Miami: where to find the best pizzas

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Italian style, New York style, Detroit style: the abundance of varieties offered by local restaurants is vast, but the excellence of the preparation matters much more of this popular dish that all generations love

Miami: where to find the best pizzas

Pizza is always a good reason to come to Miami. (Pexels)

Miami pizza is excellent, beyond what any transplanted, nostalgic New Yorker would say. The Magic City and its beaches are one of the great culinary centers of the world and as such, it could not but have excellence in a dish like pizza. It's not just that the average level of quality is good, which it is, but that Miami really excels at producing pizza, with some restaurants doing it gloriously well indeed.

When you're vacationing at the beach or the city, you can check it out on any of these sites:

1. Casola's Pizzeria

Miami: where to find the best pizzas

From left to right: Agustín Buñuel, Carlos Casola and Ramón Casola. (Casola's)

Casola’s has been serving excellent pizza for 40 years, since the day Agustín Buñuel and Ramón Casola met in Miami. In Boston they had been competitors, but the Magic City brought them together as partners, and we all came out as winners. A quirk of Casola's is that credit cards are not accepted, so be sure to bring cash.

Where: 2437 SW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33145 – (305) 858-0090

2. Steve's Pizza

Miami: Where to Find the Best Pizza

Steve's Pizza is a North Miami institution. (Steve's)

A list of pizzerias in Miami without Steve's Pizza would be incomplete. It's one of those places the locals hold dear, and Steve's appeal probably stems from a combination of nostalgia and its delicious New York-style slices. You can come to the little North Miami place for just a slice or a whole pizza.

Where: 12101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33181 – (305 ) 891-0202

3. Vice City Pizza

Miami: where to find the best pizzas

Vice City has mastered the art of Detroit-style pizza. (Vice City)

Vice City operates out of Abi Maria, a Miami-themed bar in downtown Dadeland. Their pizzas are distinguished by having a slightly fermented dough, rich in olive oil without being greasy. The tough crust is the perfect vehicle for Miami's pizza approach: a ton of toppings. A perfect example is the Suprema with pepperoni, homemade sausage, roasted vegetables and Calabrian chili oil.

Where: 8860 SW 72nd Pl, Kendall, FL 33156 – (786) 486-5297

4. Miami Slice

Miami: Where to Find the Best Pizza

There are few things more perfect than Miami Slice pizza. (Miami Slice)

Miami Slice pizza is pure perfection. This small joint on the north end of downtown serves up a New York-style pizza with an edge-to-edge crispy crust that's both warm and fluffy when you bite into it. The dressings and additions will dance in your mouth with an accuracy impossible to imagine.

Where: 1335 NE Miami Ct, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 217 -5423

5. Lucali

Miami: where to find the best pizzas

Lucali's pizza stays true to its Brooklyn origin. (Lucali)

Lucali is a place with quite a reputation thanks to its original location in Brooklyn, where people wait over three hours for a table. The wait in South Beach is considerably less painful, but the pizza is just as good.

Where: 1930 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – ( 305) 695-4441

5 more not to miss:

Stanzione 87: 87 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130 – (786) 360-1852

Mister 01: 1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 – (786) 332-6868

Old Greg's: 3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 – (866) 653-4734

< p class="paragraph">Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza: 5600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 – (305) 762-5751

Pizza Tropical: 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127 – (855) 732-8992