13005 SW 1st Rd.
Newberry, FL 32669
204 N.E. US Highway 441
Micanopy, FL 32667
"The best pizza I have ever eaten in the US. Had plenty of pizza living in Italy, and this is authentic as it gets. When I want a pie, this is the only place to get it!"
"Not your typical side-of-the-highway pizza joint. The pizza is fresh and delicious and made to your liking"
"Wonderful for lunch or dinner. The service is amazing. I 100% recommend Blue Highway to everyone!!!"
"It’s all about the food.” This is Frank Ruffino’s credo and Frank knows the business of making great food. As former residents of North central Florida, he and his family loved the area when they lived here in the late 1980’s. Frank served as the Executive Chef at the University of Florida before being recruited to work up North in the Atlantic Seaboard area. For over a decade he and his wife Winny worked in the world of corporate food service until one day they were presented with a rare chance; to return to Florida and start a small restaurant in Micanopy on scenic Highway 441.They seized the opportunity and Blue Highway, a pizzeria was born.
The Ruffino Family has been in business since 2004, and treasures living and working in the Gainesville/Ocala area. This is truly a family affair; with wife and partner Winny and the “kids," Layla and Anton closely involved alongside Frank since the very beginning. Included in the growing, extended family is the Blue Highway team members and management, who comprise a very talented pool of people.
Most important to Blue Highway are our guests. Our regulars feel that Blue Highway is their special place to get really great, quality food and personal and attentive service in a fun, funky and relaxed atmosphere.
We take great pride in our culinary culture; serving the highest quality fresh, local, organic (when possible), and expertly prepared food. We support our team members by paying greater than industry standards, offering group health insurance, paid time off and investing in ongoing training. We also feed our team well, covering our food cost only. We share in our success by contributing financially to local community organizations focused on hunger and the local environment. We try to make as small a footprint as we can by reducing, reusing and recycling. We properly dispose of all glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard, cooking oil, and we use green ware to help keep Florida and our planet beautiful.
The original Blue Highway, A Pizzeria is a small roadside restaurant located on scenic Highway 441, at the entrance to historic Micanopy between Ocala and Gainesville, Florida. Famous for antiques and as the location for the film Doc Hollywood, the small unbelievably picturesque town is home to the original "Highway to Pizza Heaven." The ambiance is fun, funky, and casual, reminding you that driving down the blue highways of small town USA can bring unexpected treasures.
Blue Highway at Tioga, located in Tioga Town Center, the second location, opened in 2009, answering the demand for high quality pizza in the more suburban NW Gainesville area. It’s a slightly more "uptown" setting but the food is just as incredible as it is at our original location. We have also been able to add pastas and fabulous daily specials to the menu. The Tioga Town Center location has a lot going on; concerts, movies, shopping and of course great food! All located just 3 miles west of the I75 Newberry Road exit.
The newest Blue Highway is located right on Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala, the heart of horse country and only miles from the legendary Silver Springs State Park where the old Tarzan movies were filmed. Our Ocala Guests were tired of the drive to Micanopy to get Blue Highway so we built a restaurant just for them. We were awarded Ocala’s Best New Eatery in Ocala Magazine in our first year of business. While we have grown we have remained true to our first commitment; great food and great service.
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