When it comes to pizza, everyone has their own idea of what makes a great pie. From thin crust to deep dish and everything in between, there is almost always an option for everyone. With so many styles, answering the question of “Where is the best pizza in Venice” is something that can’t be answered so simply. One of the reasons this question comes up so frequently is because pizza varies in style so greatly depending on where you are from. Fortunately, the different types of pizza are easy to tell apart once you know what to look for.

The Ultimate Guide to Pizza in Venice, Florida

Pizza is one of those foods that can be enjoyed by almost anyone. The various styles of pizza can be used to understand the various places where pizza is made, which makes this a delicious topic for any culture. If you’re looking for the best pizza in Venice, you can be sure to find it in at one of our local shops!

How Many Pizza Places are there in Venice?

There’s a long running joke in our house that Venice Foodies started because when we moved here, all the restaurants we could find served Italian and Pizza. In fact, as of September 2022, I’ve counted 25 different pizzerias between Venice, Nokomis and Osprey! This does not include any chains such as Marcos, Papa Johns, Dominos, Hungry Howies or Little Caesars, which we have throughout our area as well. Each one has it’s own spin on things and serves a specific flavor profile for different people.

Looking For Brick Oven or Wood Fired Pizza in Venice?

This is by far the most traditional way of making pizza and it produces a crust that is very crispy (almost like a cracker) and chewy inside. So where can you find Wood Fired Pizza in Venice?

If you prefer Coal fired pizza, try Bocca Lupo

Looking for Chicago Deep Dish Pizza?

Deep dish pizza is a Chicago-style pizza with a deep, thick base made by layering tomato sauce, then topped with cheese and other ingredients. So where can you find deep dish pizza in Venice? Here are two places to go and what the prices are.

Looking for Gluten Free Pizza?

Italiano's in Venice Florida

If you are looking for gluten-free pizza, several restaurants in Venice have it on their menu. However, keep in mind for those with severe gluten allergies that most places still share the same kitchen and there may be trace amounts from cross-contamination.

Looking for Cauliflower Crust?

If you’re looking for a crust that is lower in carbs, a cauliflower crust could be an option for you. However, keep in mind that some cauliflower crusts do use an alternative flour and may still have just as many carbs as it’s traditional counterpart.

Looking for White Pizza?

The Pizza Alla Piemontese at Angelos

What Places Have Specials for Pizza?

big mikes pizza venice fl

There are a few places that have great specials during the week to satisfy your pizza craving. Here are a few that I found that are worth talking about:

  • Big Mike’s Pizza – Get 2 Slices and a fountain drink or domestic draft beer for only $7 or grab a slice with a side salad and a drink for $8.99
  • Bocca Lupo – Every Full Moon get 1/2 off any pizza! They also have family packs available, get a 14″ cheese pizza with 6 wings and a salad for $28 or an 18″ pizza with 12 wings and a large salad for $38
  • Local Pizza – During Happy Hour 12-5pm you can grab one of their Pizzettas for only $2.99
  • Italiano’s North – Until 4pm, get 2 Slices of Cheese with a fountain soda for $5.99 or 2 Slices of Any Pizza with a fountain soda for $6.99. At the South location on Mondays you can also get an XL Cheese Pizza for $10.99.
  • Valenti’s Ristorante – Personal size pizza for $13 during Lunch

Looking for Pizza in Nokomis or Osprey?

If you’re a bit north of Venice and looking for options for pizza, check out these locations:

Our Personal Opinion For Pizza in Venice

There are a few places around town that we LOVE when it comes to pizza. We try to rotate between a few, because we like different styles and toppings depending on the location. To understand my preferences with pizza, you need to understand my background. I grew up in North Jersey. For me, I love the thinner crust that has just the right balance of crunch and chew, that can hold up on its own with toppings when it’s folded over (No Flop!) Another rule of thumb is it should still taste good cold for breakfast the next morning. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Big Mike’s – The King Neptune pizza – Shrimp, Calamari, Mussels and Clams
  • Mama Maria’s – Anytime I need just a basic pizza fix, the crust is one of my favorites. It has the crunch/chew balance I need and the sauce is seasoned just right.
  • Pizza Boss – When you need weird pizza toppings… Pizza Boss to the rescue. Jason is a big fan of the Frisco Pizza, which comes with creamy thousand island dressing, crumbly chunks of hamburger beef and covered with cheese.
  • Made in Italy – Wood fired pizza is best eaten right out of the oven, so when we go out for pizza, Made in Italy is the best spot to be!
  • BrewzaBagels – My daughter is in LOVE with their Pizza Bagels! They are a great treat for lunch, as it’s a half of a bagel with toppings between $1.99-$2.99. She gets the plain Bagelizza while my husband goes for the Kitchen Sink Za which is loaded with bacon, sausage, ham, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
  • Venezia Restaurant – This was a surprise. I never expected to find a stove oven pizza inside of a hotel with that much flavor in the crust. Nice and crispy, great chew on the end crust, with a flavorful sauce and cheese blend.
brewza bagels

Complete List of Restaurants for Pizza in Venice:

Below you will find the complete list of restaurants that serve pizza in Venice. Here you can find the address, phone number, website, sizes of the pizzas and a price range for their menu. I’ve also included

Keep in mind that prices are subject to change and were accurate at the time of posting for the information published online.

Allegro Bistro

1740 East Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida 34292
(941) 484-1889
https://allegro-bistro.com/
Sizes Include: 10 in, 14inch, 16inch
Price Range: $10-$14 Basic Cheese $15-$22 Specialty
Foodies say: The best pizza in Venice is at Allegro. IMO. Crust is floury and crisp at the edges, not chewy. Sauce is salty. Not paste thick or sweet. Cheese is not dried out or overly stringy. Toppings are fresh. There isn’t a ton of grease sitting on top of the pie either. Tastes homemade and fresh. I don’t generally eat anything else there. Just the pizza. – Carrie M

Angelo’s Italian Market

850 Pinebrook Road, Venice, Florida 34285
(941) 484-6864
https://www.angelositalianmarket.com/
Sizes Include: Medium and Large
Price Range: $12.98-$14.98 Basic Cheese $15.98-$27.98 Specialty

Benny’s Bada Bing

1815 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 445-5963
Sizes Include: 16 inch and 18 inch
Price Range: $12.99 – $14.99 Basic Cheese $14.99-$17.99 Specialty

Big Mike’s Pizza

1939 Tamiami Trail S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 303-5805
https://www.bigmikespizzavenice.com/
Sizes Include: 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch, 18 inch
Price Range: $8.95-$17.95 Basic Cheese $10.95-$26.95 Specialty

Bocca Lupo

12105 Mercado Dr. North Port, FL 34293
(941) 676-9653
https://boccalupopizza.com/
Sizes Include: 10 inch, 14 inch, 18 inch
Price Range: $10-$19 Basic Cheese $12-$23 Specialty

Brewza Bagels

525 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 499-7500
https://brewzabagels.com/
Sizes Include: 12 inch, 20 inch
Price Range: $11-$19 Basic Cheese $14-$24 Specialty

Italiano’s

North
1055 S Bypass US 41 Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-1797
https://italianosvenice.com/

South (Becoming Route 41 Smoked Meats & Darn Fine Pizza)
4191 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293
(941) 496-9090
https://italianosvenice.com/
Sizes Include: 14 inch, 18 inch
Price Range: $12.99-$15.99 Basic Cheese $16.99-$25.99 Specialty
Foodies Say: Thin chewy crust, the perfect amount if sauce and cheese. Nobody in Venice makes it better. – Richard S

Joey D’s Chicago Style Eatery & Pizza

750 US 41 Bypass North, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 786-1300
https://joeydsfl.com/
Sizes Include: Personal, 14 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: $8.99-$15.99 Basic Cheese $14.99-$27.99 Deep Dish $20.99-$25.99 Specialty
Foodies Say: Closest you will get to Chocago Style Anything in the area. If your from the midwest Joey D’s never disappoints!! – Shannon N

Leone’s Ristorante

1266 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL 34292
(941) 496-9148
http://www.leonesvenice.com/
Sizes Include: 10 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: $11-$15 Basic Cheese $15-$20 Specialty
*Seafood Pizza 16 inch Only for $28

Luna Ristorante

(Cash Only)
200 Saint Augustine Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 412-9898
Sizes Include: 14 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: Not Available Online

Made In Italy

117 W Vencie Ave Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-8282
https://www.madeinitaly-venice.com/
Sizes Include: Size Not Specified
Price Range: $18.50 – $22

Mama Maria’s

2085 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 408-9226
Sizes Include: 14 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: $12.95-$14.95 Basic Cheese, $12.95-$20.95 Specialty
Foodies Say: Great crust, fresh toppings and the taste is really good. – Ellen V

Pizza Boss

4260 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 303-6800
https://www.pizzabossvenice.com/
Sizes Include: 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: $9.99-$15.99 Basic Cheese $17.99-$30.99 Deep Dish $13.99-$20.99 Specialty

Sicilia Italian Pizzeria

765 US Highway-41 Bypass S, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 220-3105
Sizes Include: 12 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: $15.99-$17.99 Basic Margherita, $16.99-$22.99 Specialty

Soda Fountain of Venice

349 West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-7600
https://www.thesodafountainofvenice.com/
Sizes Include: 12 inch, 16 inch, 18 inch
Price Range: $12-$17 Basic Cheese $16-$21 Specialty

Tomato Alley Pizzeria

2357 Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34292
(941) 800-5511
Sizes Include: 14 inch, 18 inch
Price Range: $15-$20 Basic Cheese $22-$26 Specialty

Trattoria Da Mino

335 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 800-4466
https://www.eatattrattoriadaminofl.com/
Sizes Include: 12 inch, 20 inch
Price Range: $15.60+ Build Your Own, $12-$36 Specialty

Valenti’s

1200 E Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285
(941) 484-1888
https://valentisristorante.com/
Sizes Include: Personal, 14 inch, 16 inch
Price Range: $10-$14 B $15-$22 S

Venezia Restaurant

425 U.S. 41 Bypass North, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 308-7700
https://www.hotelveneziafl.com/venice-fl-dining.php
Sizes Include: One Size (unspecified, feeds 2-4)
Price Range: $14 B $17-$19 S
Foodies Say: “Probably the best pizza in Venice”, “This place is a sleeper!” “The pizza there is delicious.”

Now the only question left is… Where are you going first?

2 Comments

  1. Maureen Fox says:

    Made In Italy has fantastic pizzas, but their prices are pretty high. My number one pizza in Venice would be Sicilia, a family-run place that makes a delicious pie. The only detraction is that, since it’s such a small operation, they’re not open until 3pm. Open Wednesday-Mondays. We’ve tried several other places with decent pizza, but it’s very hard to find one like our favorites in New Haven, CT. I can recommend Bocca Lupo, Valenti’s Bistro & Big Mike’s, but Sicilia would be my choice overall.

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