Posted By: Pizza Expert on September 3rd, 2008
Since I never seem to learn, I was walking by the window of Pizza Rustica in South Beach the other day. After seeing the display in the window, I decided to go in and buy a slice. After spending like $4.00 for this think little piece of pizza, I had to wonder if the previous reviewers of this place, like the New Times, and Zagat should qualify as pizza reviewers. Either these other sites that have given this place a “best of Miami” award, and “Best Late Night Dining” are on the payroll, or they need to get new tasters. There is nothing about this pizza that is extraordinary, not even remotely close. Down the block you can find a tremendously better slice at Gino’s.
Do other reviewers who are not experts like myself, think because they display the pizza differently, that itLooks Like Ellio’stastes differently? Have you actually tried the sauce? Can you really say this is best in Miami? Time for the publications to get rid of their current staff of pizza phoneys and talk to us. Rating a pizza place is not about how chic it is, or doing a favor for a friend. Rating a truly good slice of pizza is about the combination of Crust, Cheese, and Sauce. Since Pizza Rustica has Cheese, Sauce and Crust, I agree it is pizza, but unfortunatley they are nothing close to being the best. I will give Pizza Rustica 3 out of 8 slices.