Best Pizza in South Florida 2013



It seems almost daily I get emails asking me where the Best Pizza in South Florida is. Readers who ask this question do not realize how subjective pizza tastes are and that just because I like one style at a specific pizzeria doesn’t mean they will feel the same way. After a lot of consideration we finally decided to put out the definitive guide of the where to get the best pizza in South Florida.

Please keep in mind we have not tried every single pizza place in the South Florida area, but we have gotten to a good majority of them. Places like Stanzione 87 haven’t been tried yet, and I am aware they might be considered for this list if I had tried it already. Many times if a place is just awful we choose not to write a scathing review, since it is not our objective to put these places out of business. We are in search of the best pizza and telling you where to find it. Also it should be noted that we usually get our pizza plain so that we can compare it fairly at the thousands of places we try.

I am sure many of you will be insanely upset that we missed a place, or that you hated a place we chose, but we stand by our choices.

Without further ado……

Best Overall Pizza is Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana, FL

Best Wood & Coal Oven Pizza is Tucci’s Pizza in Boca Raton, FL

Best Coal Oven Pizza is  the Craig Pizza at Nick’s New Haven Pizza in Boca Raton, FL (yes named after the guy you think).

Honorable mention goes to Esposito’s Pizza in Davie, Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Plantation.

Best Neapolitan Pizza is Scuola Vecchia in Delray Beach, FL

Honorable mention goes to Fratelli La Buffala in Miami Beach

Best Wood Oven Pizza is Kitchenetta in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Honorable mention goes to Spritz Pizza in Coral Gables, Osteria Acqua & Farina in Fort Lauderdale, Sicilian Oven in Lighthouse Point.

Best Sicilian Slice is Kings County Pizza in North Miami Beach

Honorable mention goes to La Pizzeria in Pompano Beach, Frankie’s Pizza in Miami, Dominic’s I Pizza in Boca Raton.

Best Regular Slice is Mauro’s Pizza in Hollywood, FL

Honorable mention goes to Steve’s Pizza in North Miami, Times Square Pizza in Fort Lauderdale.

Best Off the Menu Pizza the Craig Pizza at Nick’s New Haven Pizza in Boca Raton, FL again. I remention it here since it isn’t found on the regular menu there.

Best Detroit Style Pizza is Grande Pizza in Boca Raton, FL

Honorable mention goes to Augy’s Pizza in Boca Raton.

Best Deep Dish Pizza is NONE. No Place. Order Lou Malnati’s pizza frozen and have it in your South Florida house.

Best Brick Oven Pizza is Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza in  Miami, FL

Best Somewhat Healthy Pizza is the Crossfit pie at Giotto Pizza in Miami Beach, FL

Best Upside Down Sicilian is Spadini’s Pizza in Boca Raton, FL

Best Thin Slice Personal Pizza is Joey’s Pizza In Wynwood Miami, FL

Favorite Newcomer is Blocks Pizza in Miami Beach, FL




Armando’s Pizza Chef Fort Lee, NJ


My son was wrestling at a tournament in Fort Lee, NJ and I got extremely bored waiting for him in between matches. Since it wasn’t terribly cold out, I decided to take a walk around the area and see if I could find any food that wasn’t Korean. To my surprise I found Armando’s Pizzeria on 16th Street.

Armando’s was located amongst a small strip of stores with Korean signs by the athletic center, and I wasn’t really sure how it worked when I walked in. There was no pizza counter, and no hostess, so I waited a bit to see if anyone came out or noticed me there.


Joey’s Pizza Wynwood, Miami


About a couple of years ago I ventured into the Wynwood section of Miami to try out a pizza that some described as legendary for Miami. After driving around trying to find Joey’s Pizza, I felt extremely unsafe and kept on driving. Wynwood at that time was definitely not a place you wanted to wander around at night.

Fast forward several years and WOW! Wynwood is like the new trendy, happening place. We went down to a tech event at a place called The Lab and afterwards went for a walk in this artsy district. Although I am super impressed with the turnaround, I cannot say I would feel totally safe walking alone in the middle of the night there yet. Since we wandered by Joey’s Pizza when heading to the Wood Tavern, it was mandatory for me to stop and check out the pizza finally.


Meatball Room Boca Raton, FL


Since every place before it seemed to fail in the Regency Plaza in Boca Raton, a new group of owners decided to drop a ton of money and redo a restaurant that didn’t really need redoing and open a new Italian Restaurant called the Meatball Room. I had seen the coming soon sign for a while, but wasn’t sure they were opened until I saw my friend Jeff from posted about the restaurant and said I would love it. Since I trust his opinion, I decided to go try it out on opening night.

The Meatball Room was PACKED on opening night. Thankfully I made reservations before just heading over, or there probably wouldn’t be a spot for me until they closed. As I approached the hostess stand to give my name, I heard the regular Boca Raton snob remarks like “I live in Woodfield and you HAVE to seat me”, as well as “You won’t stay in business long if you don’t seat the locals first”. Such a nice sense of entitlement around this area.