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Sep 10, 2011 11:52 AM

Looking for good pizza places in Tampa, Florida!

I am from Illinois, and I am looking for a place that is like Monicals pizza. They have a cornmeal, thin, crunchy crust. I've been craving it, and I don't know where to go to get something like this! Oh, and they put tons of good cheese on top!!!

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    1. Cappy's on Bay to Bay. It's not even close really. Some of the best pizza anywhere, let alone for a relatively small town like Tampa. It's so amazing.

      1. Waukeegan Pizza on Dale Mabry near Carrollwood is what many Chicagoans swear by (if it is still open). I like Pane Rustica in South Tampa. There is a GREAT NY PIzza place downtown, on Franklin Street I beleive)... Sam & Eddie's (or similar name).

        1. This has been covered so many damn times... sigh...

          In South Tampa - Cappy's (for Chicago style), or Pane Rustica (creative flatbread), or Paci's (Brooklyn style), or Doormet (just all-around great pizza). If you're willing to drive to BFE, Wood Fired Pizza up near USF is unbeatable.

          1155 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629

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          1. re: askdrtodd

            Dr. Todd's post says all that needs to be said on the matter.
            However, on a loosely related note, another pizza place - albeit an upstart chain, I guess - just opened up directly in between Paci's and Cesare's. It's called Your Pie. I know nothing about it otherwise except that their website says it's brick oven pizza. Didn't know we were turning into NYC with 5 slice joints on every block...

          2. Cappy's (Bay-to-Bay in S. Tampa, or Seminole Heights) for NY style pizza--the best, hands down. Pizza eaten with a spoon is an abomination to me, but if Chicago style is your thing, I've heard theirs is great, too.

            Pane Rustica's flatbread is awesome, even though it doesn't quite scratch that pizza itch for me. But it does mean I can have Cappy's one day and Pane's the next!