The Premier Pizza in St. Augustine FL
There aren’t many things that everyone agrees on, but “pizza is delicious” may be one of the least-controversial statements imaginable. Even just saying the word “pizza” out loud is usually enough to make your mouth water. And even though disagreements over toppings may sometimes divide us, all hard feelings are forgotten once that delicious pie shows up, and we all dig in. If you have a hungry hole that only an extra large with extra cheese can fill, here’s where to find the best pizza in St. Augustine, FL.
No discussion of St. Augustine’s favorite pizza palaces would be complete without bringing Pizza Time into the mix. Many connoisseurs claim that it’s tough to get a good slice outside of certain well-known “pizza towns” (that shall remain unnamed), but Pizza Time challenges that notion. Recently, TripAdvisor named Pizza Time the #2 best place to get pizza — in the country. So you know if you’re craving a top-tier pie, you can’t go wrong here.
Pizzalley’s doesn’t just offer irresistible specialty pies, build-your-own options and can’t-miss appetizers — they do it all in a classically Florida setting. So have a seat on their famous wrap-around veranda and sip a signature cocktail while you enjoy your made-to-order special. Don’t forget to save room for their homemade tiramisu for dessert! And be sure to visit their sister restaurant Chianti Room if you’re in the mood for homemade pasta, and fresh seafood.
Carmelo’s has been serving their famously fresh, notoriously oversized pies to hungry St. Augustine diners for nearly a century. Their traditional, old-world recipes, timeless atmosphere, and friendly service have kept America’s oldest city coming back to this family-owned gathering spot for its entire history. Carmelo’s also specializes in hot Italian-style subs, calzones, pasta, and even a hearty stuffed pizza that will leave hungry customers just as full.
Sometimes, pizza is a grab-and-go affair. But once in a while, it’s an event. Borrillo’s serves its from-scratch, brick oven-fired New York-style pizzas in a lovely terrazza-style setting befitting such special occasions. Their Brooklyn-born chef crafts pies in the classic Big Apple tradition, with thin crust, fresh toppings, and plenty of cheese. The beer and wine garden also serves a full menu of vintage vino, local craft brews, and even tasty live music many nights.
Pizza is the star at Viola’s, with several traditional pies — e.g., Margherita and garlic white prosciutto — sharing menu space with feisty offerings like Hawaiian, BBQ chicken, and a hearty meat lover’s variety. Their extensive selection also offers guests a wide array of “pastabilities” for mixing and matching their favorite noodles with a signature house-made sauce. And if you’re feeling particularly peckish, try entrées like their veal parmigiana, or shrimp scampi.
If you’ve never had a pizza cooked the truly old-country way — specifically, at intensely high heat for just long enough for the cheese to melt, the sauce to bubble and the crust to bubble? Then this is the place to try it. 900° Pizza & Pasta cooks every handmade pie in a blisteringly-hot wood-fired oven, producing a crisp, cracker-like crust that many aficionados swear is the ultimate expression of the pizzamaker’s art. Add in some antipasto, salad or soup, and you’ve got a memorable meal you’ll want to experience time and again.