Sun-Sentinel Readers Vote Anthony’s Best Pizza in South Florida

By John Tanasychuk, Sun Sentinel

Even Anthony Bruno has a hard time believing it.

Open a restaurant that serves three basic menu items: pizza, chicken wings and salad. Become so successful that in eight years, you own 23 locations in Florida, Las Vegas, Wilmington, Del. and Horsham, Penn.

That’s the story of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, just named the region’s best pizza in the Sun Sentinel’s online Best of South Florida series.

“This is wonderful,” said a delighted Bruno, who owns the Pompano Beach-based chain with a group of six partners, including football Hall of Famer Dan Marino. “Are you kidding me?”

If you’ve ever been to Anthony’s, you know this is no ordinary pizza. It starts with what has become the centerpiece of each restaurant — a coal burning oven that reaches a temperature of 800 degrees. That oven not only gives each pie a distinctive flavor, but also gives the crust a well done crispiness.

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