Category Archives: Pizza

Mario’s of Boca – Boca Raton

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Lunch time today was spent at Mario’s of Boca in Boca Raton. They have a lunch time buffet which seems to be the only time there are people eating in this place anymore. Anyways, after moving into their new location it appears Mario’s of Boca got a nice new pizza oven. The pizza maker seems to take pride in making all the different varieties of pizza but never seems to pop the bubbles in the cheese and dough as it is baking leaving tons of those airy pockets on the pizza which is a huge pet peeve of mine! TAKE THE TIME TO POP THEM IN THE OVEN! For buffet style pizza it isn’t terrible though. Their dough tastes good and the cheese is quality cheese, but I dislike the sauce and find it full of crap. This pizza connoisseur likes smooth sauce without onions and tomato peel slices left around. Mario’s of Boca is not a place I would order my pizza from regularly (although a former co-worker thought their white pizza was the BEST) but if choosing between Cici’s pizza buffet and Mario’s of Boca , I would have to choose Mario’s of Boca. I give this 4 out of 8 slices.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – Boca Raton, Florida

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Since I didn’t have enough pizza already today, I figured it would be smart to go and have some more when my friend Jim invited me to eat with him.  Jim chose Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Boca Raton, which I wasn’t happy about since I had recently eaten at the one in Delray Beach (about 15 minutes from Boca Raton) and thoroughly disliked it! But since I hadn’t been to the local one, I tried it……..and that will be the last time I allow Jim to pick the place.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has signs all over the restaurant saying Warning, our pizza is “well done” as you can see in the above photo.  The problem with making a statement like this is keeping consistency in the pizza.  See it is ok to have well done crusts, and it is common when having wood fired, or coal fired ovens, but if you are going to make the pie well done, you better see to it that the rest of the pizza cooks properly as well or you need to turn down the heat of the oven to properly cook it.  As you can see by my photo of my pie the crust was borderline burnt but the center of the pizza wasn’t cooked properly at all and it made for a terrible taste.  I would not recommend this place and would suggest you try Red Rock Pizza in Boca Raton instead.  I am giving Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Boca Raton 2 out of 8 slices.

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Nino’s Pizza – Boca Raton, Florida

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Today I left the house not expecting to get pizza, but my wife started to annoy me and I decided to make an excuse to get out of the house so I wouldn’t have to help her do anything! I drove by Nino’s Pizza in Boca Raton and decided that would definitely be the place for me. Until I recently found Tony’s Pizza, Nino’s was my favorite. Nino’s has one of the true New York style Sicilian slices I found after moving here, and needless to say I frequent this place very often. Louie behind the counter always makes a pie with care and a sort of pride. Louie tosses the dough in the air and catches it during the spin letting you know just how perfect this pizza will be. The sauce is great and the cheese they use possesses the quality I deserve. If I could change two things about Nino’s they would be:

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Red Rock Coal Fired Pizza – Boca Raton, Florida

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Today we went to have lunch at Red Rock Coal Fired Pizza  located here in Boca Raton, Florida.  We ordered a large and a small Margarita pizza and were equally pleased with both.  Since the pizza’s are supposedly coal fired (which personally I find hard to believe since coal is not an easily found element in Florida and seems relatively expensive to bring down) they come out usually in 6-8 minutes which is great during a busy lunch time!  Complaining about the pizza is hard, but since I like to complain about everything, I would have to say I am not a huge fan of the sauce (although others seem to LOVE it).  It isn’t that the taste of it is bad or anything, but I really dislike the clumpy-ness of it (if that is even a word).  If you hold up the slice it is likely the sauce will fall off of it which usually leads to a major mess, couple with the fact that when you bite into the pizza you usually bite all the cheese off which pulls the sauce off as well.  So, what I usually do is push away most of the sauce and enjoy the pizza better that way.  Another thing that could make the place better is fountain soda instead of bottles, but since this is not a soda blog I won’t touch anymore on that!  This pizza place is always consistent and I find myself trying to frequent it once every couple of weeks.  Therefore I will give Red Rock Pizza 6 out of 8 slices!

Roppolo’s Pizzeria – Austin Texas

Roppolo’s Pizzeria

Back on March 8th I was attending www.sxsw.com and heading to one of the after parties when I had the craving for a slice of pizza. This was my first time in Austin, Texas and like all places I visit I grabbed a slice from the first place someone recommend to me which was Roppolo’s Pizzeria located here. I wasn’t even able to finish which in my personal opinion was a rancid slice of pizza. It was extremely doughy and I have had frozen pizza which tasted better.

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Ginos Pizza South Beach

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After leaving a late night party with the FOWA conference, Gary and I headed out in search of pizza. Gino’s was the first place we came to find, and we walked in and grabbed a couple of slices! At $3.00 a slice this pizza better have been good, but needless to say it didn’t quite amount up to the quality I had expected. They also had no soda the night we went which made for a not so pleasurable experience. This slice of pizza contained way too much oregano which usually is used to cover up for lack of taste in their other products used. I was happy with the size of the slice and the heat of it, so all in all considering my other options I would have to give this 5 slices.

Valentine’s Day Pizza at Tony’s Authentic Brooklyn Pizza – Boca Raton

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I know this post is a little late but I just started the blog and I wanted to show everyone what Tony’s Authentic Brooklyn Pizza in Boca Raton did for me on Valentine’s Day. This pizza was made upside down with the fresh cheese melted into the delicious crust and then the sauce cooked on top with a little Parmesan sprinkled on it to add some extra flavor. This was one of the best slices I have had in Boca Raton and I have to give this 7 out of 8 slices on the rating scale! Here is a link to Tony’s site to get his address and information Click Here

Sal’s Pizza Boca Raton – By Town Center Mall

img_0554.jpg Yesterday we went to a local pizza restaurant in Boca Raton called Sal’s located on 21166

Saint Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton 561-394-3373. Sal’s has many restaurants across the area and we chose this one for its convenience to our office. I ordered a regular slice with meatballs which came out in a decent time with an ok amount of meatballs on it. The slice however was lacking taste and almost tasted like it was rushed in the oven without proper spinning. The meatballs weren’t crispy at all which is something I enjoy! The cheese did not have a taste that using quality cheese usually can bring to a slice. I am not sure I would rush back to this place but if no others places I consider better were open I would be glad to go! So on the Lapp scale of 1-8 slices 8 being the best, I would have to give this 2 slices.