Top Places for Delicious Pizza in St Petersburg/Clearwater



History tells us that pizza started with the Romans who made a flat bread known as panis focacius, to which they added a variety of different toppings. Later, in the 18th century, pizza as we know it was developed in Naples when tomato sauce was added to the focaccia mix.

Luckily for us, pizza has morphed into many different forms and is now served all over the world. And fortunately for visitors to the St Petersburg/Clearwater, there are a host of places where you can grab a slice any time of day. From fancy eateries to hole-in-the-wall pizza "joints," you'll never have to go far to indulge in America's favorite comfort food. 

Leading the list of the local favorites is Pizzeria Gregorio where the owner/chef Greg Seymour himself is on the scene to do his pizza magic. Other family-run favorites are Pizza Box and Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza, as well as longstanding Paisano’s , which has been wowing area pizza-lovers since 1974.

No matter what kind you select, there are no wrong choices. Fortunately, pizza is definitely here to stay!

Buon appetito!


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St. Petersburg


Pizza's, flatbreads and calzones baked in a wood stone oven, and a host of other delicious Italian fare combine with European décor and excellent service to make this trattoria a favorite with both locals and visitors alike. Open since 2005,...  Read More


9
Dunedin
Pan Y Vino
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Pan Y Vino – Homey décor and old brick walls with shelves lined with wine bottles set the stage of the dining experience you'll embark on here. Make no mistake, as savvy locals will tell you, this is no ordinary pizza joint! This family-owned...  Read More


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Tony's Pizzeria
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Whether you select a slice or two, or opt for the whole pie, Tony's Pizzeria might just be the place for you. Serving Italian food since 1998, they seem to have perfected the art of making New York-style pizza in three different places in the...  Read More


7
St. Petersburg
Paisano's Pizza
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Since 1974 Paisano's has been drawing people to its casual, laid back venue. The décor isn't fancy, but people go there for the variety of tasty pizzas served here. Aside from the wide variety of Italian specialties, the big draw is the daily...  Read More


Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza
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If you're looking for the "real deal" when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine made from scratch with fresh ingredients, this cozy trattoria is the place for you. The Cristino brothers - who happen to have been born in Bari, Italy - have...  Read More


5
St. Petersburg
Noble Crust
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Indoor, outdoor dining and an open kitchen situated in a stylish, contemporary setting make Noble Crust a must-see along your pizza quest. Known for their Italian cooking with a touch of Southern "vibe," you'll savor Italian cuisine as never...  Read More


4
St. Petersburg
Cappy's Pizzeria
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Tucked into a charming old- style Florida house in the historic Kenwood district of St Petersburg, Cappy's Pizzeria is one of the chain's three locations in the Tampa Bay area. Treat yourself to hand-tossed New York and Chicago deep-dish pizzas...  Read More


3
Indian Rocks Beach
Slyce Pizza Bar
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This laid-back pizza shop is popular with locals and visitors alike. Fresh, made-to-order pizza offers something for everyone. In addition to their signature Slyce pizza crust, they offer whole wheat and gluten-free pizza dough. Indoor and...  Read More


2
St. Petersburg
Pizza Box
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Opened in 2016, thinking outside of the (pizza) box is what this popular place is all about. Husband and wife team Kelly and Adam Duff conjure up tasty, freshly-made pizzas on the spot. Using an oven stocked with apple, mesquite, oak, cherry and...  Read More


1
Safety Harbor
Pizzeria Gregario
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Handcrafted wood-fired pizza draws savvy locals and visitors alike to this laid-back neighborhood pizza "joint." Opened by Greg Seymour in 2013, he makes the sourdough pizzas himself, from scratch. Using mostly natural, organic, locally sourced...  Read More


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