July 2022 Business Spotlight- Harry’s Pizzeria
The creation of James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, Harry’s Pizzeria marks a return of the nationally recognized chef to the Miami Beach culinary community with his South Beach eatery in the heart of the Civic Center and Lincoln Road neighborhood. Schwartz dishes on his Miami Beach venture below:
Q: Why did you choose Miami Beach to open a pizzeria?
Schwartz: Thirty years ago, I made Miami Beach my home, so I have always had a soft spot for Miami Beach. As I watch Miami Beach grow and evolve as a youthful, vibrant and engaging community, it was only natural that I open a pizzeria in my backyard.
Q: What is your signature or most popular dish?
Schwartz: Pizza, of course! Though Harry’s Pizzeria has an expansive menu, including chicken wings, salads, mozzarella sticks and desserts, pizza is what we do best. Two favorite pizzas are the Short Rib pizza, which dates to the original Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink restaurant in 2007, and our Black Truffle pizza, which is a beautiful assortment of truffles and gooey fontina and taleggio cheese action going on.
Q: What do you want Miami Beach residents and visitors to know about Harry’s Pizzeria?
Schwartz: Harry’s Pizzeria is a quintessential neighborhood staple. We love being a meaningful member of the Miami Beach business community and providing great food, beverages, memories and more.