10 TOP PIZZAS

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By David DiPino The Pineapple Staff Writer If you’re looking for the best pizza in South Florida, you’re in luck! Delray Beach offers some of the finest slices or whole pies anywhere. Take a look at our top 10 and get out there to try them yourselves. Scuola Vecchia – The Super Traditional For a taste of old-school Neapolitan pizza with roots deeply planted in the boot, Scuola Vecchia is the spot for authentic Italian pizza. At this true pizzeria, you’ll find a fine-dining ambiance, where every seat in the house has a prime view of the wood fire and pizza stone. Menu selections include Red and White Pizzas with all the usual (and some not so usual) Italian toppers. Located at 522 E. Atlantic Ave., www. facebook.com/scuolavecchia, (561) 865-5923 Solita & Mastino – The Craft Pizza Mastino’s Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas are cooked at 900 degrees and made from scratch with top-notch San Marzano tomato sauce. The Pizze Rosse menu includes the Margherita, Buffalo Dop, Parma, Brooklyn, Mo Green and Bee Sting. Pizze Bianche items come with cheese only and no sauce. Mastino also hosts a Pizza Academy. Located at 25 NE 2nd Ave., www.facebook.com/solitadelray, http://society8.com, (561) 899-0888 Mellow Mushroom – Hippy Pizza The pies at Mellow Mushroom are as colorful and tasty as the psychedelic ambiance and 1960s’ art and album covers that adorn its walls. You can’t go wrong with the Gourmet White, Kosmic Karma or Magical Mystery Tour pizzas and the special-order, gluten-free pizza and crust is so good, you can’t even tell they held the gluten. Located at 25 SE 6th Ave., www.facebook.com/MellowMushroomDelrayBeach, (561) 330-3040 Sazio – The Late-Night Standard Perhaps the most well-known gourmet pizza place in the heart of Downtown Delray Beach is Sazio. The pizza selection here is endless and absolutely molto bene! Located at 131 E. Atlantic Ave., www.facebook.com/Sazio, www.sazio.com, (561) 272-5540 Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza–The Famous Pizza Do you like it hot and crispy? Then, you can’t go wrong here. Their coal-oven traditional pies include the Grande Mozzarella with Italian plum tomatoes, Romano cheese, basil and olive oil and choice of toppings. Located at 115 NE 6th Ave., www.facebook.com/anthonyscoalfiredpizza, www.acfp.com/location/delray-beach, (561) 278-7911 Pizza Rustica – The Lunch Pie This is by far the coolest place to get a slice during the day and late night and it’s right by the beach. Take time to ogle all the eye candy when you enter the place … ‘nuff said. There’s more pizza than meets the eye here and everything is available by the slice. Check out the salad pizza – the perfect lunch! Open until 2:30 a.m. weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends. Located at 1155 E. Atlantic Ave., www.facebook.com/Pizza-Rustica-Delray, (561) 279-8766 Papa Giuseppe – Blue-Collar Pizza You have to go off Atlantic Avenue but it’s definitely worth a trip one exit south to Linton for this pizza feast. You’ll find a wide selection of pies just like they make in the homeland (New York and New Jersey, of course); Located at 660 Linton Blvd., Suite 117, www.facebook.com/Papa-Giuseppe-Pizza, www. papagiuseppecafe.com, 561-272-8585. Swell Pizza – The New Kid Making waves in Delray Beach, Swell Pizza begins with their Basic Pizza consisting of tomato sauce, Mozzarella, Pecorino, Provolone and basil; White Pizza with Mozzarella, crème fraiche, Pecorino, Provolone, shallot, garlic and rosemary; The Red Pizza (vegan, which means no cheese) consisting of tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil and olive oil. Located at 309 NE 2nd Ave., www.facebook.com/SwellPizzeria, www.swellpizza.com, (561) 292-2020 Caffe Luna Rosa – The Breakfast Pie Caffe Luna Rosa is known for their daily brunch and the Breakfast Pizza doesn’t disappoint with freshly made pizza dough topped with breakfast sausage, apple smoked bacon, fresh roasted peppers, spinach and mushrooms with cheese blend and topped with eggs any style. Located 34 S. Ocean Blvd., www.facebook.com/CaffeLunaRosa, www.caffelunarosa.com, (561) 274-9404 Vic & Angelo’s – The White Collar Pizza Artisan-style, coal-oven pizzas are cooked at over 900 degrees with a crispy crust and include selections like Rosatti’s BBQ Chicken Pizza, Truffle and Wild Mushroom, Salami and Burrata, Papa Angelo, Mulberry Street, Mott Street, Grand Street and the Don Vito. Located at 290 E. Atlantic Ave., www.facebook.com/vicandangelosdb, www. vicandangelos.com, (844) 842-2632