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Big Cheese Pizza

Map & Directions 8080 Ludlam Road
South Miami, FL 33143
  • Italian, Pizza, Seafood
  • Sun 2pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 12pm-12am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Catering, Delivery, Family Style, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


Miami New Times' Description

Big Cheese is the kind of pizzeria every neighborhood wishes it had. The staff is dedicated and efficient. Plates are piled high with Italian classics at bargain rates. For a quarter-century, Bill Archer has served the best of California's pear tomatoes and premium Wisconsin cheese on pizzas that range from plain cheese to seafood (shrimp, mussels, and clams). Then there's the exquisite "Miami Slice," which comes topped with sweet baked ham and pineapple, savory ricotta cheese, and cinnamon. Best part: A slice will set you back only $2 or $3 (depending on the number and type of toppings). The menu runs several pages and includes imported Italian pasta, "Michelle's Boneless Buffalo Wings" (chicken fingers done Buffalo-style for $8.25), fried-oyster caesar salad, subs (often jazzed up with a splash of marinara sauce), and full meals (baked and sautéed pasta dishes, seafood, and plenty more). It's tough to resist ordering one of the primo old-school pizzas, especially after watching the pie makers and phone jockeys frantically trying to keep pace with demand. But if you're overwhelmed by options, go for the classic lasagna; it's truly one of the tastiest and most affordable pasta dishes in Miami. Expect crowds. You won't find Italian food this good and this inexpensive anywhere else.

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  • Amanda R. on 04/13/11

    The philly cheese steak sub is an orgasm in your mouth!!

  • Anthony G. on 12/21/10

    Best place for Pizza and Garlic Rolls! Umm

  • Ponderful on 12/13/09

    Great Pizza and Friendly Service Consistently!

  • Jason M. on 05/16/10

    Great environment, fast and friendly staff, very good food. The Big Cheese is always a favorite of mine, and I especially love taking people from out of town there.

  • Anna M. on 12/22/09

    Check out their new location in Homestead, FL!

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