National Pizza Week Ends Today: Five "Best of" Places to Celebrate

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For some reason, in this country we feel we need to create a day or a week for everything. National s'mores day, frozen food month, national clams on the half shell day--seriously, these are all things. Pizza, however, is definitely a big deal. And right now it's national pizza week, which ends today.

Unfortunately, pizza can be a rather contentious issue. Each year we pick the best pizza places in Broward and Palm Beach Counties as part of our best of awards. And each year, some people couldn't agree with us more and other people are pissed. That being said, in honor of the end of national pizza week, we've decided to compile a list of past five year's best pizzas.

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2012- Tucci's Fire N Coal Pizza
Obviously, pizza can be a divisive issue, especially when it comes to style. There's little to argue about with Tucci's, unless it's whether to choose one of its signature coal-oven pies (we suggest the savory eggplant pizza or the simple Margherita) or to go rogue and build your own using piles of arugula, Kalamata olives, broccoli rabe, or prosciutto. They may not be the fastest pies around, as Tucci's makes every pie to order and doesn't stop until the crust has achieved just the right amount of char, the cheese has browned on the edges, and the sauce is blistering to the touch. Let others argue about the merits of thick versus thin; there are better ways to make use of your mouth in the presence of such flavor.

Location Info

Tucci's Fire N Coal Pizza

50 NE First Ave., Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Pizzeria Oceano

201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sicilian Oven

2486 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mauro's Pizza

1904 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL

Category: Restaurant

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