*Update: Forno52 has finally announced it will open its brick-and-mortar location on Saturday, February 5 at 17225 South Dixie Highway in Palmetto Bay. The pizza from the truck was great; hopefully it’s just as good at their restaurant.*
~~original post 1/29/10~~
Nope, it’s not exactly a pizza food truck. It’s Forno52, a pizza catering business with a mobile wood-burning oven. One, they say, that reaches temperatures of between 700 and 900 degrees. I came across Forno52’s booth and bright orange portable oven last weekend at Fairchild Tropical Garden’s Chocolate Festival.
As I glanced at the menu, owner Roberto Santos lured me to try his Napolitan-style pizza, which he will soon offer at a storefront in Palmetto Bay (172th and US1). I ordered a margherita and it was surprisingly good. Definitely not what you would expect at a festival.
The storefront opening is still three months away, according to Santos, so in the meantime follow Forno52 on Twitter and Facebook for updates. And if you run into their orange oven at a festival, give the pizza a try.