If you know anything about the Divas you know that we love pizza! Even if we’re on vacation, we still have to satisfy that pizza craving. Montreal is known for its wood fired pizza ovens, but Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza offers you a different way of cooking pizza. A New Yorker brought coal oven pizza all the way to Florida, and we all know that New Yorkers know a thing or two about pizza!
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has locations all over the United States, the menu is simple and the ingredients of the best quality. Their authentic coal ovens bare their signature gift, the perfect pizza pie. In an 800-degree coal burning pizza oven it only takes 4 minutes to cook a pizza, and it has a “well done” flavour that’s common when pizzas are cooked on coal. With dough made daily, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has made quite a name for itself in Florida.
We started our dinner with a prosecco cocktail with delicious peach puree and a splash of chianti. Very refreshing, it came with a little cocktail shaker holding the remainder of the cocktail since the glass arrived full. Two signature appetizers at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza are their meatballs and chicken wings that are also cooked over coal. We opted for the chicken wings at the recommendation of our waiter!
Their chicken wings are prepared Italian style, don’t picture American BBQ sauce or anything remotely close to that. They’re served with a heaping pile of caramelized onions, and the wings sit on focaccia bread with hints of garlic and olive oil. The chicken wings were big, making them more like an order of drumsticks than the little Super Bowl style BBQ chicken wings that we’re used to in the United States. Not our favourite style of chicken wings, they certainly added to the whole Italian experience!
Our waiter recommended the square margarita pizza and we loved it. Thin dough with a crispy crust that’s cooked to perfection in the center, not overcooked at all. The tomato sauce was not too acidic and very good, with a generous amount of fresh mozzarella (just the way we like it) and tons of fresh basil leaves and Romano cheese. We added some dried chilli peppers and fell in love!
Their pizzas are huge so we ordered the small pizza, which aren’t very small at all! For our second pizza we opted for one of their more traditional coal oven pies with grande mozzarella, plum tomatoes, Romano cheese, basil and olive oil. Each ingredient is an additional cost and we added black olives, sweet peppers, mushrooms, caramelized onions and pepperoni. The pepperoni was crispy on top of the pizza, and there was a generous amount of chopped up olives. We loved it!
Anthony Jr from Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is quoted as saying “I’m only as good as my last pizza.” As for the last two pizzas that we tried, we’re impressed. Montreal may have perfected wood fired pizzas, but the coal fired pizzas in Florida were a close second. A touch crispier, with a different taste, if you’re in Florida make sure that you try a coal fired pizza from Anthony’s!
Our Rating: Splendid
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