Category Florida

UPDATE: Florida Panhandle’s 30-A—Pizza by the Sea Expands to Three Locations

Original Review: 10/07/12 Previous Rating:  *** Better than Dominos The new king of pizza on the Florida Panhandle is Pizza by the Sea. After starting out in central 30-A in Watercolor, the family-friendly place went west in 2015 to Santa Rosa Beach (taking over the former Amore Pizzeria space) and then east this season to […]

UPDATE: Florida Panhandle’s 30-A—Amore Pizzeria Space is Now a Pizza by the Sea

Original Review: 10/07/12 Previous Rating: ***1/2 Working On A Good Thing Two summers ago, Mrs. Pie and I enjoyed a delightful pizza at a sweet rooftop patio location in Santa Rosa Beach. Had we not skipped it last year, we would have learned that Amore Pizzeria had vacated the space for the then second location […]

UPDATE: Florida Panhandle’s 30-A—Peppinos Pizzeria Lasts Only One Season

Original Review: 05/23/15 Previous Rating: **** 1/2   Nearer Perfection The Pizza Snob’s excitement last year about real New York-style pizza finally coming to the Redneck Riviera was short-lived. Unfortunately, after only a single season, Luigi from Connecticut has shut down Peppinos Pizzeria & Ice Cream Shop. In the dark until my recent annual beach vacation […]

UPDATE: A Return Visit to Florida’s Panama (City) Pizzeria

Original Review: 08/10/14 PIZZA SNOB RATING     *1/2 Thinking About the Trashcan First Update: 09/21/14 PIZZA SNOB RATING     Withdrawn Before closing out this year’s Florida Panhandle vacation, the Pizza Snob had some unfinished business over at Panama Pizzeria. Last year’s adventure there resulted in a rather comical tale involving an extremely over-cooked slice that was in […]

Peppinos Pizzeria—The Real Deal Finally Comes to Florida’s 30-A

It was once again time for the Pizza Snob’s annual vacation to the Florida Gulf Coast—a beautiful and relaxing place where I could never spend too much time. It also meant that it was time to update the state of the heretofore mediocre pizza pickings on the Panhandle. Well sunshine and pizza lovers, after first […]

UPDATE: 30-A’s Pizza Nona Closes Shop

Latest Review: 06/05/13 PIZZA SNOB RATING *** Better than Dominos After surviving two seasons on the Florida Panhandle, Pizza Nona has closed shop for 2015. This unique space set up half-pizzeria and half-ice cream shop didn’t stay closed for long and has reopened this season under new ownership as Peppinos Pizzeria & Ice Cream Shop. […]

Pucci’s Pizza—Some Great New York Pizza in Miami

The Pizza Snob was quite excited when his real job sent him to Miami on a secret mission. I hadn’t been there since Dan Marino quarterbacked the Dolphins. Since then, all I heard about was how the city’s chic factor had increased—hopefully though not to where you couldn’t find a good slice of NY pizza. […]