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Best Brick Oven Pizzas In Tampa Bay

August 22, 2012 10:00 AM

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You just can’t say no to a hot, fresh pizza. Crispy crust, gooey cheese and all of your favorite toppings combine to create the ultimate comfort food. And once you’ve had a brick-oven pizza, you’ll never want to go back to the fast-food kind. Tampa some of the best brick-oven pizzerias around. Check out some of the standouts.
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Pizzazzone
17022 Palm Pointe Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 978-1048
pizzazzone.com

Pizzazzone is one of the most highly-rated, brick-oven pizzerias in Tampa as evidenced by the constant flux of customers coming to its doors.  The menu includes 15 standard and gourmet pizzas from classic pepperoni to gourmet Frutti Di Mare (seafood) pizza. If you don’t see your favorite pizza on the menu, no problem — simply order a custom pizza and choose from three dozen available toppings to create your own cheesy masterpiece. If you’ve got little mouths to feed, your children will love the kids’ menu which includes kid-sized personal pizzas, calzones or chicken nuggets.

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Bruno’s New York Brick Oven Pizza
11203 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 926-6969
brunosnewyorkpizza.com

Bruno’s knows brick-oven pizza. In 2002, acclaimed chef Santo Bruno and the Ferrara brothers of Marsal & Sons, Inc. came together to manufacture the perfect brick oven for other pizzerias. They now have a thriving manufacturing business, but deep down they knew it couldn’t just end there. Together, they brought their perfected brick-oven pizza to Tampa and opened a pizzeria; Bruno’s New York Brick Oven Pizza. Dough is made from scratch every day and individually hand-tossed pizzas are smothered in a special blend of cheeses, spices and fresh toppings. You can try a classic like Hawaiian pizza or opt for a house recipe such as the Grandma Pie, made with thin crust, plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, garlic and olive oil.

Related: Tampa’s Best Pizzerias

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Best New York Pizza
14741 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 963-7600
bestnewyorkpizza.com

Daily specials, printable coupons and online ordering make Best New York Pizza the ultimate in value and convenience. An excellent review from the Tampa Tribune doesn’t hurt, either. Whether you are looking for an afternoon snack or you’re in need of a family feast, Best New York Pizza has what you want. Pizza can be ordered whole, by the slice or in personal 10-inch or 12-inch sizes. In addition to the usual pizza toppings, you’ll also find Philly Steak, Chicken Parm and BBQ Chicken pizza.

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900° Woodfired Pizza
The Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 527-6940
900degreeswoodfirepizza.com

At 900°, you build your pizza one layer at a time. First, you choose the style — either La Pizza Napoletana, New York Style Pizza or La Pizza Al Metro. The crust is topped with crushed tomatoes and olive oil, and then you choose which fresh ingredients you’d like to have sprinkled on top. Artichokes, prosciutto, eggplant and salami, along with two dozen other choices, will top your perfect pie. Get creative with the options at this great pizza spot.

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Stone Chase Brick Oven Bar & Grill
12227 W Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 818-8000
stonechasegrill.com

So you’ve tried brick-oven pizza. How about brick-oven flatbread? Stone Chase puts a creative spin on an old favorite to come up with a light, flavorful meal that can either be served on white or wheat “crust.” This lower-calorie alternative to pizza is available with classic toppings such as pepperoni and sausage, or more inventive flavor combinations like Surf N’ Turf and Buffalo Chicken. Pair it with salad or pasta for a fire-grilled feast.

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Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria
27001 US Highway 19 N., Ste 1140
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 725-1200
grimaldispizzeria.com

If you’re searching for the best brick oven, New York-style thin crust pizza in the world, look no further. Grimaldi’s offers over 100 years of pizza-making traditions and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal burning oven. The intense heat of the oven and coal evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky crust.

Amanda Mole has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove. She believes that food provides more than just vital nutrients: it is an irreplaceable part of countless cultural and social activities. As a Tampa Bay resident for the past 21 years, she is well acquainted with the incredibly diverse range of restaurants, bars, and food festivals that the area has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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