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“Our Favorite, South of NYC” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cappy's Pizzeria

Cappy's Pizzeria
Ranked #393 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Wanting a cozy place to enjoy a cold beer and a really good pizza, My husband & I opened the original Cappy's while we were still in college. That was almost 19 years ago. Since then, we have been blessed with a fantastic staff- some of whom have moved on to open their own partnership Cappy's stores! With locations in South Tampa (the original), Seminole Heights, St Pete, Brandon, Tampa Palms and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (I know, but it is my home town) we strive to maintain a relaxed, homey atmosphere. We specialize in pizza, but we do serve a mean greek salad, breadsticks and cheesebread. Our philosophy is to keep it simple, and excel in what we do best- which is pizza. We do, however, pride ourselves with an extensive micro/import beer selection. So, come join us for a delicious pie and maybe a beer that you've never heard of. Oh, and bring the kiddos- we are family friendly!
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Our Favorite, South of NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

This is by far the best NY or Chicago style pizza in Tampa. Their prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable. They have a beer cooler with dozens of imports, domestics and micro brews that you can walk up to and choose one on your own. We go there at least once per month. They also have a location in South Brandon that is just as good as the original. You got to give it a try if your looking for great pizza.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim B
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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mouth Watering Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Don't know what their secret is but my husband and I both absolutely love the pizza at Cappy's. It is our favorite. Interestingly - we go for different styles - I am always Chicago - love love love the deep dish - best i've ever had. He is always the New York style guy. We both have to get our 'Cappy's fix' on a regular basis. Bring your cash or check book - they don't accept credit cards. Strangely enough that endears me to them all the more.. Great local business with a loyal following. The only challenge is that due to nasty neighbors (Paris Flea! ugh) the parking at the bay to bay location in south tampa is a challenge. Perservere - it is worth it!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hapytt
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Boca Raton
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Love this place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

We don't live in Tampa anymore but we make sure to get to Cappy's whenever we get back that way. We love their deep dish pizzas, which seem to get better even as leftovers. The salads are huge. This is not a big restaurant so get there early or plan to wait a bit. It is worth it.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jemom68
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Milltown, Montana
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great pizza--the Chicago Style is unique and really, really good....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

The Chicago Style crust is excellent and the toppings selection is very interesting. Yes, service can be slow, as the place is always crowded; so just drink more beer (self-serve) and get over it. The correct address is: 3200 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 813 835-0785.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SGM18Z
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Melt in your mouth pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

Cappy's Pizzeria is the real deal. You can get the New York style crust, which is excellent, or the house specialty, Chicago style, which truly is like eating a pizza pastry--it's that delicious. The toppings are fresh and the cheese and sauce are high quality.

Also, you get a lot of food for the money. The calzone is huge and the salads are plentiful. Try the Greek salad. A true Tampa gem!

The atmosphere is very cozy and hip. It's just a wonderful place to enjoy the best pizza in Tampa. They're only open for dinner and plan on getting there early to beat the rush. They open at 5.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nancy4496
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