Set back from the bustling, restaurant-packed street, Mia’s Pizzas has a large outdoor courtyard that draws you in. The red umbrellas provide respite from the sun while giving your face a healthy, sunburned-looking glow. Inside, a large wood-fired oven spews out flames and pizzas, which waiters grab with long-handled pans.
Mia’s has a great range of pizza toppings, from barbeque chicken to caramelized onion and Gruyere. Pizzas (around $13) are slightly too large for one person to handle, and are perfect to split along with a salad, whether it be arugula and pear ($7.25) or Caesar. Perhaps that is why Mia’s is perfect for the family: the picky eater will be happy with a simple calzone with gooey cheese and tomato dipping sauce, while the more adventurous eaters can treat themselves to an antipasto platter or the roasted beet, mango and orange salad.