Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Miami - Terrific Pizza!!

Well, it’s been a long journey for those who read my blog…but this is the last post about our mid-winter break in southeast Florida.  Given my true passions, ending our trip with a post about food is right on the mark!

Dawn Marie had one other restaurant in her neighborhood that she wanted us to experience before we headed north…   

This is Spris…the home of artisan pizzas since 1998.  Spris first restaurant is located in Miami Beach.  There are now 3 locations…and we visited the one in Midtown Miami. 

At Spris you order your food and drinks at the counter.  A lot of their business in this high rise community comes from take-out and delivery orders.

The interior of Spris is straightforward and simple.  The décor is a mix of industrial modern and color.  The restaurant was very clean…

In addition to Pizza, Spris offers a number of antipasti/starters, panini/sandwiches, insalate/salads, paste/pasta and dolci/desserts.  Many of these offerings are quite imaginative.  For meat lovers, there is this sandwich creation…the Antipasto Spris (grande).  It consists of prosciutto from Parma, mortadella Modena, speck alto adige, soppressata coppa, salamino picante, asiago cheese and olives. ($18.00)

We were happy that they serve beer and wine.  Laurie had a very nice Tilia Malbec from Argentina. ($6.50) I like lighter beers so I ordered a Blue Moon. ($5.00)

For more about Tilia Wines, go to For information about Blue Moon beers, a division of MillerCoors, you can go to

I will start by saying that we sort of ‘lost it’.  We ordered way too much pizza for any 3 people to eat…unless they were teenage boys!  We ended up taking a fair amount of pizza back to Dawn’s condo…

Dawn ordered the “Hawaiana”…with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sliced pineapple and ham. ($12.50) It’s one of her favorites!

Laurie and I shared each other’s pizzas.  This is the “Diavola” with tomato sauce, mozzarella and imported Italian spicy salami. ($10.50) Can you spell EXCELLENT!

Spris offers 23 different thin crust pizzas!  They are all the same size and they range in price from $9.00 to $14.50.  Customers can choose between regular pizza dough, whole wheat and gluten free.  The latter is an extra dollar…

Our other choice was the “Salsiccia e Gorgonzola” with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian blue cheese and crumbled Italian sausage. ($13.00) It was rich, spicy and terrific!

To summarize…these were the best pizzas that we’ve had in at least 2 and a half years which is when we visited upper New York State.  We love crispy thin crust pizzas with lots of flavor…i.e. great tomato sauce and top notch ingredients. Spris Artisan Pizzas meet all of our requirements!  We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves thin crust pizza…

This branch of Spris Pizza is located at 3201 North Miami Avenue in Midtown Miami Florida.  Phone: 305-576-0999.  Spris website can be found at   

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a slice of pizza with us!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Glad you finally got a pizza fix but it's a shame you had to go so far to get it. They all look super good.

  2. It's easy to loose it in a pizza joint and order way more than you can eat. It happens to us too. I don't know what is it about a pizza joint that makes our eyes bigger than our stomachs :)

  3. That pizza does look good. I am glad that you describe them as excellent and you all enjoyed your choices. Pizza is good left-over too.
    Blessings, Catherine