Little Italy Pizza

★★★★★
  • 3523 49TH St N

    St Petersburg, FL 33710

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  • 727-522-2717

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Mon. - Sun. 11am - 11pm

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They not only have great pizza and garlic knots, but the chef salad is incredible as well. I've been eating here for 4 years now and have NEVER been dissatisfied. Quick, inexpensive and great tasting!!!

3
★★★★★

They not only have great pizza and garlic knots, but the chef salad is incredible as well. I've been eating here for 4 years now and have NEVER been dissatisfied. Quick, inexpensive and great tasting!!!

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great food!!!!!!

3
★★★★★

great food!!!!!!

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If you like NY style pizza you should go here.

3
★★★★★

If you like NY style pizza you should go here.

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Better than all the others around! The pizza is so so yummy! Grew up on Long Island and oh, how I missed the pizza!!! The ingredients are key and if you like thin crusted pizza with just the right amounts of sauce, cheese and drippy oil

3
★★★★★

Better than all the others around! The pizza is so so yummy! Grew up on Long Island and oh, how I missed the pizza!!! The ingredients are key and if you like thin crusted pizza with just the right amounts of sauce, cheese and drippy oil

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OK, in the last few years, the update of the decor has been inversely related to the taste of the pizza. The guys who used to try to pick up on the cusomers, but could make a good pizza, are they still there? I didn't care if they checkked

3
★★★★★

OK, in the last few years, the update of the decor has been inversely related to the taste of the pizza. The guys who used to try to pick up on the cusomers, but could make a good pizza, are they still there? I didn't care if they checkked

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Great food. Love it

2
★★★★★

Great food. Love it

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It's real good pizza!

2
★★★★★

It's real good pizza!

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I've lived in NY and NJ all my life, and it's always a challenge to find good pizza in places like Florida. This place has good pizza, period. I've never tried anything else on the menu here so I can't really speak knowledgeably about the sandwiches and stuff, but I have not seen a better pizza place in Florida. It's 5 stars for St. Pete, probably would still get 4 stars from me if it were in NY.

2
★★★★★

I've lived in NY and NJ all my life, and it's always a challenge to find good pizza in places like Florida. This place has good pizza, period. I've never tried anything else on the menu here so I can't really speak knowledgeably about the sandwiches and stuff, but I have not seen a better pizza place in Florida. It's 5 stars for St. Pete, probably would still get 4 stars from me if it were in NY.

Pros: As close to NY as I've seen in Florida

Cons: Didn't taste any.

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While rehabbing my house, we ate there 4-6 times per week! ( 3 months straight!!) Great Pizza. No, it's not New York or even Chicago great, but WE'RE NOT IN NY or CHICAGO!!!! (I've had both)The bread for the hoagies is SUPER fresh. Having a cold beer while waiting is the bonus! Keep up the good work! OBVIOULSY, people like the food, or they wouldn't still be around after over 30 years, now would they? Paulie, if you find that "perfect" place, let me know!

2
★★★★☆

While rehabbing my house, we ate there 4-6 times per week! ( 3 months straight!!) Great Pizza. No, it's not New York or even Chicago great, but WE'RE NOT IN NY or CHICAGO!!!! (I've had both)The bread for the hoagies is SUPER fresh. Having a cold beer while waiting is the bonus! Keep up the good work! OBVIOULSY, people like the food, or they wouldn't still be around after over 30 years, now would they? Paulie, if you find that "perfect" place, let me know!

Pros: friendly-busy-beer

Cons: shredded lettuce salad

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Better pizza than most joints but not the best. That title belongs to Gianni's in Tyrone Garden. Overall Little Italy's pizza is very good. The mozzerella and pepperoni are tops but the dough leaves something to be desired. Their italian dressing is simple but awesome. The philly steak is excellent but not the best. That belongs to Colonial Corner. They stay open later than most independent pizza joints and thats also a big plus. On the down side they use the shredded lettuce for their salads which makes for messy eating. They are always courteous although not always expeditious. Overall they do a good job and I order there regularly.

2
★★★★☆

Better pizza than most joints but not the best. That title belongs to Gianni's in Tyrone Garden. Overall Little Italy's pizza is very good. The mozzerella and pepperoni are tops but the dough leaves something to be desired. Their italian dressing is simple but awesome. The philly steak is excellent but not the best. That belongs to Colonial Corner. They stay open later than most independent pizza joints and thats also a big plus. On the down side they use the shredded lettuce for their salads which makes for messy eating. They are always courteous although not always expeditious. Overall they do a good job and I order there regularly.

Pros: Excellent pizza and sandwiches. Convienient hours.

Cons: Salads (shredded lettuce), Bland dough

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I've been a regular at this spot for 40 years. There's no better Philly steak in Florida, the pizza is Northeast style- light crisp crust, the garlic knots are dripping with olive oil. It's a family run operation and it has counter service only- and busy on weekend evenings, with lots of little leaguers, soccer teams, etc and tends to be noisy. Go on Friday night early and catch the old car show at the Biff Burger a half a block north. With all due respect to "paulie's" reviews, this is one of our favorite casual spots. If you like it, check out Colonial Corner in Pinellas Park, similar and just about as good - or Gennaro's at Pass a Grille which is a bit more upscale but still a value.

2
★★★★★

I've been a regular at this spot for 40 years. There's no better Philly steak in Florida, the pizza is Northeast style- light crisp crust, the garlic knots are dripping with olive oil. It's a family run operation and it has counter service only- and busy on weekend evenings, with lots of little leaguers, soccer teams, etc and tends to be noisy. Go on Friday night early and catch the old car show at the Biff Burger a half a block north. With all due respect to "paulie's" reviews, this is one of our favorite casual spots. If you like it, check out Colonial Corner in Pinellas Park, similar and just about as good - or Gennaro's at Pass a Grille which is a bit more upscale but still a value.

Pros: Very good Italian food, cheese steaks, cold beer

Cons: Counter service only, noisy if crowded, avoid busy times, especially during tourist season

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I am a cab driver and I have tried pizza all over the town to feed my hunger and these guye are by far the best deal in TOWN, YOU should try their steak sandwirches!!! INCREDIBLE. #15, #16
I think, they should offer better service to regulars, but still, they are TOP PIZZERIA IN TOWN, by far
Call YELLOW CAB at 799-2222 if you had too many beers fOr promt service or Delivery?
Cheers, ALBERT AND ENJOY THE PIZZA

2
★★★★★

I am a cab driver and I have tried pizza all over the town to feed my hunger and these guye are by far the best deal in TOWN, YOU should try their steak sandwirches!!! INCREDIBLE. #15, #16
I think, they should offer better service to regulars, but still, they are TOP PIZZERIA IN TOWN, by far
Call YELLOW CAB at 799-2222 if you had too many beers fOr promt service or Delivery?
Cheers, ALBERT AND ENJOY THE PIZZA

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The cuisine at Little Italy is very satisfying. You can have your order tailored to your liking. Vegetarian, no problem! The atmosphere is family oriented. Their prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. Sport junkies are welcome as large TV's help you watch your favorite team play while you chow down. Beer and wine are served. Doggy bags are encouraged. Plenty of parking. Just bring a sweater as it is a little chilly there. Bon Apetito!

4
★★★★☆

The cuisine at Little Italy is very satisfying. You can have your order tailored to your liking. Vegetarian, no problem! The atmosphere is family oriented. Their prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. Sport junkies are welcome as large TV's help you watch your favorite team play while you chow down. Beer and wine are served. Doggy bags are encouraged. Plenty of parking. Just bring a sweater as it is a little chilly there. Bon Apetito!

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Love this place! Owned for years by Tobias who passed a couple years back. Now his son is running the place and keeping up with the rep. Delicious pizzas, cold beer, great salads! casual place. Only downfall is the kitchen help thinks it's a pick up joint and you can hear their comments for each guest that walks in, especially us women. Other than that, it's fantastic!

2
★★★★☆

Love this place! Owned for years by Tobias who passed a couple years back. Now his son is running the place and keeping up with the rep. Delicious pizzas, cold beer, great salads! casual place. Only downfall is the kitchen help thinks it's a pick up joint and you can hear their comments for each guest that walks in, especially us women. Other than that, it's fantastic!

Pros: great pizza

Cons: Kitchen help could use a muzzel

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Native New Yorker here. I have to say Toby's is the best pizza I've had in Pinellas County, and I have searched long and hard, north and south. With all due respect, anyone who compares it to Sbarro's needs his tastes buds checked. Sbarro's is disgusting, laden with goopy cheese, sweet sauce, and congealed grease. I'd rather gnaw on a cardboard box. Now Toby's on the other hand... the pizza has great sauce--not too sweet, not too tangy, and just the right amount. It has a good amount of cheese, not greasy or overloaded, and the right texture--not gummy or chewy. The crust is crisp, never burnt, with just the right amount of thickness. The ambience in Toby's reminds me of being back on Arthur Ave in the Bronx. Eating there, I forgot for a little while I was in a strip mall in St. Pete. I was a teenager again, picking up a slice after school on my way home. I love their cheesesteaks too, but I'm not an expert when it comes to them. My husband, who is from north of Philly and is a self-proclaimed expert, says Toby's cheesesteaks hold their own against what he grew up with. I'll take his word for it. I just know it tastes great. A perfect Sunday to us is splitting a cheese pie and cheesesteak from Toby's, football on the t.v. and the Steelers winning. Good stuff.

2
★★★★★

Native New Yorker here. I have to say Toby's is the best pizza I've had in Pinellas County, and I have searched long and hard, north and south. With all due respect, anyone who compares it to Sbarro's needs his tastes buds checked. Sbarro's is disgusting, laden with goopy cheese, sweet sauce, and congealed grease. I'd rather gnaw on a cardboard box. Now Toby's on the other hand... the pizza has great sauce--not too sweet, not too tangy, and just the right amount. It has a good amount of cheese, not greasy or overloaded, and the right texture--not gummy or chewy. The crust is crisp, never burnt, with just the right amount of thickness. The ambience in Toby's reminds me of being back on Arthur Ave in the Bronx. Eating there, I forgot for a little while I was in a strip mall in St. Pete. I was a teenager again, picking up a slice after school on my way home. I love their cheesesteaks too, but I'm not an expert when it comes to them. My husband, who is from north of Philly and is a self-proclaimed expert, says Toby's cheesesteaks hold their own against what he grew up with. I'll take his word for it. I just know it tastes great. A perfect Sunday to us is splitting a cheese pie and cheesesteak from Toby's, football on the t.v. and the Steelers winning. Good stuff.

Pros: The food! Pizza and cheesesteaks. Authentic New York ambience.

Cons: Get crowded because they're so busy

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I have to agree with Paulie... This pizza is just "OK". It actually tastes exactly like Sbarro's in the mall ...garlic knots and all. But, it's not bad and I have to say it IS the best in the area. However, that isn?t saying much. I am still looking for good pizza here as well. You'd think with all the New Yorkers in St Pete that the Pizza would be better. I am very disappointed. Maybe the folks who love it are native to the area and don?t have much to compare. I find most of the food in St Pete to be bad to sub-par. I disagree on the service though. I found it to be very personable.

1
★★★☆☆

I have to agree with Paulie... This pizza is just "OK". It actually tastes exactly like Sbarro's in the mall ...garlic knots and all. But, it's not bad and I have to say it IS the best in the area. However, that isn?t saying much. I am still looking for good pizza here as well. You'd think with all the New Yorkers in St Pete that the Pizza would be better. I am very disappointed. Maybe the folks who love it are native to the area and don?t have much to compare. I find most of the food in St Pete to be bad to sub-par. I disagree on the service though. I found it to be very personable.

Pros: Great, friendly service and good prices

Cons: Mediocre Pizza

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I don't know what Paulie2002/Paulie2007 is talking about. Maybe he is still looking for the best pizza because he has no clue what good pizza is. I have been going to Little Italy since I started working at the grocery store right next door to them (12 years ago). I go there at least once a month. I have yet to get something I didn't like from their menu. I prefer their pizza to any corporate pizza place. The seating is tight when you go during the busy hours, but on the other hand, I have yet to go and not be able to find a seat. The place is great. I like the busy atmosphere. FYI "Paulie" I do NOT work for the place. I am only a dedicated customer. Also, "Paulie" you mentioned you went during a pizza prime time (friday night) and they weren't very busy, I'm thinking you were not at the right place. Are you sure you were at Toby's Little Italy?? I have NEVER seen them dead like that even during non-prime pizza times. So I think you need to double check where you were.

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★★★★★

I don't know what Paulie2002/Paulie2007 is talking about. Maybe he is still looking for the best pizza because he has no clue what good pizza is. I have been going to Little Italy since I started working at the grocery store right next door to them (12 years ago). I go there at least once a month. I have yet to get something I didn't like from their menu. I prefer their pizza to any corporate pizza place. The seating is tight when you go during the busy hours, but on the other hand, I have yet to go and not be able to find a seat. The place is great. I like the busy atmosphere. FYI "Paulie" I do NOT work for the place. I am only a dedicated customer. Also, "Paulie" you mentioned you went during a pizza prime time (friday night) and they weren't very busy, I'm thinking you were not at the right place. Are you sure you were at Toby's Little Italy?? I have NEVER seen them dead like that even during non-prime pizza times. So I think you need to double check where you were.

Pros: Food is great

Cons: No free drink refills

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I HAVE BEEN EATING T.L.I. PIZZA SINCE I HAVE BEEN OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE. ABOUT 25 YEARS. I LIVE IN TAMPA AND I TOOK MY WIFE THERE ONE TIME, AND NOW ALMOST EVERY TIME WE GO TO ST.PETE SHE WANTS TO GO TO T.L.I. SOMETIMES WE MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP THERE (25 MILES) JUST FOR THEIR PIZZA. IS IT THE BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD? NO. BUT ITS WORTH THE TRIP IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND YOU DONT WANT WHAT PIZZA HUT, PAPA JOHNS AND DOMINOS "CALL" PIZZA.

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★★★★☆

I HAVE BEEN EATING T.L.I. PIZZA SINCE I HAVE BEEN OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE. ABOUT 25 YEARS. I LIVE IN TAMPA AND I TOOK MY WIFE THERE ONE TIME, AND NOW ALMOST EVERY TIME WE GO TO ST.PETE SHE WANTS TO GO TO T.L.I. SOMETIMES WE MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP THERE (25 MILES) JUST FOR THEIR PIZZA. IS IT THE BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD? NO. BUT ITS WORTH THE TRIP IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND YOU DONT WANT WHAT PIZZA HUT, PAPA JOHNS AND DOMINOS "CALL" PIZZA.

Pros: HAVENT HAD ANYTHING BAD ON THE MENU

Cons: SEATING CAN BE A LITTLE TIGHT, NO FREE REFILS.

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I have been going to Little Italy since they opened back in the late 60's . Its just as good now as when the boys dad opened it . I recommend it highly.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Little Italy since they opened back in the late 60's . Its just as good now as when the boys dad opened it . I recommend it highly.

Pros: food

Cons: non

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I have a hunch that the owners are putting reviews here saying it's great, either that or these reviewers have little perspective on the subject of really good pizza.

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★★☆☆☆

I have a hunch that the owners are putting reviews here saying it's great, either that or these reviewers have little perspective on the subject of really good pizza.

Pros: cheap

Cons: blah pizza

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I have been going to Toby's Pizza for the last 5 years and there is nothing like it!
They also have Great Subs and Some Great Garlic Knots, Toby's is in a Great Location for all us Girl's that have to Shop and Grocery Shop..There is also a Hair, Nail and Tanning Salon Across the Street.
I give Toby's...... 10 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Toby's Pizza for the last 5 years and there is nothing like it!
They also have Great Subs and Some Great Garlic Knots, Toby's is in a Great Location for all us Girl's that have to Shop and Grocery Shop..There is also a Hair, Nail and Tanning Salon Across the Street.
I give Toby's...... 10 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nice location off 49th st, be there a long time, favorite pizaa. very consistant
good prices!!!

2
★★★★★

nice location off 49th st, be there a long time, favorite pizaa. very consistant
good prices!!!

Pros: inexpensive

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This is the best tasting Pizza around and a good dea! When you ask for toppings, you get lots and always fresh. The service is quick and friendly. They don't bring the food, they call a number like at a deli, but they are very busy and you do well if you call in your order ahead of time.

2
★★★★★

This is the best tasting Pizza around and a good dea! When you ask for toppings, you get lots and always fresh. The service is quick and friendly. They don't bring the food, they call a number like at a deli, but they are very busy and you do well if you call in your order ahead of time.

Pros: good food, large quantities, good prices

Cons: , noisy, busy

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I tried this spot because of it's "10" rating on City Search. This pizza is average, period! Dense, heavy, doughy crust - not good. I do not understand all the hype here. I long for great pizza and have been looking everywhere. The seach continues. By the way, this place has NO service. Also, I was there at prime pizza time (Friday night), and it was us and two other tables, with only a couple of take out orders. Don't waste your time.

1
★★☆☆☆

I tried this spot because of it's "10" rating on City Search. This pizza is average, period! Dense, heavy, doughy crust - not good. I do not understand all the hype here. I long for great pizza and have been looking everywhere. The seach continues. By the way, this place has NO service. Also, I was there at prime pizza time (Friday night), and it was us and two other tables, with only a couple of take out orders. Don't waste your time.

Pros: Cheap food

Cons: Food is only average, No service

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Enjoy original New York Style pizza from St Petersburg's best pizza shop. In business for more than 20 years, people come back again and again for "the only place down here that serves pizza like back home".

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★★★★★

Enjoy original New York Style pizza from St Petersburg's best pizza shop. In business for more than 20 years, people come back again and again for "the only place down here that serves pizza like back home".

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