There’s no better excuse for ordering up a hot, cheesy, drool-worthy pie than National Pizza Day on February 9. It’s an entire day dedicated to the wonder and joy that is pizza, so be sure to pay homage to this national treasure with a slice (or several) from one of the most popular pizza places in town.
We crunched the numbers and these five pizzerias are the most ordered from for delivery in Sarasota. And while a large cheese pie is the most frequently ordered ‘za across the board (and across the country, by the way), we’re thinking National Pizza Day is a great time to try something new, which is why we’re including a “most-unique pizza” pick for each local hot spot.
1. Origin Craft Beer & Pizza Cafe
Named after the famed white sands of Siesta Key, the Siesta Sands White Pizza at Origin starts innocent enough with an olive oil and garlic base, topped with spinach, ricotta cheese and broccoli. Then things get a bit more adventurous with a choice of: prosciutto (always a winner in our book), turkey sausage (a healthier option) or bottarge (from Sarasota’s own Gulf Coast Caviar). Yep, cured fish eggs… on pizza!
2. Demetrio’s Restaurant & Pizza
A local institution, Demetrio’s has been serving up award-winning pies for more than 40 years! Go all the way with the Demetrio’s Special Pizza, loaded heavy with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives and extra cheese.
3. Rico’s Pizzeria
A seafood pie fit for a king, the King Neptune Pizza from Rico’s is dressed with delicacies from the sea: black tiger shrimp, calamari, mussels and clams. What better way to celebrate living in paradise?
4. Il Panificio
Up your pizza game with a classy Goat Cheese & Arugula Pizza from Il Panificio topped with goat cheese, mozzarella, olive oil and garlic, then finished with fresh arugula. Who says pizza can’t be boujee?
5. New York Slice Company
This is the go-to when you’re craving a slice of hand-tossed, New York style pizza from New York Slice Company! Go gourmet with the White Italian Chicken Alfredo pie with ricotta, chicken, spinach, black olives, sun dried tomato and provolone. Yum!
So the next time you’re ordering pizza in the Sarasota area, look no further than these top restaurants and out of the ordinary pies!