Mizner Plaza Pizzeria Boca Raton, FL

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Mizner Plaza Pizzeria Boca Raton, FL

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Across the South entrance to Mizner Park in Boca Raton lies a strip mall that has seen plenty of businesses come and go. At the eastern end of the plaza in a corner that is very hard to see, lies a new pizza place called Mizner Pizzeria. Mizner Pizzeria in Boca Raton took the place of Jonathan's Corner which seemed to be put up for sale, soon after opening. After our first dining experience there, it was quite evident that Jonathan's didn't really have the pizza prowess necessary to remain opened for long.

People sent in emails soon after Jonathan's Corner opened to advise me that the location was for sale. My normal reaction to those that were interested and were looking for advice was that the location seemed doomed, since nothing lasts there, and no matter how good you are, some locations are empty or for sale for a reason.

We arrived at Tucci's Pizza the other day too early since I forgot they open at 12:00pm, and for some odd reason I thought they had opened at 11:00am. Since Mizner Plaza Pizza was within walking distance, we headed over there to see if they had opened officially yet. We were happy to see that their doors were opened and pizza was on the counter. So far Mizner Plaza Pizza in Boca Raton hadn't done much in the way of redesigning the place, but there really wasn't much that needed to be redone. Mizner Pizza isn't that big of a place to begin with, and the current tables and chairs are in good shape. They might want to make sure they remove all traces of Jonathan's Corner from the establishment. As you can see their soda machine is still branded by the previous owners. Why not just get a major brand of soda in these fountains while you are at it guys.

Just like when we had eaten at Jonathan's Corner for the first time, we were still confused at Mizner Pizza as what to do when we entered. Since there is a regular pizza counter, and a counter off to the right against the wall it was confusing where you order. It was also unclear if we order at the counter to begin with, or just seat ourselves and wait for a server. Hopefully the new owners will put up a sign saying Order Here or something.

We got a plain pie which was 20 inches but also priced at $17.00. I think this will be a deterrent for people to come and order pizza here. Many would prefer a $13.00 18 inch pie instead, so I am not sure that a 20 inch novelty for that price will help attract repeat customers. Especially when the crust took up abut 2-3 inches of that 20 inch pie, which really made it about an 18 inch full pizza anyways. Stretching shouldn't add so much money to a pie guys.

The pizza came out hot and crispy but could have benefited from an additional minute of cooking. The slice didn't fall apart when I lifted it towards my mouth and I liked the consistency of the slice, sans the bubbles that the pizza maker failed to pay attention to and pop. The pie had the right amount of cheese, but a little lite on the sauce, which didn't really impact my decisioin too much, since it had very little taste to it at all. Actually this pizza all around had very little taste. It isn't that it tasted good, or tasted bad so to say. It just really didn't taste. The consistency of the pizza was good, the look was good, but I am having a hard time describing the taste. It wasn't very memorable.

The new owner of Mizner Pizza asked us what we thought of the pizza on the way out, and I told him honestly that I thought his pizza was average at best and lacked a lot of taste. He seemed to genuinely absorb the feedback, and asked if we would come back. I told him I most certainly would since he just opened and I would love to try it again once he perfects his pizza. We gave him a few suggestions (he had no idea who we were) and said he needs to make it the best he could. I respected him for this, and wish him a ton of success and many years of prosperity. We will go try the pizza again in about a month just to see if he actually listened to the feedback or just patronized us. He really just needs to sweeten the sauce and it will impact the overall taste. I have always felt that it is important to be honest with places who ask you how the food was. When it is good I say it is good, but when it is bad or average it is equally as important to give your input.

Also, I fear that at $3.00 a slice, regardless of how big it is, that Mizner Pizza will not appeal to many of the people around the area. $2.50 would even be excessive to charge for a slice, so I sure hope you consider lowering your prices, and sell more. I was quite happy to see that they had Garlic Knots on the menu, but it turned out they were just big rolls.

Mizner Plaza Pizzeria in Boca Raton gets 4 out of 8 slices. Stay tuned for our second try next month.



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25 Responses to “Mizner Plaza Pizzeria Boca Raton, FL”

  • Allan Rosen wrote:
    05 Mar 2012 at 11:06 am

    Ridiculous prices for lousy quality. Why go there when you have places like Ninos or the Sicilian Oven? We have enough junky pizza places here already. It looks like there is almost no sauce on that pizza

  • Ufc2 wrote:
    06 Mar 2012 at 1:46 am

    This is by far the best tasting pizza i have had to date…great service. VERY friendly people and staff…love the dough they use so tasty…will definatley be back this pizza place gets 5 stars in my book!!!!

  • Ufc2 wrote:
    06 Mar 2012 at 1:46 am

    This is by far the best tasting pizza i have had to date…great service. VERY friendly people and staff…love the dough they use so tasty…will definatley be back this pizza place gets 5 stars in my book!!!!

  • Allan Rosen wrote:
    06 Mar 2012 at 11:03 am

    Obviously posted by the owner or a friend of the owner. If the pizza there was so great, it’s wouldn’t have received a lousy review. It also looks like crap with almost no sauce. Disgusting at $3 a slice.

  • gary wrote:
    27 Mar 2012 at 6:41 am

    Had a large pie delivered last night.Pizza was really good,half sausage,half cheese. The sausage was fresh,moist and plentiful.The cheese and sauce were top quality and delicious. The crust was slightly sweet and crisp.Having read your review,I would have to say that the owner reacted promptly and positively to your comments.The pie was HUGE and the cheese and sauce spanned the whole pie, leaving 1″ of crust. Great pie, prompt delivery 

  • silvermac wrote:
    31 May 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Live nearby and come in here pretty frequently.  I have had the chicken parm meal, subs and pizza and the food has been very good each time.  The owner is a good guy and definitely has a sense of how to take care of the local customers that continue to come back.  I put a lot behind that since truly you can get pizza many different places, so if I’m going to go get it there – I want that feeling that it is “my place” to go.

     I think the review above is really silly because it seems like it was the first day or so the place was open and most of the comments the critic made don’t apply anymore.  So yes I have met the owner and I admittedly like him and like the place so you can take that for what it is worth but I absolutely suggest you give the place a shot if you are in the mood for a quiet bite to eat minus the bustle of a larger restaurant. 

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    31 May 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Maybe we should try it again?

    Sent From iPhone

  • silvermac wrote:
    01 Jun 2012 at 9:50 am

     Yea for sure the next time you are in the mood for it, i vote for you giving it another try. As a general comment on your critique, I think your mention of the non-branded soda fountain and not knowing what to do when you come in the restaurant are funny.  I say that because having drank the soda you would never know the difference between branded or not and it is nice not to see pepsi and coke everywhere.  I also can’t imagine you waited for more than 5 seconds when you walked in before someone came over to you or you just walked up and ordered.  To suggest you wandered in confusion not knowing what to do is exaggerated since the place is so small anyway. 

    i guess my real problem with the critique is that due to the internet, your review appears first on google when someone searches for mizner pizza.  As a result of seeing the place listed on, I am sure many people don’t ever make it in there to give this small business owner’s place a shot.  I believe you have a right to express your view of absolutely anything you want to but I hope you also see that there is an impact on the backbone of the economy (small biz).  People have actually told me they hesitated going to the place as a result of the google search results. 

    Thanks for listening to my view and if you try it again, please do share your thoughts on here.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    01 Jun 2012 at 10:56 am

    I wish when I started the site I had named it something different. Too late now, but I totally understand what you are saying by the google search. I am an SEO guy by trade, so obviously this site is pretty well optimized. Anyways, usually if people read the review and see I loved it, it increases business dramatically since the worst, thinks its one of the best, so it kind of works both ways.

  • John Schmidt wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:11 pm

    What staff ?  had to seat myself. staff paid no attention to us.  Heard arguing in back and cursing in front of my kids.  Pizza was awful and over priced.

  • Ingalill wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Pizza tasted awful.  obviously has friends posting here.  prices were higher than everywhere else I have eaten.

  • Cfishman wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:15 pm

    was told delivery was 30 minutes. Driver never showed. had to call and cancel. Awful service.

  • Jrivers122 wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Dont try again, its just not worth it. This place is already on its 4 th pizza place, obviously  failure is soon to come. Pizza is very expensive and just not good.   It s easy to get freinds to post good things.  Dont risk it !

  • RalphieB2002 wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:19 pm

    1st day, last day, whats the difference.  Go to Tomassos or Tuccis.
    Less expensive  and way better quality.

  • Robronson111 wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Just went into Mizner pizza, and realized it is no longer Jonathans.
    owner was very rude, and seem to be yelling profanity at his pizza chef.
    Sounds like another psycho  pizza owner or manager. Got scared and left before ordering.  next !

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Seems odd to post like five comments in a row at the same time with different names. But we got the point
    Sent From iPhone

  • Suelynch wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Sounds like a friend posting.  I had a real bad experience there, bad service, nasty food, and very high prices.  Will not go back. 

  • Jimmyb101 wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:24 pm

    No, do not try again !  you will not be missing anything but  crappy food, and high prices, with serve yourself service, no waiter.

  • Esaulinoe111 wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:26 pm

    worst pizza ever ! no wonder I found this on

  • Benf212 wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:29 pm

    obviously this is a friend posting.  When I went there was no wait staff and zero service. All serve yourself. Pizza was fair to poor at best. I guess you need friends to post when you have poor product and bad service.  The prices were very high.

  • Ralphiej wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:31 pm

    how could that be so good ? 4 months ago it was under another owner?   New place is mizner and it was awful

  • Ralphiej wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:34 pm

    yeah, go to ninos.  you will vomit if you eat  here. My whole family hated it.   to add insult, prices where very high.

  • Ralphiej wrote:
    19 Jul 2012 at 9:36 pm

    how much did owner pay you to say that ?

  • Not a Friend of the Owner wrote:
    28 Jul 2012 at 5:21 pm

    It’s nice that you’ve obviously friends with Ninos and Sicilian Oven because you’ve spent a lot of time blasting this local business who delivers good product. You have obviously never eaten there and, even if you have, you would have just used the experience to report back to your friends who are quite clearly competitors. Please stop with your ridiculous comments, good people who make good food deserve to get credit, not slander.

  • Allan Rosen wrote:
    01 Feb 2013 at 1:41 am

    I did eat there and I thought it was terrible