Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, the fast-growing South Florida-based concept that uses authentic old world, coal-burning ovens to create “well done” pizza, opened its first Rhode Island location today in Cranston. The restaurant is located in Garden City Center at 220 Hillside Road.
Since its inception in the early 2000s, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has grown to more than 60 company-owned locations. With a focus on fresh ingredients and authentic recipes, its signature menu items include specialty pizzas, coal oven roasted chicken wings and hand rolled meatballs, all cooked in an 800-degree, coal-fired oven.
The concept was founded by New York native and restaurateur Anthony Bruno, who moved to Florida in the 1980s where he could not find good pizza. While operating his landmark Fort Lauderdale Italian restaurant Anthony’s Runway 84, and armed with generations of family recipes, Bruno made it his mission to create a craveable pizza that’s both unique and classic. He opened the first Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Fort Lauderdale in 2002 and the brand has been “on fire” ever since.
With a passion for high standards and top quality food, Bruno oversees all aspects of restaurant operations, from taste testing the premium selection of plum tomatoes imported directly from Italy to selecting the music in all locations.
“Rhode Islanders have never tasted a pizza quite like ours,” Bruno said. “We are excited to bring our ‘well done’ experience to the Cranston community.”
Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. In addition to dining in, patrons can carry out by calling (401) 943-1601. A full bar is available.
Anthony’s was declared “The Best Pizza Chain in America” by USA Today’s Great American Bites and has been chosen Best Pizza by the Miami Herald, Miami.com, Palm Beach Post and WFLA’s iHeart Tampa Bay. The brand was featured in the New York Times and has received rave reviews from Newsday. Anthony’s food and service continually are ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat Survey, the distinguished dining and entertainment ratings guide, and is voted “Top Pizza” and “Most Popular” in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants edition.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has more than 60 locations throughout Florida and the northeast. For more information, visit www.acfp.com. Or follow Anthony’s on Twitter @AnthonysCFPizza, on Instagram at anthonyscoalfiredpizza and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnthonysCoalFiredPizza.