Thursday, May 21, 2009

Daily Candy- new Pizza place in design district

Easy As Pie
Pizza Volante Opens

Design District, you already hold a big slice of Miami’s fashion, art, and food scene. Now you want more?

Ambitious. But you do have Jonathan Eismann’s new venture, Pizza Volante, opening tomorrow.

A “pizzeria and mozzarella parlor” (so called by Eismann’s 3-year-old daughter), Volante serves pies the Roman way: baked thin in a wood-burning oven. Fresh toppings include Vito’s mozzarella, guanciale from Niman Ranch, and cacciatorini (wild boar sausage).

Purists will enjoy the mozzarella bar with trimmings like organic and unfiltered olive oils, local tomatoes, arugula, zucchini fritti, and caponata.

The polished concrete floors, stainless steel kitchen fixtures, and orange Kartell chairs are so you, DD. But the eighteen wines under $18, glasses as low as $3.50, and cans of Bud for a buck (organic Florida brew costs a bit more) make the nabe more affordable.

Not a pie in the sky.

Pizza Volante, 3918 North Miami Avenue, Design District (305-573-5325).

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