East Side Pizza – North Miami, Florida

East Side Pizzeria - North Miami, Florida

Flora’s East Side Pizzeria was the site of the first food write up done by this site, so it holds a dear place in my heart. I’ve been coming to Flora’s or East Side Pizza as it’s now known since I was a kid.

On a recent visit, they seemed to have changed the pepperoni they were using. The one they were using was smaller and packed a better pep bite. The garlic rolls are always a good starter and while the burger is what I’ll deem good for a pizza place, the meatball sub is way better.

The first review written for BurgerBeast.com is below the pics:

Nice & Garlicky

Nice & Garlicky

Pepe Pizza

Pep Pizza

Swiss Alps Burger

Swiss Alps Burger

Look at this dude, he's saying Hello!

Look at this dude, he’s saying Hello!

Meatball Sub

Meatball Sub

“My wife Marcela and I decided to go to Flora’s East Side Pizzeria located near North Miami Beach or whatever you call that area. I gotta tell you, if you have a fear of getting shot, I have no doubt, the First 48 has made at least one stop there, not that it has anything to do with the food, and it doesn’t. I found the staff to be friendly and instead of ordering the Meatball sub as suggested to me, I went ahead and got their Swiss Alps burger. Swiss Alps Burger:

Swiss Cheese, Sautéed Mushrooms, Bacon & Sautéed Onions on their Fresh Ground 1lb. Burger patty. I give them points for attempting fresh ground beef at a pizza joint. The burger was good, nothing out of this world but I found the toppings to taste better than the patty itself. I don’t get my hopes too high up at pizzerias but this was somewhat of a pleasant surprise. Do try the pizza, it’s pretty amazing. Oh yeah, and to prove what a knucklehead I am, I walked right in front of a giant fan when I went to throw away my garbage and it flew into the face of one of the employees, needless to say, I didn’t turn around, but I did apologize. And I don’t want to hear about my photo being blurry, I’m not a photographer. Till next bun, wow yeah that was horrible. alright later”

Old School:

East Side Pizza
731 NE 79th St, Miami, Fl

Comments (6):

  1. Dietcolalola

    September 12, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    What a beastly burger!

  2. Woe

    February 1, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Haven’t tried the burger, but I’ve had some of the best pizza I’ve ever had right there.

  3. Anonymous

    August 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    I just love that little man painted on the wall. He is so cute and really makes the place look user friendly

  4. Anonymous

    September 12, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    You went to East Side Pizza for a Burger???

    Their pizza is in my top 5 in Miami. It's notOrder the 25 inch pie! its not on the menu and you need 2 people to carry it!

    Also I've heard that this location is actually where the first original Burger King is located. Not sure if thats true but someone mentioned it to me the other day.