The Coastal Star

The Plate: A piece of heaven in Lantana

The Plate: Red Pizza.
The Place: Jerk Oceano, 201 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. Daily menu is available at
The Price: $20; cash only.
The Skinny: Looking for pizza in Lantana? If you’re at Jerk Oceano on the right night, it’s the place to be.
For those who thought Dak Kerprich’s had gone by the wayside in Lantana when he opened Swell Pizza in Delray Beach, he’s back.
According to his brother Jay, Kerprich has given up his Swell Pizza space and pies are reappearing at Oceano.
Pizza is not always on the menu, but when it is, what a glorious thing it is.
We ordered a Red Pizza, with a wonderfully smoky roasted tomato sauce, lots of onion and plenty of mild heat courtesy of the smoked chili oil that infused the pie.
Good, and, for a change, pizza that’s good for you.
Let’s talk about that crust, too. As always, Kerprich’s crusts are lighter than air — he adjusts his recipe according to the weather conditions.
This one was no exception, and it’s why his pizza just may be the best in the area.
— Scott Simmons

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