Did you know commercial pizza originated in 18th-century Italy? Sold by Naples street vendors, these pizzas were a simple flatbread without any toppings. Today, there are hundreds of different combinations.
If you would like to enjoy a few slices, head to one of these pizzerias near our Tampa apartments where you can enjoy a specialty pie or create your own:
TAMPA PIZZA CO.
Featuring a contemporary setting, Tampa Pizza Co. offers healthy food with a hometown feel. The chefs make the pizza one pie at a time and take pride in using an organic crust and fresh toppings. Their innovative menu also boasts chicken wings, made-to-order sandwiches, and ten rotating craft beers. Specialty pies include Austin Powers, Hawaiian Luau, and Fun in the Sun.
When Bavaro's opened in 2009, it became the first traditional Neapolitan pizzeria in Florida. The restaurant stays true to tradition and features wood-fired brick ovens handcrafted by third-generation Neapolitan craftsman. In the kitchen, chefs use century-old recipes and high-quality ingredients sourced straight from Italy. Guests enjoy their meals in the homey dining room and watch the pizzas bake from their seats. Offerings include Roma, Margherita, and Al Crudo.
Known for serving the finest Neapolitan cuisine in Tampa Bay, Viva Napoli began as a dream in Italy. Founder Simona Sarpa moved from Napoli to Florida two years ago. She took inspiration from her grandparents' famous pizzeria and prepares the menu using family recipes passed down for generations. The pizzas bake to perfection in a wood-burning oven and are topped with ingredients imported from Simona's hometown. Choices include Carrettiera, Noci e Bacon, and Crudo e Rucola.
These are just a few of the pizzerias near our luxury apartments in Tampa. If you're searching for a vibrant place to call home, please contact our leasing agents. They'd love to show you firsthand all we have to offer.