Graduates of fine-dining establishments, the chefs at Proof Pizza & Pasta have refreshingly modest ambitions: to deliver the best pizza in Miami in a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. According to many, they’ve succeeded. Reassuringly minimal, the menu is fairly old school (sorry, no ham and pineapple) with some original flourishes, such as the best-selling shredded oxtail pizza with caramelized onions and black garlic. Baked in a wood-fired oven, the base is as Neapolitan as San Gennaro and tri-coloured ice cream. The pasta, meanwhile, offers a similarly reverential take on tradition without allowing it to stultify the occasional creative flourish, like the North African-inflected garganelli with braised lamb, apricots, chickpeas and mint. Don’t deny yourself a macaron ice-cream sandwich for dessert.
Just north of Downtown Miami is Wynwood, an area that has become the epicentre of Miami’s transformation into a cultural destination. Once a rather shabby industrial area, many of the abandoned warehouses here have been converted into studios, cafés, galleries and excellent restaurants.
Proof Pizza & Pasta | 3328 N Miami Avenue, Miami | + 1 786 536 9562