Blocks Pizza Deli Restaurant Miami, Beach
Established in 2013, Blocks Pizza Deli has become a landmark in the Miami pizza scene thanks to its famous Mother Dough crust and its baked to order customizable slices.
The crust at Blocks Pizza Deli has become legendary. The whole process takes over 3 days of slow fermentation and natural proofing with just a handful of carefully selected ingredients. Unbleached and unbromated flour, extra virgin olive oil, salt and water. The long and slow leavening process gives the crust a deep and unique flavor, an airy and light structure and makes the pizza rich in nutrients and incredibly easy to digest. Slices are baked to order rather then simply reheated. This guarantees the freshness of every bite and allows for customization with our daily prepped, fresh (for real. we don’t own a freezer) ingredients.
Sandwiches, calzones and salads are made to order and complete our beautiful little menu.
Thanks for keeping the Mother Dough alive and letting us proudly serve you.
Blocks Pizza Deli History
It all started 300 years ago…when the baker of each village baked bread for the whole town. Each particular town had its own special dough achieving its ﬂavor from the land, water and air of its territory. The yeast for the dough was kept alive by adding water and ﬂour on a daily basis, never missing a single day. In Italian this product is called “Lievito Madre”, that is the “Mother Yeast” commonly known as “Natural Yeast”. For authenticity to its origins and recipes we at Blocks use the "mother dough".
In the industrial era yeast was dried to extend shelf life. Mother dough required too much care. The tasty and nutritional qualities of the “Mother Dough" were lost.
The “Mother Dough” used at Blocks was ﬁrst created on the island of Sardinia in Italy 300 years ago, and has since then supported and fed communities all over Italy just as a mother does with her children, thus the name “Mother Yeast”. Our “Mother Dough” has survived wars, revolutions, famine and was guarded by the towns’ baker as if it were the most precious possession of the town. It was passed on to us by the “Confraternita della Pasta Madre” after accepting our commitment to caring for it, feeding it water and ﬂour daily, honoring it and using it with kind wisdom.
Our pizza is a return to the basic natural tradition of why pizza has been a favorite for centuries!
Come celebrate The Mother Dough at Blocks Pizza Deli.
Located in Miami Beach