I've had the opportunity to return to three fairly new pizza spots over the past two weeks, Racks, Pizzavolante and Sosta. I tried two pies at each location with one being the basic cheese/sauce (margherita) combo. My second pie at Sosta was the siciliana - tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, black olives & basil. Fantastic. My second pie at Racks was the secchi - sopressata, provolone, fiore di latte and goat cheese, very good. My last pie at Volante was the cacciatorini - italian tomato, local mozzarella, grana California pepperoni, and guanciale, outstanding.
All three spots continue to serve very good to great pizza and it's almost impossible to select a favorite out of the three. The overall taste/flavor of Sosta really reminds me of the pies I grew up on in NY but with a thinner crust. My only knock on Sosta is that too many options include ham. If you aren't in the mood for ham, your choices become limited. Volante always delivers a tasty pie. Only knock is the inconsistency of the crust. Some are charred less than others. The only real issue with Racks is the limited non white pie (I dislike those) options. (4 ala volante)
Again, it's impossible and unnecessary to select a definitive winner out of the three. All are serving good to great pies and I would recommend visiting each one. Sosta is underrated and I would call this a draw between Sosta and Volante.
1025 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3918 N. Miami Ave.
Miami FL 33137
Racks Italian Bistro and Market
Intracoastal Mall 163rd St and NE 36th Ave
N. Miami Beach, FL