NY style pizza within a 50 mile radius of West Palm Beach?
Where can I find NY style (or at least close to it) pizza within a 50 mile radius of West Palm Beach? The closer to West Palm, the better. I'd also be interested in hearing suggestions for pizza that is not NY style, but is just damn good.
You might want to post this on the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Board which encompasses WPB and surroundings.
I wished I could help but am not an authority on what is real NY style. I will suggest La Trattoria resto next to Carmine's Gourmet Market for my favorite pizza in the PBG area. It's not a typical casual pizza place and clientel is mostly upscale.
Zuccarelli's in WPB gets praise but am not sure if it is NY style.
There's this self proclaimed pizza aficionado who has this website and he has visited almost all worthy places in south Florida. Maybe you should check it out. He claims Authentic Brooklyn Pizza is one of the best in the area, which is in Boca Raton. He rates it 7 out of 8 slices.
Authentic Brooklyn was amazing but the pizza chef that made it a hit was fired a few months ago. It's now terribly average.
To get real NY pizza here you have to order by the slice. Most places can't duplicate the crust texture otherwise.
In South Broward the places I like best are Mauro's on Hollywood Blvd. and Squiggy's on SW Second St. (Himmarshee). Squiggy's is hit-or-miss, but if you go for lunch and get your slice well done you'll be rewarded with very crisp, thin crust, not too sweet sauce, and just the right amount of cheese.
In Palm Beach I like Nino's Original in Boca Raton (not the Delray location, although they're OK too) and Tucci's Coal Fired near Mizner Park.
The Umberto chains are full of it, as they are not owned by the same people who run the famous Long Island pizzeria. That said, I've found the grandma pie at the Commercial Blvd. location to be pretty damn good.
Of course, the caveat to all of this is that the typical NY slice can't hold a candle to some of the best wood- and coal-fired pizza places in South Florida, of which there are many. Here are my favorite places:
D'Angelo, Fort Lauderdale
Mona Lisa, Deerfield Beach
Sicilian Oven, Lighthouse Point and Coral Springs
Carmine's, Palm Beach
251/Da Francesco's, Palm Beach
Hot Pie Pizza, West Palm Beach
Pizzeria Oceano, Lantana
4751 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134
> Tucci's Coal Fired near Mizner Park.
Speaking of... they've got some sort of World Cup deal the next month, where you come in during any game and if you buy beer or wine you get some free eats. Not sure of the details...
But I do know with SoFla's heavy world-culture and the start of the off-season, I am seeing all sort of bars and restaurants firing up World Cup Soccer related deals for the period of the games (appx 6/11 - 7/11).
Worstpizza is a good site. Especially for local south florida pizza lovers. For the most part I think their reviews are pretty spot on.
Though I do disagree with one of their top picks. Kitchenetta in fort lauderdale which he gave a perfect 8 out of 8. After making the trek down there I was very underwhelmed.
We haven't found a real replacement for NY style, but Anthony's Coal Fired is pretty decent - by far the closest we have found so far.