We’re already big fans of James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz’s low-key pizza joint. And now he’s bringing all that carby-y wood-fired goodness to South Beach with this latest opening near Lincoln Road we’re ready obliterate our post-pandemic sorrows with polenta fries and cacio e pepe fritters.
Décor is minimal – a horseshoe-shaped bar, terrazzo floors, some fun wallpaper courtesy of Miami arts collective Friends With You, a pleasant outdoor patio – all in keeping with the chef’s laid back vibe.
But we’re here for the seasonal, market-driven thin crust pies. The menu borrows much from the chef’s flagship restaurant so if you’re a Michael’s regular you’ll find some familiar items here – the
salads, starters and pies all share ingredients from the locavore restaurant’s larder, relying on the output of area farms and purveyors. Prices are gentle: pies are $13-$24, salads are under $14 and beers can be had for $8.
Harry’s Pizzeria Miami Beach is the first Harry’s location to offer a curated cocktail program to be enjoyed at the venue’s full bar. Beverage options include:
- Cabarete with Aperol, elderflower, watermelon, sparkling wine and orange bitters
- Nude Beach with tequila blanco, blood orange, grapefruit, lime and habanero
- Golden Hour with mezcal, poppy apricot, lime and agave
The ten varieties of nicely-charred pizza (which come in 12-inch and 16-inch pies) benefit from
seemingly heavier starters like meatballs in sauce and polenta fries (crispy logs sprinkled with
sea salt and accompanied by spicy tomato ketchup). Perky salads include a little gem with parmesan crisps and a citrusy fennel, orange and endive mix. The Margherita, the classic
communion of dough, sauce, and cheese, elevates these humble ingredients to something that
quickly inspires repeat visits, while the black truffle is a decadent mix of fontina and taleggio with a parmesan crust.
There’s also a happy hour available at the bar and high tops Monday – Friday from 4:30-7:00pm. Happy hour offerings include:
- Half off specialty cocktails, well drinks, wines by the glass & beer
- Half off all snacks
- $10 Margarita & Cheese Pizzas