Last year when I moved over to the Pinellas side of Tampa Bay, I complained that all the good pizza was on the Hillsborough side. Thank you to some listener suggestions, I have retracted that statement. There are 2 worthy of my endorsement. Got one you think can de-throne these 2? Leave it in the comments below or tweet @WQYKGeno.
Perfect Pinellas Pizza #1: Italia Mia in St. Pete
I had gone to Italia Mia in St. Pete dozens of times for chicken parmesan before I finally broke down and tried their pizza. Beyond glad I did. But now it’s a dilemma of which I’ll order when I visit… if not both. Italia Mia is basic NY foldable style pizza. Super cheap for lunch as you can order by the slice. They are hidden in a strip mall at MLK and 62nd.
Perfect Pinellas Pizza #2: Cristino’s in Clearwater
The second Pinellas pizza that drives me wild single-handedly spoiled my trip to New York City. The day before I was to visit the Big Apple, I took up a listener (actually several) suggestion to try Cristino’s. It’s not far from where we do the QYK Fun ‘N Country concert at Coachman Park. The pizza was so good that I didn’t seek a single slice of pizza when I was in NYC the following week. They do pizza right – they put the sauce on top.