Vote for Pomodoro Pizza as Best Pizza in the Bay! You can vote every day between now and April 7 2019! Honor your favorite businesses by voting for them in dozens of categories. Plus, if you vote in more than 25 categories, you’ll be entered to win $500!
The Best of the Bay is an event where you, the consumer, can choose the Best Tampa Bay has to offer in many categories. This is the 28th annual BOTB competition and we’d appreciate it if you could help spread the word about Pomodoro’s Pizza, truly the Best Pizza in Tampa Bay.
Here’s a recap from last year’s BOTB:
Our picks, and yours.
In some ways, not much has changed around here since last year’s Best of the Bay. The revitalization of downtown Tampa continues; St. Pete is still emerging on the national stage as an arts destination; craft breweries and restaurants keep on popping up at the rate of one about every 45 seconds.
In other ways, Tampa Bay is a very different place than it was in September of 2017. Seminole Heights has not only enjoyed the perks of urbanization, but also endured big-city tragedy in the form of a serial murderer. Local political activism has ratcheted up considerably in the wake of both yet another mass shooting in Florida and national and statewide efforts to roll back environmental regulations, curtail personal freedoms and ignore social issues that demand attention. And, as Ray Roa manages to reference several times in the following pages, we’ve been without a New World Brewery for a year now.
What’s most different about the Bay area, I think, is the same thing that’s different about most everywhere in the country: the distressing change in the signal-to-noise ratio online. There’s more division, more suspicion, more entitled-yet-baseless assertions, more bullshit and rage-fuel and distractions and toxicity than ever before.
Which makes me more grateful than ever that so many thousands of you took the time to participate in this annual celebration of what makes Tampa Bay so wonderful and unique. You suggested categories. You submitted nominations. You picked the winners.
You didn’t have to do that. There’s a lot of other stuff to occupy you on the internet. But you did. Once again, our readers stepped up to be a part of Best of the Bay, and support what they think is noteworthy about this community (and, yeah, to bitch a little about a few things — but those call-outs are overwhelmed by the number of positive awards).
Once again, thank you. —Scott Harrell
History of Pomodoro’s Pizza
Here’s a little bit about the history of Pomodoro Pizza from the founder of Pomodoro Pizza himself, Rosario Lubrano:
I’m Rosario Lubrano from Monte di Procida in Naples, Italy. I traveled to New Jersey in 1996 where I worked at a family based Pizzeria for several years and learnt the art of making New Jersey style Pizza. A few years ago I moved to Florida and am now a resident of Lutz.
In 2009, I opened Pomodoro’s doors to the public in Brandon, FL and since then have proudly served the residents of Brandon and the surrounding areas. Pomodoro creates an authentic Italian experience with homemade dishes made from family recipes. All sauces and dough are prepared fresh daily.
“In 2018, i’m bringing the same authentic Italian experience and New Jersey style Pizza to Wesley Chapel and look forward to proudly serving the residents and businesses of this area.”
What We Offer
27607 State Rd 56, Ste 105
Wesley Chapel (Florida)
Noon – 9:00pm
TUESDAYS through SATURDAYS
11:00am – 9:00pm
We are closed