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Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza Lake Worth Best Pizza

Recently I was contacted by the owner of a new establishment in Lake Worth, Florida about a coal oven pizza place they opened. As many of you might know, I am a big fan of the owners of Grande Pizza in Boca Raton and Esposito’s Pizza in Davie. Their Detroit Style Pizza is fantastic. So […]

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Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza Lake Worth Best Pizza

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Recently I was contacted by the owner of a new establishment in Lake Worth, Florida about a coal oven pizza place they opened. As many of you might know, I am a big fan of the owners of Grande Pizza in Boca Raton and Esposito’s Pizza in Davie. Their Detroit Style Pizza is fantastic. So when I heard that they ventured into the coal oven game, I knew it would be well worth the visit, and my oh my am I glad I went.

Located on the South East corner of Lantana Road and Jog road is this new delight of a pizza place called Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza. This is the type of pizza you will drive miles to taste, and the next day you could very well crave it again. If dining indoors isn’t your thing, they have about 75 seats outside on a covered patio as well, which will be fantastic for the winter months.

We wandered in towards the end of the night, so the place was only relatively still busy, but based upon the people leaving this pizza gem, I could tell it must have been a pretty busy night before we got there. You cannot help but smell the delicious flavoring in their pizza, as the ovens are wide open for all diners to view. I zig zagged my way towards one of the owners to say hello, and I was quite impressed that he was here making the pizza himself to insure that all pies were up to his standards. He explained to me a bit about the quality ingredients Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza in Lake Worth uses, including Grande Cheese, and I really thought I was going to sit down and faint when I saw the prices they must be charging.

When I gazed at the menu I thought it was an error, since a Large Pie at Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza is only $14.00. Many competing places like Anthony’s and the rest of the places that copied them are more expensive than this and usually don’t taste remotely as good as Esposito’s regular pizza, without the coal. I am not sure how Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza manages to use such fine ingredients, and expensive ovens, and top quality coal and stil manage to be cheaper, but somehow they did. Now let’s hope the plain traditional pizza I ordered came out as good as some of the ones that passed by me.

We ordered some salads and meatballs, as well as some Mozzarella Sticks. Everything was great but the Mozz Sticks were exceptional. In about 5 minutes my pie came out and they placed it on the table. The other couple we ate with thought the sauce was actually pepperoni’s, but they just apply the sauce in a different way than many other places.

What bothers me about many coal fire pizza places is that they flash cook the pizza and char the crust, but the center never really cooks as well as the edges. This is mainly due to some new pizza maker who was hired based on wages instead of quality. I feared that this pizza would also sag and fall apart in the center since it didn’t look that cooked. I was quite surprised with how well it held up. One of the only places down in the South Florida area who seems to understand how to use coal is Tucci’s Pizza in Boca Raton (he uses coal and wood), and this pizza was comparable.

The crust tasted delicious and had this fruity olive oil aroma to it with each bite. The sauce was smoothed out and without any peel or chunks. It was a bit on the sweeter side (which is different than their other pizza places) and when placed on top of the Fresh Sliced Grande Cheese, it just melted in my mouth. I was really impressed with this pizza, and would recommend it to anyone.

I should point out that the owners happen to know I run WorstPizza.com and might have made their pie purposely perfect, but I have sent in others who they are not familiar with and they have shared equally raving reviews. If you want a nice change of pace, and are tired of all these fake coal oven places claiming to be VPN certified etc etc, when they actually aren’t…..Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza in Lake Worth is for you. Plus they have a full bar, so you can enjoy your pizza with whatever drink you fancy.

They also sent over another pie they wanted me to try which was Arugala and Goat cheese, but I wasn’t so adventurous. The couple we ate with adored it though so I guess we should recommend that one too.

To the owners of Esposito’s I would love to see this concept in many of your other locations, or hopefully in many new ones you might look at.

Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza in Lake Worth gets 7 out of 8 slices.

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24 Responses to “Esposito’s Coal Fire Pizza Lake Worth Best Pizza”

  • Future Espo Customer wrote:
    31 Mar 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I will try this new place out based on the review. I went once, just once, to this location, back in 2011 when it was Corelion’s and once before when it was another Italian restaurant. The pizza was average at best, but expensive and I never went back. 

    This location, just like Dom & Louies, which is now closed, has had several restaurants. Italian restaurants and pizzerias in Lake Worth seem to change over every 2-4 years.

  • Maxedout5 wrote:
    02 Apr 2012 at 9:45 am

        After reading worstpizza review I may give this place a shot. For 2 years Corelino’s was our favorite place for pizza…  The Arugala and cheese was the best ever. To my chagrin, and others, we watched this place go downhill around January of this year due to a change in management. The previous manager was on the ball and made sure everything was perfect. We then noticed he and his wife were not around anymore. The new manager was sitting outside seeing how many glasses of wine he could down in an hours time…. Such a shame.  I had never seen a place deteriorate so fast in my live…. From a 5 star to a 1 star in a matter of months. I so want to re-try this place now but am afraid it will be the same disappointment.  Is it a “NEW” manager now? 

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    02 Apr 2012 at 9:47 am

    It is new ownership!

  • Maxedout5 wrote:
    02 Apr 2012 at 9:49 am

    Thanks so much Craig……Just curious,  Did you see the downfall like many of us did?   Such a shame

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    02 Apr 2012 at 9:51 am

    unfortunately I never ate at the previous location, but I understand there might have been problems with the partners. All I know is what I ate the other night I really enjoyed!

  • Parenstein wrote:
    05 Apr 2012 at 12:25 pm

    My wife and I went to Esposito’s based on your recommendation, and it was very good.  The wait staff was personable and attentive and the pizza was
    much like Tucci’s, which is our favorite.  The establishment was very clean and the staff could not have done more to make the evening enjoyable.

  • Cary wrote:
    27 Apr 2012 at 9:35 am

    Considering the 2 shills you posted on Yelp (on the same day) for Esposito’s and Grande Pizza, why should anyone consider your “opinion” on this to be anything but contrived?

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    27 Apr 2012 at 9:49 am

    I don’t even use yelp. They booted me a while ago since I would put my links in reviews and didn’t know it wasn’t allowed, so I’m not sure what you mean?
    Sent From iPhone

  • Cary wrote:
    27 Apr 2012 at 10:15 am

    http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=DVMRYtzUZVbOSuNHTCXB0g

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    27 Apr 2012 at 10:56 am

    Ok my personal. We used to have a worstpizza one too that got deleted. Have you had the pizza ever?
    Sent From iPhone

  • Cary wrote:
    27 Apr 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Yes. I’ve had both grande and esposito’s. It’s typical SFL pizza. Not bad. Not great. The crust is too mealy at Espositos and too chewy at Grande. The point is, why would a guy with his own web site join yelp just to post 2 ridiculously rosy reviews for places owned by the same people? It’s what people at bad PR companies do for their clients. They’re both filtered, btw. Yelp is a waste of time.

    Did you break up with Tucci’s?

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    27 Apr 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I posted them because I had that Detroit Style Pizza there and the garlic bread with cheese and loved it. I intended on using yelp a lot more often, but lost interest due to so many reviews that seemed staged. Tucci’s is still awesome, and I just ate there last night. That is a consistent pizza place! I also enjoy Scuola Vecchia. Have you been there?

  • Greggmarconi wrote:
    18 May 2012 at 10:49 am

    My family went on Valentine’s  Day since this location is never busy.  We have tried all of the owner’s at this palce.  The service with this new oner was the worst.  2 tables who came in after us were served and finished before we even got our food.  Our food came out first, then our sons food came and were were finished when our daughters personal pizza came out.  When we complained to the “new owner” we were asked to  leave and not return.  He also cursed in from of our chidlren.  I have since found out that he no longer provides the food for Monkey Joes in the same plaza because he pissed them off too. 

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    18 May 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Gregg,
    Are you sure you were at the right place, because when I went there I met two owners, and both seemed incredibly cordial and nice. One even had his kids there, so to think he would curse in front of anyone is horrific? Esposito’s is a new place, and although I never ate at the last place, I hear the food is totally different. The pizza usually cooks in minutes in those types of ovens, so to hear that others got their food first seems weird. Which of the owners did you have a bad experience with, so we can try to see what they say when we follow up. Saddens me to hear you had a bad experience. I will reach out to Monkey Joes and see if they stopped as well and why. Someone emailed the other day that Monkey Joes still uses them.

  • Eternitygarica2 wrote:
    22 May 2012 at 5:21 pm

    is this place hiring people

  • jessica wrote:
    06 Jun 2012 at 6:15 pm

    This has got to be the worst pizza I have ever tasted in my life 1st time ordering for delivery and it will definitely be my last! I ordered a bianca pizza with chicken 6 garlic rolls & small ceasar salad. ok first off the menu says for a bianca pizza alfredo sauce ricotta mozzarella cheese & roasted garlic the garlic wasnt even roasted and it was cloves of garlic with no taste ive worked in 3 different pizza restaurants which are franchises and never seen cloves of garlic on a pizza ontop of that the pizza didn’t even look fresh and the chicken was added after the pizza was completely done not even cooked into the pizza & it was cold the garlic rolls weren’t cooked at all they were so cold & seemed stale now if that wasnt bad I called back to speak to a manager which melissa sounded like a young phone girl instead of apologizing she became defensive & made an excuse for it all & then hung up on me so I called back melissa answered then after I said how rude that was she apologized & said then dnt order from here & hung up again. Worst place in lake worth!

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    07 Jun 2012 at 11:19 am

    I just got contacted from the owner Joe at this place and he read your review and asked me to have you contact him to come in again for a fresh pie on the house. He would love the opportunity to discuss what happened to you and make it right.

  • Flclmaster531 wrote:
    10 Jul 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Honestly one of the best pizza places I’ve been too in quite a long time…the service was exquisite, the staff was very inviting and it felt very homey as if everyone there was family…food was excellent and top notch…had dinner with a few business associates and all the food came out on time and hot, no waiting for anything…if I could rate it on a scale of 1-10 I’d say 8.5 or 9…my only complaint was the music was a little boring and kind of depressing..more upbeat music or even classic rock or something more exciting would make it an even more amazing place

  • evelyne wrote:
    24 Aug 2012 at 8:32 am

    I eat there all the time and love their pizza. The “Esposito’s Own” pictured above with the ham and arugula is especially delicious. The crust is thin but crispy, the toppings are fresh. Overall one of my favorites.

  • monkey1 wrote:
    03 Sep 2012 at 9:31 am

    I love their pizza it’s the best pizza that I have had!
    The quality is exceptional. Service is awesome. Garlic rolls are the best I’ve every had. I rate this place a 9 out 10.
    ***The complainers may be use to going to a greasy pizza place…this pizza isn’t greasy and they use quality cheeses.

  • August Gadsden wrote:
    19 Mar 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Pizza tasted more like brick oven than the blackened coal fire pie we were expecting but the delicious cheese blend and well-seasoned sauce was a pleasant surprise. We also ordered a half meatball/half onion pie and both were great. The meatballs tasted like the meatballs we get whenever we order. Nothing special but still good. The onions were sweet and delicious. The thing that really made us kind of POed was the fried mozzarella sticks. 4 sticks for $8!?!? Really!?!? Hey Esposito, do you really think each of your cheese stocks are worth $2? They’re not even homemade! My advice, get a pizza but skip the extras. Also, the bartender calls all the girls in the place “mommy”. Come on man

  • hugeug wrote:
    04 Aug 2013 at 6:07 pm

    had their summer special for 22 bucks…soup, entree and dessert. best meal i’ve had in a long time. everything fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. recommend you give the lake worth place a shot

  • Sam wrote:
    01 Nov 2014 at 8:25 am

    Why did they close. They had the best crust in the area. Where is the next best pizza pie?

  • lorraine minion wrote:
    29 Nov 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Couldn:t wait for a slice, arriving from NY. What a kick in the ass. The place was closed. NEVER had anything that wasnt delicious. Where did you re-open? New owners kept Esposito’s telephone account. Fl. Pizza is awful. But not Esposito’s. What a shame. Would travel for a slice like yours.

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