1500 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33759
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
The scoop: We heard Chi-Town and thought deep dish. Nope, it's thin-crust style ("flat" pizza in Chicago), cut into squares. Paul's also does stuffed pizzas (two layers of dough, all the action in the middle). This has an insane topping density, making one slice a maximum serving. The pie: Keep it simple and ingredients shine: sausage is fennel-seed zippy, tomato sauce has spunk. Thin crust has a good dough-cheese-sauce ratio, stuffed can be a little wet inside if you add too much (the "classic" cheese, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion and peppers got weepy). Specialties: Paul's has a "more is more" aesthetic, with a host of ingredients on many combos. Beyond pizza, Paul's offers classic Vienna beef dogs and a laudable cannoli. Prices: Thin $5.95 to $18.79; stuffed $14.99 to $21.99. Takeout or dine in? Dine in for the lunch buffet ($5.79) with baked ziti, an array of pizzas and salads, bread sticks and cinnamon sticks. Stuffed pizzas don't travel as well as thin-crust for takeout; Paul's also offers a "we make, you bake" take-home pie. Delivery to Clearwater and Safety Harbor.