Pizza spots are a dime a dozen these days, but Dish Miami is here to help you find the best pies in town. When that cheesy craving hits, make sure to order from one of these Miami hot spots.
Eleventh Street Pizza
One of the newer spots on this list. Downtown’s Eleventh Street Pizza is all about crafting the perfect New York-style pies. This pizza shop in the former Fooq’s space is open late and boasts both round and square pizzas for the taking.
Options include crowd favorites like pepperoni and hot honey, spicy vodka, and wild shroom pies. If you just want a slice, you’ll have to stop in and get it, though, as they’re only available in-store. Starters abound, too: the Fooq’s meatballs and chicken parm are a must.
Eleventh Street Pizza is located at 1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. For more information, visit their official website.
“You’re saying Westchester has some of the best pizza in Miami?” Yes.
The humble municipality is home to Frankie’s Pizza, which has been feeding the masses for 65 years. The idea for the concept started after namesake owner Frank B. Pasquarella and his wife Doreen noticed a lack of pizza shops in Miami. They opened the original store in South Miami on Valentine’s Day 1955. Two years later, they moved to their current location on Bird Road. The rest is history.
The first thing you’ll notice about Frankie’s is the retro look; the website jokes that the newest item at the store is the cash register (and we believe them). Even the website is a blast from the past. Another blast from the past: the prices. A square-shaped slice will only set you back a dollar or two, and a small pizza can cost anywhere from $7 to $10. Medium (eight slices) and large pizzas (10 slices) don’t cost much more.
Don’t feel like driving all the way to Westchester? Did you move away and miss a piece of your childhood? Frankie’s can deliver its half-baked pies anywhere in the U.S. A half-baked pizza is just that—half-baked; you finish baking it at home. It’s ideal if you want to freeze the pizza to enjoy later. That said, the best way to enjoy Frankie’s is fresh out of their oven.
Frankie’s Pizza is located at 9118 Bird Road, Miami, FL 33165. Call 305-221-0221 for more information or to order.
Ironside Pizza is a hidden gem – literally. It’s easy to miss unless you’re familiar with the area. If you’re fortunate enough to stumble upon this wood-fired Neapolitan pizzeria, you’re in for a treat. White pizzas, classic pizzas, gourmet pizzas … Ironside Pizza has it all and then some.
Keep things simple with a tasty margherita or funghi pizza, or spice things up with a calabrese pizza whose mix of N’duja and Calabrian chili pepper will wow heatseekers. The restaurant’s name is a little deceiving as there’s a lot more here than pizza. You’ll also find paninis, pastas, and calzones galore.
Ironside Pizza is located at 7580 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit their official Instagram.
Lucali is one of those places that needs no introduction. The Brooklyn favorite is also a Miami favorite, as waits to get in can last hours. Our advice: Show up right when they open or at an off-time to avoid the crowds.
Once you’re seated, you’ll notice that there’s only one pizza size and it’s a little pricey since each topping costs extra. Trust us when we say that it’s all worth it – these pizzas are huge enough for two to three people (although you won’t want to share). Appetizers like eggplant parm and chicken wings are available, but odds are that you won’t have any room.
Lucali is located at 1930 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
“We are that famous hidden place.” That tagline is everywhere in Mister-01’s marketing — and rightfully so. The humble beginnings of Mister-01 — back then known as Visa-01 — trace back to a nondescript office building on Miami Beach’s Michigan Avenue. You’d need to enter through a secret back entrance, and only “those in the know” would be able to find it. If you were one of those lucky people, you were in for a treat.
Well, the secret’s out. The “secret” Miami Beach location is not-so-secret anymore, and the concept has expanded into other neighborhoods, including Brickell and Wynwood. The brand’s popularity should come as no surprise, considering the extensive and delicious offerings on the menu. Prepare to be overwhelmed (in a good way).
Purists can stick to traditional pies like the margherita, pepperoni, and mushroom selections, all of which are the best versions of the basics. The aptly named Special Pizzas are where Mister-01 truly shines, though. The literal star of the menu is the Star Luca, a star-shaped pizza stuffed with ricotta, spicy salami, and mozzarella. Best of all: The pizzas are priced reasonably at anywhere from $11 to $19. And if you want a smaller 8-inch pie, the price goes down to as little as $6. All budgets are welcome here.
Fun fact: Mister-01 operates a pizza school out of its Wynwood location. So if you want to learn how to make your own pizzas at home, consider signing up. Each class runs for about three hours and includes a complimentary chef’s hat and apron. Prices range depending on the number of people in your party.
Mister-01 has multiple locations throughout Miami. To find the one nearest you, visit the official website. A Coconut Grove location is scheduled to open later this year in Coco Walk.
Unlike the other entries on this list, Navé doesn’t specialize in pizza. It’s a coastal Italian restaurant, which means that pizzas are just one part of the cuisine here. Aside from a handful of pizzas, you’ll find a bevy of pastas and seafood to enjoy — and enjoy you will (We are huge fans of the snapper Milanese and braised lamb lasagna).
The small pizza section here is easy to overlook, but it shouldn’t be. The three current offerings—duck, Diavolo, and white pizza—are each hefty and satisfying. As tempting as it may be to eat an entire pizza yourself, these pies are best shared so you can enjoy the rest of the menu. Don’t let the simple descriptions fool you: Nave’s pizzas pack a punch. Be on the lookout for rotating specials, too.
Navé is located at 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. Make a reservation online or call the restaurant at 786-615-3747.
Old Greg’s Pizza
You’ve probably heard about Old Greg’s Pizza on social media. The pandemic pop-up was all the rage for its square Detroit-style(ish) pizzas that would only be announced through Instagram and other online avenues.
While the brand is still all over the web, foodies no longer have to wait to get their hands on Old Greg’s Pizza: They just have to go to the brick-and-mortar shop in the Design District. No longer constrained by kitchen size, Old Greg’s has expanded its menu beyond its initial claim to fame; the restaurant now features hoagies, garlic knots, salads, and all sorts of delicious creations. Bring an appetite.
Old Greg’s Pizza is located at 3620 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Brickell restaurants come and go, but Stanzione 87 has withstood the test of time. Since 2013, the neighborhood joint has been cranking out Neapolitan pies for the masses. Pizzas come out fast – they take about 90 seconds to cook – so this place is ideal for a quick and affordable meal.
Pizza options are divided into two categories – red pizzas and white pizzas – and you can’t go wrong with either. Best sellers include the buratta, salami, quattro formaggi and truffle pizzas. In addition to its pies, Stanzione 87 sells subs, salads, and an assortment of starters like meatballs, salumi, and wings.
Stanzione 87 is located at 87 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.