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The Best Pizza in Tampa

Tampa Bay stands out as one of the jewels of America's Southeast, rich in history, culture, community and cuisine. The best pizza in Tampa Bay plays an integral part in that rich culinary scene, mixing traditional Italian styles with the refined flavors and creativity of the Southeast. But where are the in-the-know Tampa diners headed out to when looking for the best pizza in Tampa? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners and visitors from Tampa to put together a list of the best pizza in Tampa. From refined downtown restaurants delivering all the traditional pizza favorites to local pubs and bars with delicious pies, the best pizza in Tampa has something for everyone. Grab a table at one of these excellent spots and enjoy dinner tonight!

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17 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, Flavio Downtown Sarasota, Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Sarasota
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Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano

$$$$
Italian
Sarasota
4.7
2384 reviews

This elegant Italian restaurant in Sarasota features some of the best pizza in Tampa. Right off Main Street, Mediterraneo features a full menu of Italian favorites along with wood-fired pizzas. Try one of the specialty pies, like the "Capricciosa" with tomato, mozzarella, ham, and artichokes. The special "Speck" pie includes tomato, mozzarella, smoked prosciutto, and mushrooms. For an entree, try the spaghetti alle vongole with littleneck clams or the rigatoni salsiccia with sausage and broccolini.


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Flavio Downtown Sarasota

$$$$
Italian
Sarasota
4.5
913 reviews

A classic Southern-tinged Italian restaurant, Beulah features some of the best pizza in Tampa. Head into this welcoming Main Street Sarasota spot to try one of the restaurant's classic or signature wood oven pizza pies. The spicy "Diavola" includes yellow peppers and pepperoni, and the "Four Seasons" features ham, artichokes, mushrooms, and olives. Beulah also features one of the best Happy Hours in Tampa. Every day from 4 to 6 PM, head in for snacks like eggplant Parmigiana, sauteed shrimp, and ham and parmesan alongside special drink deals.


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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota

$$$$
Italian
Sarasota
4.5
521 reviews

An authentic Napoletana pizzeria, the Florida favorite called Bavaro's features some of the best pizza in Tampa. The Sarasota installment of this chain is an excellent spot after a day out sightseeing or spent with friends. Stop in for one of the restaurant's signature brick oven-fired pies with authentic toppings. The spicy "diavola" includes San Marzano tomato, mixed peppers, and spicy home-made sausage. A "Carne" pizza includes soppressata, Italian olives, and extra-virgin olive oil. Don't miss the "Vegetariano" with mixed peppers, zucchini, and squash.


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Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-St Pete

$$$$
Italian
St. Petersburg
4.5
518 reviews

The St. Petersburg location of this Florida favorite features some of the best wood-fired pizza in the state. Stop into this lively, engaging St. Petersburg hot spot for one of the restaurant's signature pies. The "Romana" pie includes San Marzano tomato, fior de latte, anchovy, and oregano. An "Al Crudo" pizza includes Proscuitto de parma, cherry tomato, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. Don't forget about the selections from Bavaro's "Pastaria" menu. The home-made ravioli Emiliani includes home-made pasta, pork sirloin, and Parmigiano Reggiano in bolognese sauce.


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Pascone's Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Lakewood Ranch
4.6
609 reviews

An elegant restaurant in the heart of Sarasota. Pascone's is the place to go for an exquisite night out. This celebrated restaurant features a full list of Italian favorites along with some of the best pizza in Tampa. Their "pizzettas" menu features the classic "roasted tomato" pie. It features Pomodoro, garden tomatoes, and mozzarella. The "Toscana" pie includes Coppa ham, prosciutto, pepperoni, and sweet Italian sausage. For something unique, don't miss the appetizer "Italian latkes." These special treats made from pasta come with fresh basil, peppers, onions, and garlic.


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Timpano Hyde Park

$$$$
Italian
Tampa
4.5
2067 reviews

After spending a day shopping in Tampa's famous Hyde Park district, Timpano offers a prime place for an Italian pizza dinner. This classic Italian steakhouse features a robust dining experience with all the traditional steakhouse features. Start the meal with one of the restaurant's signature wild mushroom and kale flatbreads. These come with roasted garlic, black truffle sauce, and Taleggio cheese. Pasta selections include favorites like lobster ravioli with spinach and tomato concasse. Timpano also features a full menu of beef and chops. Try one of the hand-cut petite filets, double-thick pork chops, or grain-fed veal chops.


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Flavio's Brick Oven Bar - Siesta Key

$$$$
Italian
Siesta Key
4.5
976 reviews

Only a few steps from the water in nearby Siesta Key, Flavio's is the place to kick back and relax after a day spent sightseeing in Tampa. This casual Italian eatery is the perfect place for a pie and glass of fine Italian wine. Grab one of the pies from Flavio's fabled wood pizza oven. Meat lovers should try the "Carnivora" pizza, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, and sausage. A Hawaiian pie includes mozzarella and pineapple. The "Birsmak" pizza boasts tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms, and raw eggs. Seafood lovers will enjoy the "pizza Mari e Monti," made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, spinach, and shrimp.


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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Clearwater

$$$$
Italian
Clearwater
4.4
38 reviews

The Clearwater installment of this Florida favorite delivers some of the best pizza in Tampa. At the heart of Anthony's is an 800-degree oven turning excellent pies and other Italian treasures. Try one of the traditional pies with Grande mozzarella and Italian plum tomatoes, or go for one of the specialty pies. Favorites among the specialty pies include the Philly cheesesteak pizza with thinly-sliced top round and caramelized onions. There's also the "Paulie's Pie," with meatballs, sausage, hot or sweet peppers, and ricotta cheese. Try one of the Italian tuna salad sandwiches for a coal-fired treat.


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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - North Tampa

$$$$
Italian
Tampa
4.4
17 reviews

In nearby Brandon, the local outpost of the celebrated Florida chain Anthony's turns out some of the best pizza in the state. Grab one of the traditional or specialized pies baked in the restaurant's signature 800-degree oven. The meatballs and ricotta pie boasts baby meatballs over the traditional pie, and a square Margherita pizza includes fresh mozzarella and plum tomato sauce with grated romano and basil. There's also a full menu of "Italian Soul Food." The "pot of meatballs" includes a take-home pot with the house-signature meatballs, and the eggplant Marino includes fresh tomato sauce and romano cheese.


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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - South Tampa

$$$$
Italian
Tampa
4.5
8 reviews

Right in one of Tampa's most popular neighborhoods, the South Tampa installment of this Florida chain is a local favorite. It's an excellent spot for a pizza night out with friends and family. Go for one of the traditional coal-fired pizzas or one of Anthony's specialties. The broccoli rabe and sausage pie features Italian greens with sausage on a traditional pie. The roasted cauliflower pie includes roasted cauliflower fried in olive oil and garlic alongside Romano and mozzarella with bread crumbs. Stick around for dessert to try the New York-style cheesecake or torta al Cioccolato.


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Seasons 52 - Tampa

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.8
6384 reviews

A quiet but elegant Italian restaurant in the Westshore Palms neighborhood of Tampa, Seasons 52 is the place to go in Tampa for an upscale Italian meal. Grab a seat in the stylish dining room or bar area to enjoy the classic Italian dishes alongside an excellent wine selection. The flatbread menu features a full range of favorites. Try the four-mushroom with goat cheese, truffle oil, and scallions. All-natural pepperoni includes roasted tomato, mozzarella, and Parmesan. A lobster and fresh mozzarella boasts wood-grilled red peppers, scallions, and lobster sour cream. For an entree, try the house-special wood-grilled handline tuna with mint tabouli.


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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Tampa

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tampa
4.8
7659 reviews

Wine and pizza is an unbeatable combination, and the Florida edition of the Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant spotlights this excellent pairing. Stop into this upscale dining room and bar to enjoy a selection of fine wines and a menu of favorite flatbreads. Try the "Caprese" with ripe tomato, mozzarella, red onion, and pesto. The Italian sausage and whipped ricotta includes giardiniera, pesto, and mozzarella. For meat lovers, the carne asada pie includes sliced skirt steak, pesto, mozzarella, and roasted chili sauce.


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Ciccio's / Water

$$$$
Californian
Tampa
4.5
335 reviews

This unique Tampa dining concept combines classic seafood and sushi favorites with some of the best pizza in Tampa. Try the Ciccio brick oven pizza menu for some of the restaurant's highlights. The plant-based Blanca pizza includes plant-based ricotta and mozzarella alongside black pepper on a plant-based crust. A traditional "Tuscan" features pepperoni, sausage, fresh mozzarella, and tomato sauce. Sushi lovers can enjoy the "Volcano," with Alaskan crab meat, wonton flakes, avocado, and Sriracha aioli.


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Oggi Italian - Davis Islands

$$$$
Italian
Tampa
4.4
617 reviews

Oggi is an excellent Italian dining spot in the heart of the Davis Islands neighborhood. This casual, laid-back place is the spot to go for some of the best brunch and some of the best pizza in Tampa. Stop in during the brunch hours for some of the wood-fired pizzas. Highlights include the "Farmer," with red sauce, mozzarella, and a farm-fresh egg. There's also the "Pig in Garden," with red sauce, home-made mozzarella cheese, and sausage. Brunchers can also opt for the standout Italian hash plate. This dish includes Italian sausage, mixed vegetables, potatoes, and scrambled eggs.


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Splitsville Restaurant Tampa Dining Only

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.3
88 reviews

Only a few blocks away from the Amalie Arena, Splitsville is a great place to go for fun and pies before an event downtown. Stop into Splitsville for some of the best pizza in Tampa alongside a roster of fun games. Grab a pizza pie and try some of the lawn and feather bowling, ping pong, billiards, or foosball. Pair those games with some of the excellent Splitsville pizzas. Try the "Fig and Pig" flatbread, with prosciutto, fig spread, and goat cheese. The spicy "Firehouse" pizza includes diced chicken tenders, Fresno hot sauce, and mozzarella. Another menu highlight is the "Foghorn Burger," with Gouda cheese, Fresno peppers, and a fried egg.


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Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands

$$$$
Italian
Sarasota
3.9
528 reviews

Le Colonne is a must-go for anyone visiting the hot spot of St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. Grab a seat by the window and watch the city go by in this comfortable, modern Italian hot spot. For dinner or lunch, try one of the legendary wood-fired pizzas made from signature low-calorie dough. Try the "Graziella," with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella cheese baked and topped with arugula. The "Anzio" pie includes calamari, mussels, shrimp, and clams with tomato sauce. A colorful "Capricciosa" pie includes prosciutto, artichokes, and black olives with a hard-boiled egg.


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Brio Italian Grille - Tampa - International

$$$$
Italian
Tampa
4.4
1241 reviews

One of the more exciting spots in Tampa, the BRIO restaurant is a rustic and appealing Tuscan-style grille. The menu includes a full range of Italian favorites alongside of the best pizza in Tampa. Go for the Margherita flatbread or the chicken pesto flatbread for the main course or an appetizer. A signature pesto chicken club includes tender chicken breast and avocado mayonnaise. The "Mezza" entrees include chicken Limone with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes. There's also chicken marsala with roasted vegetables and mushroom sauce.


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