Thea Pizzeria Brings Affordable Charcuterie and Espresso Granitas to a Spot Near Overtown

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All photos by Alex Rodriguez
Artichoke pizza at Thea's Pizzeria.
Thea Pizzeria has quietly been trying to get into the swing of things before going on a full-fledged frenzy to promote its new digs.

Owned by former partner of Joey's in Wynwood, Thea Goldman, the quaint space in Overtown offers a simple menu of affordable, Italian-inspired café cuisine. You can expect gourmet pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and lots of Italian vino and espresso.

Just how affordable? Two of us stopped by to check the place out, and with three options chosen to share, we paid no more than 37 bucks.

Great lunch for two under $40? That's crazy talk.

Thea is located in UM's Life Science and Technology Park. Inside, you'll find a stunning Murano glass mosaic, chic black tables and chairs, and a window peaking into the kitchen. The bar is sleekly designed, and the service is impeccable and friendly.

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Murano mosaic at Thea Pizzeria.
It's quite normal to find Goldman working the register, chatting with guests, making espresso, and running dishes. We're huge fans of owners getting down to our level, so when we noticed on our second visit that she was wearing all hats in a span of two hours, we were especially pleased.

On to our meal.

Our first visit was ill-planned because we'd arrived after the pizzeria and café closed.

But we returned the next day, eager and hungry.

The weekday lunch crowd kept the waitstaff on its toes. Patrons were a good mix of the building's employees and curious eaters who'd heard of the good food and prices.

A charcuterie plate (large enough for two, maybe even three) cost 15 bucks. The board comes with three meats, cornichons, and a solid amount of freshly baked grissini (crunchy bread sticks). Our meats included prosciutto, mortadella, and fennel salami. What struck us most about the charcuterie board was the generous amount of food for $15. Goldman brought on a former baker at New York's famous Eataly to man the bread division of the business.


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