About Michael's Pizzeria

Now That’s Italian!

By Nicole McDermott

Michael Zirpoli loves pizza. “Why not? You ask anyone: if vou had to eat one thing every day for the rest of your life, what would it he? The answer is always pizza.” He owns Michael’s Pizzeria, which has recently relocated from Hillsboro Boulevard to the Cove.

Michael, originally from New York, came by his love of food naturally. “It’s a side effect of growing up Italian. Growing up I worked in the Italian feast in Brooklyn with my family at a very young age and I loved it, although I was working long days and nights in the summer while most kids were enjoying their summer I was having; fun serving people and watching them have a great time. It was a great feeling.” Michaels Pizzeria offers up to over 14 types of pizza a day, everything from chicken to eggplant parmesan. All of them are made with the freshest ingredients. “All our toppings are cut or made fresh everyday and we use the finest tomatoes from California and the highest quality cheese on our pizzas. Our sauce and meatballs are made fresh in house. We prepare our chicken cutlets fresh and pan fry to perfection.” His dedication to fresh ingredients is visible in the pizzas in the case - they are vividly fresh and taste as good as they smell. The most popular is the Grandma Pizza with mozzarella, filetto, pomodoro, tomatoes, fresh garlic, topped with fresh cut basil, and the Sicilian pizza which is hand stretched and left to rise for hours to create a light and airy dough that is crispy on the bottom. His pizza maker Vincenzo “Mafia” Granada is straight from Sicily and has been making pizzas for 30 years.

He opened up the Pizzeria on Hillsboro three years ago. “I was working in another field for a few years, and I wanted to get back into the food business. When I saw the space available I knew it was a great place to create a neighborhood pizzeria.” The Hillsboro space worked out really well. He developed a loyal local following and soon outgrew the space. He waited a few months before moving into the Cove. “I wanted to stay very close. I love Deerfield - the people here are very supportive and more importantly loyal! This space is bigger and still near the beach. It’s exactly what I was looking for.”

The new shop, which feels like a quality pizzeria in New York City, is at northeast corner of the Cove, on the left as you drive toward the Intracoastal. It features inside and outside seating. In addition to pizza, they also otter subs, salads, house marinated chicken wings and several different pasta dishes. Beer and wine are available. as well as canned soda. Michael’s Pizzeria delivers within a 5 mile radius and offers a Super Tuesday large pizza special for $8.

Michael’s Pizzeria is hosting a Grand Opening for their new location on January 15th. They will be offering free samples, $1 beer, and $1 slices from 1-5PM. “We want to give our customers the opportunity to check out the new plate. We’re very proud of it. Stop on by and take an Italian home today.”

Michaels Pizzeria. 1645 NE 3rd Court, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Reviews

Andrew Loy

Traditional homemade pizza like grandma used to make. Neopolitan cracker crust style pies, intimate pizzeria setting, and a no-frills menu give this place a very homey impression. Michael himself is there every day living the American dream, and it is very much alive! One thing...

Patsy B

I work inside the plaza and I come here for lunch at least once a week. Pizza is the best and the Italian subs are fire! 🔥 Customer service is great, I get greeted within 15 seconds of walking into the place. Pure awesomeness

Anita

Pizza is good, delivery can be iffy. Recommend ordering take out at peak times, so you control how long your meal sits before you get it. Particular favorite is the Grandma with the eggplant and balsamic glaze. Would avoid anything with Italian sausage, which is not good. Tough...

Cindy Colombo

I am super picky pizza person. I love thin crispy crust and tangy sauce. I tried Michaels because the owners remarks to poor reviews made me laugh. I also thought he must be pretty confident in his product to stand up to cyber bullies. I had the Italian wedding soup, pepperoni...

Frank S.

Absolutely the best place for a slice or a pie. The only veritable NY style pizza in South Florida.

Layla C.

We've ordeeed from this place for years, and when I say years, I mean more than 5. First time here, the Michael was not here, but I would love to meet him,...