Our 5 Picks for the Best Pizza in Miami
July 19, 2018
Here’s an insider tip: there’s no need to go to New York or Naples to find a great pizza. Miami has no shortage of amazing pizzerias—and in true South Florida style, each restaurant has its own unique personality. Here are our picks for some of the best pizza in Miami.
Tucked away behind Gramps, a hip Wynwood bar, Pizza Tropical is truly a hidden gem. Pizza Tropical is a small counter service joint known for its pizza by the slice. The menu, titled “Pizza & Stuff,” stays true to its promise. It serves up pizza, garlic knots, chicken wings and Cuban coffee.
Either go for a classic and get a slice of Margherita with homemade mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil or try the La Hawaiiana Pie with mozzarella, pepperoni, pineapple and caramelized onions. And don’t forget to order up some garlic knots.
Once you’re satisfied, circle back to Gramps to enjoy some cocktails and live music. Now, that’s a perfect evening.
Ironside Kitchen brings the authentic Neapolitan experience to Miami. With San Marzano tomatoes, flour flown in from Italy, high-quality olive oil and a wood-fired oven, Ironside’s pizzas are the real deal.
Owned by the same group as Brickell’s Toscana Divino, Ironside Kitchen is family-friendly and offers vegan and gluten-free options. Plus, it’s BYOB so don’t forget to bring along a bottle of wine or two.
Ironside’s menu includes pasta, bruschetta and salads, but the pizza is the star. Each pie is fresh, charred and oh-so-flavorful. We recommend ordering several flavors to share with the table. If you’re craving salt, go for the Romana, which features anchovies, capers, olives and two kinds of cheese.
CRUST has garnered awards and shout-outs from Thrillist, OpenTable, The Wall Street Journal and the Miami Herald. It’s known for its warm service, artisan pizzas and an expansive menu with Italian favorites and gluten-free options.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can build your own pizza. When in doubt, order from the specialty menu. People love the Truffled Pizza, with fresh tomato, arugula, shaved parmesan, lemon juice and white truffle oil, and the Crust Pizza, with figs, prosciutto and blue cheese.
Got a sweet tooth? Make sure you save room for dessert. Go for the tiramisu or cannoli if you’re still feeling the Italian vibe—or go rogue and order up some key lime pie. You’re in Miami, after all!
If you’re a Netflix lover, you may have seen Brooklyn’s beloved pizzeria Lucali featured on Ugly Delicious—and we’ve got some good news for you. You don’t need to trek up to NYC to try this famous pizza; there’s a Lucali in South Beach.
This upscale spot is a fancier option for your pizza-and-a-drink date night needs. The minimalist menu includes pizzas, calzones and inventive salads. Make sure you put in an order of the homemade meatballs for an appetizer. The meatballs receive rave reviews on every site around.
As for the pizza, you create your own and choose from simple toppings like mushrooms, shallots, pepperoni and imported Italian artichoke hearts. Don’t overlook the Nutella pie for dessert. With Nutella (obviously!), ricotta and mint, it’s both indulgent and refreshing.
Genuine Pizza is a pizzeria that gives pizza chains all over a good name. Started by James Beard Award-winner Michael Schwartz, Genuine Pizza is dedicated to thoughtful ingredients and bright, welcoming restaurants.
Like the other locations, Miami’s own Genuine Pizza sources ingredients from local, ethical providers and highlights seasonal produce. The menu features simple, fresh pizzas like the Rock Shrimp with roasted lemon, manchego, scallion and cilantro and the Peach and Gorgonzola with fontina, grilled red onion and arugula.
Don’t forget about the salads and starters! We’re especially fond of the polenta fries with spicy ketchup.
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