The taste of a hand-tossed pizza crust is easy to detect upon first bite.

Pizza fanatic or not (and who isn’t?), it’s the foundation of a good pie, and it’s new at Triton Seafood Restaurant in Marathon, MM 53.

In the 10 months since Marvin Cerda and his wife, Juanita, opened the doors, they’ve had a busy dinner crowd. 

Now, they’ve added lunch specials, a new-and-improved happy hour menu and – surprise – pizza.

There are the classics: Four-cheese, vegetarian and Hawaiian. And then there are unique options like conch fra diavolo pizza, fresh conch with spicy red sauce, or arugula and shrimp pizza.

The arugula pomodorini e granna pizza, with cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese, is something new and different to the taste buds. 

“Come in for lunch. There are many choices for $8.95,” Marvin said. “The happy hour prices are amazing.”

From 4 to 7 p.m., draft beers are $3, domestic bottles are $2.50 and imports are $3.50.

There are also new 50-cent chicken wings and meatballs, and jumbo buffalo shrimp, jalapeno poppers and conch fritters for 75 cents each. 

Triton opened in July 2017 in the former Nowhere Grill across from Beall’s. 

Of course, there are the menu favorites like fresh seafood and old Italian favorites. 

“We have everything we know to be good, and popular with our guests,” he said.

He’s spent 13 years cooking in Florida at a variety of restaurants 

The best seller by far, Juanita said, is the Rigatoni Vodka Lobster. Other popular dishes include the Fettucine Juanita with shrimp and lobster, the Triton Seven Seas combo platter and the Meat Lover Rib Eye topped with grilled onions, mushrooms and drizzled with white truffle oil.

Triton serves good meals at reasonable prices and is at 11399 Overseas Highway in Marathon. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday. The number is 305-998-4392.

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