HOME > Chowhound > Florida >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it
TELL US

Thin crust pizza in Tampa (east)

k
KyMikey Apr 17, 2012 07:31 AM

Will be staying in the Riverview area several nights soon and would like to find a place that serves great thin-crust pizza somewhere within a reasonable driving distance (7-10 miles max) I know pizza is very subjective, but my basic criteria are taste, not greasy, no health department problems. Not worried about slow service or open till 1AM, etc. Thanx for any and all reccs.

  1. byrd Aug 31, 2012 10:16 PM

    For an ex NYer, always searching for the pizza holy grail, the best example in the Tampa Bay area of traditional " "coal fired" " thin crust pizza is Cristinos in Clearwater.
    http://cristinospizzeria.com/

    11 Replies
    1. re: byrd
      a
      andyjk Aug 31, 2012 11:19 PM

      Byrd, see above post! Why is it everyone around her assumes NY style pizza is what we are looking for?!

      1. re: andyjk
        byrd Sep 1, 2012 07:34 AM

        Henry's in Palm Harbor and Pauls in Clearwater "Chicago Style" thin are two places of the type you're looking for; both are menza menza and not really worth going out of the way ,,,Their intentions are good, but the execution misses the mark.
        http://paulschicagopizza.com/
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Henrys-...

        1. re: byrd
          a
          andyjk Sep 1, 2012 09:21 AM

          Thanks but (as mentioned above) I'm not looking for Chicago style either).... I'm looking for Midwest thin crust pizza, toppings and cheese to the edge. Pizza like Pizza King/Sir Pizza.

          It seems like around here it's only Ny style or Chicago style

          1. re: andyjk
            Mild Bill Sep 4, 2012 08:55 PM

            There's a place called Detroit Pizza Squared near 30th and Fowler Ave...
            It was DARN good....
            This wasn't their thin version, but they have one...
            The burnt cheese crust around the edge was signature...

             
            1. re: andyjk
              deet13 Sep 4, 2012 09:02 PM

              You could try Paul's Chicago Pizza over in Safety Harbor.
              http://www.paulschicagopizza.com/

              I've never eaten there before, but their site says that they do Chicago-style thin crust pizza...

              1. re: deet13
                a
                andyjk Sep 5, 2012 12:01 AM

                Thanks for the tip on the Detroit squared. I'll check them out. As for Paul's.....again I say, I'm not looking for either NY style or Chicago style thin crust pizza. Both are terrible.

                1. re: andyjk
                  m
                  megachirops Sep 5, 2012 10:16 PM

                  Having grown up in Ohio I know exactly what you mean. I was very sad when Donatos closed up shop in FL (not the best, but the closest we had). There's a great local chain my old home town that will actually ship them to you if you want to pay the price (I've never been able to bring myself to do so)...

                  http://www.marionspiazza.com/General/...

                  1. re: andyjk
                    Mild Bill Sep 7, 2012 07:28 AM

                    "again I say, I'm not looking for either NY style or Chicago style thin crust pizza.
                    Both are terrible."

                    That generalization is absolutely ridiculous...
                    Is Justin Bieber ugly just because Angelina Jolie is a little prettier?

                    1. re: Mild Bill
                      a
                      andyjk Sep 7, 2012 08:23 AM

                      Take a look at the above comments....if I'm not that blunt, the only recommendations I receive are "here's a great NY or Chicago pizza". The problem is, I'm not looking for anything close to Chicago or NY pizza.

                      1. re: andyjk
                        a
                        andy huse Sep 13, 2012 07:45 AM

                        the original poster asked for thin crust, period. way to hijack the post.

                        1. re: andy huse
                          a
                          andyjk Sep 13, 2012 07:57 AM

                          Yes he did....back in April. I'm assuming he no longer is on stay in Riverview. Thus, this thread has evolved.

        2. k
          KyMikey Apr 21, 2012 12:38 PM

          Gee, no takers. Well, how 'bout this, then--good thin crust pizza ANYWHERE in Tampa (I have a car) Or if there isn't any, regular crust (like wood-fired) might be OK. I know people down there eat pizza, so what say you, 'Hounds??

          2 Replies
          1. re: KyMikey
            m
            MichMondello Apr 23, 2012 06:21 AM

            I would say Cappy's in the Winthrop plaza is the best pizza in the area by far. They have a great NY style thin crust that my hubby says is very close to being just like the NY pizza he grew up eating. Anthony's Coal Fired is our other choice. Otherwise everything out this way is a chain.

            1. re: MichMondello
              a
              andyjk Aug 31, 2012 03:35 PM

              Why is it that whenever someone is looking for the best pizza in Tampa, they are always directed to a place with NY Pizza? For those of us that grew up in the Midwest, we are looking for a great thin crust pizza (like Pizza King/Sir Pizza). At this point Donato's even sounds good! NY Pizza is gross. It's oily, bad sauce, and skimpy on the cheese. Does anyone know of great (non-NY style, non Chicago style) pizza?!

          Show Hidden Posts