Anybody can make a pizza. Only a few can make good pizza. Then there are those that make it the Way it Was. The Redbrick Pizza Cafe in Pier Park on the west end of Panama City Beach is just that. If you want good pizza then call the delivery guy and get your pizza. If you want pizza that makes taste buds dance, that transports you back to the Old World of Italy, Redbrick is the place.
Pizza isn’t thought to be anything but a quick, cheap way to feed the family and not have to dirty the kitchen on Saturday night. But true, original, real pizza as it originated on the coast of Naples is rightly called a delicacy. Redbrick captures that Old World taste in the New World 21st century. If pizza had a filet mignon, you would find it in that little corner of Pier Park.
The selection of gourmet pizzas is broad enough to satisfy any palate, but they are not just a random selection of kitchen-sink ingredients. Each pie is blended in such a way as to maximize the entire dining experience. All of the 18 gourmet pizzas presents a unique combination of flavors made from fresh ingredients, placed on fresh dough made daily, and seared in the namesake red-brick oven making the crust delicately thin but crisp. And delicious.
The pies are Old World baked, but have a New World appeal. The Margherita is a flavorful blend of four cheeses: mozzarella, provolone, white cheddar, and Parmesan, with basil, garlic, and fresh tomatoes and a red sauce. The combination of cheeses isn’t what you’d expect from your everyday pizza experience. It is a wonder. The others are no less delectable and yet present a completely different dining experience. The Greek pizza has ham, red onions, kalamata olives, pepperoncinis, mozzarella and feta cheeses with an EVOO garlic sauce.
If you want the true Old World experience, try they Pizza Rustica, an exquisite combination of ham, pepperoni, mushrooms, mozzarella, Parmesan, fresh basil, and spices with an EVOO garlic sauce baked on a perfectly thin & crisp Artisan Crust. For the ultimate Redbrick pizza you have to sample the Redbrick Gourmet Works. A perfect blend of pepperoni, ham, bacon, Italian-style sausage, mushrooms, black olives, red onions, bell peppers, and mozzarella with a red sauce.
All of this is more than a pizza lover could ever expect, but is only part of what Redbrick offers. There are the five different, equally tasty salads served with heart healthy fire-roasted croutons & trans fat free house dressings. Then there are their signature Fhazani Flat Bread Sandwiches ranging from the Ham and Cheese (provolone, mozzarella, white cheddar, red sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, house ranch dressing) to the Prosciutto Millano (mozzarella, salami, pepperoncinis, red onions, arugula, EVOO garlic sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and Italian dressing), each fire-baked fresh to order topped with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, & trans fat free house dressing.
If that weren’t enough, you can finish your meal in an equally delectable way with their Italian Gelato, their trademarked Bhrazani (a triple chocolate fire-roasted gourmet brownie, topped with gelato & chocolate drizzle).
There is a children’s menu if you want to bring the bambini, and the adults can enjoy a selection of red and white wines along with specially selected handcrafted microbrews. To end the evening you can enjoy your choice of Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino or a Cafe Americano.
It’s okay to have pizza, but when you are ready for pizza as it was meant to be, Redbrick has it for you.
The Red Brick Pizza Cafe is open 7 Days a week for lunch and dinner. Please visit them at their website www.redbrickpizza.com
Red Brick Pizza Cafe
801 Pier Park Dr A100
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408