Openings and Closings

Sicilian Oven to Open New Location in 2010

Check it out: The Sicilian Oven, one of the best pizza joints in Broward County, is planning to open its second location by early next year.

Worstpizza.com is reporting that Andrew Garavuso and crew will move into the 3,100-square-foot storefront formerly occupied by DiSalvo's at 10140 W. Sample Road in Coral Springs. Garavuso hopes to have those hearths churning out pies by January.

We reviewed the Sicilian Oven in Lighthouse Point last month, and if you haven't had a chance to try one of their superlative pies yet then... damn, what the heck are you waiting for? The joint uses wood -- not coal -- to cook its pizzas to a satisfying crisp. According to Garavuso, the temperature of wood is much more stable than coal, which is the reason Sicilian Oven's pizzas are never soggy in the middle or burnt on the outside. What you get is a nice, uniformly cooked pizza with a moderate amount of char, every time.

While I feel bad for Lapp, who laments the new location is even farther from his house (ha ha, not really), I'm excited since it's that much closer to mine. And everyone in West Broward who has had to suffer bad pizza for far too long. 


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John Linn