From college kids cooped up in the dorms to the toniest of food critics, pizza has a universal appeal matched by few other foods. Lucky for those of us living in Tampa there is no shortage when it comes to finding a great slice of pie! According to Aubrey Plaza, “Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, and pizza is knowledge, so let's go!” as we run down our favorites! Check out these places for the Best Pizza in Tampa | New York, Delivery, Hand Tossed, the one food that even in the process of devouring, you want more of, PIZZA.
Best Places for Wicked Good Pizza in Tampa
One of the newer pizza house to hit Tampa, find this interesting pizza and salad parlor in South Tampa, at Gandy and South Dale Mabry. Their pizzas are handcrafted, everything, in fact, is made in house from their pizzas and bread to their salads and salad dressings. Using fresh ingredients only, they never freeze, not even the cheese, Blackjack strives for pizza perfection. If, you like exceptionally great pizza and sides, give BlackJack a try!
VIVA Napoli in South Tampa brings authentic Italian flavor, with Scaloppine di vitello alla Pizzaiola, Margherita pizza, Trittico di Gnocchi, and homemade Tiramisu are staples of authentic Italian cuisine. Their oven-baked pizzas are in a class of their own and are not to be missed!
Owned and operated by Steve Falabella find this amazing pizzeria in the Shoppes at Wiregrass. As a native New Yorker, Steve learned how to make pizza the Neopolitan way while living in Italy. For a unique, authentic hand tossed pizza head up to Wiregrass for a little shopping and a little lunch, or maybe dessert. Steve makes a Nutella pizza to die for! If you are looking for the best pizza in Tampa and curious about 900 Degrees read more about them in Authentic New York-Style Cuisine in New Tampa | 900 Degrees Woodfired Pizza
Casual chain, serving charred-crust pies, wings, subs & Italian plates in a modern setting for eight years in their Carrollwood location, this is but one of 56 locations in Tampa serving great pizza! So if you are not in Carrollwood and want to try Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, look for a location near you. A family-oriented franchise, they strive for consistency, quality and great flavor in everything they serve. Our takeaway following a recent visit was the friendliness of the staff on top of the wings and hand-tossed pizza we devoured in no time at all! Find Pizza Well Done, at your local Anthony's when searching for the best pizza in Tampa!
Babe's is a Brandon institution. Anyone who's lived there can tell you they've eaten at Babe's or, at the very least, seen the big red building off Highway 60. Famous for their double-decker pizza ~ two thin crusts nestled between two layers of cheesy, saucy goodness - Babe's, a Brandon landmark serving up hot, fresh pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and more every day had to make our list of Best Pizza places in Tampa! Check them out; you will be happy you did!
This, the newest family-operated pizzeria serving the Northdale community and surrounding areas opened in 2014. Across the street from the Northdale Recreational Park, they are the PERFECT place to pop in for a true New York style pizza! Closed Tuesdays, they are available 11:30 to 9:30 M-W-Th and till 10 PM on Fri-Sat, they close at 9 pm Sundays. Delivery is FREE. They also have wings, pasta dinners, desserts, gyros, hot and cold subs, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and the most delicious calzones! Check their website for special deals and their LONG list of gourmet pizzas, like the Pesto Chicken! You want pizza done right? Call this family owned and operated business in Northdale/Carrollwood.
Opened in 1999, Gourmet Pizza Company's been featured in several publications including Southwest Airline's in-flight magazine as one of the top pizzerias in the country. That ain't an easy feat, my friends. This small Hyde Park Pizzeria serves up local-ingredient pizzas including vegan and gluten-free pizzas, chicken with smoked gouda, steak and gorgonzola, a Thai chicken pizza, and a shrimp and roasted garlic that is on our order every time! All are must-trys.
This where owner Anthony, in the restaurant business since he was 8 or 9 years old under the tutelage of his Sicilian father, has been in the same location in New Tampa on Cross Creek Blvd for seven years. He started cooking a 13, learning from professional chefs in his dad's excellent Italian restaurants. Find Chicken Parmesan, Stromboli, and the Giant 28" Pizza where "Quality over Quantity" is Anthony's motto. Pop in for a fantastic sub at lunch, or grab the area's ONLY Halal (kosher pizza) in town. Tell them you saw them in Best Pizza in Tampa | New York, Delivery, Hand Tossed. Read more about Hawkeyes in Bigger is Better in New Tampa! | Hawkeye's New York Style Pizza
Co-owners Tony Colandrea and a great guy known to all simply as 'Junior' are dangerous when it comes to serving authentic New York Style Pizza. Satisfying the discerning pizza palate near their shop in Westchase for 18 years I first had the pleasure of a Marina pizza when our kids we were playing a baseball game nearby, and we wandered in during a rain delay.
Lucky for us! We had a difficult choice choosing from their menu which included not only the New York style but gourmet pizzas, calzones, subs, salads, Marinapasta and more. Philly born and bred I like to try everyone's Philly Cheesesteak to compare. I loved it! The bun is where many places; Marina got it right! And it's no wonder, before opening in Tampa 18 years ago they were hand-tossing pizzas in New York since 1974! A must go pizza joint, take a road trip if needed and check out Marina Pizza in the Westchase, Citrus Park, Nine Eagles area. We also enjoyed the Penne Alla Boscaiola, penne with a creamy rose sauce made from ground Italian sausage, with mushrooms and peas, and their Stromboli is killer too! They have menu items for little people too, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and fries, a family-friendly place. You gotta go!
12121 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa FL Phone 813-854-1616
Low-key restaurant serving wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta & other Italian specialties, and they serve beer and wine! Owner Massimo, in business on Van Dyke 2 years and on Countryway in Westchase, invites you to dine the Italian way at Nabruzzi! Massimo delivers 5-star food in a casual setting and at a great price. At Nabruzzi you also find the freshest homemade pasta, seafood, and certified Angus beef, fresh, never frozen. Check out his daily specials or try one of his fabulous wood-fired pizzas! Massimo will keep you wanting more!
Enjoy real New York style, hand-tossed pizza at Westchase Pizza & Pasta Co. Menu items include pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more. With fast and friendly service and great food, cold beer, and 5-star proper buffalo wings (yes, that's homemade blue cheese), they offer a large variety of specialty and traditional pizzas all with an amazing crust. Their red sauce is very savory and full of flavor. Their clean and family-friendly dining area has plenty to offer so dad can watch the game while the little ones can watch cartoons!
If you're looking for unique flavors, or a different type of slice, head to Hyde Park to try one of Fruitwood Stand Up Market's wood burning pizza! Not only do they save up some of the most crazy combinations of flavor, they all actually work! If you're wondering what to get, I would suggest the AJ's Pink Flamingo or the Coral Reefer for a yummy bite to eat!
In my opinion, the best slice in all of Tampa is the Buffalo Chicken slice from Eddie & Sams! This has been one of my favorite spots since I moved to Tampa in 2014 because they always make you feel right at home in their bustling and constantly busy pizza shop! I love that you can see the slices as you walk along the glass, so you know just what you're getting yourself into before you take your first bite. Some of the best slices from Eddie & Sams are the buffalo chicken, the lasagna, the bbq chicken and if you still have room, don't forget about their garlic knots - they're to die for!
“I want to live in a world where the need for pizza belittles that of war.” ― Jason Barnett