2307 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
Skip Glass' dough takes a couple of days to make, using only bottled water. His aim? "A thin crust, well done. Not floppy or limp — a slice should crack but not break when folded." Done and done. Paci's makes big (20-inch), simple pies, with a thin crust (not cracker thin; tooth-resistant and a little chewy), classic calzones with ricotta cheese, and smaller rolls, like little strombolis with less dough. There's good gelato from Tampa's Gelateria Del Duomo, cannoli (the shells brought in from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx) and fabulous New York cheesecake made by a customer from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, named Francesca.