344 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost range: 10.01-20.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg
Peter Taylor opened his first pizzeria in New Tampa on Bearss in 2009. In 2012 he opened a much more ambitious venture in St. Petersburg, a bigger Wood Fired Pizza with a massive outdoor deck, tucked between the new World of Beer and the Avenue. He figures, with a denser concentration of foodies and a robust number of late-night revelers, he could clean up with both pizza aficionados and those looking for a quick nosh (his pizzas take two minutes to make and two to bake). They are super-thin crusted, offered in 10-inch or 12-inch rounds. What makes Wood Fired different is the prominence of the crust. It is not lost under an avalanche of sauce and cheese. It is chewy verging on crunchy, the topping ingredients usually spare. But they are good, often novel ingredients.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Tues., 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m. Wed.-Sat.
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