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The 18 Best Pizza Places In Miami

The top 18 pizzas in Miami, according to us.

We’ve eaten a concerning number of slices and pies to bring you our guide to the very best pizza Miami has to offer. And there is a lot to offer, despite what the annoying New Yorker or Chicagoan in your life has to say about us and our pizza. This guide includes neighborhood favorites, excellent slices in the back of a bar, and some flavor combinations you’ll only find in Miami.

You should know that these rankings only apply to the pizzas—it’s not a ranking of the restaurants on the whole. Now that we’ve provided this disclaimer, go read about (and eat) some incredible pizza.


THE SPOTS

Vice City has mastered the art of the thick-crust pizza. Operating inside Abi Maria, a very Miami-themed bar in Kendall’s Downtown Dadeland, Vice City makes pies with a lightly fermented dough that’s just rich enough from the buttery olive oil but not greasy. The sturdy crust is the perfect vehicle for Miami’s approach to pizza: a ton of toppings. A perfect example is the Supreme with pepperoni, homemade sausage, roasted vegetables, and Calabrian chili oil. Every bite delivers a crust with a crispy bottom and fluffy interior that balances out the intense saltiness and bold flavors of the toppings. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but besides the Supreme, we love the FunGuy that’s topped with mushroom puree, oyster mushrooms, ricotta, and a drizzle of truffle honey.

Inside an office building just off Lincoln Road is Mister 01, a tiny spot serving pizzas that sound (and sometimes look) a bit strange. But these pies are the best in Miami. The crust is thin—but not too thin—and is foldable yet crispy enough to hear an audible crunch when you take a bite. It’s the odd yet delicious toppings, though, that earn Mister 01 its number one spot. The coffee paolo has mozzarella, gorgonzola, honey, coffee, and spicy salami—and it sent us into a temporary state of confusion before winning us over. The star luca pie has perfectly contained little pockets of hot ricotta cheese in its folded crust. And the rest of the pizzas under the “extraordinary pizza” chunk of the menu are what you should stick to, even if they sound a little out there.


Eleventh Street Pizza is a great New York-style pizza spot operating out of the old Fooq’s space in Downtown. We loved all the pizzas we’ve tried here, which are foldable yet firm, and made with sourdough crust. Our favorite is the pepperoni and hot honey pizza, which comes topped with Calabrian chili paste, caramelized onions, and little pepperoni cups. The nerano (roasted zucchini, garlic, pistachio, and stracciatella) is also wonderful, and so is the Sicilian square slice, which is actually more like four slices worth of pizza. The pizzas feed two to three people, especially if you add on a side like meatballs or caesar salad. It’s mostly a to-go operation, but they sometimes have tables set up outside so you can eat there.


The sourdough pizza spot Old Greg’s has graduated from pop-up to a brick and mortar in the Design District. And even though ordering from Greg’s was sort of impossible during their pop-up days, we stopped by on a Thursday around 7pm for takeout and there was no line and a handful of open tables. They still sell great crispy square pies but their round pies (a new addition to the menu) are excellent. They have a sturdy crust, big sprigs of basil, and very good toppings. The pepperoni with hot honey pizza is great, but our favorite so far is the veggie supreme, which comes loaded with tomato, mozzarella, maitake and oyster mushrooms, onion, green peppers, olives, and pickled banana peppers.


Lucali is a place with a very big reputation thanks to the original location in Brooklyn, where people wait more than three hours for a table. The wait for the South Beach location is considerably less miserable (it could be as low as 15 minutes on a slow weekday), but the pizza is still incredibly good. They serve only one size pie here—which should be plenty for two—and it tastes like a thin-crust pizza and a classic New York slice had a baby, and then that baby got its master’s degree in tasting good. If you just hate waiting any amount of time for your pizza, you can usually walk right in at 1pm on Friday when they open for lunch.


A bottle of wine and a pizza from Stanzione is like winning $100 on a scratch-off or finding out the kid who used to bully you in high school got attacked by a swarm of bees—it will always make our day better, no matter how bad it’s been. This is mostly because the simple Italian restaurant in Brickell serves a selection of red and white pizza with perfectly blistered crust and soft dough that never gets soggy. If you want something a little heavy, try the carbonara pizza with cream, mozzarella, crispy pancetta, and egg yolk. If you’re on a date and need something lighter, the lemon and burrata pizza goes great with a bottle of rosé. But no matter what you get, you’ll walk out of here feeling 300 percent better.


Miami Slice doesn’t operate like a normal pizza shop. The takeout-only spot in Downtown is open Friday through Sunday, and you have to pre-order your pizza (only one pie per order) for a specific time slot in advance. But for all this effort you will be rewarded with a truly outstanding pizza, especially if you’re into thin, foldable NY-style slices with incredibly crispy crust. The pies are huge, can feed about three people, and you can order them with half-and-half toppings. We tried the salsera pie—a vodka and marinara pizza with a psychedelic swirl of pesto. It was so good, and we really cannot stress enough how beautifully crispy the crust is.


Paradis is a North Miami wine bar and bakery that we really love. And we’ll never be able to come here without ordering a slice of pizza. It’s really unlike any slice in Miami thanks to a delicious light brown crust that tastes like whole wheat dough that just got back from a delightful vacation with a loaf of sourdough. The lamb pie has little dollops of cumin labneh that perfectly complement the lamb. And the marinara is amazing too, with perfectly charred toppings of za’atar, caramelized onions, and black garlic that make each bite a sweet and savory fireworks display for your tongue. We simply can’t pick a favorite between them, so order both (they sell by the slice) to avoid having a meltdown at the register.

This Allapattah pizza spot serves Miami's best Roman-style pizza. It’s a very small place that’s easy to miss while driving by. There are just a handful of pizzas to choose from. You can't go wrong with anything on the counter, but we really like the amatriciana and the funghetto. The ingredients are top quality—real pancetta, buttery olive oil, imported Italian tomatoes, super creamy mozzarella, and wild mushrooms. The dough is light and fluffy, yet still crisp. You won’t need to mess with these nearly perfect slices with shakers of garlic powder, parm, or chili flakes. This is a great takeout option, but there are a couple of tables and a counter to sit at inside.


Speaking of Roman pizza, Blozzom is another great option to add to your mental pizza map. This casual North Beach spot has a selection of square pizzas they cut with scissors to create slices as big or as small as you'd like. The dough is thin but airy—and the toppings are outstanding. Slices are topped with perfect portions of mortadella, capocollo, smoked salmon, and a spicy diavola. It works great as a takeout spot (the pizzas reheat wonderfully) but there's also indoor and outdoor seating that works for a post-beach meal.


’O Munaciello is a strange looking restaurant with a massive angel hanging in the dining room, a fairly large diorama of an Italian village in the corner, and a domed ceiling that makes you feel like you’re in some sort of place of worship. But they also serve one of Miami’s best Neapolitan pizzas, and you will indeed be worshipping the cornicione di ricotta when you discover its crust is stuffed with ricotta.


If you can’t stand when a pizza collapses if it has more than three toppings, try Andiamo’s Sunday pie. It’s got meatballs, ricotta, pepperoncini, parmesan, and has a sturdy dough that holds it all up easier than Shaquille O’Neal lifting a toddler. But even if you’re not looking for a pizza that’s supporting a small Italian deli, the basic pepperoni is still very tasty. We also love eating here because they have some underrated outdoor seating and we’ve never had to wait for a table.


This little pizza stand in the backyard of Gramps in Wynwood makes the best New York-style pizza you can find in Miami. Sure, we always seem to crave it after four Moscow Mules, but this is a pizza you can easily enjoy even if you didn’t just do tequila shots at Wood. They have five varieties ranging from a square Abuelita’s pizza to La Hawaiian with pepperoni and caramelized pineapple. You can order them by the slice or as a pie if you’ve got three friends who are also under the influence of Gramps’ excellent Moscow Mules.


There are certain things you just don’t badmouth in Miami: Dwyane Wade, the various hits of early 2000s Slip-n-Slide Records, and Steve’s Pizza. It’s one of those places locals cherish deeply, and the appeal of Steve’s is probably due to some combination of nostalgia and their very tasty New York-style slices. You can come to the little North Miami spot for just a slice or a whole pizza—just don’t go spouting any controversial hot takes about how it’s overrated unless you’re ready to defend yourself.


Collins Pizza is a simple slice shop in North Beach that makes the closest thing to a classic New York slice in...maybe the whole city? They use a slowly fermented dough (72 hours, in case you were curious), which gives the crust a great flavor. We really enjoyed both the pepperoni and vodka pie. Both were foldable and delicious, with perfect ratios of sauce to cheese, but the vodka is one we’ll absolutely be ordering again. This is a great weeknight pizza takeout choice, and a good beach picnic option since it’s only a block away from the beach.


La Leggenda is in a part of South Beach where your food options are severely limited, but this place is not like the touristy spots you’ll find across the street on Española Way. It’s actually good—especially their Neapolitan pizzas. They don’t overcomplicate things here: the dough is tender, the cheese-to-sauce ratio is on point, and we never expected to have such a pleasant meal so close to a Señor Frog’s.


Maxwell Bros is a Palmetto Bay pizza shop from the Lincoln’s Beard Brewing team. So there are two great reasons to come here: beer and pizza. They do both wonderfully, but we really enjoy the pizza, which is closer to a Neapolitan style. This pie really won us over by the strength of its toppings. The Pizza Bianca has roasted garlic, caramelized onions, and a lovely sesame crust. The Super Luigi is another one to order. It has toasted pistachio, ricotta, sage, and sausage from fellow Palmetto Bay residents Babe’s. And, much like Lincoln’s Beard, it’s just a fun place to hang out and have a few beers.


One of our favorite low-stress meals in Miami is bringing a bottle of wine to this BYOB place and getting a pizza. We love doing this because we enjoy wine, sure, but also because Ironside’s pizzas are always great and just the perfect size to fill you up after you’ve consumed half a bottle of wine. The pies here are closer to Neapolitan in look and texture, but you don’t need a fork and knife to eat them—unless you’re trying to look falsely civilized in front of a date, which this place is also great for.


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