By Matthew Lewis, Contributing Reporter
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – With all this stay-at-home time with families, three meals a day in the kitchen can take a toll on any caretaker. Luckily there is still restaurant delivery, and nothing is delivered better than pizza, here is a list of the best in Delray Beach.
Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria – 14466 S Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33484
Described as ‘relaxed and bustling Italian option with 1950s decor doling out pies, subs, calzones and garlic knots.’ They offer a list of unique homemade pies, including Johnny’s Cadillac Pizza Pie (mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, chicken cutlet, ricotta, and Reggiano Parmesan) and Mamma’s Meatball Pizza Pie (Gramma’s slow-cooked meatballs, mozzarella, and homemade tomato sauce). Open for lunch and dinner (until 9PM) these pies will also not break the bank.
Pizza Rustica Delray – 1155 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
This group of ten pizzerias started in Miami Beach and is mainly in Florida, described as ‘counter-serve chain offering Roman-style rectangular pies, slices & more until late at night.’ The delivery pies come round though, and the serve for lunch through 2:30-3AM. We suggest the Campagnola Supreme with Italian sausage, pepperoni, peppers, sweet red onions, plum tomato sauce, and mozzarella.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – 115 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Listed as a ‘casual chain serving charred-crust pies, plus wings, subs and Italian plates in a modern setting.’ The eatery has 28 locations in Florida alone, but manages to rate well by locals. Maybe it is the mark of a 900˚ coal fired oven crust, crispy and a little charred on the edges. Open for lunch and dinner (until 9PM) the price tag is mid-range.
Mellow Mushroom – 25 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Top rated and a ‘funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones and creative stone-baked pizzas.’ This Atlanta, Georgia-based franchise delivers the goods from the Mighty Meaty or the Holy Shiitake Pie. Open for lunch and dinner (until 9PM) the price tag is mid-range.
Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino – 522 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
This top-rated eatery is described as a ‘hip Italian spot serving the standards and Neapolitan pizzas amid bright, contemporary surroundings’. They are open only for dinner service and offer free delivery in 30-40 minutes. Sadly they are not open yet, but locals are waiting eagerly.
There are a number of other great pizza options in Delray Beach, the Village by the Sea is a big pond when it comes to great food.