It’s hard to please New Yorkers when it comes to pizza. Even in New York there is the ongoing debate as to who has the best slice. In South Beach that debate is limited due to the lack of options and there’s the general consensus that there is, in fact, no good pizza outside of the five boroughs. Some may argue that Pizza Rustica is decent after a few cocktails at your favorite Miami hot spot, but the reality is that there is no New York pizza in Miami. Once we accept that fact we can move forward to embrace the closest thing…Primo Pizza!
The only place I will order from and can even bring myself to call a slice is Primo Pizza located at 100 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. The pizza is huge and the “slices” are too big to even fold. Any real NY foodie knows that our lack of patience is what led to the invention of the pizza fold in the first place. God forbid we stop and breath while we eat, we can barely chew with our mouths closed (kidding). But it’s the perfect size to get a satisfying meal in while on the go. If you can’t fold it, it’s not a NY slice…end of story!
The best thing at Primo’s is their Chicken Parm Roll. This brings me to another Miami phenomenon, you can’t find a decent chicken cutlet in the entire city, so right there we have a winner. This delightful piece of heaven consists of chicken cutlet, parmesan, sauce and mozzarella all tucked perfectly in a doughy crust and brushed with garlic. If and when I move back to the great state of New York this would absolutely be something I would miss in Miami.
It may not be like home, but it’s pretty damn close…Enjoy!
Original story and other Miami restaurant reviews can be found at: http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-events-in-miami/elyse-eisen