October is National Pizza Month
Pizza may be the best thing since sliced bread – probably because it’s covered in rich sauce, yummy toppings, and gooey melted cheese!
In fact, Americans love pizza so much that they consume 30,240,000 slices per day! 40% of all Americans eat pizza once a week — ordering 3 billion pizzas per year!
If you’re craving a slice or two, you’re in luck: October is National Pizza Month. To help you celebrate we’ve rounded up some of the tastiest slices you can find in downtown Tampa. As a bonus, all are easily accessible by bike on the Selmon Greenway, so you can feel a little bit better about having that second slice. Here are top three favorite pizza places to hit for a biking break in downtown Tampa:
203 E. Twiggs Street
“It’s the water.” That’s how regulars and newbies describe the mouthwatering (and huge) NY style slices at Eddie & Sam’s pizza in downtown Tampa. Open since 1998, Eddie & Sam’s wide, thick, foldable slices and tasty crust are made with water imported from NY. With over 20 pizza varieties daily, there’s a slice for everyone.
514 N. Franklin Street
Founded in 2009 by Dan and Anna-Maria Bavaro, who learned the art of Neapolitan-style pizza firsthand from 3rd generation pizza makers in Italy, Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria focuses on handcrafted wood-fired brick oven pizza cooked on an oven imported from Italy. Bavaro’s has quickly become a downtown Tampa favorite for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, pasta, and classic homemade desserts.
142 S Meridian Ave
Located along the Meridian Parkway, Fabrica offers Neopolitan pizza in a fast, casual Italian style. Everything is fresh at Fabrica from the San Marzano tomato sauce to the hand stretched pizza dough. As you sink your teeth into their hand-crafted pizza, the freshness of the ingredients shines through in every bite making their pizza a real stand-out in downtown Tampa.