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NY style pizza within a 50 mile radius of West Palm Beach?

fx3000 Mar 6, 2010 08:32 AM

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.

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    SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 6, 2011 07:22 PM

    Squiggy's in the Entertainment District of Fort Lauderdale and the new but impressive and authentic Pie Zans on Andrews & Davie just south of downtown are the two best i've found for foldy cheesy well sauced pie slices.


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      aynrandgirl Feb 6, 2011 01:15 AM

      Isn't NY style pizza under every rock in SE Florida? You can hardly throw a stone without hitting a NY style pizza joint.

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        mattdillon Feb 4, 2011 03:43 PM

        in the bronx its louie and ernies, staten island, dinninos, queens, nicks, bklyn totonnos neptune ave,manhattan lombardis...SOUTH FLORIDA......ITS ANTHONYS !

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        1. re: mattdillon
          jerseydiner Feb 6, 2011 04:44 PM

          Anthony's is moving north!! They have opened in Westchester, and are heading to NJ (Ramsey and Edison) in the near future!

          Great pies - Coal fired brick oven style. We waited over an hour during Christmas week for dinner with three kids, and the pizza did not disappoint!!!

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            Alfred G Feb 7, 2011 03:04 PM

            Wonder why they closed the Boynton store.

        2. CFByrne Dec 4, 2010 11:24 AM

          Anyone been to Corelino's on Lantana Rd near Jog in west Lake Worth? Comments?

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            CFByrne Feb 5, 2011 06:26 AM

            Went to Corelino's on Lantana Rd near Jog in west Lake Worth last Friday. Pizza was excellent, right up there with the best in South Florida.

            This week, I went back to Tucci's in Boca. Got a standard pie with sausage and mushrooms. It was very very good. I don't know if it is the best. I think the tomato sauce was perhaps underseasoned a bit for my taste... I felt like the entire pie in fact could have used some salt or something to take it to that perfect level. Maybe it was an "off pie" or an off-night for my taste buds. Although without prompting, my wife felt exactly the same way. The sauce and pizza overall just did not make for an exciting party in my mouth like I would expect.

            I would certainly go back though and would certainly still recommend.

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              CJT Feb 6, 2011 02:40 PM

              Thanks for the recommendation on Corelino's. Went there today and had Corelino's Own and pizza bianca. Both thin wood-fired crust made and both good - liked the Own better because of the arugula and shaved parmesan on top. Next time we'll try 2 more/different ones to sample them all. Should mention Corelino's is on southwest corner of Lantana Road and Jog, in same mall as TJ Maxx, as it is not in a very prominent place viewable from either Jog or Lantana Rd..

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                freakerdude Feb 7, 2011 04:02 PM

                Have you read Jon's article on Corelino's Pizza and Pizzeria Oceano? How does Pizzeria Oceano fare in your comparison?


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              reddixiecup May 29, 2010 07:38 PM

              check out Pizza Girls at the end of Clematis downtown....never been to NYC and had pizza, but their stuff is damn good


              1. OysterHo Mar 23, 2010 06:23 AM

                This is the one on the NE corner, right? Near Boston Market? If so, I have to agree. I LOVE their pizza!

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                  SaminSFL Mar 23, 2010 08:43 AM

                  Thats the one, and its the closest I have had to NY pizza

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                    BocaHerb May 30, 2010 04:05 AM

                    The one on the NE corner of Glades and 441, near Boston Market, is Brooklyn Boys Pizza and it has excellent NY style pizza

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                    Alfred G Mar 22, 2010 09:18 PM

                    You will not be disappointed with Zuccarelli's.

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                      mbpg Mar 22, 2010 08:43 AM

                      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.

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                        nmurawsk Mar 10, 2010 03:56 PM

                        Umberto's of Long Island is pretty damn close.... On Commercial Blvd east of 95.

                        1. The Chowfather Mar 9, 2010 04:33 PM

                          Grab a slice @ Mauro's on Hollywood Blvd in Downtown Hollywood.

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                            fx3000 Mar 9, 2010 11:10 AM

                            Any other suggestions out there?

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                              freakerdude Mar 9, 2010 03:40 PM

                              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.


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                                OysterHo Mar 22, 2010 09:16 AM

                                seriously, worstpizza.com has not steered me wrong yet.

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                                  johnmlinn Jun 1, 2010 09:11 AM

                                  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

                                  Mona Lisa
                                  4751 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134

                                  1. re: johnmlinn
                                    freakerdude Jun 1, 2010 09:58 AM

                                    Carmine's is still running a large pizza with any 4 toppings for $12 takeout. The crust and sauce make these pizzas the best around PBG.

                                    I suggested Carmine's to 'worst pizza' site but I don't think they have been.

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                                      CFByrne Jun 10, 2010 04:56 PM

                                      > 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).

                                    2. re: OysterHo
                                      coffeyucf Jun 1, 2010 09:37 AM

                                      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.


                                      1. re: coffeyucf
                                        OysterHo Jun 12, 2010 11:57 AM

                                        I love kitchenetta, but I have not tried their pizza. Their meatballs are the best I've ever had anywhere. I went on a meatball mission after eating there and no one comes close.

                                        But I digress, this IS a pizza thread after all. :)

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                                  Alfred G Mar 6, 2010 11:06 AM

                                  You might want to post this on the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Board which encompasses WPB and surroundings.

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