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nutrition queen Mar 7, 2010 01:23 PM

I've lived here a long time but always looking for the best pizza in the Weston, Sunrise, Plantation, Davie, Pembroke Pines area. Suggestions?

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    nmurawsk Mar 8, 2010 02:52 PM

    I don't typically eat traditional pizza in that area. However, for a great non-traditional (i.e. smaller size, varied toppings) pie I like Tarantella in Weston. My fave is the salad pizza. Sometimes they do a pizza special as well. Fantastic service is also a plus.

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      skuzzy Mar 11, 2010 04:28 PM

      I recently moved back down to South Florida from college but I heard good things about Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza and Pizza Rustica. I have been to neither but plan to try them in the near future.

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        RAGHOUND Mar 11, 2010 06:23 PM

        Check the boards for Pizza Rustica. I've commented that's it dreadful! And, to repeat myself, I don't get the Coaf-Fired Pizza craze. Why does something that smells and tastes like coal entice anyone?

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          mialebven Mar 12, 2010 05:45 AM

          I could say the same about smoked barbecue. Point in case - coal-fired pizza has its fans (and a lot of them) for the charred flour crust.

          That being said. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is way better than Pizza Rustica. One is considered fast food grub and the other one isn't. You can guess.

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            ram2711 Mar 12, 2010 08:55 PM

            Pizza Rustica on Lincoln road is garbage. They had the nerve to serve me a slice of pizza that was so cold the cheese was not even melted. It was uncooked. I sent it back and they gave me a new slice that while cooked was again ice cold. I put two bucks on the table to cover my drink and got up to walk out. My waitress asked if I was going to pay for the pizza and tip!! I told her I'd give her a tip alright: Your pizza sucks!

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            freakerdude Dec 5, 2012 05:09 PM

            Never once have I had a pizza that even remotely tasted or smelled like coal from Anthony's.

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              RAGHOUND Dec 5, 2012 06:46 PM

              Obviously, you were never with me!!

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          carolh Mar 12, 2010 06:23 AM

          I agree with Anthony's Coal fired - and the chicken wings (which I normally do NOT like) are terrific - probably the best around. Another good pizza and salad place is next to Ikea on 136th in Sunrise (the strip mall right next to Ikea by the Saladworks) - can't remember the name - an Italian name - we've been there a couple of times and it is always good.

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            skuzzy Dec 4, 2012 09:54 PM

            I believe you're talking about Giovanni's. That is another coal-fired pizza joint. I don't typically like grilled wings but I enjoy them at Giovanni's. Their pizza is average. I did end up making it to Anthony's and enjoyed the broccoli rabe and sausage. But honestly, you could put broccoli rabe and sausage on cardboard and I'd probably still enjoy it. I never got drunk enough to stumble my way into Pizza Rustica and have since relocated to New Jersey.

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              LargeLife Dec 5, 2012 06:49 AM

              I like well done...dark brown....crispy.....pizza.....I don't like charred pizza....and that's what you get at Anthony's.....Their chicken wings are quite good....but they don't serve them with any kind of sauce.....and they're very, very proud of that.....If your customers want sauce with their wings.....why shouldn't it be available.....on the side?......Their doing very well in my area....but I won't be back....Just not for me....

              EMac
              Ft. Pierce, FL

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            madtheswine Dec 5, 2012 06:46 AM

            I haven't been to Pizza Heaven in a while, but I remember liking their pizza. They're located in the shopping center next to Rick Case Honda. I've only had it in the restaurant, so if you're looking for take-out/delivery, I'm not sure how well it travels.

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              travelinggirl Dec 5, 2012 07:57 AM

              I totally agree w/ Raghound! I am not a fan of the coal fire pizza or wings. Anthony's is horrible, and the service is worse! Honestly, I would say we DO NOT have any restaurant that provides a best pizza in any of the aforementioned cities. If you want to go east, Beach Pizza on Fort Lauderdale beach is awesome, and Mauro in downtown Hollywood is good. However, the people that work there are so rude, they have signs posted about not having parm cheese so don't ask; it is pretty comical (If you have a sense of humor). Keep in mind; both of these joints are take out places and do not offer sit down table service.

              P.S. When I want chicken wings I want to get down on some extra wet, hot and garlic deliciousness, not dry wings w/ onions littering the top of the wings. No thank you! However, please post if you find something, as pizza is always yummy in the tummy.

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                skuzzy Dec 5, 2012 08:14 PM

                Uncle Al's on 84 and Weston Rd. has good wings for Broward.

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              Bigstu99 Dec 6, 2012 04:55 PM

              Only been to the Pizza Rustica in Hollywood and it sucks. Pizza At Anthony's all depends on how busy they are and whos slinging the pies... consistency has really gone downhill since they franchised. As far as no sauce for the wings.... DO YOU LIKE YOUR BBQ WET OR DRY LOL

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                Semprini Dec 7, 2012 08:06 AM

                I agree about consistency (both at Anthony's and elsewhere,) and this seems to be especially true of pizza - I can get a spot-on duplicate of the last meal I had at any number of Indian, Israeli, Thai, Chinese, Peruvian, Vietnamese, sandwich places, etc., but even my favorite pizza shops are hit or miss.

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                  travelinggirl Dec 7, 2012 01:10 PM

                  BBQ = extra wet. Dry bores me

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