Miami's Ten Best Pizzas
There are two kinds of pizza lovers in this town: traditionalists and radicals.
Flickr/Adam Kuban Guess who?
Traditionalists want extra cheese, but never fontina or Gorgonzola. Did you just ask them to pay 15 bucks for a 12-inch pie? They probably threw some figs and prosciutto in your face. They like pepperoni. A lot.
Radicals prefer runny eggs on their arugula-topped pies. They crave house-smoked bacon and funky cheeses. And they have no problem paying more cash for all of that added funk.
What follows are the top ten pizza joints in Miami -- a list that features Roman pizza al taglio, pizza napolitana, NY-style pizza, and, of course, pizzas swimming in delectable pools of grease.
Simon Hare Sometimes, you want green things on your pizza.
Joey's isn't quite as good as it used to be. The Wynwood restaurant's pies tasted better a few years ago, when the neighborhood was developing and Joey's was the sole restaurant around. Today, you've got to know your pies. Try the dolce e piccante (figs, Gorgonzola, and hot peppers) or the marinara ($9.50) -- a cheese-less variety smothered in tomato sauce, anchovies, capers, and olives. Both are a fine way to start a night in the arts district.
Codik Repeat after me: piiii-zzzza al taggg-llllio
Pizzarium sells pizza al taglio, a rectangular Roman pie that's sold by the slice. The best variety is the funghetto ($5.98 slice; $37.99 tray), a blend of porcini mushrooms, garlic, and black truffle cream. Crusts are about a half-inch thick with bubbly, chewy exteriors. At this downtown spot, pizzas are pre-cut and pre-baked. When you go, make sure to ask for a fresh tray or slice.
69 E. Flagler St., Miami, FL
1930 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL
3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL
18228 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL
9118 Bird Road, Miami, FL
12101 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL
5600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL
731 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL