After close to six years in business, Downtown Miami mainstay Fooq’s is closing its doors in order to transform into Eleventh Street Pizza (1035 North Miami Avenue), a sourdough pizza outpost inspired by the pies of New York City — while Fooq’s plans to reopen in a larger home here in the Magic City.
“This past year did the unthinkable to people all over the world. No job, no person, no industry was spared. Eleventh Street Pizza is an expression of our resilience, innovation and reinvention in the restaurant industry,” said Fooq’s owner David Foulquier. “Pizza is love – pizza is comfort – pizza is universal.”
Foulquier is a native New Yorker, and Eleventh Street is an homage to the pizzas he ate growing up and while traveling. Leading the kitchen is pie-maker Aquiles Bisogni from Salerno, a port city southeast of Naples, Italy. Before relocating to Miami, Bisogni was a pie-maker for 29 years at the original Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street in New York’s West Village.
Guests can choose from a selection of eight round pies including classics like the the Carmine cheese, the Brooklyn cheese with sauce on top, and the pepperoni and hot honey, along with more unique pies like the Nerano with zucchini, pistachios, mozzarella, caciocavallo cheese, and topped with stracciatella. Additionally, six square pies can be purchased by the slice. Rounding out the menu are items like the spicy Caesar, Fooq’s meatballs, and a variety of weekly sub specials like spicy vodka chicken parm, meatball, and a classic Italian sub.
The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. Guests can secure their pre-order, by visiting here.