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MidiCi – The Neapolitan Pizza Company comes to Fort Lauderdale

MidiCi – The Neapolitan Pizza Company comes to Fort Lauderdale

FLORIDA, FOOD + WINE, FORT LAUDERDALE

Following the incredible success of its flagship store in Los Angeles, MidiCi – The Neapolitan Pizza Company, opened its first South Florida location in Fort Lauderdale.  They offer high quality, delicious Neapolitan pizzas and inspired Italian dishes crafted in their center-stage kitchen, known as “The Heart”.  MidiCi presents Fort Lauderdale residents with an upscale dining location within a casual framework of operation that places customers at the helm of their experience.

It is a unique new addition by CEO Amit Kleinberger (of Menchie’s success and Undercover Boss fame) to the Fort Lauderdale area.  Their traditional Neapolitan cuisine and menu items are handmade with high-quality, non-GMO, fresh, all natural ingredients.

“Opening our first location in Fort Lauderdale marks a milestone in our national expansion,” said Amit Kleinberger, CEO and co-founder of MidiCi. He continues, “We are confident that John Davimos will create a lasting bond with the Fort Lauderdale community for years to come.”

MidiCi provides pizza lovers with an upscale dining atmosphere, designed by acclaimed hotel and restaurant architect and designer Sam Marshall, while maintaining the ease and affordability of a casual restaurant concept. The space beckons guests to visit and make memories over a gourmet meal next to a signature indoor tree.

MidiCi Fort Lauderdale - Photo courtesy Carmen's Luxury Travel
MidiCi Fort Lauderdale – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

The restaurant is very modern and chic, which makes it perfect for a dinner date or lunch with friends.  The minute you walk in the door, you are greeted by the friendly staff, and handed a menu.  Diners can select from traditional and signature menu options or create their own personalized Neapolitan pizzas.

MidiCi Selection of Ingredients - Photo courtesy Carmen's Luxury Travel
MidiCi Selection of Ingredients – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

They also offer a a nice selection of fresh served salads, which are accompanied by a piece of wood-toasted Neapolitan bread. The Caprese salad was beautifully displayed on the counter looking very temping, but I decided to go with the Neapolitan pizza.

Capese Salad at MidiCi Fort Lauderdale - Photo courtesy Carmen's Luxury Travel
Capese Salad at MidiCi Fort Lauderdale – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

My husband ordered the Fresh Purple Kale Salad, which came with baby spinach, fresh ricotta cheese, dates, parmigiana-reggiano, fresh lemon zest, and topped with a mustard vinaigrette dressing.  He really enjoyed the combination of these dynamic flavors.

Photo courtesy MidiCi
Photo courtesy MidiCi

I like my pizza to be traditional, so I went with the Margherita. I really enjoyed being able to see the pizza dough being made through a glass-walled room that’s kept at a constant 61 degrees.  Their Neapolitan Pizza is baked to perfection in 90 seconds in their wood-fired ovens that fire up at 1000 degrees.  It’s that temperature change that allows the pizza to reach its perfectly baked form.

The Margherita – Photo courtesy MidiCi
Photo courtesy of MidiCi
Photo courtesy of MidiCi
MidiCi Wood Burning Hand Built Oven - Photo courtesy Carmen's Luxury Travel
MidiCi Wood Burning Hand Built Oven – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel
Photo courtesy of MidiCi
Photo courtesy of MidiCi

Additionally, you can complement your entrees with a freshly brewed cup of coffee from their Athena espresso machine, or tea and soft drinks.  If you feel like something a little stronger, you can enjoy a diverse selection of quality local craft beers or a glass of wine from their curated wine list.

MidiCi Restaurant Fort Lauderdale Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel
MidiCi Restaurant Fort Lauderdale Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

Once you order your entree, simply walk over to the cashier and they’ll hand you a number which you place on your table and wait for the waiters to bring you your delicious meal.

MidiCi - The Neapolitan Pizza Company Interior - Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel
MidiCi – The Neapolitan Pizza Company Interior – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

While you wait, make sure to take a picture with your friends or family to capture your special moment using the Polaroid cameras by the cashier. You can hang them in their moments antique frame afterwards.  I opted to have my photo taken with John Davimos, MidiCi Fort Lauderdale’s owner himself!

MidiCi Moments Antique Board and Camera - Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel
MidiCi Moments Antique Board and Camera – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel
John Davimos, Owner of MidiCi Fort Lauderdale's
John Davimos, Owner of MidiCi Fort Lauderdale’s

One of my favorite elements of this restaurant is the 50 year-old Olea Europasea Olive Tree.  Looking at an olive tree while you dine really gives a feeling of serenity, tranquility, which provides a great sense of escape from your everyday humdrum.

The Olive Tree - MidiCi Fort Lauderdale Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel
The Olive Tree – MidiCi Fort Lauderdale Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

You must save room for dessert! They offer Leo Leo Gelato handcrafted in small batches using only premium national ingredients and flavors.  Or you can order my favorite, the Signature Nutella Calzone with fresh berries.  It’s baked fresh with Nutella, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries hidden inside, and topped with a hint of balsamic reduction, and shaved coconut.  Absolutely delicious!

My Signature Nutella Calzone - MidiCi Fort Lauderdale - Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel
My Signature Nutella Calzone – MidiCi Fort Lauderdale – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel
My Signature Nutella Calzone - MidiCi Fort Lauderdale - Photo Carmen's Luxury Travel
Signature Nutella Calzone – MidiCi Fort Lauderdale – Photo Carmen’s Luxury Travel

MidiCi is growing all across the country and the world, with over 400 locations awarded and slated to open within the next 6 years. In addition to the Fort Lauderdale location, Davimos has signed on to open three more locations in Boca Raton, Western Broward, and Plantation. He has two more locations in mind already and is working on leases.

I am so looking forward returning to MidiCi soon!

MidiCi Fort Lauderdale , 510 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and is open Sun – Thurs 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Fri – Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. For more information, please visit www.mymidici.com.

Disclosure:  We were invited by MidiCi for a wonderful meal.  All the opinions here are my own.

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen’s Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

14 Comments

  1. Jing
    April 9, 2017 at 10:44 am
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    It’s amazing how the hand-built oven looks so modern but technically uses an old fashion way of baking.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 10, 2017 at 8:47 am

      I know! Very cool.

  2. Lara Dunning
    April 9, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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    I don’t eat too many pizzas these days, but I would have ordered exactly the same thing, plus the salads, which looked amazing!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 10, 2017 at 8:47 am

      You would be more than happy with the salads, Lara!

  3. Punita Malhotra
    April 10, 2017 at 12:06 am
    Reply

    That pizza looks delicious. My choice would be to go for small slices with different toppings, instead of eating one whole. Of course, I would leave room for desserts. 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 10, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Yes, leaving room for dessert is a must 🙂

  4. Nathan
    April 10, 2017 at 2:54 am
    Reply

    This looks amazing! I love pizzas made in the traditional brick ovens like this. The crusts are so delicious. I’ll have to keep this place in mind. I’d love to try it when I was in the area.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Yes, I absolutely love the crust!

  5. Dave (Silverbackpacker)
    April 10, 2017 at 7:55 am
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    I like that you have the choice to invent your own customised pizza and can actually watch it being baked in those gorgeous ovens. Yes i agree , the olive tree does add a touch of atmosphere.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 10, 2017 at 8:49 am

      It’s a fun and delicious experience!

  6. Greg
    April 10, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    Reply

    Just added that to our “to eat” list! It all looked amazing!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Glad to hear it, Greg!

  7. Jorge D.
    April 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    Reply

    Great place. Went today with wife and 2 kids. So you know, you can also sit down and order from the menu. There are plenty of very attentive servers.

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 25, 2017 at 7:17 am

      That’s great! I’m glad you and the family enjoyed yourselves.

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