It's arguably fair to say that Americans love pizza. According to a poll conducted by CiCi’s Pizza, the average American will consume about 6,000 slices of pizza over their lifetime. That same survey found that one-third of respondents ate pizza at least once per week.
The love of this simple dish with crust, sauce, and toppings means there is no shortage of pizzerias in the United States. According to Statista, there are just over 75,000 pizza restaurants in America, with about 4,800 in the sunshine state.
But which are considered Florida's best? That's obviously going to be debatable, as everyone has different preferences as to what constitutes the tastiest pie. However, Italian pizza experts have weighed in, as have travel websites. And many of the picks overlap. Below are some pizza joints in Florida that have been repeatedly mentioned as the best by 50 Top Pizza, Trips to Discover, and Only in Your State.
The Best Pizza in Florida According to Italian Pizza Experts: 50 Top Pizza, which is a pizza evaluation website based out of Italy, recently listed the top 50 Pizzerias in the United States. Here are the Florida pizzerias which made the list:
O'Munaciello, Miami, Number 5: 50 Top Pizza enjoyed this restaurant's classic Neapolitan-style pizza as well as its classic Margherita and the seasonal variations offered. The extensive wine list was also mentioned.
La Leggenda Pizzeria, Miami, Number 8: 50 Top Pizza complimented owner Giovanni Gagliardi as a "true food artisan," who provides an outstanding traditional Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant's service was also praised.
Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria, Key West, Number 46: The publication appreciated this restaurant's wood-fired oven and fresh ingredients like the San Marzano. The restaurant's lasagna was also praised.
Fabrica Pizza, St. Petersburg and Tampa, Number 49: 50 Top Pizza liked the pizza with chorizo from this establishment and complimented the accommodating and efficient wait staff.
The Top Pizza Restaurants by Trips to Discover and Only in Your State: Sometimes travel websites can offer good insights into restaurants that stand out. Trips to Discover and Only in Your State both offered their take on the best pizzerias in Florida and some of the picks overlapped, as follows:
Eddie & Sam's N.Y. Pizza, Tampa: Although this eatery serves the type of pizza you'd expect to find in The Big Apple, there are many choices for toppings such as eggplant and Greek in addition to the classics. There are also many options for gelato.
Satchell's Pizza, Gainesville: Although the eclectic decor of this restaurant makes it stand out, its pizza keeps patrons coming back. Trips to Discover said it had a perfect cheese-to-sauce ratio, while Only in Your State called the pie "incredible."
Cristinos Coal Oven Pizza, Clearwater: Only in Your State said this restaurant is adored for its thin-crust pizza, while Trips to Discover found the classic Margherita De Lusso to be a standout.
Andiamo Brick Oven Pizza, Miami: This pizzeria is known for its freshness and your ability to make your own pizza with ingredients like pancetta and prosciutto. There's also the option to try the house-made Andiamo Red wine.