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Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Food, PLACES AND THINGS, Restaurants, Tampa | 0 comments

Best Pizza in Tampa- 9 Pizzerias You Can’t Miss Out On

Home made italian pizzaIf you’re done with settling for the usual food chain variety of pizza and are ready to indulge in some of the best pizza in Tampa– this is the list for you. These nine pizza joints and restaurants are guaranteed to satiate your needs while also giving personalized service that will have you coming back long after your first visit.

Grimaldi's Pizza in Tampa

Grimaldi’s / Facebook

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

7990 Citrus Park Town Center
Yelp Review: 4 stars

Grimaldi’s mission of freshness never stops, with their website boasting, “Our fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, ‘secret recipe’ dough and pizza sauce make us the most award-winning pizzeria in the United States.” Grimaldi’s has authentic crispy New York pizza and lots of it; and with it sitting right by the Citrus Park Mall, there’s no reason to miss out!

Sally O'Neal's Pizza Hotline Pizza

Sally O’Neal’s Pizza Hotline / Facebook

Sally O’Neal’s Pizza Hotline

1319 S Howard Ave
Yelp Review: 3.5 stars

Serving delicious pasta and pizza in Tampa for 30 years, Sally O’Neal’s is the perfect place to get that slice you’ve been craving. “We go to the Farmer’s Market for our fresh vegetables,” Sally states on the restaurant’s website. “We make our own sauces, marinades and salad dressings from my own recipes.” They have even recently started serving gluten-free pizza and pasta to cater to customers with those dietary needs.

 Pizza Squared: Detroit Style Pizza

Pizza Squared: Detroit Style Pizza / Facebook

Pizza Squared

11124 N 30th St
Yelp Review: 4.5 stars

Located in the block between Busch Gardens and University of South Florida, Pizza Squared specializes in their Detroit-style pizza that will blow your mind, but not your wallet. You can choose between their 6 or 8 square pizza, or any of their other menu items such as “Traditional Hand-Tossed pizza, wings, roasted chicken pita-bread sandwiches, [and] cheesy bread.”

Let’s not forget to mention: they’re right across the street from the Yuengling Brewery!

Eddie & Sam's NY Pizza in Tampa

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Eddie and Sam’s NY Pizza

203 E Twiggs St
Yelp Review: 4.5 stars

“It’s in the water” claims Eddie and Sam’s on their website. Their authentic New York pizza is made with imported New York water, and it works. Yelp reviewers rave about how delicious the pizza is, as well as the garlic knots, gelato, cannolis, and more. If you’re in the mood for New York pizza, Eddie and Sam’s is your best bet in Tampa Bay.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Tampa

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza / Facebook

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

1901 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Yelp Review: 4 stars

For those of you who have not had coal fired pizza before, just remember that Anthony’s slogan is “pizza well done.” Anthony’s pizza is delicious and fired in a 800 degree coal oven, and they have locations spreading from here in Tampa to Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Don’t forget to try their Eggplant Marino, it’s almost as famous as the NFL Legend (and restaurant partner) is was named after. This unique style of cooking pies is just one of the many reasons why Anthony’s is among the best pizza in Tampa.



Precinct Pizza

615 Channelside Dr
Yelp Review: 3.5 stars

Good news to Tampa- Precinct Pizza is planning on building a new location AND franchising soon! That means more delicious New York style pizza to more happy customers. Currently, their location on Channelside Drive is a short walk away from both the Florida Aquarium and the Amalie Arena and is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.

Wood Fired Pizza In Tampa Florida

Wood Fired Pizza / Facebook

Wood Fired Pizza Wine Bar

2822 E Bearss Ave
Yelp Review: 4.5 stars

Right down the road from USF, Wood Fired Pizza uses only the freshest ingredients in their hand-tossed pizzas. Their “open kitchen” allows customers to watch as their pizza is being prepared and tossed into the pizza oven, and their lunch specials are phenomenal: all you can eat pizza buffet for only $9.99!

Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza & Restaurant - Ybor City

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza & Restaurant – Ybor City / Facebook


1101 S Fort Harrison Ave
Yelp Review: 4.5 stars

Having just announced that they are closing their Ybor location, now is definitely the time to go to their Clearwater pizzeria and grab a slice. Their pizza is hand-made to perfection and cooked in a coal-fired oven, and the service is nothing short of being treated like family. (Not to mention, this is mom’s favorite pizza in Tampa!)

Pizza at Lee's Grocery in Tampa

Lee’s Grocery / Facebook

Lee’s Grocery

2210 N Central Ave
Yelp Review: 4.5 stars

Don’t let the name fool you, Lee’s Grocery specializes in pizza, wings, and craft beer and you can eat them all in-house. Described by several Yelp reviewers as the hidden gem of Seminole Heights, Lee’s fresh, stone-baked pizza and friendly atmosphere is worth coming back for. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page to keep up-to-date on events!

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Melissa DeHart is a graduate of Florida State University currently residing in Orlando, Fl. When not writing articles for the Tampa Traveler she enjoys writing novels, going on adventures, and taking care of her pet cat. For more of her work visit her website: Candied Letters

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