If you are craving a pizza in Tampa, the good news is that there is a serious amount of choice and quality. In fact, the hardest part is going to be deciding where to get your fill first.
From classic Italian to New York-style slices, you will find the type of pizza you are looking for on this list. So, forget the healthy eating buzz and get ready to load up on some delicious carbs.
Nothing beats some good pies and these are the seven best places for pizza in Tampa. We’d argue that they’re some of the best in all of Florida. But, we’ll let you be the judge of that.
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This is wood-fired pizza at its very best, cooked in an Italian- style oven that reaches all the way up to 800 degrees. The idea is that by cooking it for just under two minutes, the pizza has a wonderful puffy crust that is equally chewy and crunchy at the same time. Add in a rich and deep tomato sauce and oozing hot mozzarella cheese, and you are in for the perfect treat here every single time you visit.
Lee’s Grocery serves up 10, 16 and 18-inch pies that will test even the biggest eaters to finish them in one sitting. Seriously, the 18-inch pizzas are a true sight to behold and an even bigger one to eat. They come with a thick base and are loaded with delicious fresh toppings. With all of that and some tasty side, you certainly won’t be leaving here hungry.
As the name suggests, they focus on New York-style pizza here. And, you’ll find that they make it every bit as good as anything you’ll find in the Big Apple. They have locations all across Tampa, too, meaning that you’re never too far from a quality pie. Feel super hungry? They also serve up pasta, salads and great dough balls. To come here and not have a huge slice of their epic pizza, however, would be a travesty.
At Hampton Station Pizzeria, they pride themselves on their super fresh ingredients. Each and every one helps to make up the long list of toppings available to make your pizza just how you like it. For any calzone lovers out there, they also offer several different varieties that are stuffed with inventive fillings. In short, once you sample the pizza here, you’ll be converted into a fan for life.
At Ava, they make all their pizza and pasta by hand on the premises daily. This means they serve up some of the best Italian food in the entire state. The wood-fired oven is the centre upon which the restaurant is built and it’s always wafting wonderful fresh smells into the room. Traditional Italian pies just don’t get much better than this. Go ahead and indulge, but stick to the basics. The cheese pizza is fantastic.
You only have to take one look at the pizza here and you will be hooked for life. Their New York-style pizzas are characterised by wide, foldable slices with a thick and flavourful crust. The fact that they have been making them for close to four decades and have so many loyal customers tells you everything you need to know about the quality.
This Neapolitan pizzeria is as about as authentic as it gets. The centre of their fantastic pizzas relies on the base of using hand-stretched dough made of flour and tomato sauce sourced from only the finest San Marzano tomatoes. Add in some super fresh mozzarella and when you take that first bite you could easily close your eyes and imagine yourself in Italy. Superb is an understatement.
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