Gino Sorbillo, one of Naples, Italy’s better know pizza makers, best pizza maker, has brought his legendary pizzeria – Sorbillo – to Miami Beach. The second U.S. location, now open at 100 Collins Ave., offers only 250 pizzas each day, all handmade with fresh and well-sourced ingredients imported from Italy.
Sorbillo first opened in 1935 and expanded to Milan, Italy in 2014. Its first international location opened in New York City in 2017, followed by Tokyo in 2019. Future restaurant openings are planned in Geneva, Italy, London, and Abu Dhabi.
In Miami Beach, the 88-seat restaurant is located in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District and features transports Italian-inspired interior and a custom-tiled pizza oven. It takes more than 13 hours for the Naples-based pizzaiolo to craft the pies. Chefs must complete a five-year training program before they are sent to restaurant locations internationally.
If you miss out on the daily pies, Sorbillo also serves an assortment of handmade calzones, antipasti, main dishes, pasta, dessert, beer and wine along with its famous pizza fritta – a calzone flash-fried at just the right temperature for a crisp outside and soft, cheesy center. For non-meat eaters, a vegan pizza with dairy-free cheese and mixed vegetables is available.
“I am excited to share a slice of Naples with Miami Beach,” Sorbillo said. “Our restaurant’s South of Fifth location aligns with our community-centric philosophy, where locals and visitors can enjoy great conversation and authentic Neapolitan cuisine.”
Known throughout the world for his verve and eclecticism, Gino Sorbillo is internationally recognized for his appearances on cooking shows in Italy, Australia and Israel. Sorbillo’s grandparents, Luigi Sorbillo and Carolina Esposito, founded the first pizzeria in 1935. His father is one of 21 children who are all “pizzaiolo.’’
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