Mister 01 Extraordinary Pizza Boca Raton
Several months ago, a new pizzeria decided to go into a doomed location on Federal Highway, just across from Mizner Park. Business after business shut down in this location, and when I heard that one of Miami’s most well-known pizza joints was moving in, I was skeptical of their staying power. It seemed apparent that the person choosing this location wasn’t familiar with Boca Raton. Let’s hope their pizza finally lets a business succeed in this spot. Since we aren’t here to be commercial real estate experts and are here to dispense our pizza expertise, let’s only focus on the pizza.
Mister 01 has been called Miami’s most famous pizza and has appeared in the top 10, 15, and 20 lists of every website looking to get visitors without having a pizza expert on staff. As of publishing this pizza review, they have 9 locations throughout Florida. When it first opened, we made the trip down to Miami to taste it, and although I enjoyed it, I didn’t consider it to be top 5 by any means, but it was probably top 10.
We made it in on the first day, which was pretty busy. I was excited when I heard they were coming to my City and anxiously awaited their opening. Perhaps it was because they were giving you a free Nutella pizza dessert, or maybe it was because people around here love going to try a place so they can complain the pizza is too thin, too well done, took too long, etc. You know the drill.
We ordered a classic 13-inch cheese pizza, to begin with. It was well priced at $11.99. To put that in perspective, other places like Le Sorelle charge $17, and Louie Bossi charges $17.50. Each business uses different ingredients, which is a steep difference for a small, individual pie. The pizza arrived reasonably quickly and was evenly sliced, so I took my first bite. It was delicious. Much better than the pie I had in Miami that one time I made the trek down there.
This is a thin no-nonsense style “bar pie.” Do not go thinking you will get a thick Sicilian style or puffy crust. Mister 01 in Boca Raton uses very little sauce, a quality cheese blend, and an extremely thin crust.
According to the Mister 01 website, “Mister 01 uses only the finest and freshest ingredients, most of which are imported from Italy or locally sourced. The artisanal pizza is a delicate thin-crust style with very light dough, which is prepared and rests for a minimum of 72 hours into a natural levitation before being served.”
Although I didn’t try their Extraordinary Pizza, my guest did. These pizzas are stuffed with ricotta cheese with a star-shaped edged. It is a pretty interesting-looking pie.
I have heard people complaining while they are there that it is too thin, but for me, I loved the thin crust. This is the type of pizza I was able to eat alone and not walk away feeling disgustingly bloated.
Although we have returned to Mister 01 in Boca Raton several other times, we did have a bad experience once. The pizza came out almost entirely burnt, and I was shocked that they would even put it on the table. It deterred us from returning for a while, but we have since returned, and it was back to normal.
Mister 01 used to be packed after opening. It hasn’t been too busy lately. Give it a try, and let’s help a business finally succeed in this spot.
Since WorstPizza.com uses a 0-8 slice rating, Mister 01 in Boca Raton gets a 6/8 slice rating.
Mister 01 is located at 555 N Federal Hwy Suite #5, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
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