1054 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost range: 1.0-10.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Fourth Street Garden District
Flippers is a small chain out of Orlando, named because the first outpost was a herring's throw from Sea World. In a fairly dense playing field, what differentiates Flippers? It's not coal-oven pizza, so it's not the dark, blistery thin crust. Flippers' pizzas are made in a brick oven that caps out at about 600 degrees (a little hotter than a home oven). This yields a pizza that has some chew, some puff. Higher-end ingredients and swankier combos (arugula and prosciutto; pesto and artichoke hearts) place it above the national delivery chains. In fact, Flippers is about 50-50 eat-in and delivery. The setting is fresh and attractive, with a decent list of craft beers and wines by the glass, so there's plenty of incentive to hop in the car. In short, prices are moderate, ingredient quality is high, and it's a pleasant place to relax. Also has a wide delivery radius and lunch specials.Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight daily.
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