Is a trip to NYC necessary for a great pizza? I'd give that a big fat no! Just boogie on over to Mikes Pizza and Pub, 14479 Walsingham Road in Largo for one of the best pizzas ever. We did and we loved it.
The Belle of the Boulevard and I ordered a large Supreme Pizza loaded with pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, green peppers, and onions. My dining partner is not fond of mushrooms so we asked our charming server, Chrissy, if we could get the 'shrooms only on one half of the pizza. She said that was entirely doable. Since I like anchovies on my pizza, I asked Chrissy if the kitchen could toss a few of those little fishies on the mushroom half of the pizza. "Certamente!" she said (or words to that effect). Everything about that pizza was delicious, from the toppings to the crust.
Mike's is more than just a pizza parlor. They have stromboli and calzones, wings and such; salads, hoagies and wraps, plus entree pasta and skillet dishes. In addition to wine, Mike's has an extensive and ever changing list of micro brews. I can heartily recommend the Breakfast Stout by Founders Brewing Company, a brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is a rich brew with hints of chocolate that could certainly put a kick in your breakfast. A couple of these first thing in the morning for breakfast would be a great way start to your day ... if you planned on doing nothing.
I had three small glasses of this stout (Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%) and upon leaving Mike's, I handed the car keys to my bride.
At Mike's you will find both indoor and outdoor seating. You may dine in or take out and they have free delivery: Call: 727-724-4100. Packaged wine and beer is also available for delivery - a valid ID required at delivery with credit purchases only.
boo-coo TVs in the bar and dining areas so Mike's would probably be a dandy venue on game day. The prices are reasonable: five brews, a side salad, the large Supreme pizza with extra cheese gave us a bill of $50.39. We added a 20% plus gratuity as thanks for Chrissy's excellent service.