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Best Pizza Joint Miami 2008 - Primo Pizza - CLOSED

Primo Pizza

Primo Pizza

3451 NE 1st Ave.

Miami, FL 33137

305-535-2555

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Vinnie Oreganata is a man of habit, and none as regular as his Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday jaunts to Primo Pizza for dinner. When people ask Vinnie why not Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, he replies, "That would be crazy." Vinnie is a little displaced — you can take the kid out of Brooklyn and so forth. Primo, located on First Street just west of Collins Avenue in South Beach, serves the type of slice Vinnie grew up eating, the sort sold under nearly every elevated subway station in his home borough. And like those joints, it is open late (until 5 a.m. weekends). It isn't that he misses good pizza more than family and friends, but rather that the slightly floppy crust, mild layering of sweet tomato sauce, and thin but dense blanket of mozzarella make him think of family and friends. Primo also sells a plush cheese calzone and doughy rolls filled with mozzarella, marinara, and choice of meatballs, eggplant, chicken, broccoli, sausage, and steak with peppers. The pizzas come with choice of 31 toppings, including pineapple, jalapeños, and sun-dried tomatoes, but folks don't go for that crap back where Vinnie comes from. He gets the "regular": cheese, sauce, and a scattering of fresh basil. Paying just $3 a slice and only $12.95 per pie, Vinnie can fill his belly with Miami's tastiest pizza and at the same time hail an imaginary cab ride back to memories of home.

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Tjenfang
Tjenfang

After reading all the hype and great reviews from New Times, thought I would give this place a try. Well the hype is just that, just hype. Ordered the Primo Supreme and got their Meat supreme. Decided to give it a try and boy was I disappointed. The pizza was so salty due to the ingredients they used to top it, like a sheet of crusty salt was dumped on top of the pizza. Plus, the pizza bottom was half burnt, bringing a another extra crusty element to my pizza. Called back and was told to speak to manager, not on duty on a late friday night. Called back on Sunday and talked to another employee who offered nothing even after we froze the bad pizza so they could take it back. Please do not order from them they are not New York Style as other people have said. They just make bad pizza.

Theresa
Theresa

Pizza Rustica - always has been, always will be. Although Blu is pretty good too.

Brian
Brian

It started out good and has slowly declined since its opening.

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