Who makes the best cheese pizza in Tampa? I set out this week to find the answer. In pursuit of the perfect slice, I ordered cheese pizza from three of Tampa’s most popular pizzerias: Eddie & Sam’s NY Pizza, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Cappy’s Pizzeria.
Eddie & Sam’s NY Pizza is located in downtown Tampa, across from Tampa Riverwalk. Eddie & Sam’s is also available for delivery on Doordash. The pizza slices were huge, each slice was double the size of a regular slice. Although the bigger slice was more difficult to eat, the taste made up for it. The pizza had a perfect cheese to sauce ratio. The cheese tasted real, and the sauce was not too sweet. The crust was thin, and the pizza was light. I was impressed with Eddie & Sam’s. I will be ordering from them again.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is in Westshore Plaza, and can also be ordered for delivery. The pizza did not have enough cheese, the most important part of a cheese pizza. The small amount of cheese tasted like processed, fake Lunchables cheese. Their sauce, on the other hand, was decent. The crust was average tasty and thin. Grimaldi’s is a step above Domino’s, but I would not order cheese pizza from there again.
Cappy’s Pizzeria on Bay to Bay Blvd is open for dine in and takeout. Warning: they only accept cash. Cappy’s cheese pizza was comparable to Eddie & Sam’s. Both the cheese and sauce were great. I could taste the fresh tomato. Though the crust was thin, the pizza was greasier and more filling than Eddie & Sam’s.
The title of best cheese pizza in Tampa goes to Eddie & Sam’s NY Pizza. The decision was tough to make, as Cappy’s was also top-notch. Eddie & Sam’s came out on top because of the pizza’s exceptional cheese and sauce.