Paul's Chicago Pizza

★★★★★
  • 1500 N Mcmullen Booth Rd

    Clearwater, FL 33759

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  • 727-723-9777

About Paul's Chicago Pizza

Hours
Mon - Sat, 11am - 10pm; Sun, closed

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Paul's Chicago Pizza is my favorite pizza place. They are in a class all by themselves. It is nice to have a "real" Chicago Pizza place in Florida. You will not be disappointed!

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Paul's Chicago Pizza is my favorite pizza place. They are in a class all by themselves. It is nice to have a "real" Chicago Pizza place in Florida. You will not be disappointed!

Pros: Great Food, Fast Service

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Yesterday was the first time I had tried Paul's Chicago Pizza. How I missed this gem of a restaurant is beyond me. This was without a doubt the BEST pizza I have EVER had in my entire life. The crust was perfect - thin and crispy. The toppings were delicious and generously applied. The value is outstanding. If you haven't tried Paul's yet, you are missing out!

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Yesterday was the first time I had tried Paul's Chicago Pizza. How I missed this gem of a restaurant is beyond me. This was without a doubt the BEST pizza I have EVER had in my entire life. The crust was perfect - thin and crispy. The toppings were delicious and generously applied. The value is outstanding. If you haven't tried Paul's yet, you are missing out!

Pros: Great thin crust, awesome toppings, fabulous flavor

Cons: None

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Discovered Paul's about 3 years ago and have been singing it's praises ever since. Even my husband (non-chicagoan) trys to steer me near Paul's whenever possible. Love the take and bake. Tell anyone I know from chi-town it is a must. Now if we only had a white castle.

Paul we want a Paul's in Palm Harbor!!!

2
★★★★★

Discovered Paul's about 3 years ago and have been singing it's praises ever since. Even my husband (non-chicagoan) trys to steer me near Paul's whenever possible. Love the take and bake. Tell anyone I know from chi-town it is a must. Now if we only had a white castle.

Paul we want a Paul's in Palm Harbor!!!

Pros: Best Chicago Style Thin Crust Pizza

Cons: Not Close enough to home/work

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If you grew up in Chicago, you will know that Paul's is no imposter. It took us 15 years of living in the sunshine state to find real Chicago style pizza and you know what we mean - paper thin crust cooked crisp but lite, sweet tomato sauce, just the right amount of real cheese, cut into squares. This is NOT chain pizza or deep dish pizza or all the other types of pizza people NOT from Chicago think is Chicago style pizza. Sorry Windy City Pizza and Giordano's but you guys are not Paul's. This is the real deal. You will love it as we drive 40 minutes one-way for it as often as we can!!!! We have lived in West Palm, Boca, Jupiter, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Brandon, and Miami. The closest to Paul's was the old broken down County Line Pizza back in 1989 on the Palm Beach Martin County line which moved south past Juno Beach into a hidden strip mall and the rest is history. Enjoy Paul's.

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★★★★★

If you grew up in Chicago, you will know that Paul's is no imposter. It took us 15 years of living in the sunshine state to find real Chicago style pizza and you know what we mean - paper thin crust cooked crisp but lite, sweet tomato sauce, just the right amount of real cheese, cut into squares. This is NOT chain pizza or deep dish pizza or all the other types of pizza people NOT from Chicago think is Chicago style pizza. Sorry Windy City Pizza and Giordano's but you guys are not Paul's. This is the real deal. You will love it as we drive 40 minutes one-way for it as often as we can!!!! We have lived in West Palm, Boca, Jupiter, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Brandon, and Miami. The closest to Paul's was the old broken down County Line Pizza back in 1989 on the Palm Beach Martin County line which moved south past Juno Beach into a hidden strip mall and the rest is history. Enjoy Paul's.

Pros: Awesome food

Cons: Paul's needs to open a place in Brandon

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As someone who doesn't like to "wing" it when going out to eat I rely heavily on other peoples reviews.As Paul's had several great reviews I decided to go there on a Sunday afternoon. My friends the previous posts were right on, the pizza was excellent. I ordered a small peperoni pie, the crust was superb and the sauce was excellent. If you are in or about Pinellas County I highly recommend you give Paul's a visit.

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★★★★★

As someone who doesn't like to "wing" it when going out to eat I rely heavily on other peoples reviews.As Paul's had several great reviews I decided to go there on a Sunday afternoon. My friends the previous posts were right on, the pizza was excellent. I ordered a small peperoni pie, the crust was superb and the sauce was excellent. If you are in or about Pinellas County I highly recommend you give Paul's a visit.

Pros: Pizza, parking, service

Cons: None

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anna from ohio needs to go back there.
paul's has the best pizza anywhere, and if you can find one nearly as good anywhere else, i doubt it!!
definitely deserved to be named one of the ten best pizza's in the tampa bay area, as was in last month's st. pete times.
just was up in chicago, and had many pizzas, none came close to paul's.
great food!!!!

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anna from ohio needs to go back there.
paul's has the best pizza anywhere, and if you can find one nearly as good anywhere else, i doubt it!!
definitely deserved to be named one of the ten best pizza's in the tampa bay area, as was in last month's st. pete times.
just was up in chicago, and had many pizzas, none came close to paul's.
great food!!!!

Pros: great crew, customer service is real good

Cons: none

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The lunch buffet is possibly one of the best dining deals in the Tampa Bay area, which is why - even with gas prices as high as they are now - we're willing to drive an hour round-trip to eat here.

The pizza served on the buffet isn't the typical deep-dish style with cornmeal crust most people associate with Chicago. It has a paper thin crust topped with a rich tomato sauce, a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, and assorted toppings.

The buffet also includes Greek and antipasto salads, baked ziti, meatballs, sausages, and garlic bread sticks. For dessert they have cinnamon sticks we've never tried because we just didn't have any room left!

The buffet is served from 11:30am until 2:00pm Monday - Friday, and it's only $5.79! Beverages are additional but they offer unlimited refills.

The dining area isn't very large but it's spotless. Get here early to avoid the crowds.

You can buy pizza by the pie (they have stuffed pizza, too), and they also serve another Chicago favorite - Vienna hot dogs with crunchy, medium-hot sport peppers and relish on a poppyseed bun. But it's the wonderful buffet that keeps us going back. Try it and you'll be a fan, too.

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★★★★★

The lunch buffet is possibly one of the best dining deals in the Tampa Bay area, which is why - even with gas prices as high as they are now - we're willing to drive an hour round-trip to eat here.

The pizza served on the buffet isn't the typical deep-dish style with cornmeal crust most people associate with Chicago. It has a paper thin crust topped with a rich tomato sauce, a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, and assorted toppings.

The buffet also includes Greek and antipasto salads, baked ziti, meatballs, sausages, and garlic bread sticks. For dessert they have cinnamon sticks we've never tried because we just didn't have any room left!

The buffet is served from 11:30am until 2:00pm Monday - Friday, and it's only $5.79! Beverages are additional but they offer unlimited refills.

The dining area isn't very large but it's spotless. Get here early to avoid the crowds.

You can buy pizza by the pie (they have stuffed pizza, too), and they also serve another Chicago favorite - Vienna hot dogs with crunchy, medium-hot sport peppers and relish on a poppyseed bun. But it's the wonderful buffet that keeps us going back. Try it and you'll be a fan, too.

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I ordered a pizza with a coupon from entertainment book, after I placed the order they said it wasn't good on delivery...it never stated that on the coupon and should havde been disclosed on the coupon. As a manager myself I would have made an exception and accepted the coupon. Instead my husband had to go and pick up the pizza just so we could use the coupon. Lack of good judgement if you ask me. I love their pizza but will think twice next time we want a pizza and they are on every corner.

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I ordered a pizza with a coupon from entertainment book, after I placed the order they said it wasn't good on delivery...it never stated that on the coupon and should havde been disclosed on the coupon. As a manager myself I would have made an exception and accepted the coupon. Instead my husband had to go and pick up the pizza just so we could use the coupon. Lack of good judgement if you ask me. I love their pizza but will think twice next time we want a pizza and they are on every corner.

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I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PIZZA, BUT NONE CAN COMPARE TO THE EXCELLENT INGREDIENTS AND SUPERB CRUST OF PAULS'. HIS BREAD FOR HIS SANDWICHES COMES FROM GONNELLA BAKING IN CHICAGO AND HIS CHEESE ON HIS PIZZA IS A SPECIAL BLEND.HE WILL GIVE YOU A LIST OF ALL HIS INGREDIENTS, BUT, THE SECRET IS HOW MUCH OF EACH DOES ONE USE AND HOW ARE THEY BLENDED TO GET THAT PERFECT TASTE SENSATION THAT MAKES YOUR MOUTH WATER WITH THE FIRST BITE MAKING YOU WANT MORE!!!!!HIS SERVICE IS THE BEST WHETHER DINING IN OR USING HOME DELIVERY. IT IS HOT AND FRESH EVERY TIME AND IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, PAUL WILL TAKE CARE OF IT PERSONALLY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANTCY TO HIM. TRY ONE OF HIS OTHER MENU ITEMS ALSO> HE HAS A DELICIOUS LUNCH BUFFET!!! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BEST TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS HAVE EVER HAD!!!

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I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PIZZA, BUT NONE CAN COMPARE TO THE EXCELLENT INGREDIENTS AND SUPERB CRUST OF PAULS'. HIS BREAD FOR HIS SANDWICHES COMES FROM GONNELLA BAKING IN CHICAGO AND HIS CHEESE ON HIS PIZZA IS A SPECIAL BLEND.HE WILL GIVE YOU A LIST OF ALL HIS INGREDIENTS, BUT, THE SECRET IS HOW MUCH OF EACH DOES ONE USE AND HOW ARE THEY BLENDED TO GET THAT PERFECT TASTE SENSATION THAT MAKES YOUR MOUTH WATER WITH THE FIRST BITE MAKING YOU WANT MORE!!!!!HIS SERVICE IS THE BEST WHETHER DINING IN OR USING HOME DELIVERY. IT IS HOT AND FRESH EVERY TIME AND IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, PAUL WILL TAKE CARE OF IT PERSONALLY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANTCY TO HIM. TRY ONE OF HIS OTHER MENU ITEMS ALSO> HE HAS A DELICIOUS LUNCH BUFFET!!! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BEST TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS HAVE EVER HAD!!!

Pros: plenty of free parking, friendly staff , owner almost always on premises

Cons: none

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Paul's Chicago Pizza makes excellent, very-thin crust pizza. They do have a buffet at lunch that offers a salad and several types of pizza. Best, though is ordering a whole pizza where it's piping hot, just out of the oven. Great sauce, crisp crust, plenty of toppings. GREAT service, good prices.
Gail M.

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★★★★☆

Paul's Chicago Pizza makes excellent, very-thin crust pizza. They do have a buffet at lunch that offers a salad and several types of pizza. Best, though is ordering a whole pizza where it's piping hot, just out of the oven. Great sauce, crisp crust, plenty of toppings. GREAT service, good prices.
Gail M.

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Love this place, drive down from Land o Lakes (ugh) every chance I get, eat the buffet and carry home a couple of pies PLUS Chicago Hot Dogs and Tamales!!!

Try it, it is awesome! If you're from the best city in the world (other than weather!), it will remind you of an upscale Rosati's pizza or Aurelio's. Do NOT miss this pizza!

Joey D.

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★★☆☆☆

Love this place, drive down from Land o Lakes (ugh) every chance I get, eat the buffet and carry home a couple of pies PLUS Chicago Hot Dogs and Tamales!!!

Try it, it is awesome! If you're from the best city in the world (other than weather!), it will remind you of an upscale Rosati's pizza or Aurelio's. Do NOT miss this pizza!

Joey D.

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As a newly arrived Chicagoan to the Tampa/St. Pete area, I was bemoaning the lack of quality pizza, when lo and behold, a quick city search found me Paul's Chicago Pizza. SAVED !! This pizza is authentic Chicago thin crust (I have not had the deep dish yet). The sauce has just a slight sweetness to it, and the sausage.....mama mia !!

If there is anything bad to say (since the Chicago thin crust style has such a high standard)...it appears to me that they may have 'blanded' the spices a bit to make it more palatable to gentle Floridan palates...I prefer a bit more oregano, and a little bit of cumin....but that is getting real picky..

Order extra cheese....and Dads....like myself.....order a Chicago style hot dog to go (they have Vienna Beef !! dogs) so you keep your hands off the pizza on the way home....

AND OH !! for those who don't know...one good test to determine if a pizza is a good Chicago style thin crust....it tastes great the next morning cold !! (and I don't mean like some other people claim theirs do)

Bravo Paul.....more locations please !!

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★★★★★

As a newly arrived Chicagoan to the Tampa/St. Pete area, I was bemoaning the lack of quality pizza, when lo and behold, a quick city search found me Paul's Chicago Pizza. SAVED !! This pizza is authentic Chicago thin crust (I have not had the deep dish yet). The sauce has just a slight sweetness to it, and the sausage.....mama mia !!

If there is anything bad to say (since the Chicago thin crust style has such a high standard)...it appears to me that they may have 'blanded' the spices a bit to make it more palatable to gentle Floridan palates...I prefer a bit more oregano, and a little bit of cumin....but that is getting real picky..

Order extra cheese....and Dads....like myself.....order a Chicago style hot dog to go (they have Vienna Beef !! dogs) so you keep your hands off the pizza on the way home....

AND OH !! for those who don't know...one good test to determine if a pizza is a good Chicago style thin crust....it tastes great the next morning cold !! (and I don't mean like some other people claim theirs do)

Bravo Paul.....more locations please !!

Pros: A taste of home far, far away from Chicago

Cons: More locations in the area !!

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Paul's is located in easy-to-find Bayside Plaza. Unassuming restaurant. Offers thin crust pizza and deep Sicilian. Both are yummy and unique to the area. Offers some sandwich items and traditional Italian entrees. Don't expect to be waited on. You place your order at the counter and get drinks yourself.

PROS: dine in, carry out and local delivery
CONS: self service

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★★★★☆

Paul's is located in easy-to-find Bayside Plaza. Unassuming restaurant. Offers thin crust pizza and deep Sicilian. Both are yummy and unique to the area. Offers some sandwich items and traditional Italian entrees. Don't expect to be waited on. You place your order at the counter and get drinks yourself.

PROS: dine in, carry out and local delivery
CONS: self service

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this is the REAL DEAL for Chicago Pizza!
and if you have ever been to Chicago, you know what I mean.
Neighborhood pizzarea is MUCH better than the big names downtown

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this is the REAL DEAL for Chicago Pizza!
and if you have ever been to Chicago, you know what I mean.
Neighborhood pizzarea is MUCH better than the big names downtown

Pros: great thin crust (NOT deep dish) this is Chicago neighborhood style

Cons: non in particular

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Great Chi-town pizza in Clearwater, very good and inexpensive lunch bufft and they serve Vienna Hot Dogs with sport peppers, bright green relish and poppy seed bun... the real thing. This place is awesome and he is cheating himself by having only one location in the southwest part of Tampa. Put in a location in Land O'Lake/Lutz!!!

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Great Chi-town pizza in Clearwater, very good and inexpensive lunch bufft and they serve Vienna Hot Dogs with sport peppers, bright green relish and poppy seed bun... the real thing. This place is awesome and he is cheating himself by having only one location in the southwest part of Tampa. Put in a location in Land O'Lake/Lutz!!!

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If one ever tastes Pauls' pizza, they will definitely compare every other pizza to it that they ever eat. It is full of great flavor,perfect thin crust, and not too saucy, not too cheesey, just El' Perfecto from start to finish.A trip to Clearwater without Pauls' pizza is like glasses with no lenses.Try it and you will be writing a review of your own.

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If one ever tastes Pauls' pizza, they will definitely compare every other pizza to it that they ever eat. It is full of great flavor,perfect thin crust, and not too saucy, not too cheesey, just El' Perfecto from start to finish.A trip to Clearwater without Pauls' pizza is like glasses with no lenses.Try it and you will be writing a review of your own.

Pros: great parking, congenial staff, super cleanliness

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Being born and raised in Chicago I really missed a good thin crust Chicago pizza since I moved here in 1985. Yes, real Chicago pizza has a thin crust, despite what people think. But last year I found Paul's and go there weekly. All my friends agree. He flys in the best Italian sausage from Chicago and uses only the best mix of real cheeses. Also has other Italian specialties and the best Cheese Garlic Bread around.

2
★★★★★

Being born and raised in Chicago I really missed a good thin crust Chicago pizza since I moved here in 1985. Yes, real Chicago pizza has a thin crust, despite what people think. But last year I found Paul's and go there weekly. All my friends agree. He flys in the best Italian sausage from Chicago and uses only the best mix of real cheeses. Also has other Italian specialties and the best Cheese Garlic Bread around.

 

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