Florida Keys Isla Bella Seaside Resort for Roberta’s Pizza Pop Up

Roberta’s bee sting pizza

Courtesy Roberta’s Pizza

Isla Bella Beach Resort, the luxury oceanfront hotel and spa on the cusp of the legendary Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, welcomes New York’s famous Roberta’s Pizza for a limited pop-up starting today, March 26th. The 24-acre waterfront hotel is surrounded by a green canopy and offers expansive views of the Cerulean Sea. In addition to its private, mile-long coastline, the property has a spa, five oceanfront pools, and four different restaurants, one of which includes Roberta’s pizza for the next month.

A beach hotel with palm trees and an outdoor bar

Isla Bella Beach Resort in Marathon, Florida

Douglas Friedman

The limited popup starts today and runs through April. Roberta’s was once hailed as “one of the most extraordinary restaurants in the country” by the New York Times.

“Roberta’s Pizza is an icon and has a national presence. We therefore assume that many guests will be familiar with their pizza. It’s always on people’s must-visit list in NYC, so we’re excited to offer it to guests who may have never tried it before. Despite its iconic, award-winning status, it’s still only found in a select few locations outside of New York, which is what makes this partnership so exciting. It’s the perfect synergy of pizza worthy of a destination, ”said Justin Nels, Area Managing Director of Isla Bella, of the pop-up.

a pizza in a wood oven

Roberta’s pizza in the oven


Roberta’s team will take over the pizza oven at Il Postino, the resort’s seaside restaurant, to serve their own iconic pizzas such as Bee Sting, Famous Original, Classic Margherita and more, which hotel guests and Isla Bella visitors will enjoy in-room can service and food by the sea. A special pop-up menu item is the cake of the same name, Isla Bella, which is made from mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, olive oil and sea salt.

“When the Isla Bella team tried to work together at their Keys Resort, we were thrilled to take the opportunity to make pizza … and maybe even do a little fishing,” said Brandon Hoy, co-owner of Roberta .

With tourism on the rise again and bookings increasing for spring, Isla Bella is committed to providing guests with an exclusive experience not found anywhere else in the Keys.

“We’re big Roberta fans, and we knew the property would get excited when we brought Florida their famous pizzas and a taste of Brooklyn. We saw incredible demand for trips to the Keys and wanted to add more restaurants in addition to the restaurants we currently have on properties like Il Postino, Marketplace and Beach Bar, ”says Nels.

a beach with a hammock and chairs at sunset

Isla Bella Beach Resort

2019 Gonzalo Villota

Not planning to make it to Isla Bella by the end of April? The hotel team promises this won’t be the last pop-up of the season. Isla Bella has an array of exciting programs and pop-ups at the works that she loves to share with locals and visitors, from fitness and wellness to food and drink. Visitors in May can look forward to welcoming Modern Om from Miami and Woom Center from New York City for a relaxing, waterfront spa weekend on Isla Bella.

Isla Bella Beach Resort is located at 1 Knights Key Boulevard, MM 47 Marathon, FL. The Roberta menu is available daily from 3pm to 11pm for in-room meals and from Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm for Il Postino dinner guests.

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