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Pizza Rustica

Walking along Washington from 5th street in South beach you'll come across many sandwich shops, taco shops and pizza places all selling delicious smelling food. One night while walking home from dinner at Sum Yum Gai, I passed by a pizza joint that smelt so good I had to stop and take a look. Attached to a tattoo parlour, Pizza Rustica serves square slices of gourmet pizza loaded with many creative and delicious toppings. The name suits as a perfect description of their pizza, rustic Italian. I grabbed a menu and continued on my way home full of yummy Chinese food, but wishing I had known to leave room for a slice of pizza for dessert. Little did I know that I would get my chance to sample a slice later that same night.


A few hours later, and a couple of gin and tonics deep, my sisters arrived home from the Miami Heats game. Hungry and hyped up on gin and tequila shots, the three of us made our way back the Pizza Rustica, clearly my suggestion. Walking along Washington with two other tipsy and hungry chicks was an uphill battle. We passed about three of four pizza places, each time I had to convince my sisters to keep going the five blocks. When we finally arrived at our destination, my sisters surprisingly stopped their complaining, thanked me for dragging them there and ordered a couple to go. One ordered the smokey bbq chicken and the other the whole wheat caprese.


Served in rectangular slices and cut into six even squares, Pizza Rustica's slices are more than satisfying at a measly $4.95. You're not only limited to the rectangular slices, they make larger sizes to order too and some mighty delicious looking paninis. The crust looks to be thick and doughy, however this is not the case. The crust is crispy on the bottom, soft delicious center and a perfect crust, no doughy flavour here.
The smokey bbq chicken pizza is piled high with delicious and fresh ingredients. The smoked chicken breast is marinated in a chipotle marinade and grilled before being added to the mix of other toppings. Red onions, fresh diced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, the smoky bbq chicken and a deliciously tangy plum tomato sauce make for the perfect slice of pizza.



The Caprese pizza is served on a healthier whole wheat version of their delicious crust and topped with their signature tangy plum tomato sauce, fresh buffalo mozzarella, kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes, garden fresh basil and a drizzle of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
We sat outside and enjoyed every last bite, the pizza was fresh and absolutely amazing, hands down best take-out/fast food pizza ever!! If you find yourself near Washington and 9th in Miami or any other of their locations, stop in and grab a slice.


I ended up loving the pizza so much that I picked up more take-out a few nights later; caprese, bbq chicken, new york steak, spicy sausage, eggplant and goat cheese, con 3 fungi (3 mushroom), campagnola and their signature Rustica pizza. All were absolutely delicious, oh and I added anchovies to a few. If you love fresh ingredients and pizza then this is really the place for you.



















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