Everyone loves a good slice of pizza. As former New Yorkers we know a great slice a pizza when we see one! Nowadays, here in South Florida, we don’t eat as much pizza as we used to, because we gotta watch those carbs; but, when we do feel like a pizza splurge these are some of the pizza places we enjoy. Take a look at our top 5 pizza restaurant picks near Miami Beach, and let us know if you agree or disagree. If your favorite pizza spot didn’t make our list, let us know and we’ll check it out!
Visa-01 is a truly modern, conceptual, and trendy pizzeria that serves extraordinary pizza.
Not only do they serve great pizza, but they also serve delicious salads and have an amazing mozzarella bar at this Miami Beach spot. This place was created on the notion that in order to qualify for an 0-1 Visa, “the beneficiary must demonstrate extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim.,” and without a doubt, Visa-01 serves “extraordinary pizza” overseen by master pizzaiolo and owner Renato Viola from Agropoli, Italy, who holds a special working visa. They have several categories of 13-inch pizzas: Traditional, Special, and Extraordinary. Additionally, they have Small 8-inch pizzas and calzones. Some of the best sellers include the Extraordinary Star Luca, a star-shaped pizza with ricotta, salami, mozzarella, and San Marzano sauce, and the Special Jacqueline with San Marzano sauce, mozzarella, two eggs, black pepper, and white truffle oil. For dessert, don’t miss out on the Nutella pizza, fans say it’s literally to die for.
This casual Italian spot located on the Miami River specializes in pizza with gourmet toppings, but also serves up great small plates, sandwiches, salads, and entrees. People flock to CRUST for specialty pies such as their Truffled pizza with tomato, arugula, shaved parmesan, lemon juice, and white truffle oil, and their Grilled Octopus pizza with prosciutto, Kalamata olives, and red roasted peppers. People love the option of building their own custom pizza with toppings such as fried calamari, grilled shrimp, Italian sausage, Ricotta, Portobello mushrooms, and more. This place is well-worth the drive over to the mainland from Miami Beach. Fortunately, for those who live in Downtown Miami condos or Brickell condos, CRUST delivers fresh, hot pizza and food to their door steps.
Fratelli La Bufala
Fratelli La Bufala, with more than 100 locations in Italy and around the world, is a great restaurant if you want authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and Italian cuisine, which includes soup, salad, antipasti, and pasta, as well as a selection of dishes from the grill. Fratelli La Bufala‘s wood brick oven pizza is made with fresh Buffalo mozzarella cheese that is imported directly from Naples, Italy twice a week. This is definitely the Miami Beach place you want to go for reliable food and service; you can never go wrong with these guys.
Pauli Gee’s Miami
This popular Miami pizza spot is an outpost of the Brooklyn-based chain offering wood-fired pizzas made with locally sourced, gourmet ingredients. Located in the Upper Eastside, and just a short drive from Miami Beach, Paulie Gee’s Miami offers delicious New York-style pizzas featuring great names such as the Dellboy with fresh mozzarella, Italian tomatoes, Berkshire hot soppressata, and parmigiana reggiano, and the Spectacle Too with Italian tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sliced crimini mushrooms, sliced red onions, and post oven speck. For all those Vegans and health conscientious people out there, Pauli Gee’s offers a variety of Vegan pizzas such as the Vegan Greenpointer made with baby arugula, olive oil, nutritional yeast, and fresh lemon juice, and the In Ricotta Da Vegan made with Vegan tomato sauce, house made vegan fennel sausage, post ove – house made cashew ricotta dollops, baby arugula, and extra virgin olive oil.
Harry’s Pizzeria brought to you by Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine fame has two locations, one in the Miami Design District and one in Coconut Grove. Harry’s Pizzeria is a tiny pizza-centric spot that offers great thin sliced brick oven pizzas. You won’t find any BBQ Chicken or Pepperoni pizzas here; instead, you’ll find pizzas with a more refined taste such as Caponata with eggplant, mozzarella, pecorino, and basil, or the delicious Rock Shrimp pizza with roasted lemon, manchego, scallions, and cilantro. Named after Michael Schwartz’s son, Harry, this place is a great go to spot for pizza and a sampling of local beers, which rotate on tap. The restaurant also offers great salads and other dishes as well – just in case other members of your party aren’t feeling like eating pizza.
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