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Pizza is one of those meals that everyone loves and it comes in so many varieties that it’s hard not to pick a favorite. There’s New York-style and Chicago-style, but some pizza aficionados will tell you that nothing compares to a brick-oven pizza. You can get it either coal fired or wood fired, and the end result is a pizza crust slightly stained black and bursting with flavor that radiates throughout your taste buds with every last crunchy bite. If you have never tried brick-oven pizza or you are a seasoned member of the brick-oven pizza connoisseur club, then this list of pie joints in Miami is just for you.

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Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza
5600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 762-5751

Andiamo is a local favorite. This Little Haiti restaurant is lined wall to wall with glass windows and serves what some might call the best brick-oven pizza in Miami. The pizza is New York-style so you’ll be sure to have enough to eat. Choose between a variety of authentically-Italian flavors like the the Capriccioso pizza topped with prosciutto, artichokes, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Your classic favorites like pepperoni pizza are also available but at Andiamo, it’s known as the Brooklyn Special. Stop in for a bite and watch your favorite event on the large projection screens that are easily visible whether you’re dining indoors or outdoors.

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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
17901 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33160
(305) 830-2625

Anthony’s serves up some of South Florida’s finest coal-fired pizza and it’s no wonder since three of its stores are located in Miami. The pizza is pulled out straight from the oven, fresh with coal marks stained into the underside of the pie. Each bite is crunchy with a sauce that tickles your taste buds and mingles nicely with the superb toppings. If looking for some more unique offerings, order the Eggplant Marino that comes with sliced eggplant, tomato sauce, fresh basil and grated romano cheese. For a meatier option, go with the Philly Cheesesteak pie with thinly-sliced steak and caramelized onions.

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Rocco’s Pizza Lounge
8865 SW 72nd Place
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 671-6262

Upon entering Rocco’s Pizza Lounge, the first thing you notice is the decor. The interior resembles a Pei Wei Asian diner rather than your typical pizza joint, and the bar is decorated with a wine display and televisions that are perfect for watching the big game. However, the real star of the show isn’t visible until brought out to your table. Rocco’s wood-fired pizzas are among the tastiest in town. The cheese is light and barely covers the entire pizza but the sophisticated flavor is unmistakably delightful. Choose the Sofia pizza for a truly wonderful mix of ingredients. This masterpiece is the combination of extra virgin olive oil, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto, arugula and parmesan cheese.

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Pieducks Brick Oven Pizza
14515 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 808-7888

Located in the heart of trendy Brickell, Pieducks is surrounded by local eateries that offer everything from French delicacies to Irish spirits. However, Pieducks covers the Italian fare with pizza cooked in an open-flame brick oven that’s topped with natural toppings selected from local growers. Its menu offers your standard favorites like cheese pizza but also adds a few twists like the D Bacon Pie which is topped with smoked applewood bacon, feta cheese, green olives and mozzarella cheese. It’s a perfect way to indulge in everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure. There is also another location in Midtown Miami for your convenience.

Tutto Pizza Beer House
1753 SW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 858-0909
tuttopizza.orgTheir is no better complement to pizza than an ice cold beer, and that’s the philosophy that Tutto Pizza Beer House is built on. Come in Thursday after 4 p.m. for Beer Night where you can sample its international beer selection with the two-for-one beer special. While you’re there, balance out the alcohol with a wood-fired pizza. These come in many variations, one of which is named after cartoon legend Popeye. What comes on such a pizza? The Popeye includes tomato sauce, mozzarella, spinach, goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, making it just as beloved as the character himself. All in all, Tutto adds up to a nice atmosphere, great pizza and a great place to eat with friends.RelatedBest Pizza in South Florida
Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.