Brick Oven Pizzeria of Delray Beach

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Hi, my name is Big Joe Stout and I am the host of Food Woofers, “the head to head smack down of chow down” only on the food beat.com. We visit Delray Beach restaurants that have a knack for significant portions of amazing food and pit two contestants (woofers) to see who can finish first. The winner claims fame, cash, and a full belly. Today we go west on Atlantic to an amazingly popular Italian haunt called Brick Oven Pizzeria. The pizza is fabulous, but once you dig in a little deeper, you’ll realize there is a lot more to BOP than bricks and mozzarella. Owner/Partner Gennaro Illiano married into the locally famous Mama Mia empire, an Italian restaurant enterprise with four locations. From Delray Beach to St Augustine (where Gennaro met his bride to be) the focus is fresh, made from scratch, and consistency that never backs down from quality. And Gennaro brings years of restaurant experience to the proverbial table. Young “G” began his cooking career at the age of nine when living in Italy, and has been cooking professionally since the age of 14. The first thing you notice when you walk into BOP is the oven. It is indeed a brick oven, and a real one at that. Unlike others who lay claim to brick oven baking, BOP’s brick oven has no synthetic cement and the pies actually cook right on the brick. This process allows the pies to cook in about eight minutes, which not only means you are biting into pizza ecstasy sooner, it also allows for a crispier crust and an overall fresher tasting pie. But perhaps what’s more important is what takes place before the amazing variety of pizzas go in the oven. Brick Oven Pizzeria is all about making the very best, and that begins with quality ingredients that are freshly prepared. This includes making their own sauce, preparing fresh dough daily, roasting and sautéing fresh vegetables, and following family guarded recipes with relentless diligence. This devotion to providing every customer with value that exceeds expectations is passed on to all dishes. Veal, Eggplant and Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Marsala, Ravioli, freshly made soups, and every made to order Italian favorite on your list. And did I mention free dessert comes with all dinner entrees? It does! If you are really hungry and have a serious hankering for seafood, then the Seafood ala Mama will interest you…clams, scallops, and shrimp on a steaming mountain of fresh pasta. Brick Oven is open seven days a week and serves slices of pizza during lunch and the full menu is available all day and night. You can quench your feverish thirst with ice cold beer and wine, and all items are available for takeout. Now…let’s talk woofing. Our new episode of Food Woofers sponsored by Price Flooring will be filmed on Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 PM at Brick Oven Pizzeria. Our woofers will be feasting on the dish known as “The Tour of Italy.” This behemoth offering includes Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana, Chicken Parmigiana, Ravioli, Sausage, Meatballs and Baked Ziti. A dinner for two that will be woofed by one. If you dare to be a contestant, let us know by e-mailing timetoeat@thefoodbeat.com. If you just want to experience the amazing consumption competition that is all Delray Beach and known more commonly as Food Woofers, stop on by. Time to hit the bricks. You can visit Brick Oven Pizzeria at www.thefoodbeat.com or at:

Brick Oven Pizzeria W. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33484 561-496-5300 www.brickovendelray.com