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You’ve got a pizza our hearts, Tampa Bay! 🍕 From cheesy pizza by the slice to giant pizza pies, there is no shortage of delicious pizza places in Tampa Bay. Are you team cheese or pepperoni? Do go through our list for some of the best Pizza in Tampa Bay.

No matter how you slice it, you’ve got to visit one of these yummy pizza places in Tampa Bay

Santoro’s Pizzeria is bringing that “Jersey slice” to Tampa Bay! From a plain slice to Philly cheesesteak to chicken bacon ranch, there surely is a slice you’ll love.  

“I wanted the pizzeria to look like it was picked up from Jersey and placed in the heart of Tampa” says owner Kaiser. If you’ve been to Santoro’s, you know that’s true.

Pro-Tip: If you’re in a rush and looking for a cheap bite for lunch, Santoro’s Lunch Special is no joke! They offer one plain slice, one specialty slice, and a fountain drink for only $6 everyday from 11am-4pm.

Monday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00pm-9:00pm

📍 1329 W Cass St., Tampa, FL

New York New York Pizza

If you lose your friend at the bar, chances are they’re probably at New York New York Pizza. With multiple locations over Tampa Bay, you’ll never miss an opportunity to get a classic New York thin crust pizza.

We have to admit, a night out in SOHO or Ybor City always ends here and it’s definitely the icing on the cake for a late night slice. A simple yet go-to order for us is their pepperoni pizza.

Late night or not, New York New York Pizza serves the best pizza in Tampa Bay and rated for top service!

Ybor Location:
Monday | 10:00am-12:00am
Tuesday | 10:00am-12:00am
Wednesday | 10:00am-12:00am
Thursday | 10:00am-3:00am
Friday | 10:00am-3:00am
Saturday | 10:00am-3:00am
Sunday | 10:00am-12:00am

📍 1512 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

SOHO Location:
Monday | 3:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 3:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 3:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 10:00am-4:00am
Saturday | 10:00am-4:00am
Sunday | 10:00am-10:00pm

📍 533 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Dale Mabry Location:
Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-12:00a

📍 10434 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

At Fireside Pizza Cafe, you can enjoy a warm pizza fresh from their custom built wood-fired oven. They offer specialty pizzas, as well, a build your own option with over a dozen toppings to choose from. 

In addition to delicious pizza, enjoy specialty pastas, sandwiches and wraps. Fireside Pizza Cafe has a great rotation of local beers, perfect for enjoying on the patio on a sunny Florida day!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 2:00pm-10:00pm

📍 1104 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Eddie & Sam’s is the pizza place you go to if you’re craving New York thin-crust pizza by the pie or slice. Their triangle slices are big, greasy and foldable!

True New-Yorkers can admit that Tampa is lucky to have some of the best New York pizza without having to go to the Big Apple itself. The dedication is real, as they import the water from New York to bring Tampa the New York pizza we love.

Pro-tip: The gelato is amazing, so be sure to save some room for it post-pizza! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

📍 203 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602

In the mood for some New York Style pizza in Tampa Bay? You’ve come to the right place! Diesel Pizza is one of our favorite spots to grab some NY style slices, better yet it’s more than just a pizza place! They serve the best pizza in Tampa Bay.

You can always count on Diesel to keep their pizza fresh and made to order, and if you’re in the mood for something different you can choose from their sandwiches and salads. Be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with 3 of their house-made desserts from Panna Cotta with fresh berries, Tiramisu, and Chocolate Mousse.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am-8:30pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-8:30pm
Thursday | 11:00am-8:30pm
Friday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 Tuva Food Hall, 8624 US-301, Riverview, FL 33578

In Hyde Park, Forbici is the spot for pizza! Their Roman-style pizza starts with handcrafted dough, house-made mozzarella and fresh toppings. You can have it cut teglia (square) and tonda (round). We recommend trying the square Cup and Char pizza for delicious and crispy pepperoni. 

Pro-tip: make Forbici your new go-to happy hour spot! Enjoy delicious deals daily from 3-6PM, yup, happy hour on the weekends!

Monday | 11:30pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:30pm-10:00pm
Friday | 11:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00pm-10:00pm

📍1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Dunedin has some of our favorite gems and that includes Madison Avenue Pizza! This is the perfect spot to bring the family when you’re craving pizza. They’re a family-owned pizza place in Tampa Bay!

We keep coming back for their delicious and anything but ordinary hand tossed pizzas. You NEED to try their chicken and waffles pizza…you read that right. You can also find Crab Rangoon pizza, Cuban, and more we won’t list out or else we’ll be driving down to Dunedin for a slice!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday |Closed

📍 2660 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

Ava

With three locations, you really have no excuse! Head to Ava in SOHO, Armature Works, or The Joinery for one of the best pizza places in Tampa Bay.

The atmosphere at all locations is super trendy, plus their pizzas have maximum flavors that truly bring you back to life! We recommend their pizza with arugula and prosciutto, it’s fresh with the perfect topping-to-pizza ratio. 

Pro-tip: head to the SOHO location for happy hour and enjoy delicious pizza and drinks at a great price!

SOHO Location:
Monday | 5:00pm-8:30pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 10:30am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 10:30am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 10:30am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:30pm

📍 718 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

The Joinery Location:
Monday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00pm-8:00pm

📍 640 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801

Armature Works Location:
Monday | 7:30am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am-10:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am-10:00pm
Friday | 7:30am-12:00am
Saturday | 8:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 9:00am-9:00pm

📍 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Pizzeria Gregario

Safety Harbor is home to one of the best pizzerias that’ll take you back to that one time at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Italy. Pizzeria Gregario is one of the few pizza places in the country using 100% stone milled grains or milling fresh grains in-house.

Their pizzas are absolutely delicious and made with high quality ingredients. The vibe is laid back and welcoming. We recommend The SJ (Tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, prosciutto sausage, arugula & Romano), it’s a divine pie!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 5:30pm-9:00pm
Friday | 5:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday | 5:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍400 2nd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Fabrica Pizza

No matter what side of the Howard Frankland Bridge you’re on, you are in luck! With both St. Pete and Tampa locations, Fabrica offers Neapolitan pizza and great salads.

Their menu is packed with high quality ingredients that truly make the pizza exceptional. We love the build-your-own pizza and getting creative with the toppings, or trying out their ever changing and always delicious pizza-of-the-month! Fabrica is a top pizza place in Tampa and never disappoints.

St. Pete Location:
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Friday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm-9:00pm

📍 101 7th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tampa Location:
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Friday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday | 11:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm-9:00pm

📍 142 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Bella's Italian Cafe

Bella’s is a staple Italian restaurant serving Tampa Bay wonderful dishes for over 30 years! Their pizza is outstanding along with their entire menu, filled with traditional Italian dishes we all love.

Their pizza dough is made with beer from an original Venetian recipe. They also brush the dough with olive oil before baking, which gives the crust an extra light and crispy texture that we all admire.

In addition to incredible pizza, their wine list is pretty impressive and you shouldn’t sleep on the chocolate lava cake for dessert!

Monday | 3:00pm-9:45pm
Tuesday | 3:00pm-9:45pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm-9:45pm
Thursday | 3:00pm-9:45pm
Friday | 3:00pm-12:00am
Saturday | 3:00pm-12:00am
Sunday | 3:00pm-9:40pm

📍 1413 S Howard Ave #100, Tampa FL 33606

📷 Bavaro's

With multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area, Bavaro’s is a traditional Neapolitan Pizzeria built on family and passion. The pizza is made in a beautiful wood fired pizza oven, it puts us in awe to watch!

The ambiance at each location is incredibly cute and trendy. We recommend the Funghi pizza (san marzano tomato, fior de latte, garlic, mushroom, parmigiano reggiano, basil, extra-virgin olive oil). If you love sweets like we do, definitely save room for their Nutella pizza!

St. Pete Location:
Monday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-9:00pm

📍 945 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

North Franklin Location:
Monday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-9:00pm

📍 514 N Franklin St #101, Tampa, FL 33602

George J Bean Parkway Location:
Monday | 12:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm-7:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-7:00pm

📍 4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607

Best Pizza in Tampa Bay and More

Whether it’s a traditional style or a greasy thin crust, these 12 places make some absolutely delicious pies. When that pizza craving comes, this guide is your go-to for the best pizza places in Tampa Bay and also to enjoy the best pizza in Tampa Bay on your visit. 

We want to see you chowing down on the best za’s in town. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram at @stufftodointampabay !

Haley Haman

Haley Haman

Haley is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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