Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Last Activity: Jul 9th, 2009

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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Pompano Beach

Location

1203 South Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 942-5550
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Critic's Rating

Rating2.8
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Last Review: 05/25/12

Information

Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
AlcoholBeer and Wine OutdoorNo
ReservationsNo

Critic's Review

Those of you who read this site regularly know that I'm no fan of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. The wings are another matter, but I decided to try the Eggplant today.

The location in Pompano is a big room with big TVs, a bar in the center and loud music playing the Rolling Stones and Sting. If you wonder where all of the Goombahs eat; they eat here.

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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Pompano Beach Interior

After taking the picture, real live stereotypes took the table next to me. Guys with gold chains, 2 kids, with one guy verbally brutalizing one of the kids continuously. I really wanted to record it, but thought I might end up sleeping with the fishes, so I didn't.

Apparently, Dan Marino is a big fan of Anthony's eggplant, because the dish is named after him. Better Dan than LeBron. They call it a stack, and they also consider it a side. I'm not sure what it's a side for, since they don't really have any main dish entrees here. Just pizza, wings and a few "sides". I think they call it a side so they don't have to give you any soup or salad with it.

I ordered an unsweetened iced tea, and they don't brew their own tea here; it comes in a bottle. Not bad tea, but not fresh brewed either; and obviously no refills. Service at Anthony's is not professional; little bits of paper from the sugar and tea cap remain on the table for the entire meal. There's no checking on me or asking if I want anything else. It's pizzeria dining; better than a pizzeria; like a really nice pizzeria.

Also, their web site has a "Lunch Specials" menu served from 11:30-3pm, but I received no such menu at 2:30.

Everything is fast at Anthony's, the food came out in minutes.

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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Eggplant

So now we know why they call it Eggplant Marino rather than Eggplant Parmesan; there's no cheese. No Mozzarella anyway. There's a small amount of parmesan cheese and a basic sauce. The eggplant is excellent; with a better sauce and some Mozzarella this would be fantastic. But alas, everything at Anthony's is half-assed. The sauce is slapped together. This is $10.95 and not as much food as you get at Frankie and Johnny's for $9. A pretty good lunch, but it could easily be better.

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JosephReply
You're spot on with this. Love the site.