Back in early September we were searching for dinner options while staying in Cedar Key Florida. I checked through the recommendations that the owner of ‘Tranquility’, (the condo we rented while in town), had sent us.
She had heartily suggested the pizza from Island Pizzeria, even telling us that they would deliver to the condo. We decided that we’d go to Island Pizzeria ourselves just to get a look at the place… Cute, don’t you think?
FYI… I checked TripAdvisor back at home when I wrote this post for my blog site. It showed 136 Excellent/Very Good reviews vs. 4 Poor/Terrible for Island Pizzeria. It can’t get much better than that!
The interior of Island Pizzeria is compact and it was hot in there! Between early September heat and the pizza oven, it was stifling! Perhaps that’s why ‘Ms. Personality’ at the counter was so unfriendly and uncommunicative…
Fortunately the pizza chef was really into his 'craft'...making pizzas. I know that he looks like he might be a fisherman but you just can’t judge a book by its cover! He spent quite a bit of time meticulously ‘building’ our “Meat Pizza”. (10" - $9.25; 14” - $18.00; 18” - $22.00)
This is a photo of our waiting area… No dining in here! It’s all take out or delivery…
The menu offerings go beyond pizza. There are a few appetizers including toasted ravioli, a couple of pasta dishes, (ravioli and spaghetti), salads and a number of sandwich options with slow cooked Italian beef being the most unexpected. (When reading some of the TripAdvisor reviews, I noted that the burgers received high praise)
We took our Meat Pizza back to the condo for dinner… The chef at Island Pizzeria definitely loaded our pizza with protein goodness! It was covered with pepperoni, sausage, bacon and slices of meatballs. Laurie doesn’t really like meatballs but she thought these were pretty good. It was a very nice pizza…better than anything that we have been able to find after living for over 6 years in the greater Knoxville Tennessee area!
Island Pizzeria is located at 12720 State Hwy. 24 in Cedar Key, Florida. Phone: 352-543-5999. Website and Menu: www.islandpizzeria.net.
Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…
Thanks for stopping by for a slice of pizza!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave