I’m a fan of pizza, but it hasn’t been one of my favorite foods until now, thanks to a recent find, courtesy of Dave Portnoy’s One Bite Pizza review channel. I’ve discovered easily the best pizza in Miami Beach and arguably in Miami.
First, it’s Roman style pizza. This means square and crispy, non floppy crust. One key point of difference is its crust, what they call Mother Dough. The whole process takes over 3 days of slow fermentation and natural proofing with just a handful of ingredients — unbleached and unbromated flour, extra virgin olive oil, salt and water. The long and slow leavening process makes the crust an airy and light structure . They say it also makes the pizza rich in nutrients and incredibly easy to digest.
A second big factor is slices are baked to order, not reheated, so they taste very fresh. Ingredients are also prepped daily and are fresh, no freezer. A bite confirms the freshness of the cheeses and pepperoni. We had the 100 Pepperoni which, besides the usual, included provolone. Mr. W had the Olympian with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes. And, after baking they add arugula, feta, shaved parmesan and olive oil.
You can order pizza by the slice, half or whole pizza. There’s also “pizza my way” which you can customize (even one slice) with a choice of over two dozen ingredients, from vegetables, condiments, and different cheese, to meats, vegan mozzarella and Fiordelatte mozzarella. A selection of salads, sides including meatballs and baked mozzarella, and dessert pockets – Nutella alone or with fruit complete the offerings.
Specials are available at lunch time with a slice, side and soda starting at $7.99.
A slice starts at $3.95 ; half from $14.70 ; and whole from $29.29.
They’re open seven days a week from 11 a.m to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m. and Sunday from Noon. There are a few tables in the eatery and pickup and delivery are offered. 1447 Washington Ave., T.305-763-8788.