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“Traditional & good pizza but service lacking”

luigi's coal oven pizza
Ranked #54 of 1,340 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Very recently opened. Neapolitan style pizza.
Reviewed 17 December 2011

We went here after reading the favourable TA reviews; it did not disapoint and it made a nice change to the chain restaurants we experienced in the main during this Florida trip. Proper thin and crispy pizza with lovely home made tomato sauce on the base and good mozzarella cheese, not too much of it. We had the capriccioso pizza (large) and although big it was manageable for two hungry adults. We started with the Caprese salad to share and it was very good; tasty tomato, mozzarella and pesto dressing. One beer or glass of wine each and the bill was about 40 dollars before tip. Other dishes coming out of the kitchen also looked good such as the meatballs. Quite short menu, but I prefer that to the pages and pages you often get. Let down by inattentive service and slow to take order and bring drinks.

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Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

We were looking for a quick bite to eat and chose this place based off of its ranking on tripadvisor. It's only about 10 minutes from the beach and wasn't too crowded on a Monday night. We found a spot to park in their parking lot, but I could see it filling up quite quickly if the place was busy. It's pretty small inside, the capacity is only about 50 people with 8-10 of those seats being at the bar.
We decided to sit at the bar so we could have a couple of drinks while we waited for our food. The bartender was ehh, she seemed to gravitate to the guy that pulled up in the convertible Porsche. Not even close to the best service I've had, but not horrible either. The drink selection was bottled beers and wines which was a little disappointing since I prefer drafts, but a few restaurants are like this in Fort Lauderdale.
We began with a starter of the wings. I expected your standard buffalo wing, but what arrived was surprisingly different. These wings were thoroughly cooked in the coal oven and had the flavor deeply set in without any sauces or dips needed. They are served with bread and caramelized onions which are deliciously sweet. I would definitely recommend this as a starter. For my main course I had the standard four cheese pizza with pepperoni. Not really a fan of goat cheese, but it worked with the other cheeses. The pizza is delicious, not too exotic, but with enough flare to make it a notch above your standard pizza place's offerings. The total bill was about 30 bucks a piece including tip and two beers. Would definitely visit again even if only grabbing take out.

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Thank GoogleEarther
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Pizza was delish as were the wings. Bathrooms were a little dirty. Hopefully next time they are cleaner

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Reviewed 7 December 2011

Stopped in for the first time last evening and had a great experience. We received a warm welcome from the bartender, had an excellent plain pizza and a bottle of red wine. Great atmosphere, friendly people (both staff and customers). This place is a winner.

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Thank Billbr
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We had wings to start really delicous and ordered the biggest pizza for the two of us to share thinking a small would not be enough, how wrong can you be! Did not finish pizza had a doggy bag, be warned very generous portions but wholly enjoyable, you will not be disappointed. A very casual and friendly place.

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Thank Tubbritt
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