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NOTABLE KEY WESTERS we just have a real good time.” I ask Kit—hey, I have to ask!—if he’ll share the secret about what makes Angelina’s pizza so good and therefore so popular. He doesn’t hesitate. “Oh, man, I always talk about the sauce. I’ve been using Stanislaus tomatoes for almost 30 years after I discovered them. This past year, I went to Modesto, California, to their farms. They pack fresh tomatoes in season, and I really think that is part of the key—using a fresh tomato for the sauce. And then of course we make the dough fresh—and there’s something about fresh-baked bread, as opposed to getting a frozen product. We make the pizza dough fresh every day and I think we have a good balance of sauce and the dough and the right amount of cheese and I think that has satisfied the majority of palates over the years. We just enjoy what we do. “Of course, we have our moments,

From pizza to Porsches: Key West’s Angelina’s Pizzeria is a sponsor of Porsche GT3 races.

same as everybody else. Like during Fantasy Fest or Spring Break at one in the morning, you might catch us being a little frustrated, as you can imagine. But all our guys truly, truly enjoy

making pizza and they enjoy serving the public.” Kits says they don’t experiment with new pizzas or styles, staying true to their classic pizza recipe, avoiding changing recipes to chase fads or to pursue à la mode menus over the decades. “Most people appreciate that they’re going to get classic pizza at Angelina’s and they really like it.” When I spoke with Kit in April, he was heading to Daytona to support Key West resident Kurt Mazeikis in a Porsche GT3 race sponsored by Angelina’s Pizza. “This is the kind of fun we have,” Kit says. ■ Angelina’s Pizzeria, 208 Duval St., (305) 296-3600. Open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily. See the Angelina’s menu at angelinaspizzeriakeywest.com or order ahead at slicelife.com and pick up in 15 to 30 minutes.

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Key West Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Issue  

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Key West Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Issue  

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