There’s a lot of options, but we’re looking for the best pizza in Cape Coral. And you’re only going to find out if you get out there and try it. But I have a different approach. I don’t tell anyone that I’m coming. I wanna know how you feed just regular people on a Saturday afternoon in Cape Coral. So that’s what we did.

Pretty easy to find location at 3108 Santa Barbara Blvd., Suite 109. We chatted up the owners while we ordered and found that they’d been running the Gino’s Pizza in Akron, Ohio and were relocating the business to Cape Coral. They sold their house up north and are becoming full time SWFL residents. Their first thoughts of Southwest Florida? Love the weather, hate the traffic. A pretty common response, but do they make an authentic Ohio pizza? I’m from Ohio, as are a lot of people in Cape Coral, so let’s find out. 

It’s a small space, with seating for around 20 people, and the kitchen is directly behind the counter.

So you can see everything being made. The first thing I noticed was that they didn’t use a conveyor, all the pizzas were made in the ovens. That’s the first win right there, I love oven baked crust. We ordered an Ohio standard, large pepperoni sausage, grabbed a couple of pops (sodas) and had a seat.

I could have ordered ahead and picked it up, but I wanted to watch them operate. And the people coming in. Most were from Ohio. I saw an Ohio State shirt, Youngstown State, and one from Dayton. It became a running gag of “what part of Ohio are you from?” when someone came in. After about 30 minutes, our pizza was ready.

This is an Ohio pizza, in Cape Coral, Florida.

It was cut in squares. As it should be. It’s definitely a thicker crust than New York Style. But not too thick. As Dave Portnoy would say, it had a “great undercarriage”. The crust is crispy and doesn’t sag or flop. The pepperonis curled up to collect all the flavors and juices. The sausage was blended and seasoned and various sizes were scattered across the pie.  This picture really shows you what I’m talking about.

And now the taste. The sauce has a little bit of sweetness to it. The sausage had just the right amount of seasoning. And the curled up pepperonis were exactly like they are in Ohio. Everything was right. A lot of love went into this recipe and it shows. Well done. The only negative I could find was that it’s a very small operation. Hand made pizzas individually placed in ovens takes time. Word gets out, I could easily see them having to turn down business once we hit season and they really get busy. So order early. For dine in, you could even order ahead. The hours are Monday-Saturday 3-10, and Sunday 3-9. Here’s their website.

How does Gino’s rank in Cape Coral?

We use Yelp to help rank the top pizza in Cape Coral. Gino’s is still very new, the permit from the city is still on the door, so they don’t have a lot a reviews just yet.



  • 1. Luciano's Pizza

    A family owned and operated New York Style Pizzeria. 

    728 SW Pine Island Rd Ste 3 Cape Coral, FL 33991

    Home | Luciano's Pizza

    Indulge in authentic New York-style pizza at Luciano's Pizza. Our homemade delights and exceptional service ensure a memorable dining experience.

  • 2. Nice Guys Pizza

    Amazing food. Live music. And pinball machines. Love this place.

    1404 Cape Coral Pkwy E Cape Coral, FL 33904Joe Daddy’s PizzaJoe Daddy’s Pizza

    Nice Guys Pints & Pies - Downtown, Cape Coral, FL

    This pizza spot was such a tasty place to visit while visiting friends. As soon as you walk in, you feel like a young kid again with all the cool interior decor it has and the low shining lights. As far as the pizzas, they had different flavors to choose from, some that I have never seen before on pizza.

  • 3. Joe Daddy's Pizza

    Northeastern style pizza.

    2481 Del Prado Blvd N Ste 105 Cape Coral, FL 33909

  • 4. Maria's Pizzeria & Restaurant

    Full restaurant with beer and liquor and lots more Italian beyond pizza.

    1224 SE 46th Ln Cape Coral, FL 33904

    Maria's Pizzeria & Restaurant - Downtown Cape Coral, Cape Coral, FL

    Catering - Cater your birthday party, holiday party, corporate events, wedding festivities and more!

  • 5. Lelulos Pizzeria

    Brick oven pizza tucked in between a Dollar General and a 7/11.

    3123 Chiquita Blvd S Cape Coral, FL 33914

    Slice into Lelulo's Pizza Paradise | Pizza Restaurant

    Welcome to Lelulo's Pizza Life | Local pizza restaurant in Cape Coral, FL. Fresh pizzas, subs & salads. Try 'The Pittsburgh Salad' with steak or chicken. Exceptional dining today!

  • 6. Paradise Pizza

    New York style pizza. One reviewer commentedWith my first bite it reminded me of hot summer nights at the Jersey Shore, grabbing a slice whole walking the boardwalk. “

    842 Lafayette St Cape Coral, FL 33904

    Paradise Pizza - Cape Coral, FL - 842 Lafayette St - Hours, Menu, Order

    View the menu, hours, address, and photos for Paradise Pizza in Cape Coral, FL. Order online for delivery or pickup on


  • 7. Sicily Trattoria

    A full Italian restaurant, not just pizza.

    1211 Cape Coral Pkwy E Cape Coral, FL 33904

  • 8. Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

    A small family owned business, the kind of place that closes down when the owners take a vacation.

    814 Cape Coral Pkwy E Cape Coral, FL 33904

    Papa Joe's Cape Coral | Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

    For more than 31 years, we have been a family-established Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria offering New York Style Pizza and Homemade Pasta Dishes. Come in, and enjoy a meal, outdoor or indoor seating, and a casual atmosphere. Papa Joe's is where customers become friends, and our friends become our family

  • 9. Overtime Pizzeria and Sports Pub

    Sports bar with lots of Philadelphia stuff.

    1708 Cape Coral Pkwy W Cape Coral, FL 33914

    Overtime Pizzeria & Sports Pub | Cape Coral

    Family-owned and operated pizzeria and sports pub nestled in the heart of Cape Coral. Voted best happy hour in the Cape!

  • 10. Dante's Coal Fired Pizza

    I do enjoy a good coal fired pizza.

    900 SW Pine Island Rd Ste 101 Cape Coral, FL 33991

  • 11. Gino's Pizza

    11 for now, once the reviews come in they’ll surely be moving up. As an internet guy, I’m stumped on how you got the url “”. No one else had claimed that?

    3108 Santa Barbara Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33914

    Gino's Pizza Cape Coral | Delivery, Takeout, Dine-in | Restaurant

    Gino's Pizza of Cape Coral serves world class pizza in their restaurant as well as by delivery and takeout. Also available are delicious calzones, salads, wings, pasta, sandwiches and more. Come try Cape Coral's best pizza. Located on Santa Barbara Blvd.

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