Best Pizza in St. Pete/Clearwater

A man holds up a slice of pepperoni from Madison Avenue Pizza

Madison Avenue Pizza in the only place in town that offers a 32-inch pizza!

This winning combination of bread, tomato and cheese claims admirers from around the world, but St. Pete/Clearwater has some of the best places to grab a slice of the cheesy goodness, whether you’re looking for a simple cheese pizza or specialty pie.

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Cappy's Pizza

A man serves a large pizza to a group outside of Cappy's Pizza in St. Pete

Cappy's in St. Pete specializes in deep dish pizza. It has received several "Best of the Bay" awards in the past 20 years.

Situated in a charming old house that creaks with nostalgia and white strung lights draped above the front porch seating area, the straight-forward, retro-inspired menu can’t be beat. You’ll have the normal discussion about toppings, but the main debate at Cappy’s is East Coast versus Midwest. The New York-style pie is thin and chewy with a sweet tomato sauce. Meanwhile, the Chicago-style deep dish pizza has thick crust dusted with cornmeal and spicier tomato sauce. Don’t be shy, grab a beer from the self-serve cooler and frosty mugs in the freezer!

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Pizza Box

Think outside the {pizza} box and you’ll find this wood-fired concept owned by a local husband and wife duo bringing organic, quality and handmade wood-fired pizza to downtown St. Pete. Everything you’ll see in this unassuming pizza joint has been built by the owners, including the wood-fire oven. Using a 100-year old sourdough starter that has been used for generations, you’ll find the freshest ingredients from local farms at this creative culinary spot.

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Noble Crust

A pizza from Noble Crust with a lemon wedge on top

Noble Crust features locally grown seasonal ingredients.

The Italian-Southern fusion pizza-pasta-etc. feels just right. In virtually all weather, the best seats on are on the 800-sq. ft. patio with its retractable roof and remote-control windows, but the funky-industrial dining room is also sun-dappled and pleasant during the day. With a polished yet well-worn vibe and a menu that features locally grown seasonal ingredients, Noble Crust turns traditional Italian dining into a whole new experience.

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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

With recipes and craftsmanship straight from Italy, Bavaro’s Neopolitan pizza, homemade pastas and classic desserts can be found along Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. Begin with antipasto or wood-fired bruschetta before moving on to homemade ravioli or an endless selection of pizzas.

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Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza

A pepperoni pizza from Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza

Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza showcases Italian roots in the technique used to make pizzas, old-world style, in a coal oven.

Cristino’s is the coal-oven champ, with a handful of basic styles: margherita, marinara, bianca, quatro formaggi, etc. This cozy trattoria offers thin-crust oven roasted pizzas, pasta and paninis with a verdant patio and warm vibe. You won’t want to miss out on the mouth-watering gelato or the panzerotti -- something between an empanada and a calzone.
 

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Ozona Pizza

Grab a slice in the tiny village north of Dunedin. Ozona Pizza welcomes guests with wooden piling and fishing rope for a real small-town coastal feel. Try out the heart-shaped pie on Valentine’s Day plus other specialties, like an apple pie pizza and a bacon cheeseburger pizza.

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Gennaro's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Cozy, family dining with tablecloths and dimmed lighting has been on the menu at Gennaro’s for going on three decades. It’s a comfy spot for when you want your pizza night to feel a little special. A full menu of seafood, veal and chicken dishes complement the pizza selection, which includes Sicilian pies and every topping you could dream up.

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Jack Pallino’s

This downtown Dunedin pizzeria and sports br provides a little bit of everything for everyone. There’s a long indoor bar for sports fans, a cozy indoor dining room and a large outdoor patio for larger groups. The highlight here are Neapolitan-style pies, which emerge from the restaurant's brick oven. The menu also includes creative touches on Italian antipasti like soppressata with braised fennel and olives and white anchovies served with goat cheese and truffle oil.

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Nona Slice House

You’re not just getting great pizza at this downtown Safety Harbor restaurant---you’re getting a show. At some point on most evenings, the owner will come out and do a little performance, spinning and swirling the pizza dough high in the air, often to the musical styles of a live performer. Several different types of pizzas are served here, but the best bet are the Detroit-style pies---thick, square pizzas baked with Wisconsin brick cheese, which oozes and gets extra crispy at the edges.

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Madison Avenue Pizza

A shot of the 32-inch Madison Avenue Pizza

Madison Avenue Pizza cook things the old fashioned way, using only the freshest ingredients possible and making everything they can from scratch in the kitchen.

Madison Avenue Pizza is home to the only 32 inch pizza in all of Tampa Bay. This pizzeria uses only fresh ingredients, all the time, it's also home to some of the best NY-style pizza, specialty pizzas, and sandwiches you'll find anywhere. Madison Avenue Pizza is located in Dunedin nearby Honeymoon Island