Miami’s upscale Italian restaurants serve up some of the most unique and decadent pizzas around, whether you’re dining in South Beach or taking a break from enjoying art in the Design District. Follow our guide to the best five restaurants to grab a slice (or a whole pie). Sharing not required.
2506 Northwest 2nd Avenue
This Wynwood gem attracts customers with their signature thin crust pizzas. Joey’s, a modern Italian café that fits right in in Wynwood, features an extensive pizza menu. Options include the Romana (tomatoes, mozzarella, stracchino, artichoke and porchetta) and the Gamberetti (mozzarella, fresh tomato, shrimp, garlic, hot pepper and montegrappa cheese) and many more. Let executive chef Ivo Mazzon of Veneto, Italy serve you a delicious pizza made from fresh seasonal ingredients.
4385 Collins Avenue
(786) 507 7902
Cecconi’s Italian restaurant, nestled on the ground floor of Soho Beach House, serves up six different pizzas. Each is crafted from fresh ingredients ranging from buffalo mozzarella and buratta to spicy salami and duck prosciutto. A member favorite and must-try is the mouthwatering White Summer Truffle Pizza. Cecconi’s restaurant is open to the public.
Prime Italian serves an assortment of brick oven pizzas available in 12” or 24”. There are seven pizzas to choose from on the lunch menu and nine options for dinner, all far from ordinary. Dinner options include Maine Lobster pizza (with Fontina and grilled scallions) and Kobe Meatball pizza (with Mozzarella, Bufala ricotta and Basil). The Truffle Mac n Cheese pizza (Fontina, Gruyere, Mozzarella, Cheddar and White Truffle) gets rave reviews.
|3918 North Miami Avenue
Take the man at the helm of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink into a pizza kitchen and right there is born a culinary revelation. With all of the subtlety and sophistication of Michael's comes Harry's, serving up the kind of pizza that satiates the entire design district. Mouth-watering options include Oyster Mushroom Pizza, MGFD Bacon Pizza (a local favorite) and Rock Shrimp pizza.
1025 Lincoln Road
Executive Chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro head this Lincold Road pizzeria. Sosta boasts a menu of 20 pizzas as well as an add-on menu. Choices vary from cheesy selections to sausage, ham, or salami options. The namesake pizza, the Sosta is made of sundried tomato spreads, mozzarella, burratta cheese and prosciutto crudo di parma.