Everywhere you turn, you find good pizza. So, we turned it over to you, our listeners, to nominate the best pizza places in Southwest Florida.
From thin crust dough to Greek-style pan-baked pies and coal-fired pizzas, you chose your favorites…
1. McGregor Pizza and Deli
McGregor Pizza & Deli is locally-owned and operated by Katie Madden Marciano, a Fort Myers native who grew up right down the street at Hibiscus Drive. As a child, Katie loved riding her bike to what was once called, “Little Farmers Market” for some candy. In addition to Florida, Katie has also lived in New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Israel and has been working in the food and beverage industry for most of her adult life. She owned and operated a very successful pizzeria in Fort Myers, but has always dreamed of owning her own little spot off of McGregor.
2. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
IN THE WORLD OF PIZZA…Grimaldi’s is an institution. Their family business began with the opening of their first location under the Brooklyn Bridge in the borough’s DUMBO neighborhood in 1990.
It all started with their coal-fired, brick-oven pizza and over 100 years of pizza-making traditions. In fact, their entire concept has been built around signature, coal-fired brick oven pizza, which has been their family staple.
Their fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, and pizza sauce make them one the most award-winning pizzeria in the U.S.
3. Downtown House of Pizza
Their pizza is made from scratch in-house daily, hand-tossed and rolled to produce a light, thin, crispy crust. Full of use fresh vegetables and the highest quality meats and cheeses on every pie. Besides pizza, Downtown House of Pizza also has a wide array of salads, subs and wings.
4. Chicago’s Pizza
Located in the heart of downtown Cape Coral’s Entertainment District on 47th Terrace, Chicagoans and lovers of great tasting pizza have made their thin crust pizza and Italian Beef sandwiches famous in the Cape for over 30 years.
If you are a fan of Fontanini™ Sausage, Italian Beefs, Chicago Dogs (yes, Vienna Beef™ on a poppy seed bun) and incredibly flavorful pizza made to order, this is the place for you! They offer dine-in, take-out and delivery options.
5. Nice Guys Pizza and Beer
Also located in the heart of downtown Cape Coral is Nice Guys Pizza and Beer. Their endless options of pizza will leave your mouth watering. “We just got a hot honey pizza there and it was the best pizza I’ve ever had! Sooo good! No pics cause we ate it all,” said one Facebook reviewer.