- Coal's great for so many things: powering the industrial revolution, polluting China, and revealing how black your parents' hearts actually are come Christmas morning. For a resto using coal to help feed you, check out Anthony's. Finally spreading south after enjoying multi-generational family success in Broward, Anthony's feels like a sports bar with Roman roots thanks to a front rotunda, framed pics of family and celebs, and a specialty brick oven burning anthracite, a coal that fires so clean and hot, the oven hits 800 degrees and the 'za is done in four minutes -- forcing them to come up with elaborate excuses when it's not on your table in five. The menu stays refreshingly simple, with all pies built on a plum tomato, Romano, basil, and olive oil foundation; you can opt for staple toppings (Italian sausage, prosciutto, long hot finger peppers, pepperoni), or specialty pies like the Frittata (pepper, onion, egg), the Philly Cheesesteak, and one with hot & sweet peppers, ricotta, sausage, and baby meatballs -- also the Bill Murray-begat franchise's little known fifth installment. Non-pizza includes a gorg-laced Italian salad that's big enough for two, brick oven calzones, subs like the Italian Tuna Salad, and Roast Beef (both heated at 800 degrees before serving), and coal-oven-roasted chicken wings that set themselves apart by being topped w/ caramelized onions -- why rep Buffalo unless you have to? There's wine and beer to resolve your thirst, with vino ranging from $23 bottles to pricier Antinori Tignanello, and a dessert menu including one choice: a NY-style cheesecake, also your go-to pick-me-up every time you wake up expecting a bike, and find nothing but lumps.
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User Reviews for Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Editorial review from Urbanspoon
We enjoyed our visit to Anthony's and their food and service was really good. Enjoyed their white pizza with garlic which is quite tasty. Their salad is huge and plenty of toppings...
- posted on 09.20.12
- by by E at Urbanspoon
Message from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
A specialty pizza restaurant that features the "well done" taste of cooking in an 800-degree, coal-fired oven. Authentic Italian recipes are joined with fresh, top-quality ingredients, personal service and a contemporary high-energy atmosphere creating a quality restaurant chain with a loyal fan base. The restaurants are designed around an authentic coal-fired oven that uses clean-burning anthracite coal to cook each pizza in just four minutes. Coal-fired cooking produces pizza with a crispy and flavorful crust that complements the taste of high-quality toppings. Known for its simple menu, ACFP's most popular items are coal-fired pizza, coal-oven-roasted chicken wings, and signature Italian salad. ACFP is Zagat rated as one of America's Top Restaurants and was recently voted Best Pizza by The Miami Herald?s "The Best of South Florida Survey." AOL named ACFP one of the "Next Big Chains".
- Casual Dining Atmosphere
- Award-Wining Pizza & Wings
- 800-Degree Coal Ovens