Category Florida

Bavaro’s Pizza Napolitana & Pastaria—Pizza at the Tampa Airport

Vacation time in the Florida Gulf Coast was over. Had we managed to spend more time in Tampa, my pizza destination there was to have been the highly-touted Bavaro’s Pizza Napolitana & Pastaria. So, imagine my lucky surprise when I came across their station at the Tampa airport on the way home! In my opinion, […]

Rico’s Pizzeria & Pasta House—Florida Pizza on St. Armands Circle

A few weeks after my holiday on the Florida Gulf Coast, I was having breakfast with a British friend in London’s Soho. After catching up on the many years in between when we last met, my mention of Sarasota had him rather surprisingly mention his recent visit to St. Armands Circle. How odd it was […]

Ripfire Pizza & BBQ—Strange Bedfellows in Siesta Key, But Fab Pizza

It’s happened before and will probably happen again. While on a holiday dining experience with Mrs. Pie, I’m overcome by an immediate desire to first grab some new pizza as an appetizer. Such was the case earlier this year when on our way to get a seafood fix while on the Florida coast, I couldn’t […]

Piccolo Italian Market & Deli—Superb Sarasota Slice in a Surprising Spot

Vacationing on the beaches of sunny west-coast Florida, my daily morning coffee ritual led to the remarkable discovery of the Piccolo Italian Market & Deli on the Gateway Avenue shopping street. This excellent example of a combo Italian food grocery store and casual restaurant brought me to a very happy place. Wandering about gathering delightful […]

Rico’s Pizzeria — Another Sarasota Slice

After my smash slice at Sal’s Pizzeria & Pasta House, I figured I better get to work on the rest of the joints in Sarasota’s Gateway Shopping Center. So, wasting no time, I burned little calories in walking across the road to Rico’s Pizzeria. I got there so quick I even managed to continue with […]

Solorzanos Pizzeria in Florida’s Siesta Key—Jersey Pizza Moved South

Ms. Pie and I recently vacationed in a beautiful place that before we got there, I didn’t even know existed. Together we settled in on the lovely beach of Siesta Key on the west coast of Florida. It’s in the vicinity of Sarasota, a place that I had heard of. As for pizza, knowing that […]

Joey Brooklyn’s in St. Pete Florida—Pizza and the Yankees!

As I write this, the New York Yankees have the best record in baseball. Earlier this year, I just knew that I had to see this great Bronx Bomber team in person as often as I could. My clever plan to invite Mrs. Pie to the west coast of Florida to enjoy the beach was […]