Carolina’s Coal Fired Pizza & Pasta (Delray Beach)
***** Carolina’s Coal Fired Pizza & Pasta, 9 S.E. 7th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33483, (561) 278-1913.
As most of you know, over the past 3-4 years COAL FIRED PIZZA JOINTS have been popping up all over South Florida… joints like Anthony’s, Red Rock, Coal Mine, Vic & Angelo’s and Giovanni’s immediately come to mind. Rather than going into esquisite detail, the usual menu game at these joints is family style salads-coal fired pizza-coal fired chicken wings covered in carmalized onions/garlic-individual bottles of soda. For sure, almost everyone of these joints has some sort of variation on the above theme, but all-in-all, the pizzas and chicken wings are the stars of the game.
Readers of jeffeats know that I love good coal fired pizza/wings. Past rave revues for Anthony’s, Red Rock and Giovanni’s should convince “you” of that love.
Now let me tell you about…Carolina’s Coal Fired Pizza & Pasta.
Last night I ate dinner at Carolina’s which is located in Delray Beach. The joint is housed in a “house” and seats about 60 inside and 60 on an out-door patio. Like the other joints previously mentioned, Carolina’s is in the coal fired pizza business….however, there isn’t a chicken wing in sight. Carolina’s spends as much time on its pastas and salads as it does on its pizzas…coal fired pizza is just one of many dishes….Anyway, last night 5 of us “dined” at Carolina’s. We had pizza, salad, fried zucchini appetizer, 3 family sized pasta dishes and 5 sodas (no bottles) unlimited refills… I have to tell you that everything was absolutely delicious.
Now I am not looking to “have” any hard feelings here, but I have to tell you, that the coal fired pizza I had last night, was the best I have eaten since I have been down here in South Florida. As a matter of fact, it is as good as some of the “famous” pies that I had in New York City’s John’s of Bleeker Street and Coney Island’s Totonno’s Pizzeria. The pastas and salad are equally top-notch and are as good as any I have eaten in South Florida. As for the fried zucchini, Matteo’s makes the best (as far as I am concerned), but Carolina’s was a close runner-up.
Carolina’s is a tee shirt/shorts joint. I am telling you that the food is great. By the way, the bill for 5 and there was plenty of food, was $110 (tax and tip included). Carolina’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
You don’t want to miss this joint…it really is that good.