About Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza
1,154 Yelp Reviews
zak.volce19/3/23, 8:49 p.m.
Minimal flop, great undercarriage, light crispy crust. All around great pizza.
justifiedamx6/23/23, 10:58 p.m.
Lived in Florida all my life. Most pizza here is trash but cristinos is my go to. Definitely worth a drive of up to an 1hr
jason.wall16/5/23, 9:46 p.m.
I’ve had this pizza probably 5 times now. Consistently fantastic. Would recommend. This is a “margarita” add sausage and bacon.
bryn315/22/23, 5:36 p.m.
Perfect char, excellent balance of ingredients, crust had good crisp.
abaker07194/29/23, 11:15 p.m.
Fantastic Coal fired pizza, love the homemade sauce with a nice tang. Love the crispy crunch
toki2times4/21/23, 5:45 p.m.
This pizza was fantastic. The tangy sauce, flavorful crust, and using slices of cheese that gives that picturesque pull and better flavor. Also, the waiter up-sold me on the gelato, which is also delicious. But, this was not proper coal-fired pizza. Very blonde cook. Well, at least that was the case for me. As I was leaving the restaurant, my disappointment continued. The table next to me received their pie and it appeared to be cooked perfectly with amazing char. If my pie was cooked like that, easy 8+ score. So, I’m leaving this place a little bummed that my pizza was undercooked, but consoling myself with this amazing gelato. Hopefully will return for a re-rate in the future.
dan_dan_the_pizza_man4/14/23, 2:03 a.m.
This place was recommended by a local friend. Let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. The restaurant itself screams old school pizza joint. The coal fire oven is worth going to see alone. The pizza was amazing. So far the best I have had in Florida. Of course it’s my style, real old school coal fire. The crust was delicious and great char. The sauce was slightly tangy and fresh. The cheese was amazing and not greasy. Overall a must try if in Tampa!!! It really gave off Johns of Bleeker vibes. Highly recommend and I will be back!!!
matt.of.lewiston4/12/23, 1:26 a.m.
Fantastic pizza. Lucky to find this while visiting Clearwater. Even though it had time to die in the box via Uber Eats, almost no flop, perfectly charred, perfect amounts of cheese and sauce with super thin crust.
pizzaflorida3/26/23, 9:29 p.m.
Pie would do well in Manhattan. 🐐 cheese meatball garlic pineapple Margeherita Di Lusso
yianni.laros3/15/23, 3:50 a.m.
Although I am staying at Clearwater Beach this was 100% worth the drive. You feel like you’re back in NYC. Pizza is absolutely outstanding, this Business could totally survive in New York. They have outstanding gelato as well. If you are vacationing in the Tampa area this is the best place you can go to!
colin.miller33/11/23, 12:32 a.m.
Score speaks for itself. Authentic stuff. Slightly thick for me and a little flop but the flavor makes up for it. By the way their spaghetti carbonara is no slouch either.
rob.b142/19/23, 8:53 p.m.
Phenomenal coal fired pizza. Been coming here for ten years and it’s consistently awesome.
onlyslice12/14/22, 11:24 p.m.
I wanted it to be there. It’s okay, it’s still and incredible spot. But we’re just not there. Bless
matthew.decesare12/1/22, 7:02 p.m.
Great pizza. Homemade mozzarella on the Margherita was amazing. Great crust.
steve.khentigan7/20/22, 10:56 p.m.
We are here visiting from out of town. We went twice. Got straight cheese both times. The first day I would give it a 7.8. Strong pizza but not enough cheese. On the second visit added extra cheese moving the score up to 8.6. Highly recommend this place. As an FYI my wife had the gluten free and she said maybe 6.4. The gelato is in the 9’s as an FYI.
52wkhi7/18/22, 6:19 p.m.
Hands down best pizza in pinellas. Everything is top notch. No flop, no grease and a beautiful under carriage. Staff is incredible as well, called ahead for a pick up as I was leaving my house and as soon as I walked in the door 5mins later there she was in all of her glory
mike.proco7/15/22, 7:03 p.m.
Pizza came out crisp as we asked. Had a nice taste with almost no flop. We enjoyed it. The wing are killer!
barstool-craig7/6/22, 11:13 p.m.
Fresh Italian pizza (Americanized to my liking). The vibes are top tier inside. The pizza is delicious but just lacks a flavorful crust and keeps it out of the high 8’s or 9’s scores. Definitely worth trying in Clearwater Beach.
thelatchdaddy5/9/22, 5:00 p.m.
🚨THIS IS NOT A ROOKIE SCORE🚨 The pizza looks like a mid-8 and the char, sauce and toppings are elite. Now the reason this isn’t higher is because of the flop. It’s a little thicker than it should be, so that keeps it from being higher. Very good price too. Awesome neighborhood spot.