I think I have a new favorite pizza place. Crust at 668 NW 5th, north of the river overlooking the bridge. The mozzarella caprese and grilled octopus were delish for starters but let’s face it I came for the pizza. Their specialty, the Crust Pizza (figs, prosciutto & blue cheese) is not to be missed. Maybe wanting to be more than just a pizza place the rest of the menu seems a bit heavy with many options like sandwiches, pastas and other entrees. They also have a good wine and beer selection that only needs a good rose and cider to be complete.
I’m possibly remiss in not beginning this post with a mention of the service. Hostess and owner Anita Kovaceski, along with her husband, Chef Klime Kovaceski, was a great example of the best hospitality you’ll hope to find anywhere in Miami.
The location may seem out-of-the-way for those not familiar with the area, but it’s only a block past Seaspice, and Crust also has valet parking available. They’re open 5pm-10pm, 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and closed on Monday. The outdoor patio area wasn’t set up on my visit but I’ve heard they have plans, it seems like a good casual option for grabbing a quick bite on one of these cooler days, pre-sunset, while walking your dog. Inside is more Mediterranean themed, classy and comfortable. Reservations are available on OpenTable.