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After the show today, I headed toward the water to catch another sunset. It’s my thing lately. Watching TV is just a downer. It’s either people arguing about politics and the virus or both, sitcom or game show repeats or Tampa Bay Rays games from a year ago. At the beaches in Pinellas, it’s a first run original show every night. Pinellas has been my home now for about 3 years, but I don’t take advantage of it enough. People travel here from all over the world. And for us it’s a short drive. As the sun finally disappeared, I kept thinking about the pizza chat we were having on the show today and on the Q105 Facebook page. It was time to try something new. I don’t get down to Treasure Island often so I whipped the phone out and looked up reviews for what’s good nearby.

Tuttorosso definitely got the most props from the locals on Yelp. It wasn’t even close. It was getting close to closing time for them so I called an order in.  The smells wafted out to the parking lot and I had a good feeling about this place. So let’s start my review.

The ingredients were definitely high-quality.  The blend of cheeses and herbs worked perfectly. This wasn’t fast food pizza. But it came short of being great for me, but I think that might be because I didn’t order one of their specialty pizzas. I’ll go that route next time. And I’ll definitely order extra sauce. That’s a common thing for me – very few pizza places in the south put enough sauce on for my taste. Another big test comes tomorrow morning – I have one slice left. How leftover pizza tastes in the morning is also a key factor in my rating. So for now, they get “very good” but not quite great. Not yet anyway. I’ll get back to you. For now, Cristino’s in Clearwater is still the champ.

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