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3000 Florida Ave. (Virginia St.) Send to Phone
305-779-5113 | Menu
Thin-crusted Roman-style pizzas are the main draw at this casual/chic Italian resto-lounge near Cocowalk.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Spartico Restaurant Review

: Shortly after the last remaining eatery in Jonathan Eismann's Design District mini-empire, Pizza Volante, folded, the local star was announced as consulting chef for the pizza part of this casual/chic Italian place. But the key word is "consulting," meaning not actually cooking in the kitchen. Indeed Eismann-designed wood-oven pizzas, ultra-thin-crusted as in Rome, are the standouts on a menu of all the usual American-Italian restaurant standards, ranging from "Tuscan" steak (anointed with olive oil, but a New York sirloin rather than traditional T-bone) to tiramisu. Unfortunately, though, the pies are wildly inconsistent. Crusts are sometimes beautifully blistered, crunchy outside and tangy/chewy inside; but often, they are either overcooked or undercooked. Additionally, basic toppings --- especially first-rate local mozzarella --- are often too sparse. For pizza aficionados, Spartico's pies are affordable enough to chance several tries. Just keep your fingers crossed.

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