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!