So when we were throwing around ideas for this particular food lover’s guide, we came across some discord among pizza lovers – what’s the real difference between flatbread and pizza? Well if you ask us, we say that flatbreads typically have a thinner, crispier crust with lighter ingredients than a traditional pizza and are usually rectangular in shape. But honestly, we’re not here to argue the pizza/flatbread semantics. We’re here to show you some of our favorite flatbreads around St. Augustine. Topped with your favorite ingredients and made by expert hands, these six St. Augustine flatbreads will have you coming back for more.
Terra & Acqua
As always, the local Italian favorite likes to keep things perfectly authentic. All of the piadina (a traditional Italian flatbread) that you’ll find at Terra & Acqua are topped with fresh ingredients found throughout Italian cooking. And though all of them are delicious, we favor the Piadina Pugliese – broccolini, Pugliese hot peppers, provolone, ricotta, and sausage.
DATIL PEPPER BBQ PORK FLAT
Taberna del Caballo
If you want to go a little more local with your choices, look no further than the city’s favorite pepper at Taberna del Caballo. We’re talking slow-roasted topped with parmesan cheese and pickled onions, a flatbread covered with datil barbeque sauce and finished with fresh arugula. Count us in.
RUSTIC GRILLED VEGGIE FLATBREAD
When it comes to flatbreads, the vegetarians in the audience are never left out. Exhibit A: the Rustic Grilled Veggie Flatbread at Cellar 6. The dish is started with a fresh, seasonal vegetable medley then topped with feta cheese and pesto and drizzled with a balsamic reduction (for a little extra bite). Even carnivores will be all in on this one.
Romano’s on the Beach
Full disclosure – this particular flatbread was originally chosen because of its name and we’re unashamedly suckers for eating food with names we like. But luckily for us, this flatbread happens to be pretty delicious as well. Prosciutto de Parma, sundried tomatoes, garlic, basil, and fresh mozzarella – sometimes simple is all you need.
You can’t get much more authentic than the Italian street food that’s coming out of Pizza Dina. Each ingredient is imported from Italy and the Italian family behind the restaurant puts their heritage into every dish. We’re particularly fond, however, of the Verdiana. It’s a vegetarian delight of zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, and scamorza (an Italian cow’s milk cheese) that’s topped with a balsamic glaze.
Featured image by Brian Miller