• Lisa Marie

Amici's Ristorante & Pizzeria: Winner of the "People's Choice Award" and the &

Every other month, The Florida Palate chooses the best of a specific food in the state of Florida. For the month of July, residents of Florida searched, ate, and voted for the best pizza in Florida. We listened to your voices and tried almost every pizza restaurant chosen by the viewers on our website, including other pizza restaurants that have won previous nominations or recognition. For the first time, we have found a restaurant, Amici’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, that was chosen by the people of Florida and the staff of the Florida Palate, resulting in both the “People’s Choice Award” and the “Excellence Award" for the best pizza in Florida!

We had the honor of meeting Stephen, the owner of Amici’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. He is such a humble and easy-going guy. He is originally from Miami, FL and was raised in South Florida in a Italian and Sicilian family. His passion for the culinary arts have carried him all over the world. He has worked in many restaurants and he has even held the honor of being a personal chef for renown celebrities such as Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Eventually, he decided to open an Italian restaurant on his own, which birthed the beginning of Italian excellence in the heart of Pembroke Pines, FL.

Stephen credits the success of his restaurant to the concept behind the restaurant’s name. Amici means "friend" in Italian, and the entire staff try to make everyone that walks through the front door feel like a friend. Amici’s Ristorante & Pizzeria won for the best pizza in Florida but they are known for other Italian dishes. Stephen stated that Amici’s Ristorante offers a wide variety of food options. However, their one pound lasagna and chicken marsala are both a very big hit. Everything is made to order at this restaurant so you don’t have to worry about consuming any prepackaged meals.

I personally chose Amici’s Ristorante & Pizzeria because during our final blind pizza tasting I couldn’t get over the harmonious blend of seasoning in each bite. It really is an amazing pizza! I’m from New York, so I consider myself a pretty good judge of pizza, and Amici’s Ristorante is by far the best pizza in Florida!

It's inevitable, Amici’s will continue to grow, and the staff and the Florida Palate hope to see more and more Amici’s Ristorante & Pizzeria restaurants across the state of Florida. Stop by, tell them we sent you, and enjoy an amazing slice of pizza!


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