The who: Toscana Divino owners Tommaso Morelato, Stefano Cavinato and Mauro Bortignon have branched out with this handsome new spot for pizza and wine. The kitchen is helmed by Toscana chef de cuisine Jeff Maxfield along with a handful of pizzaiolos.
The space: The stylish bistro is located adjacent to the showrooms at the Ironside complex off Biscayne Boulevard. The neo-industrial space is outfitted with vintage hospital chairs, wood tables and floor-to-ceiling windows. An outdoor courtyard is a quiet and secluded spot for a casual meal.
The dishes: Thin-crust pizzas and gourmet salads. The kitchen specializes in pies that are light and fragrant, with a thin center and chewy crust, and topped with characteristic Neapolitan restraint. Prices are reasonable: $10-$18 for pizzas, salads and other dishes.
Besides the margarita, which is a scrumptious mélange of dough, cheese and tangy tomato sauce, there’s the fungi made with porcini mushrooms, and a white pizza with speck and burrata. Other doughy creations include “pitta,” which are sandwiches cooked in the wood-burning oven, and calzones stuffed with a variety of toppings. Charcuterie and cheese boards also are available. Desserts include tiramisu and a Nutella pizza. All pies and calzones can be made gluten-free.
The Bottom Line: A wallet-friendly spot for thin-crust pizzas and Italian wine.