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The 17 Best “Regular” Pizza Joints In South Florida

Posted on June 29th, 2009 · Italian Pizza

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***** The 17 Best “Regular Pizza Joints In South Florida *****

Despite what many of you guys believe…South Florida has some really good “regular” pizza joints. By REGULAR…I mean, no woodfire, brick-oven or coal fired pizza…

Anyway…I got a list here for you…they are all good…it really is tough to put them in-some-kind-of order, but here goes…

1. Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza (Miami) 4/23/08.
2. Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (Boca Raton & Delray Beach)–3/20/08.
3. Primanti Bros. (Oakland Park)–6/11/08.
4. Brooklyn Boys Pizza & Pasta (Boca Raton)–2/12/08.
5. Steve’s Pizza (North Miami) 10/30/08.
6. Thick & Thin (Boca Raton) 8/11/08.
7. Ralph & Rosie’s Restaurant/Lounge (Boynton Beach) 4/30/08.
8. Pizza Time (Coral Springs) 6/30/08.
9. Big Anthony’s & Guido (Coral Springs) 2/7/08.
10. Master’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria (Miami Beach) 12/7/06.
11. Umberto’s Pizza & Clam Bar (Pompano Beach) 4/25/08.
12. Times Square Pizza (Fort Lauderdale) 10/24/08.
13. Pizza Time (Boca Raton) 11/24/08.
14. Pizza Roma Restaurant (Aventura) 12/11/08.
15. Frank’s Restaurant & Pizza (Pompano Beach) 4/27/08.
16. Mario The Baker (Sunrise) 7/1/08.
17. Perrini’s Pizzeria (Boca Raton) 8/12/08–the joint is now Stella’s.

Like I said before, they are all-good.

38 Comments to “The 17 Best “Regular” Pizza Joints In South Florida”

  1. Carlos Miller says...

    You missed a few in Miami:

    Slice N Ice
    Gino’s
    Piccolo Italia
    Primo’s Pizza

  2. Nice list. Frequent reader here so I know that you also like many others as well.

    I am familar with a number of the places you listed. Don’t know all of them but know that the pizza at Nino’s and Brooklyn Boys in Boca are great.

  3. Jeff, Times Square in Ft Lauderdale best slice.
    Heard quite a bit about Primanti going to try this week. The Umberto’s that you have #11 is that the same as the one next to Pomperdale Deli? That one also has excellent pizza.

  4. Good job on the list. I am familiar with most of those places, but there is a new pizzeria in Coconut Creek that I think is the best of them all. Amici’s Pizzeria Cafe. It’s on Hillsboro Blvd. just west of Lyons Rd. I found out about it about six months ago, and can’t get enought of it. Be sure to check it out. In addition to great pizza, they have a great selection of specialty pizzas and awesome homemade pannini’s.(www.amicispizzacafe.com)

  5. Don’t know all of the list. I agree that Nino’s and Brooklyn Boys make a terrific slice.

  6. The Chowfather says...

    Jeff, any opinion on Mauro’s or Jo-Jo’s in Hollywood?

  7. JeffEats says...

    The Chowfather: Just had a chance to read your post. Sorry, not familar with Mauro’s or Jo-Jo’s.

    Thanks for reading…

  8. Mark says...

    Now i have proof that everyones idea of good pizza is differnt and perhaps its because i am not from New York. I went to Ralph and Rosies for a slice a while back and thought the pizza fair at best.

  9. james s. says...

    times square has tremendous pizza. highly recomend that everyone try it. it really is that good.

  10. lapp says...

    As I am sure you have seen from our reviews on http://www.worstpizza.com, that we do not necessarily agree with Brooklyn Boys still being on the list. Ever since Tony left, it isn’t the same. Amazingly we have never been to Ralph & Roses but will try it out and let you know what we think.

    Mario the Baker as you can see from our review, does not deserve to be considered one of the best Jeff. I mean come one, first Giovanni’s in your coal fired list and now them? tsk tsk

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  12. jg says...

    The other night was getting ices at Mootz’s. Stella’s is right next door. Took a large plain pizza home and it was outstanding.

  13. jimmy f. says...

    hey lapp http://www.worstpizza.com, enjoy your blog but you got too many people reporting. cant tell one reporter from another. the beautiful thing about jeff eats is that jeff’s the only man calling the shots plus unlike you he doesnt take ads so we know everything is unbiased. now onto your comments, brooklyn boys is top shelf was just there two days ago. by the way nobody really cares that you take your kid and feed him at different pizza places. your kid probably thinks that papa johns is real pizza.

  14. mk says...

    Been in Florida for over 35 years. Use to live down south until Andrew blew our house away now we live in Boynton Beach. Use to visit Franki’es at least once a week before Andrew. People don’t know great pizza unless they have eaten a pie from this takeout. The menu is pizza and garlic rolls. Nothing else. It has been around for over 50 years. There is always a line. Pizza and rolls. Do you people have any idea how limited that menu is, yet the store is famous. Get to this place for outrageous pizza nd rolls.

  15. lapp says...

    @jimmy f

    We do not allow ads from pizza places, so try to actually look at the site next time you are there. All reviewers have equally agreed on certain places, therefore I allow them to send in reviews. And yes, my kid actually likes papa johns. Nothing I can do about that though.

  16. danny f says...

    ate a sausage pizza at primanti bros. pizza was delicious but sausage was too spicey.

  17. gr says...

    your blog got me to frankie’s.
    phenomenal pizza.

  18. jh says...

    Tried Frankie’s excellent pizza.

  19. fd says...

    love #5 steve’s. best pizza i have eaten.

  20. AF says...

    Use to live in S. Miami before Hurricane Andrew. Moved north to Boca after our house was destroyed. Use to get pizza at Frankies back then at least once a week. Hadnt been down there since Andrew but was was down in Miami yesterday and picked up a pie at Frankies. Ate 1/2 in the car and the rest when I got home. Still great pizza.
    By the way Nino’s has real good pizza but it is totaly different than Frankies. Frankies is more like a sicilian pie.

  21. Art J. says...

    Transplanted New Yorkers here (21 years). Not familar with many of the pizza places you listed. I will say that Steve’s in Miami makes one of the best slices that I have eaten. It is real NY pizza. I’m going to give some of your picks a try, but you are right on with Steve’s as one of the best.

  22. Carmine in Boca says...

    If any of you live in North Broward or South Palm Beach county, you should check out my new favorite pizza joint. Amici’s Pizzeria is on Hillsboro and Lyons. It’s the best combination of pizza and italian food i’ve had since i left N.Y. The sauce is out of this world!

    Ciao

  23. rk says...

    jeff, i usually eat in the Nino’s in Boca where the food is great and the piiza is outstanding. tonite i did the nino’s in delray bach and the pizza was full or orageno, not too good. i’ll stic with boca store from now on. by the way, different owners.

  24. SS says...

    Something is very wrong here. I have been a big fan of the Nino’s in Boca for over 20 years. The food is great. Awhile back the partners broke up and one kept the Boca store and the other got the Delray Beach store on Lake Ida Rd. I still eat at the Boca store and the food is as good as ever. Best pizza going. Every so often I eat at the Delray store and the last two outings the last one being last night the food stunk. How can this be? Just don’t get it. So I’m sticking with the Boca store and the heck with the other one.

  25. mitch says...

    You forgot the best pizza in the whole area. It is located right in Davie on Davie Road, about a mile and a half south of I595. It is called Dellaventura’s Pizza. Joe Dellaventura was from Brooklyn where the best authentic recipes come from. Joe sold the restaurant a few years back but Ty and his team have kept the recipe intact and trust me, it is worth the trip….and don’t forget to try a slice of Sicilian pizza if you like the thick crust as it is so delicious as well. I love many of the places you guys mention, but give Dellaventura’s a shot one day and it will put a smile on your face and a nice, full stomach!

  26. Larry D. says...

    Right on!
    Frankie’s is awesome.
    One of the best pizzas that I ever eaten.
    Don’t get into Miami too often but I now have a reason.

  27. JJ says...

    #17 is now called Stella’s.
    had the $19 special last night large pizza with one topping and 12 wings takeout.
    wings were fair. pizza with pepporoni was fair.
    i have taken pizza from this restaurant before and it was always good. last night it was just fair. going to figure that this is a one time thing and give it another chance. but pizza wasn’t as good as it use to be.

  28. Ehud Avni says...

    Ralph & Rosie’s? You’ve got to be kidding. Their pizza is like the $5 special, putting the minimum amount of ingredients on it. There are at least 4 other places with better pizza in Boynton. The best pizza in Boynton Beach is Josie’s, a short walk across the street from R&R.

  29. cc says...

    tried steve’s. great slice, couldn’t want better.

  30. larry s says...

    had pizza last night at nino’s in boca. it was an excellent thin pizza. dominic 2 in boca also makes a great pie, same goes for brooklyn boys.

  31. alan says...

    Hi Jeff,

    I was hoping I could get u 2 do a review? I have reviews from worstpizza.com Urbanspoon,Boca Magazine, we where on channel 12 news & many others. If u have any questions u can call me Alan 305 747 6330

  32. alan says...

    PS the name is AUTHENTIC BROOKLYN PIZZA

  33. DOM AND LOUIES PIZZA in boynton beach they have great newyork pizza! two years in boynton and 13 years in boca. These guys are from Brooklyn New York and people who know great pizza eat here.

  34. mister mister says...

    any changes to this list?

  35. Chowfather says...

    This list needs to be updated but first you need to hit Mauro’s in Hollywood and then Kings County in NMB. Both would make your top 5 easily

  36. Shelly O. says...

    #17 Stella’s top notch pizza. one of the best slices.

  37. Laurie Lipman says...

    Mario the Baker in Wellington is outstanding for pizza

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