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“This is THE place for NY style pizza in Tampa”
Review of Paci's Pizza - CLOSED

Paci's Pizza
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: Authentic New York 24” pizza pies, rolls, calzones all hand tossed and cooked to NY standards in a deckoven. Dough and sauce made in house - nothing pre-bought or pre-made touches our pies. Salads, dessert, beer and wine also available.
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Moving from southern CT to the Tampa area, we improved our weather situation but left behind some of the best pizza in the US. After sampling many Tampa pizza establishments, we had pretty much given up on finding a family owned pizza joint like we frequented "back home". Paci's was recommended to us by someone familiar with some of our old CT pizza places, so we had to give them a try.

Paci's has a nice pizza joint atmosphere. No frills here, a simple (but clean) place with the pizza making done right out in the open. Love to actually see the pizza dough stretching, since many FL pizza restaurants use premade shell crusts. Menu is limited to pizzas, pizza rolls, calzones and salads - exactly as it should be for a true "pizza joint'.

Pizzas only come in one size, but that size is gargantuan. Menu says it's an 18" pie but in reality it's a 24" pie. Since we always want leftovers, our party of 4 ordered a large pie (with pepperoni/mushroom) plus a meatball parmigiani roll. The meatball roll itself was enough for a meal for 2. The pizza is truly a sight to behold, the slices dwarf the paper plates you eat them off of. So, the quantity is excellent. Let's move on to the taste. The crust is definitely NY style thin with a nice chew to it. The cheese and toppings on our pie were a perfect compliment to the crust, the result is an excellent true NY style pizza taste. The meatball roll (think Stromboli) was also excellent. Nicely spiced meatballs encased in that same crust, with some of the fresh tomato sauce for dipping.

Service was also excellent, very attentive waitress.

Paci's is also a great value. Since one pie will easily feed 4, you could easily spend less here than almost any fast food joint. Although we didn't order one, the salads appeared to be enough for 2-4 people (served family style).

Our only sort of nit-picky complaint was the paper plates and plastic silverware. But if you are ready to eat your pizza like a true New Yorker, this becomes a non-issue.

We were extremely pleased with Paci's and will definitely return.

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2  Thank kviolasr
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Was visiting Tampa last weekend and met some family at Paci's. What a great experience! Was greeted by the cooks (owner?) upon entering and quickly seated. Told our server we were a party of six and she said they'd need to pull one more table together so there would be room for the pizza. She wasn't kidding. They all come in one size and the menu says 18" but I swear they look bigger. We ordered a half cheese, half multi topping pie and a spinach calzone and still had leftovers. Both were extremely tasty. All dough and sauce are made in-house. We also had a couple of the chocolate-dipped canolis for dessert and they were as good as the rest of the meal. This is a no frills place that uses paper plates and drinks in cans or bottles but the prices reflect this. A great value. We ordered some wine which was served in nice stemware. Kid-friendly, our girls were given a hunk of fresh dough to play with while waiting. Super friendly waitress. People seemed like they enjoyed working there. Now just need an excuse to go back to Tampa!

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1  Thank 3lionsfan
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Went to Paci's on the reccomendation of hotel concierge. We wanted a relaxed atmoshphere to hang out and enjoy a good pizza and we got that at Paci's. The owners were super friendly and seem to personally know all of thier customers. They asked if we were active military because they give a discount to our service men and women...class act. We will return to Paci's on our next trip to Tampa.

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Thank F N
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

No frills. One size (18") with a couple of different topping variations. Otherwise, they offer calzones and a salad or two. Pizza loses its crispiness quickly so avoid carry-out.

Thank bjilek
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Went there for the first time after being in Tampa all these years to meet a friend and a) could not believe the size of the pizza itself, and b) the thin crust taste and perfect portion of cheese and sauce gave it that Brooklyn pizza taste (minus the Hudson river water). The canoli for desert was the topping. Will definitely go back for more for the food, the cozy atmosphere, and the people!

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Thank Lee D
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