To say we’re partial to Italian cuisine would be a bit of an understatement… especially when gluten free Italian options are few and far between. That’s why we’re always grateful when we find places like Ironside Kitchen Pizza & Coffee. Named after the Ironside District situated in the historic Little River Industrial District, Ironside Kitchen prides itself in it’s authenticity and quality of the foods they serve their customers.
The restaurant has a very relaxed vibe with outside seating located both in the front and back. You find yourself surrounded by beautiful art, flowers, and shade baring trees you almost don’t even want to sit inside. The restaurant itself has glass windows from top to bottom and has a warm inviting feel to it. With music playing throughout, you feel transported to another place… unlike the regular Miami restaurant scene.
When you make it to Ironside you MUST order La “Farinata.” You will NOT find this in any other Italian restaurant in Miami, and it’s one of the most authentic Italian foods you can enjoy. It’s beyond delicious and you can pretty much eat it on it’s own but the geniuses at Ironside paired it perfectly with an arugula and cherry tomato salad, taggiasca olives, prosciutto, and ricotta.
The Homemade Porchetta is a unique take on another classic Italian dish with crunchy slices of roasted pork belly stacked over roasted rosemary potatoes. The crunchy slices resemble the crunchiness of a nice cut of bacon but without the overly salty taste.
Ironside’s pizzas are cooked in a classic wood-burning oven and feature a nice crispy thin crust, light sauce, and loaded with flavor. For an extra $4, any pizza can be made gluten free using Caputo’s Gluten Free flour. Our favorites were the Regina, normally served with a white sauce, we had ours with classic tomato, and it’s regular toppings of fresh cherry tomatoes, arugula, parmigiano, prosciutto crudo, and mozzarella fiordilatte.
If you’re looking for cheese mecca, let us recommend the Formaggi, loaded with mozzarella, smoked provola, parmigiano, and gorgonzola. This pie is heaven for the cheese obsessed loved one in your life, they’ll definitely find it a challenge to share.
Last but definitely not least are the desserts and all we have to say is Nutella Pizza… Finding Gluten Free Nutella-anything is a challenge, but the wonderful chefs at Ironside blessed the world with this absolutely indulgent treat. We’d honestly visit again just for this dessert!
The word is definitely out about this hidden gem and people are flocking from all over Miami to get a taste. With quality service, beautiful ambiance, and delicious food… it’s no wonder Ironside is a favorite.
Ironside Kitchen Pizza & Cafe is Located at:
7580 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138