Restaurant Review - Pizza Fusion (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Pizza Fusion has been open for quite a few months now and I finally got to give them a try. It's really hard to find a good pizza place in South Florida and I'm always trying to find new pizza place (since I really don't care for those mega chains - you know which ones).
Pizza Fusion is built on the recent 'green and eco friendly' concept. Here are a few of the 'features' that set them apart from most of the competition:
-Only organic ingredients are used.
-Gluten-free options (yes pizza, beer and brownies) for those with ciliac disease.
-Delivery occurs by hybrid vehicles only.
-Recycling and giving customer's discounts for bringing back boxes.
-Only using eco-friendly cleaners.
-Building restaurants according to LEED specifications.
Ok...there are actually quite a bit more they have listed...but lets get to the real stuff. How's the food..right? The ordering process?
We actually signed on the internet and placed the order that way. It was very easy. The only issue I had was that it didn't give us an 'estimated' wait time. We printed out the order conformation and made our way to the restaurant.
The restaurant itself has about 6 tables if you choose to dine in along with some counter seats. It looks very clean and 'hip' with bricks and 'natural' earth tones. I'm guessing that the materials in the construction were recycled or treated in a special way as well. They had a large wine 'wall' and a flat screen with the menu.
We gave our confirmation slip to the person at the counter and they said it would be a few more minutes. I personally think that they just started to cook our order when we got there. They looked at the printout and seemed a bit confused. Maybe most people call the orders in? Also, it did take an additional 15 minutes once we got there (total of 45 minutes).
Our order consisted of "Pizza Fusion's Famous Bread sticks" with a crushed tomato dipping sauce and the "Wild Caught Key West Shrimp and Pesto" pizza with regular organic flour crust (Large). You can also choose 'multi-grain' or the 'gluten free crust' for a small up charge. The 'organic' prices are also seen here. Our bill was $38 without any drinks (since we got it to-go).
The pizza was 'ok'. The crust is very thin and kind of dry. I actually think the 'precook' the crust since I saw a huge stack of crusts that appeared to have the 'Boboli' look. The shrimp were butterflied and cut in 1/2 and there was a 1/2 shrimp on each piece of pizza. This is a heather kind of pizza and it wasn't that greasy (a good thing right?). Maybe we should have chosen a different kind of pizza with more 'traditional' toppings..I don't know. I personally think it's kind of over-priced. I can say that the bread sticks with butter and garlic were GREAT! I'd get those again for sure.
I might give them another try and order a sandwich or salad...but I probably won't be ordering the pizza again. The one good thing is the gluten-fee items. From what I hear, you options are very limited with pizza and this might just be your favorite place.
Inside Dining Area - left ; Inside counter and length of restaurant - right
Pizza Fustion wine wall
Pizza Fusion kitchen and counter
Pizza Fusion is located at:
1013 N. Federal Hwy. F
t. Lauderdale (right at Sunrise and US1, behind Wolf Camera)
FTLToday's Restaurant Grade: C
-a bit overpriced
-cool feel and look
-pizza was 'ok'