What is your favorite Tampa Bay area pizza shop? Plenty of good ones to choose from, but there’s one spot in particular, that’s been getting national and international attention.
Have you heard of Fabrica Pizza in the Channelside District? That pizza place just landed on a list of the top 50 best pizza places in the U.S. But here’s the kicker, the panelists who made the list are true experts.
Top Pizza is an Italian guide to the best pizza spots around the globe. Though Fabrica Pizza came in at 49th in the United States, you can see why it’s a prestigious list to land on. Only four other pizza places in Florida earned the honors. Three of those can be found in Miami and one in Key West.
The beauty of a Fabrica pizza is the hand-stretched dough, fresh tomato sauce, and creative toppings like ricotta and Calabrian chilies. They use a wood-fired oven to bake the perfect crust.
Our friends at Fox 13 spoke with Fabrica Pizza co-owner, Jonathan Perez. “We have some traditions that we actually respect, but then we break some rules with ingredients.”
The owners of the shop are Estefania Greco and Jonathan Perez, and they are both from Italian families and have lived in Italy.
Greco explained, “That’s where we got our biggest inspiration and just the symbol of how the food can taste so good and just be so simple at the same time.”
The owners and management of Fabrica still don’t know how they received this kind of attention. And the email notifying them of their honors ended up in a junk email folder. “The way we found out is by actual customers coming in here saying, you guys know that you’re in the top 50 in the U.S.? And I’m like, what?” said Perez.
I can’t wait to get in and try the pizza and see what all of the international buzz is about.