Food & Drink

The 6 best new pizzas in Miami

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014
Graham Blackall

It's been a long time since we told you about Miami’s best pizzas. Almost as long as it’s been since you went to the beach, waited in line at a club, or did any of the other silly things tourists do this time of year instead of checking out Miami's six best new pizzas like you're about to...

IRONSIDE PIZZA

Diavola

Ironside Pizza (address and info)
Little River
The only way this new casual pizza joint in the “should we really be parking here” hipster ‘hood West of MiMo could be any better is if each of the wood-fired Neapolitan pizza from the Toscana Divino crew -- like this one with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and spicy salami -- came with a free Transformer.

MATT MELTZER

Green Stripe

Blaze Pizza (address and info)
Fort Lauderdale
Sure, your boss might not be thrilled when you pop into his office and say, “Hey man, I’m going to Blaze for lunch.”. Or he might be jealous since this brand-new shop offers 40 toppings, seven sauces and cheeses, and has a wood-burning oven that cooks your three-topping, 11in pizza in three minutes... all for just $8. Oh, and they've also got signature pies like the Green Stripe with pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, and mozzarella.

BATCH

Korean BBQ Pizza

Batch Gastropub (address and info)
Brickell
Even though they’re not set up to let you grill food at your table, that’s not going to stop the guys at Batch from jumping on the Korean BBQ bandwagon like they’re early-season Dolphins fans. Their contribution to the craze is this new pizza with five-spice chicken, pork belly, crackling bacon, scallions, red pepper, and cilantro with Korean BBQ sauce.

MATT MELTZER

Motorino

Stanzione 87 (address and info)
Brickell
Being named one of the best pizzas in Miami is no reason to slack like D-Wade in a playoff game, so Neapolitan wonderkid Franco Stanzione is keeping his menu fresh with a bunch of new pies, the best of which has roasted Brussels sprouts, pancetta, mozzarella, Parm, and Calabrian-infused honey. 

Siena Tavern

Burnt Pepperoni

Siena Tavern (address and info)
Miami Beach
You already know that the dough here was cooked by some master pizza chemist called the “Heisenberg of pizza” who measured Miami’s humidity to make sure the dough is just as good as the stuff back in Chicago. But which pizza to get? Easy: the Burnt Pepperoni with spicy tomato sauce, red chilis, char-broiled pepperoni, and mozzarella.

Grant Condon

Oxtail Mozzarella

Proof Pizza & Pasta (address and info)
Midtown
If you’re not so much into culinary ateliers and more into... well, pizza, you’ll be delighted to learn that the old Copperbox spot in Midtown has been turned into a Neapolitan pizza and pasta joint (now with windows!) where Justin Flit of DBGB and Bourbon Steak is slinging pies like the Oxtail Mozzarella with black garlic, thyme, and caramelized onions.

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1. Ironside Pizza 7580 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138

This casual pizza joint graces the “should we really be parking here” hipster ‘hood west of MiMo. They're dishing out wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, like the Diavola, with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and spicy salami.

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2. Blaze Pizza 6334 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Fort Lauderdale)

This pizzeria offers you 40 toppings, sauces, cheeses, and a wood-burning oven that cooks your pie in three minutes for all of $8. Make your own, or get a signature pie like the Green Stripe with pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, and mozzarella.

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3. Batch Gastropub 30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

You know a bar is serious about keeping the party going strong when they have cocktails on tap (because really, ain’t nobody got time to mix drinks when Friday is in full swing). Boasting massive plasma TVs, ample indoor and outdoor seating room, and a solid menu of high-end pub fare, it’s a Brickell destination for boozy brunch (chicken and waffles, anyone?) and sports games alike.

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4. Stanzione 87 87 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

Brickell's Stanzione 87 serves up authentic Neapolitan pies that take less than a minute to cook in the wood-burning oven. The mozzarella is made in-house and the rest of the essential ingredients are imported from Italy, so the pizza is as close to source as you can get in Miami. The space is pretty small -- with only about 40 or so seats at small marble tables -- but a glass-walled open kitchen offers quite the pizza-making entertainment. It's a pretty solid take-out option, too.

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5. Siena Tavern 404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

This casual, yet refined, Italian restaurant and tavern serves up some of the best dishes in Miami.

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6. Proof Pizza & Pasta 3328 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Midtown)

If you’re not so into culinary ateliers and more into, well, pizza, you’ll love this Neapolitan pizza and pasta joint. Justin Flit of DBGB and Bourbon Steak is slinging pies like the Oxtail Mozzarella with black garlic, thyme, and caramelized onions.

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