Miami’s Best Pizza – Wonder Who Gave Them This Title

4 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on January 28th, 2010
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After appearing on CBS12 News down here, I received hundreds of emails about local places to try.  A good portion of them were in Miami, and many of the University of Miami students were praising Miami’s Best Pizza.  So naturally I put it on my list of places to definitely try when in the area.

Well the day arrived when we hopped in the car and took the trek down there to check this place out.  Upon entering Miami’s Best Pizza, you can quickly see that they are not lying about how long they have been open.  The place hasn’t been changed since the first day I bet.  But that is ok, since it had this “pizza joint” kind of feel to it.

After figuring out the lay of the land, I noticed the pizza counter to be all the way to the right of the establishment.  Kind of an odd placement for the counter, but I am not architect.  Miami’s Best Pizza, certainly was not hurting for business.  The place was impressively jammed, and had a constant stream of people walking in and out.  I do however find it surprising that they have this steady clientele…

They had no slices when we walked up to the counter, so we ended up having to order a pie.  We also ordered some Garlic Knots.  We paid and walked around the place to the pickup counter to find our seats.  All of their seating is like picnic style.  Long narrow tables, with benches.  While waiting (seemed like forever) for our food, I noticed they had an abundance of signs EVERYWHERE telling parents to watch their kids.  This must be the most unfriendly kid place in South Florida.  Look at these photos to see for yourself:

As you can see, this place seems to really dislike families eating there.  I would never take my kids here after seeing these signs.  What gives?

I asked for my Garlic Knots to be given to us before the pizza, so we can eat them as appetizers.  They never showed.  So I walked up to the pick up counter and waited for someone to actually pay attention to me.  During this time I was able to listen to all the customers on the other side of the pick up counter complaining about their orders, and how long they were taking.  Several asked for their money back, and others just walked out in disgust?  How does a place last for this many years with so many upset patrons.  It must be the pizza…..NOT.  So the pizza finally came, and the garlic knots didn’t.  I asked them to cancel the order and they said “oh here they are” and gave them to me anyways.  These garlic knots we rancid, but I will not review them here.

As you can see by the photos, this pizza was extremely undercooked, and utterly soggy.  It was pretty awful to lift up and take to the mouth. What cheese and sauce didn’t fall off onto our paper plates, actually tasted decent.  Sauce was sweet, and crust had an ok taste to it.  Was kinda difficult to say exactly how good it could have been, since it was so darn soggy.  Will have to go back and just order a slice for reheat next time to see if it gets any better.

Miami’s Best Pizza in Miami gets 4 out of 8 slices.

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  • Phone
    (305) 666-5931

  • Address
    1514 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL 33146-3001

9 Responses to “Miami’s Best Pizza – Wonder Who Gave Them This Title”

  • uberVU - social comments wrote:

    28 Jan 2010 at 9:13 pm

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  • Carlos Miller wrote:

    29 Jan 2010 at 2:22 am

    I haven't been to this place in years since the night I called when they were supposedly open, only to have a women answer the phone, yell at me that “we're closed!” and slam the phone back down on me.

    I sent an email to the manager to complain. He responded more than a month later with a lame apology.

    It was on a weekend night when they were boasting how they had extended their hours.

    Worst Customer Service.

  • bloqhead wrote:

    29 Jan 2010 at 6:30 am

    The problem with places like this sometimes is that they stick around for so many years that they take their success for granted. They think that they can deliver both a lackluster product and customer service and nothing will shake their current success. There's a place here in Dunnellon (not a pizza place) that has the same problem. They refer to themselves as “recession proof”, which is severely inaccurate.

  • Silver wrote:

    29 Jan 2010 at 7:58 pm

    You must've been there on a full moon. Pizza is usually some of best around. I wonder if they were so busy they gave you undercooked pizza so you wouldn't notice the wait. As for the kid friendliness – it's actually too kid friendly. Little leaguers and soccer teams and kid's birthday parties. Sometimes the parents don't control and the kids are running disturbing those of us older quieter people who just want some good pizza.

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  • Joe wrote:

    16 Mar 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Seeing what you had to say about Miami's Best was my litmus test for your ratings and as far as I am concerned you where right on with your review. Having lived in Miami all my life I remember MB from the 70's and think it may have even been a Little Caesars at one time.

    Inconsistency best describes this place and you nailed in your observations about the place. While they have the makings in location and ingredients they just don't give a damn. I guess with all the business they have they don't need to. It's not to say I haven't had a good pizza there from time to time when I have coerced to enter the place for a little league get together or bday party. So, just when you think it has changed the next time it's undercooked like you had or burned on the bottom. What baffles me is that 9 out of 10 people you talk to in Miami rave about the place. I just don't see it and the attitude of the management and staff, as you pointed out, makes this a place to avoid.

    Looking forward to reading your review about other places, keep up the good work.

    Joe
    Coral Gables

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  • Jesse wrote:

    01 Jun 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Easily the best pizza in Miami you’re all on crack… And if ur a pizza critic SERIOUSLY commited to reviewing a pizza, or if YOU’VE EVER Worked at or even just gone to any restaurant that gets very busy at times, it’s universal that the quality of the product ALWAYS has an inverse relationship to the volume of business. This review is useless. I have traveled the united states and internationally extensively and have never tasted a pizza similar to that of Miami’s best.

  • ROP wrote:

    06 Dec 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Been eating at their place for years, im a pizza fan myself and hace eaten piza everywhere this is one of the BEST, PRIOD.

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