slice N Ice in the Grove?

The Chowfather said...

Hi Carlos, yes I have had hundreds of slices at Gino's and it is my go to spot on South Beach. It's up there with Mauro's. I've never been to Slice N Ice though. Will look for it next time I'm in the grove. Thanks for the tip.

Carlos Miller said...

I personally do not like Pizza Rustica that much. It just doesn't compare to Gino's.

Been meaning to try Piola's and didn't realize they were so global.

Slice N Ice is the closest you'll find to NY Pizza in Miami, in my opinion.

It's on 27th Ave just south of Bird Road. It's very small and you can only order through a window and either take it home or eat it standing up.

I'd be curious to see what you think.

Jeff Feldman said...

I don't know the name, of the place, but it is on 27th Avenue in the Grove just east of Bird Ave next to the gas station. It is walk up only but is some darn good NY style pizza.

Kate said...

My family is from the NJ Shore -- and Boardwalk Pizza is owned by guys from the same town. The pizza there is awesome, as are the hot subs and cheesteaks. They have two locations, (the Grove & Islamorada) I totally recommend it!

Kate said...

My family is from the NJ Shore -- and Boardwalk Pizza is owned by guys from the same town. The pizza there is awesome, as are the hot subs and cheesteaks. They have two locations, (the Grove & Islamorada) I totally recommend it!