8 Must-Try Pizza Spots in Downtown Miami and Wynwood
From classic recipes to bold combinations, these restaurants take your typical pizza to the next level.Jan 20, 2023 · 4 Minute Read
Miami’s pizza scene has undergone a massive transformation over the last few years. Contrary to popular belief, the 305 has some of the best pizza around, regardless of what your annoying New Yorker friend has to say. We’ve narrowed down our eight favorite ‘za joints in Downtown Miami and Wynwood that you (and your city pal) must try.
Known for having the freshest dough on the block, this slice-only pizzeria located in Bayside Marketplace combines the classic New York style with an Italian twist. Our favorites include Ben’s signature pepperoni pie topped with crispy pepperoni cups, the classic cheese, and the meat lovers (pictured above).
Eleventh Street Pizza
Founded by New Yorker David Foulquier, this pizza restaurant prides itself on its signature sourdough pies paired with cheese, sauce, and fresh organic toppings to make for an explosion of flavors in every bite. Eleventh Street Pizza also offers thick crusty Sicilian square slices for those die-hard pizza lovers.
Food for thought: If you haven’t tried their pepperoni & hot honey pie, then you haven’t experienced true pizza nirvana.
Fratesi’s Pizza at Over Under (Sundays Only)
IYKYK Sundays are for Fratesi’s Pizza over at Over Under. This weekly pop-up transforms the neighborhood bar into a classic pizza restaurant. Start your experience with their out-of-this-world caesar salad and spicy buffalo wings. Make sure to save enough room for their demon pig girl pizza topped with seasoned tomatoes, pecorino romano, oregano, mozzarella, pickled hot peppers, and chicken sausage. Sounds amazing. Doesn’t it?
Miami Slice is one of the hottest pizza shops in Miami, and the long wait diners have to endure to snag a table is indicative of its popular demand. Take your taste buds to another world with their pepperoni proper (red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and hot honey) or leeks on bacon (garlic confit cream, mozzarella, leeks, and bacon). With pizza this crispy, you’re bound to compare its consistency to that top-notch New York or Chicago pie you’ve been raving about.
This New York favorite has a new home in Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District, serving massive classic-NYC slices of pie. Whether you’re craving late-night carbs or enjoying a Sunday Funday out with friends, you must give Joe’s a try to understand why the beloved chain dishes out one of the most popular slices of pizza in New York City.
Prince Street Pizza
Located in Oasis Wynwood is another classic NYC import, Prince Street Pizza. From Soho to Wynwood, this spot is known for dishing out authentic thick and crusty Sicilian square pies. To ensure the quality remains genuine, the owners transported a New York water machine to replicate the beloved dough served at their NYC location. Don’t sleep on their spicy spring pie topped with crispy pepperoni cups, spicy marinara sauce, and gooey mozzarella. It’s a PSP staple.
The Pizza Shop at Freehold Miami
Hailing from Brooklyn, Freehold’s pizza selection transports you to foodie paradise with typical flavors like their classic pepperoni pie and not-so-typical flavors like their shroom & olive or salad pie. Yes, it’s a pizza-meets-salad experience, and we’re 100% here for it. Freehold also has special brunch pies, including an eggs benedict pizza with crispy prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, runny egg, spinach, and topped with a drizzle of hollandaise. YUM!
You’d think Miami is becoming the sixth borough of NYC with the amount of pizza restaurants that have opened over the last few years, and Zazzy’s is just another foodie-favorite rooted from the Big Apple. Slices at Zazzy’s are massive and, for only $5, worth the trip to Wynwood. From their vodka pie topped with homemade vodka sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh oregano, and olive oil to their variety of vegan-friendly options, Zazzy’s has you covered.