Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – Boca Raton, Florida

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Since I didn’t have enough pizza already today, I figured it would be smart to go and have some more when my friend Jim invited me to eat with him.  Jim chose Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Boca Raton, which I wasn’t happy about since I had recently eaten at the one in Delray Beach (about 15 minutes from Boca Raton) and thoroughly disliked it! But since I hadn’t been to the local one, I tried it……..and that will be the last time I allow Jim to pick the place.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has signs all over the restaurant saying Warning, our pizza is “well done” as you can see in the above photo.  The problem with making a statement like this is keeping consistency in the pizza.  See it is ok to have well done crusts, and it is common when having wood fired, or coal fired ovens, but if you are going to make the pie well done, you better see to it that the rest of the pizza cooks properly as well or you need to turn down the heat of the oven to properly cook it.  As you can see by my photo of my pie the crust was borderline burnt but the center of the pizza wasn’t cooked properly at all and it made for a terrible taste.  I would not recommend this place and would suggest you try Red Rock Pizza in Boca Raton instead.  I am giving Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Boca Raton 2 out of 8 slices.

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Nino’s Pizza – Boca Raton, Florida

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Today I left the house not expecting to get pizza, but my wife started to annoy me and I decided to make an excuse to get out of the house so I wouldn’t have to help her do anything! I drove by Nino’s Pizza in Boca Raton and decided that would definitely be the place for me. Until I recently found Tony’s Pizza, Nino’s was my favorite. Nino’s has one of the true New York style Sicilian slices I found after moving here, and needless to say I frequent this place very often. Louie behind the counter always makes a pie with care and a sort of pride. Louie tosses the dough in the air and catches it during the spin letting you know just how perfect this pizza will be. The sauce is great and the cheese they use possesses the quality I deserve. If I could change two things about Nino’s they would be:

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Red Rock Coal Fired Pizza – Boca Raton, Florida

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Today we went to have lunch at Red Rock Coal Fired Pizza  located here in Boca Raton, Florida.  We ordered a large and a small Margarita pizza and were equally pleased with both.  Since the pizza’s are supposedly coal fired (which personally I find hard to believe since coal is not an easily found element in Florida and seems relatively expensive to bring down) they come out usually in 6-8 minutes which is great during a busy lunch time!  Complaining about the pizza is hard, but since I like to complain about everything, I would have to say I am not a huge fan of the sauce (although others seem to LOVE it).  It isn’t that the taste of it is bad or anything, but I really dislike the clumpy-ness of it (if that is even a word).  If you hold up the slice it is likely the sauce will fall off of it which usually leads to a major mess, couple with the fact that when you bite into the pizza you usually bite all the cheese off which pulls the sauce off as well.  So, what I usually do is push away most of the sauce and enjoy the pizza better that way.  Another thing that could make the place better is fountain soda instead of bottles, but since this is not a soda blog I won’t touch anymore on that!  This pizza place is always consistent and I find myself trying to frequent it once every couple of weeks.  Therefore I will give Red Rock Pizza 6 out of 8 slices!

Roppolo’s Pizzeria – Austin Texas

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Back on March 8th I was attending www.sxsw.com and heading to one of the after parties when I had the craving for a slice of pizza. This was my first time in Austin, Texas and like all places I visit I grabbed a slice from the first place someone recommend to me which was Roppolo’s Pizzeria located here. I wasn’t even able to finish which in my personal opinion was a rancid slice of pizza. It was extremely doughy and I have had frozen pizza which tasted better.

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