Craig Agranoff has been rating South Florida pizza for almost a decade on his WorstPizza.com blog. But in all those years, the Boca Raton-based blogger had never created a comprehensive list of the best pizza in the region. Until now.
“I get hundreds of emails a month asking where I can get the best pizza,” he says. “The problem is, I might like coal, and you might like wood. I might like Sicilian, and you like Neapolitan.”
Agranoff got around the seemingly endless pizza styles by including every category he’s come across. The only pizza fad he hasn’t yet seen in South Florida is affordable pizzerias such as Blaze Pizza or 800 Degrees, where guests personalize their toppings much like we do at Chipotle. Once topped, they’re quickly baked in ultra-hot ovens.
Agranoff’s list follows.
Best overall: Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana
Best wood and coal combo oven pizzas: Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza in Boca Raton
Best coal-oven pizza: Craig pizza at Nick’s New Haven Pizza in Boca Raton; honorable mentions to Esposito’s Pizza in Davie and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Best Neapolitan pizza: Scuola Vecchia in Delray Beach; honorable mention to Fratelli La Buffala in Miami Beach
Best wood-oven pizza: Kitchenetta in Fort Lauderdale; honorable mentions to Spritz Pizza in Coral Gables, Osteria Acqua and Farina in Fort Lauderdale and Sicilian Oven in Lighthouse Point Best Sicilian slice: Kings County Pizza in North Miami Beach; honorable mentions to La Pizzeria in Pompano Beach, Frankie’s Pizza in Miami and Dominic’s I Pizza in Boca Raton
Best regular slice: Mauro’s Pizza in Hollywood; honorable mentions to Steve’s Pizza in North Miami and Times Square Pizza in Fort Lauderdale
Best Detroit-style pizza: Grande Pizza in Boca Raton; honorable mention to Augy’s Pizza in Boca Raton
Best deep-dish pizza: No winner.
Best brick-oven pizza: Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza in Miami
Best somewhat healthy pizza: CrossFit pie at Giotto Pizza in Miami Beach
Best upside-down Sicilian: Spadini’s Mizner Pizzeria in Boca Raton.
Best thin-slice personal pizza: Joey’s in Miami
Best newcomer: Blocks Pizza Deli in Miami Beach