We first discovered this mobile pizza pop-up outside Panther Coffee in Wynwood after a disappointing visit to a chain pizza place from Rome that had just opened around the corner. That afternoon, PizzElla had set up under the shade of a jacaranda tree and offered a respite: a Neapolitan style Margherita that hit all the notes, with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, a rich mozzarella, and a few tears of basil. Now, you can find them permanently stationed at Time Out Market Miami, where pies coming out of a 900-degree oven will remind you why this is, we assume, your favorite food.
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.