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-standing Sardinia on South Beach is now serving pizza.
The Mediterranean Italian restaurant has introduced four made-to-order pizzas to their menu, all cooked in their wood-burning oven. "We used to have a very successful pizzeria next door called Casale serving different kinds of wood-fired pizzas. Customers at Sardinia always tell us they miss the pizzas, and ask us why we don't serve them anymore, so we decided to bring some of them back and add them to the menu for everyone to enjoy," says chef Pietro Vardeu.
As if choosing from a selection of antipasti, homemade mozzarella and burrata, charcuterie, oven roasted veggies, pasta, and fish and meat dishes wasn't enough, diners are now faced with even more options.
A margherita keeps thing simple with tomato, mozzarella and basil. Wanna get crazy? Opt for the marinara, which adds garlic, oregano, black olives, and anchovies to the mix -- sans cheese, so you don't burn the roof of your mouth. But what if you're feeling cheesy? the prosciutto cotto and funghi -- prosciutto cotto, mix of wild mushroom, tomato and mozzarella will take care of that and more.
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And if you are undecided between pasta or pizza go for the broccoli rabe, the restaurant's signature Sardinian pasta dish turned pizza, orecchiette with wild boar sausages, rapini pesto and roasted pine nuts. Priced at a reasonable amount ($12 to $14), the pizzas are available every day for lunch and late night dinner service, which commences at 10 p.m and goes through to midnight. "Since the wood-burning oven is used to cook many of the restaurants most popular dishes including the Branzino, and most of the fish and meat dishes, there is not enough room to cook the pizzas at the same time. The late night dining option offers a younger crowd the perfect place to kick off a night out in South Beach with affordable and delicious eats," finishes chef Pietro.
What's better than late night pizza? Late night pizza leftovers ... in the morning. Boom.
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