Restaurant review

Luigi’s pizza hard to top

 
 
Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza delvers a taste of Naples on Las Olas Boulevard.
Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza delvers a taste of Naples on Las Olas Boulevard.

If you go

Place: Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza

Address: 1415 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Rating: Very Good

Contact: 954-522-8888, luigiscoalovenpizza.com

Cost: Inexpensive-moderate

Hours: Lunch and dinner daily

FYI: Beer and wine. Reservations not accepted. Small lot plus city parking lot.


Sun-Sentinel

If you can’t make it to Italy this summer, you can find a little bit of Naples in a 50-seat corner restaurant in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

At Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, chef Luigi DiMeo kneads the dough and cooks the sauce, following many of the rules created by the official Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana. His crust is crisp and just a little chewy. It’s thin, but not too thin. Ask for it well-done, and it arrives with the blackened edges that I adore.

Read the review at Sun-Sentinel.com.

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