Tampa Pizza Restaurants You Have to Try

Good pizza is like the ultimate love language for us, so we decided to put together the best pizza guide for all of our fellow speakers in Tampa. 

a group of people eating pizza at a pizzeria in tampa

There are so many pizza places in Tampa Bay area that it can feel like a total gamble when you’re trying to choose just the right one.

Whether you’re in the mood for a thin, crispy slice of New York style pizza, or a heaping deep dish of saucy, cheesy Chicago-style deliciousness, this list is sure to have the spot for you. 

We scoured the city, picking only the best of the best with every style of pizza and form of atmosphere that you could ever want. 

In a hurry?

Grab a quick slice from one of these classic counter-serve pizzerias.

Looking to take a load off and relax?

Sit down at a table with a glass of wine and have your pizza served to you. 

No matter what you’re searching for, if it’s pizza-related, you’ll find it below!

Eddie and Sam’s New York Pizza

203 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-229-8500
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Just one block away from Downtown Tampa’s Rivergate Tower and The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Eddie and Sam’s New York Pizza sells crispy, thin-crust pizza made with New York water.

Eddie and Sam’s brought New York to Tampa Bay by using only the freshest, mineral-laden New York water to make their crust simply delectable and utterly unbeatable. 

Eddie and Sam’s is a very casual, counter-serve pizza joint that’s perfect for a quick slice to-go, just like in the big city!

Tampa Pizza Company

777 N Ashley Dr C, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-463-1600
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The Tampa Pizza Company sits in the North Franklin Street Historic District of Downtown Tampa, directly across the street from the picturesque Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Tampa Pizza Company has brought all the well-loved classic traits of a pizzeria into the modern century by serving delicious vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free coal-fired pizza alongside traditional pies.

We recommend their steak and gorgonzola pizza, but there are plenty of other options to choose from, so you’re sure to find something you like. 

Viva Napoli

4301 W El Prado Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: 813-443-8500

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Viva Napoli is tucked away in the quiet neighborhood of Tampa Bay called Virginia Park, and it’s one of the best coal-fired pizza places in Tampa Bay, with very friendly service. 

Viva Napoli is traditional, authentic Italian food, including good pizza and pasta dinners.

Their recipes are unlike any you will find at an American pizza place with toppings like their signature pizza, the pistachio pizza. 

If you want to take your pizza experience straight to the streets of Italy, then stop in at Viva Napoli.

Hampton Station Pizzeria

5921 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Phone: 813-238-1114
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Hampton Station Pizzeria serves great food in Old Seminole Heights, and definitely should be on your list of stops if you want to find the best pizza places in Tampa Bay.

Hampton Station is a pub that also sells amazing New York style pizza and a large selection of craft beers with plenty of TV’s and outdoor patio seating, as well as live music!


11239 Causeway Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: 813-381-3451
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Pizzaisimo is a brand spanking new pizzeria here in the Tampa Bay area that is taking the town by storm.

You can actually find Pizzaisimo in Brandon, Florida, just a short drive outside of Tampa, yet still technically apart of the Tampa-Bradenton-Clearwater metropolitan area.

I like to keep things simple when I visit Pizzaisimo and go for the classic cheese pizza.

I mean, have you ever seen a more beautiful sight?

Lee’s Grocery

2210 N Central Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-374-0179
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Just south of the scenic Robles Park Center is Lee’s Grocery, one of the most interesting and different pizza places in the Tampa Bay area.

Lee’s toes the line between a pub and a pizza joint, and we absolutely love it  

As their name implies, Lee’s used to be a grocery store that was originally built in 1884, but was converted to a chill pizza place with craft beer, great food, and friendly service, however, the name stuck as part of Tampa’s historic past. 

Fabrica Pizza

142 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-605-0764
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Inside the Channel District of Downtown Tampa and within walking distance to the famous Florida Aquarium, Fabrica Pizza pumps out upscale Neapolitan pizza in a modern atmosphere with lots of outdoor seating.

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Choose one of Fabrica’s favorites like the polpette pesto or build your own pizza, but make sure to save room for their scrumptious Nutella pizza for dessert.

Thirsty? Fabrica also offers various beers and wines on tap, so try them all with your pizza!

Cappy’s Pizzeria

3200 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: 813-832-5331

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Just south of the luxurious Palma Ceia Golf Course is Cappy’s Pizzeria which looks like it was plucked right off the streets of New York City and gently placed in South Tampa Bay.

Cappy’s Pizzeria is the must-visit place for a great Chicago deep-dish pizza in South Tampa, but they also have crispy New-York style as well. 

You really can’t miss Cappy’s if you’re looking for Tampa Bay’s best deep-dish pizza, it’s essential!

Gourmet Pizza Company

610 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-258-1999

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Gourmet Pizza company takes their pizza seriously, hiring “pizza specialists” to make sure they have some of the best pizza in Tampa Bay.

This restaurant specializes in health-conscious pizza recipes that make eating their pizza guilt-free by offering vegan-friendly Beyond Meat as well as vegan-pepperoni and Daiya vegan cheese.

If you’ve been getting bored with regular pizza, but also want to eat vegan friendly in Tampa, then this place has what you need.  

Magdalena’s Pizzeria

2313 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-252-7158
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Northern Tampa has a few gems that are worth a visit like the Babe Zacharias Golf Course in Forest Hills, and not far from there is a great place to eat delicious, coal-fired pizza called Magdalena’s, with some of the best pizza in Tampa.

Magdalena’s is the place to eat at in Tampa Bay when you want great pizza, pasta dinners, salad, and more for when you get done playing 18 holes of golf.

Be sure to try their incredible chicken parmigiana pizza with garlic knots and red sauce!

Due Amici Pizza and Pasta Bar

1724 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: 813-443-0906

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Due Amici Pizza and Pasta bar is located in historic Ybor City surrounded by fun activities for friends and family alike. 

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Hand-tossed pizza dough and homemade red sauce are just some of the things that Due Amici has to offer in addition to being one of the restaurants with the best pizza in Tampa.

Try their extremely popular lasagna pizza with ground beef, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese on it!

Santoro’s Pizzeria

1329 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-687-7100
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Just a few blocks east of the University of Tampa in North Hyde Park, just across the river from Downtown Tampa is Santoro’s Pizzeria, home to one of the newest and greatest places to eat coal-fired pizza in Tampa Bay.

Offering everything from calzones to traditional square-crust pizzas, Santoro’s has something for everyone, and don’t worry, they have circular pies too!


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  1. I know it’s new, so you might not know of it yet, but Pizzaissimo has the best New York style pizza. Top 3 in the state of Florida and definitely best in the Tampa Bay area. No slices, no wings, no gimmicks, just the best cheese pie you’ll find. Toppings are all top shelf too.

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