New Sicilian Oven Opens in Coral Springs
|Co-owner Andrew Garavuso samples one of his wood-fired pies.|
The turnout was great for the Oven's first official night in business, packed with huge parties trading bites of the Sicilian stack (the restaurant's signature fried eggplant dish) and shrimp Palermo, and couples sharing crisp, wood-fired pies.
Most of the staff from the Lighthouse Point location was at the restaurant, including co-owner and head pizza chef Andrew Garavuso. I recognized long-time servers entertaining regular customers; some noted that they would be working full-time at the new store.
The menu is completely identical to Sicilian Oven's first location, with a dozen or so specialty pizzas, pastas, a broad selection of wood-fired starters, salads, and sandwiches on fresh-baked ciabatta bread. The layout is practically a mirror of its sister restaurant as well, with a long black granite bar covering one side of the restaurant and a wide open kitchen framed by rustic brick. The two, stone hearths at the kitchen's left end are framed by copper hoods and churn out those amazing pies in just minutes.
Coral Springs is fairly inundated with pizza places already, but the Sicilian Oven is sure to stand out in the pack.
10140 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.