The best pizza you’re likely to find on the barrier islands is at Flavio’s Brick Oven & Bar, located in the Village of Siesta Key in a little strip mall. The place looks like nothing from the outside and inside it’s beach-casual and kid-friendly (with a children’s menu). First rate authentic pizza pies come out of Flavio Cristofoli’s wood-burning brick ovens. The chef/owner was born in Torino of a Venetian family and has cooked in restaurants and owned his own places for 25 years in this part of Florida. Accompanying a wide array of pizzas are familiar pasta meals and Italian specialties such as veal saltimbocca, a dish with sage and prosciutto that has wide appeal in southern Switzerland, Spain and Siesta Key too.