• Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Michael Schwartz Opening Harry's Pizzeria in Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove has officially been deemed the next cool neighborhood. First Panther Coffee, now, Michael Schwartz has announced the opening of a Harry's Pizzeria in the tree-lined area. This second Harry's Pizza comes at the cusp of the casual eatery's third anniversary and will be located at 2996- ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Cuban Pizza Tells the Exile Story

    The doughy crust is so chewy it almost seems undercooked. A thin char on the bottom lends a crunchy crescendo to each bite. The ruddy tomato sauce is sweet and thick but devoid of the gently spicy aroma of basil and oregano. There's plenty of mozzarella -- Gouda and Parmesan too. But what makes this ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Proof Pizza & Pasta Brings Neapolitan Style to Midtown

    If you happen to drive by the former Copperbox space, you'll notice it has windows. And it's no longer copper, but rather white. That's because Proof Pizza & Pasta opened quietly last Friday. The Neapolitan-style pizza joint comes to Midtown from Justin Flit, whose prior experience includes Daniel ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Miami's Best Pizza Closing After 44 Years: "It's Total Devastation"

    A couple of days ago, reported the sad news that Miami's Best Pizza would close its doors after 44 years in business. Located on South Dixie Highway just north of Sunset Place, the pizzeria is a Miami landmark. Best known for its laid-back vibe, cheerful owners, and hand-tossed pizza, Mi ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Deep Dish - Ice Palace Film Studios, Miami

    Deep Dish With Carl Craig, Hot Since 82, and Andhim Ice Palace Film Studios, Miami Saturday, March 29, 2014 Deep Dish is officially back. And the Grammy-winning house duo's Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week reunion at Ice Palace Film Studios proved to be nothing but sheer perfection. ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Harry's Pizzeria: Now Serving Gluten-Free Pizza and Beer

    Gluten-free pizza can be pale, chalky, and have the consistency of matzo. But for the past month, Bradley Herron, executive chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group, has been testing flours and developing a gluten-free crust for Harry's Pizzeria that's just as satisfying as the wheat-based variety. "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Deep Dish Confirms Reunion, New Single "Quincy," and WMC/MMW Show in Miami

    Deep Dish is back. Last month, Dubfire and Sharam, legendary house music production partners who've been focused on solo stuff since 2006, began a mysterious "countdown to Miami" via There were no other details. But it seemed obvious that a reunion was coming. And at the time, we her ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Miami Iron Side: A Lovely, Vegan Lunch of Pizza and Cupcakes

    If you haven't visited the breezy, artistic campus known as Miami Iron Side, you're missing out on a lovely little respite from mainstream Miami. This creative mecca is home to a lineup of right-brained tenants, from architects to hair salons to, most recently, a wood-fired pizza joint. There's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Pizza Pazza in Omni: We Get a First Bite

    Pizza Pazza, a Neopolitan-style pizzeria on Biscayne Boulevard and 18th Street, is just shy of celebrating its two-month anniversary, yet it already has repeat customers -- including ones straight from Naples, Italy. We assumed they were locals after we witnessed a lively exchange of air kisses an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Pummarola 'Pizza Bar' Opening in Coral Gables Today

    Short of hopping a plane to Naples -- Italy, that is, not Florida's sleepy west coast city -- it's not always easy to find authentic Neapolitan pizza. But at Coral Gables' new eatery, Pummarola, they're all about Italian tradition. The new lunch and dinner outpost opens today at 141 Aragon Avenue, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Pizzas

    There are two kinds of pizza lovers in this town: traditionalists and radicals. Traditionalists want extra cheese, but never fontina or gorgonzola. Did you just ask them to pay 15 bucks for a 12-inch pie? They probably threw some figs and prosciutto in your face. They like pepperoni. A lot. Radica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Sardinia Now Serving Pizza For Lunch and Late Night

    Everyone has a different way of eating and saying pizza. Some people say pixxa -- whatever that is. Some eat leftovers for breakfast without heating them up because they can't bear the thought of waiting. But we all love the stuff, which is why we got excited when we heard the news that the long-sta ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Blocks Pizza Deli in South Beach Blends Italy With Local Ingredients

    Inside Blocks Pizza Deli, managing partner Richard Collins chatters in Italian with Eugenio Vittoni, a fair-haired, slim European gentleman imported straight from Verona. And while the restaurant's concept is as Italian as most of the employees -- selling pizza by the slice and offering a take-and-b ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Lucali vs. Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana: Who Bakes the Better Pie?

    If I ever own a restaurant, it would be a lot like Pizzeria Oceano. Located in a sleepy beach town in Palm Beach County called Lantana, the teeny restaurant only accepts cash. The menu changes daily. The dining room? It's a wooden deck lined with benches and potted herbs, all crowned with string lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Pauloluigi To Go in Coconut Grove: New York-Style Pizza, Calzones, Homemade Manicotti

    There are some things Miami has way too many of: bad facial lifts, douchey clubs, godawful drivers. Other things -- not nearly enough. Like: small businesses, friendly people and good pizza. Luckily, Pauloluigi To Go is bringing the latter three back to Coconut Grove. Co-owner Paul Shalaj has had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Lucali: Pricey, Classy Pizza in Sunset Harbour

    It's dusk on a Saturday, and I'm asking Javier, the waiter, to add $8 artichokes to my $24 pizza. The Colombian 20-something with a Salvador Dalí mustache squats in front of my table, strokes his whiskers, and looks cool. "One calzone with shallots and porcini," he parrots. "And a pie with garlic, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    New Times Best of Miami Reader's Poll Closes Tonight -- Vote Yet?

    You can't hate on democracy if you haven't yet done your part to participate. At 11:59 p.m. our Best of Miami 2013 Reader's Poll will close down and a tally will be taken to determine a winner. So what's it gonna be? Is the best inexpensive restaurant in Miami La Camaronera Fish Market? Is Miami's ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    New Times Best of Miami Readers' Poll Now Open: Who Will Win From the Top Five?

    Think Gabriel Orta is Miami's best bartender? Vote for him. Does Andiamo have the best pizza in town? Which is better: Yardbird or Blue Collar for best fried chicken? With our most exciting issue quickly approaching, we at Short Order are gearing up for the epic Best of Miami 2013 Readers' Poll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Sosta on Lincoln Road Closes

    With all the new pizzerias opening, it looked like Miami would become the new Manhattan, where every street corner sells hot and savory pies in one form or another. Which is why it's surprising to learn that the Lincoln Road pizzeria Sosta Enoteca & Pizzeria quietly closed Sunday, April 21. Read ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Stanzione 87 Opens in Brickell: We Get a First Bite (Photos)

    Vide Napole e'po umore translates to "See Naples and then die." At Stanzione 87, this is the language. If you've been to Naples and had true Neapolitan pizza, you can die happy. Or at least owner Franco Stanzione believes so. The good news for locals is we don't have to go all the way to Naples to e ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Stanzione 87 to Open in Brickell: Government-Certified Neapolitan Pizza

    "It's not just pizza, it's an art," says Franco Stanzione, the ambitious 23-year-old who's opening Miami's first truly "authentic" Neapolitan pizza shop. "It's so easy to mess up. It only takes a minute." That's because the pizza at this soon-to-open place takes only 30 seconds to a minu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Pizzarium in Downtown: Almost Like the Pizzarium in Rome

    In Rome, in the Prati neighborhood located a short walk from the Vatican, there is a pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) joint named Pizzarium. The restaurant is tiny, there are no chairs, and there is a ridiculously long line at lunchtime. There are craft beers and a choice of fritti -- all things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Lucali in SoBe: Miami's Best Pizza

    In a city jammed with outposts of overhyped New York restaurants, Lucali in South Beach is an exception. At the pizzeria on Bay Road, just a few steps from the Pubbelly mecca, pizza-makers wearing white T-shirts roll out doughs with empty wine bottles, cut porcini mushrooms with a mandolin slicer, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Bill Telepan Pop-Up at Harry's Pizzeria

    Bill Telepan, chef at the Upper West Side restaurant Telepan in New York City, dedicates his time outside the kitchen to Wellness in the Schools, an organization focused on inspiring nutritious eating and fitness in public schools across the country. You may have seen Telepan, alongside the organiz ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2013
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    January 8, 2013

    Thea Pizzeria: Hospital Area's Cafe for Lunch

    At Thea Pizzeria and Café, rays of sunlight filter through a floor-to-ceiling glass wall. They warm the petite 38-seat café and illuminate scattered pizzas sprinkled with emerald leaves of baby arugula. Across from the window, a 30-square-foot, 210,000-piece glass mosaic mural made in Italy by lux ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Harry's Pizzeria To Offer Brunch Starting January 6

    Harry's Pizzeria, the casual pizza joint owned by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, will be launching a new brunch service starting Sunday, January 6. The brunch menu, spearheaded by chef de cuisine Manny Sulbaran, is short but sweet. It features only six dishes, in addition to weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Pizza Rustica: Iconic Miami Pizzeria Signs Leases In Middle East

    Pizza Rustica is a Miami original. First opened in South Beach, the popular pizzeria made a name for itself with large rectangular slices packed with toppings. Success spawned expansion to 20 locations worldwide, and now under a master franchise agreement, Pizza Rustica has signed its first two leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Kings County Pizza Sells Da Real Brooklyn Slice

    Brooklyn is located in Kings County, New York, and Kings County Pizza is located in North Miami Beach. The small slice of a restaurant is owned by a couple with roots in Queens and Long Island, but the pizza is touted as "Brooklyn's Finest." I'm not sure I'd go that far, but Kings' certainly serves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Human Fingertip Discovered in Florida Man's Salad

    Here's another reason why you should never order a salad from a pizza place: a Florida man claims that he discovered an employee's fingertip in his salad at a downtown St. Petersburg pizza joint. The kicker: he only discovered it after it had already been in his mouth.

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    November 18, 2011

    Miami's Best Pizza: Joey's, Fratelli la Bufala, and Rack's

    Lee KleinRack's puffy crust makes the grade.​I am not one of those New Yorkers who go on and on about how you can't find a decent slice of pizza in this town, and how the pies they serve here would be banned from the borough of Brooklyn, and how they are so very very disgraceful that they might ev ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    June 2, 2011

    Sarah Palin and Donald Trump's Summit: Goose Liver and Lilly White Pizza

    New York Post Trump and Palin: taking cheesy politics to a whole new level.​During a New York City stop along her bus tour, Sarah Palin met with Donald Trump in what could be deemed either reality show heaven or political reality hell. During the meeting, they chowed down at Famous Famigli ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Jonathan Eismann Shares His Secrets

    Photo by Riki AltmanChef Eismann takes quality control seriously.​Last week we told you about the pizza-making classes chef Jonathan Eismann hosts at Spartico (Have you signed up yet?), but now we'll delve a little deeper, both into the chef's personal story and his pizza-making background.Let's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Sosta Satisfies Both Regular and Junk Foodies

    Photo via mango&lime​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.You're a person of food who thinks a slab of lush, buttery foie gras on fresh-baked brioche is one of mankind's finest achievements. Your ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    So Long, Pizza Volante

    We'll miss seeing this little guy parked on N. Miami Avenue​Pizza Volante, what was left of Jonathan Eismann's mini-restaurant empire in the Design District, has shut its doors. Less than two years after opening, the small pizza place on North Miami Avenue followed the fate of its siblings, Pacifi ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Pizza, Bagel Joints Feud Over Holy H2O

    Lee KleinOriginaly Brooklyn Water Bagel Company coming to Miami Beach​Water is at the center of a legal food fight between a Delray bagel shop and a Lake Worth pizzeria. But it's not South Florida water that heating up. It's the New York tap H2O that does miracles for pizza and bagel dough. Or so ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Fratelli La Bufala Celebrates Five Years on South Beach

    Courtesy of Fratelli La Bufala​The dream of three brothers from Italy has turned into an international brand serving Italian food, namely pizzas, that only use fresh and natural ingredients, including cheeses, imported from the motherland. Because of FDA restrictions, the buffalo meat used cannot ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Miami's Vegan Pizza Options Are Limited

    ​The coolest thing I heard this week is that Bill Clinton is now eating a mainly vegan diet. Not only that but he's doing it right -- vegan protein shakes in the morning and a eating well-balanced, colorful range of foods. You go, Bill, the whole vegan community is rooting for you.The second best ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    December 7, 2009

    Of Luna and Lunatics

    Gun on a plate? THAT'S NOT FUNNY!!!​My post last week about Luna PIzza's opening party and the entertainment provided by students from The Miami Charter School generated quite a strong reaction. I think crazy strong. Here is, in its entirety (I've added CAPS to a few words I think might have been ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    October 22, 2009
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    July 16, 2009

    Home and Abroad: Jonathan Eismann Dishes on Steel Drum Squid, White Russians and Spaghetti

    Jonathan Eismann, Chef/Owner Pacific Time and Pizza VolanteBest Squid in Ho Chi Minh City, cooked over a fire in a old steel drum in the street, Best Pork Chops in history there, too.  Saigon Killer Pork Chops!Best Chinese and Dim Sum at a place right next to the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.B ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
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    June 7, 2007

    Marinara Masters

    Good and cheap Italian food in SoBe — imagine that

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    October 13, 2005
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    October 23, 2003

    Hoagie Home

    Revisiting the classic mega sandwich

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    February 28, 2002

    Slice of Apple Life

    Is it truly New York pizza? Who cares, it's truly good.

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    The Staple of Naples

    Blú: La Pizzeria del Sole

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