Spizzigo – Coral Gables, Florida

I had spied Spizzigo from the corner of my eye one time when I ate at the Local, which is right about across the street. On one of my visits to Local turns out that they didn’t open on time for some reason so I took it as a sign to cross the street and make a visit to Spizzigo. My plan was not to eat there but to take some grub for my wife Marcela and I to enjoy while watching some horribly cheesy Horror movie.

Marcela is pretty simple when it comes to Pizza so Pepperoni is the most I can convince her to add as a topping. She will go for a veggie heavy pie but Im not having any of that. I decide to go for a Pepperoni Pie and a Formaggi (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta & Gorgonzola) Pie. I was standing at the counter and was watching the wood oven working, ad the dude making the Pizza was working it. They included an order of complimentary Focaccia too. Oh yes, one thing since I just have to have at least one of the Pasta dishes, the Fettuccine Alla Ruota (homemade Fettuccine Pasta sautéed with Cream and Parmesan) was chosen.


I get home and of course it’s not what she was expecting. I left to get some bar food and return with Italian. She warmed up to it rather quickly once she fell in love with the Focaccia with its light olive oil drizzle and herbs.The Pizza was crusty just as she liked it and me, well I was in heaven. The Formaggi with its four different Cheeses is what I’m all about. Two slices in I remember I’ve got the Fettuccine waiting for me too.

Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza
White Pizza
Formaggi Pizza

I’ve eaten plenty of Fettuccine Alfredo..er..I mean..Fettuccine Alla Ruota. I asked why “Alla Ruota”, it’s because this dish is served out of a Parmesan Wheel when you dine in. Good to know! There was no clumpy Parm sauce here just plain great creamy Cheese flavor. I would order this again in a heartbeat, I’m sure there’s a heart attack joke. in there somewhere.

Fettuccine Alla Ruota
Fettuccine Alla Ruota

I need to make it back to Spizzigo and try a few other dishes. I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna be rolled out of that place, much like the Parmesan wheel. And I’m OK with that.

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127 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

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