The place was highly tauted by a friend so I thought I would give it a try. The pastas tasted like they came from a can. I would have enjoyed Chef-Boy-R Dee more. The bread was plain and tasted stale. And who ever heard of a restuarant without ice for drinks. To top it all off it was cash only so I had to run to MacDonalds to use the ATM to pay for the meal. In this day and age any place that does not take credit or debit is just poor public relations. I WILL NEVER GO HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!
Cons: Bad quality, stale bread, no ice
My golfing partner, Brian, suggested I try Alfonso's Pizzeria. Brian, a New York native, takes his family to Alfonso's Pizzeria every Friday so I gave it a try. Of all the places I have traveled and dined, Alfonso's Pizzeria is the best! I travel weekly due to occupational requirements and dine out most every night. Typically I place my order leaving Tampa International Airport, pickup the pizza within 30-40 minutes, and have it home still hot in about 15 minutes.
Try the Greek Salad with Potato Salad and you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Thumbs up (Pizza and Salad; Great Value; Great Customer Service)
Cons: It is what it is...just a great pizzeria with limited dining area.
A co-worker of mine turned me on to Alfonso's years ago. My wife and I just love to go there and have a salad and a pizza. We travel alot (vacations) and have had pizza all over this wonderful country. When I'm out of town having pizza, I think: I can't wait to get home and go to Alfonso's. Thank you guys for being here.
Pros: Pizza, staff (they are hillarius), the kid's funny too
Cons: Not open on Sundays, beer selection ( but I do love Peroni)
The best mom and pop or any pizza around. Stop going to pizza hut or the others in town, if you want the best forget the rest. You can even get it by the slice.
Pros: great service, great price
Cons: closes at 9pm
I've eaten pizzas in more cities and more pizza joints than I could ever try to remember, and this place still ranks as one of my favorites. One of my "must stops" when I am within 50 miles of Tampa. When I lived down there in the early 80s I would go there for lunch probably a couple of times/week (back then the name also had Alfonso's brother's name on the sign too - he's still around, slinging pies too). Calzone and sandwiches are good, but the pizza is the main attraction.
Pros: The pizza, the pizza, Value
I wonder if the other reviewers are related to the owner. I was enticed to go there by the other reveiws, but found that the pizza did not live up to their raves. It was just okay at best. I won't be going back.
I love alfonso's my boyfriend first took me there and its now my favorite pizza my boy friend is also from NY city and he says its the closest to NY pizza he has found in FL. They owners are super nice and they also have great Italian Ice!!!!!!!!
Pros: great prices, friendly staff
Alfonso's pizza is the best. Alfonso's pizza can put any franchise pizza to shame. Unfortunately they close at 9:00 pm but it is a mom & pop type operation. If I bring home a pizza from a place other than Alfonso's my family always makes a negative comment about it. Alfonso's is the best.
I lived in Tampa for 10 years and my family came across Alfonso's one day and we have never had any other pizza. Since then I have moved up to Gainesville and let me tell you none one the pizza places hold a candle to Alfonso's. I make it a point to eat thier pizza every single time I'm in Tampa. Ya'll have the BEST pizza, keep it up.
I don't normally eat pizza because it all tastes the same...and the crust isn't normally that great either. Until my husband and I went into Alfonso's Pizzeria one day...and I won't eat anyone elses pizza! Not only is the owner a great guy and all of the staff friendly....the pizza is very mouth watering and very flavorful! Being that my husband is from New York, he knows how pizza should taste...and he says it's just like the pizza in NY. I think they should be nominated for the BEST PIZZA in Tampa! I have never been disappointed by them...and we eat there once sometimes twice a week!
Pros: Friendly Staff, Flavorful Food, Lots of side choices