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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Give Away & My Grilled Mini Caprese Pizza Recipe

You can't go wrong with a simple Margherita pizza. The fresh basil on top makes this a winner.

One of my favorite things to make on the grill is pizza. Your grill is like a pizza oven and you can essentially bake your dough on the grates much like a pizza bakes in a hot coal brick oven. I got the chance to tour the kitchen at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza to see first hand how a real coal-fired pizza oven works.

Behind the scenes in Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza- look at all that pizza dough!

Along the way, I also got to taste some of their other items like their enormous meatballs and the eggplant parmesan. I hold a special place in my heart for Anthony’s because he is also the proud owner of Fort Lauderdale’s Italian restaurant “Anthony’s Runway 84” and this is one of the first places Scott and I went on a date!

This is what a coal-fired pizza oven looks like.

If you are in South Florida, or New York, New Jersey or even parts of PA or Delaware, this giveaway is for you. Simply leave a comment on the blog and

like my facebook page on your favorite way to eat pizza and this $25.00 gift card could be yours. Anthony’s tag line is “Pizza Well Done” and I want to learn how you like yours!

This trip into their pizza kitchen has inspired me to figure out new Italian style items on the grill- so stay tuned. Their will be a new pizza recipe coming soon!

If you are inspired to try pizza on the grill, my “Mini Caprese Pizzas” are super easy and always a crowd pleaser. The recipe is below:


Mini Caprese Pizzas- quick and easy and always a crowd pleaser!

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas


  • One package refrigerated pizza dough (or you can make your own)
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced- drizzle slices generously with olive oil, sea salt and pepper
  • Fresh, Mozzarella cheese- cut into bite size pieces
  • basil
  • salt, pepper
  • olive oil


Preheat grill to medium heat. Then, roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface. Using a small bowl or wide mouthed glass, cut the dough into small circles to make the mini pizzas. Roll leftover dough pieces together, flatten and repeat cutting into small circular cutouts.

Brush both sides of the dough with olive oil. Make sure your grill has been sprayed with non stick spray. Grill the dough until grate marks appear, about 5 minutes. Flip the dough, then, with recently grilled side up, add tomato slices, a piece of basil, and the mozzarella.

Grill for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

This recipe can easily be adapted for meatlovers with the addition of cappicola or pepperoni.

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9 Responses to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Give Away & My Grilled Mini Caprese Pizza Recipe

  1. Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) July 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    We have an Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Orlando, and we’ve yet to give it a try. Just visited their website and am now thinking we should go soon!

  2. Chris July 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Wow! And I thought our Egg’s got hot….that pizza oven is FIRED UP!

  3. Chris July 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh I forgot, how I love to eat pizza: My favorite is when we grill a thin crust pizza on our Big Green Egg with homemade sauce, sliced veggies, ground sausage, pepperoni, and tons of cheese.

  4. Kate July 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    We’re fortunate to have Black Sheep coal fired pizza here in MN. Amazing stuff.

    I just posted about pizza myself. LOVE. IT. on the grill. Oh my……. Although I have many favorites, this current version with charred cherry tomatoes and balsamic glazed mushrooms is perfection on a crust.

  5. Larry July 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    The little pizzas look good Robyn. We are big fans of grilled pizza and always do them on the grates vs a stone – I like the flavor the crust picks up from the gook on the grates.

  6. Anthony Armenia August 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I love Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza! My favorite is the Eggplant Marino!

  7. Ryan August 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    How I like to eat my pizza: Pizza stone covered with flour on an indirect Char-griller. Home made thin crust with cheese, bacon and pepperoni.

  8. Robyn August 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm #


    I’ll have to try your version! Sounds delish!

  9. Tim August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #


    A couple of weeks ago I made grilled pizza for the first time. Everything went well!!!! The only thing that I found strange was that the dough didn’t have a smokey taste.

    At this restaurant or when you make your own grilled pizza, did the pizza have a smokey taste?

    Look forward to hearing from you!!!!!