Making pizza is a high-stakes endeavor: There’s no room for error when your signature dish is made up of just three ingredients. But chef Jeremiah Bullfrog isn’t feeling the pressure. At Square Pie City, he uses only the best ingredients for his Detroit-style pizza: Italian flour for the double-fermented, 72-hour dough; red sauce made from scratch; and a special cheese that he stuffs into the sides of each pan before baking it to crispy, bubbly perfection (it took two years of R&D to come up with that delicious trick). The white pie somehow ups the ante with house-made goat’s milk ricotta and a flavorful roasted garlic spread with serious zing. At Square Pie City, Bullfrog leans into decades of global training and fine-dining experience to nail the humble pizza, and it shows.
About the only list we could think of that would be more controversial than who has the best pizza in Miami would be if we listed who’s mom is the nicest (yours, of course). Knowing we were wading into sacred territory here, we tested and tasted, we burned the roofs of our mouths, chewed through some great and not so great crusts, and then we went back again. Because you can never have too much pizza, right? In the end, we have this debatable, fight-inducing list of Miami’s best pizza. What we didn’t include here were the old classics, that place where you used to order a greasy slice after the Miami bars closed or the box full of floppy pizza dad would bring home after work (and has now become what you pick up on a rainy day in Miami). What we ended up with on this is are pizzas are made with love. They are, we argue, Miami’s best.