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Pizza Rustica

667 Lincoln Rd. (Euclid Ave.) Send to Phone
305-672-2334
By the (huge) slice or whole pie, it's the inventive and fresh toppings that make this pizza special.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
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Pizza Rustica Restaurant Review

: Since the proliferation of brick oven pizzerias producing truly authentic Italian pies, Pizza Rustica no longer seems as special as it did in the mid-1990s, when the original South Beach shop's meal-size slices and whole rectangular tray pies evoked square suns lighting up South Florida pizza's Dark Ages. These days, one can't help noticing that PR's crusts, though thin, lack the now-familiar char bubbles that ultra-high temperature wood or coal-burning brick ovens produce. But toppings are still high quality and abundantly applied. Especially recommended is the signature Rustica loaded with tomato sauce, diced fresh tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, plus fresh mozzarella, artichokes, kalamata olives, fresh basil and prosciutto layered on, as in Italy, after cooking. Also available: "create-your-own" salads and some panini, plus, for dessert, chocolate Nutella pizzas --- depending on location. With outdoor seating under umbrellas on the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall and table service, this location is hands down the trendiest PR.




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