The best pizzas, like the worst Elvis impersonators, are cheesy and often live in cardboard boxes. Sink your teeth into a crispy classic with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare at Steve's Wood Fired Pizza in Boca Raton.
Steve's professional pie slingers hand-stretch dough so masterfully and slather sauce and toppings so tastefully that they earned their establishment the honor of being named one of America’s 10 Best Pizza Parlors in 2010 by American Way magazine. Diners can dive into a menu founded upon the shop's signature thin-crust wood-fired pizzas, plating preselected tastes such as the olive-, artichoke-, and goat-cheese-topped Mediterranean pizza ($15.99 for regular). Or showcase culinary creativity by building a dough disk from the ground up, mixing and matching flavors from an ingredient list that includes toppings as diverse as smoked gouda, veal meatballs, jalapeños, and baby-leaf spinach that has yet to take its first steps. Plates piled high with wood-fired wings ($8.99 for 10 wings) emerge crisped from the scalding oven, cooling their haunches on a soothing pillow of parmesan-rosemary focaccia, and the balsamic walnut and gorgonzola salad ($10.99) pairs the tangy complexity of a beautiful aged blue cheese with the nutty allure of the peanut's older, more financially secure cousin.
Liquid relief from garlic's forwardness or oregano's unending vacation slides can be sought in a sizeable selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks. Guests at Steve's Wood Fired Pizza can choose to sup indoors to watch as their smoldering sustenance emerges fresh from the oven or on the outdoor patio to show off their good table manners for Mother Nature.
Steve’s Wood Fired Pizza
The pizza experts at Steve’s Wood Fired Pizza knead fresh dough into thin disks, slather them with house-made sauce, and toss them into an Italian-imported wood-fired oven, where they acquire a smoky aroma and crackling crust. The flame-licked pizzas have earned a slew of accolades, not only for their dark and well-done crusts, but for their more than 55 toppings such as applewood-smoked bacon, grilled vegetables, marinated shrimp, and caramelized onions. Rather than fold their menus into paper sailboats, guests can showcase their creativity by personalizing their own pizzas down to its cheeses and blend of herbs. Once crafted, pizzas find their proper place inside an intimate dining room, where 13 tables dot a welcoming, homey interior.