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11 Best Pizza Places in Tampa Bay

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While it may not have the same infamy as Chicago deep dish or a New York slice, Tampa Bay’s pizza game is pretty strong. There are a lot of mouthwatering pizza places to get your pizza fix whether you’re an adventurous topper or a plain cheese lover. Here are the 8 best pizza places in Tampa Bay.

We hope you’re hungry.

At Fireside Pizza Cafe you can taste the authentic Mediterranean Flair! They have a custom built wood-fired oven to prep their pizzas. For those who are vegetarian and gluten intolderhent, they offer both vegetarian and gluten-free pizza for you to enjoy. You can indulge in some of their other entree dishes such as Chicken Parmesan, pastas, even wing selections to munch on! One of our favorite appetizers of theirs is their Garlic Knots – DELICIOUS! If you’re up for some fresh air and want to enjoy some outdoor dining, they have outdoor seating with a covered deck to keep you dry on rainy Florida days.

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday | 4PM-10PM
Friday | 11AM-11PM
Saturday | 12PM-11PM
Sunday | 2PM-10PM

📍 1104 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

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! 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 – Sunday | 11AM-9PM

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

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 and operated pizza restaurant as well! 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! Wash down your meal with a pint from their beers on tap. If you’re up for it, they have a “That’s What She Said” 32″ Pizza Challenge; 2 People, 1 Topping, 1 Hour! Winners receive the meal for free, shirts, and their photo on the wall, so cool!

Monday | 11AM-10PM
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 11AM-10PM
Thursday 11Am-10PM
Friday | 11AM-11PM
Saturday | 11AM-10PM
Sunday | 11AM-10PM

📍 2660 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

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! Many will say New York New York Pizza is the best pizza place for late night after hitting up a few bars!

Each Location Varies

📍 Multiple Locations in Tampa

Pizzeria Gregario

Over in Safety Harbor is 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 pizzerias around 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 super laid back and very welcoming. We recommend The SJ (Tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, prosciutto sausage, arugula & Romano), it’s a divine pie!

Thursday – Friday | 3PM-6PM (Direct Sales Only)

Saturday – Wednesday | CLOSED

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

Ava

With three locations, you really have no excuse! Head to Ava in SOHO, Armature Works, or the Joinery for some of the best pizza. They have a great happy hour and lunch specials, and their pizza is definitely crave-worthy. 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. 

📍 Hours vary

📍 Monday: 5PM-8:30PM
Tuesday – Thursday | 5PM-10PM
Friday | 10:30AM-2:30PM/5-11PM
Saturday | 10:30AM-2:30PM/5-11PM
Sunday | 10:30AM-2:30PM/5-8:30PM

📍 Hours vary

📍Armature Works: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

📍SOHO: 718 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

📍The Joinery: 640 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801

Forbici is a great place for friends and family to come together to share a pizza and good conversations in a trendy Tampa restaurant. Beyond the pizza, we also love the lively energy here! 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. 

Sunday – Thursday | 11:30AM-10PM
Friday | 11:30AM-11PM
Saturday | 11AM-11PM

📍1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

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 wine! 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.

 Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday | 11:30AM-9PM
Sunday | 1PM-9PM

📍Tampa: Pierhouse at Channelside 142 S Meridian Ave. Tampa, FL 33602

📍St. Pete: The Hermitage 101 7th St S. St Petersburg, FL 33701

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!

Sunday – Thursday | 3PM-9:45PM
Friday – Saturday | 3PM – 12AM

📍 1413 S Howard Ave #100, Tampa FL 33606

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

Monday – Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday – Thursday | 11AM-10PM
Friday – Saturday | 11AM-10PM

📍 203 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602

With a few 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!

📍 4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607

📍 Sunday – Thursday | 12PM-9PM
Friday – Saturday | 12PM-10PM

📍 Sunday – Thursday | 12PM-9PM
Friday – Saturday | 12PM-10PM

📍 Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday | 5PM-9PM
Friday – Saturday | 5PM-10PM
Sunday | 5PM-9PM

📍 4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607

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

📍 945 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

📍 27 Fletcher Ave, Sarasota, Florida, 34237

 

8 Best Pizza Places in Tampa Bay

Whether it’s a traditional style or a greasy thin crust, these 8 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. 

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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