Paul’s Chicago Pizza

February 26, 2019

If you know me, then you know my obsession with pizza. From a pizza purse, a pizza tattoo, pizza socks, and countless pizza shirts, I am known as the Pizza Queen. I try pizza everywhere in my travels and I must say, Tampa Bay is filled with some great pizza spots.

Paul’s Chicago Pizza is one of my favorites. They have two locations, their original and flagship spot in Clearwater, located at 1500 N. McMullen Booth Road, and their newer location at 11002 4th Street North in St. Petersburg. Everyone that I have sent to Paul’s have become loyal customers. From their wonderful staff to their incredible food, they are a a Tampa Bay gem.

Da Best Thin Crust

Known for having “da best” thin crust, Paul’s features authentic, Chicago style pizza. I was one of those that always thought of Chicago pizza as “deep dish” style, not thin crust. While Paul’s does feature both, they are known for their thin crust and trust me when I say this, you will love it.

Paul’s Stuffed Pizza

In addition, Pauls’s features a menu filled with tasty options such as wings, salads, pasta dishes, and Chicago classics such as a Chicago Dog, a Meatball Parm, an Italian Sub and more.

Italian Sub

I have been making it a point to try everything on their menu and get something different on each visit.

Loaded Fries

Whether you are looking for a quick bite at lunch, a family night, or even a date night, Paul’s is one of my favorite destinations. I leave happy every single time and simply adore their staff.

Garlic Parm Poppers

Did I mention that their lasagna is one of my favorites? I rarely order lasagna when dining out because I ate it so much as a kid growing up. Paul’s is the only place were I will make an exception. Made from scratch and with love, it is the ultimate comfort food.


I am always looking for the best wings in Tampa and Paul’s is right up their in my top ten. Their dry rub wings are fantastic and I love ordering them when I am trying to stick to a low-carb eating plan.

Dry Rub Wings

Be sure to follow Paul’s Chicago Pizza on social media, as they do giveaways every Friday on their Facebook pages. You can follow them here:

Paul’s Chicago Pizza St. Pete Facebook

Paul’s Chicago Pizza Clearwater Facebook

Paul’s Chicago Pizza Instagram

I have teamed up with Paul’s Chicago Pizza for a giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $25 gift card to Paul’s . Winner will be selected Tuesday, March 5th at noon. Good luck!

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  • Jason February 26, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I have to agree with everything you said about Paul’s. I moved to St. Petersburg last June and now I’m a local there almost every Friday night LOL. I am trying everything on their menu as well and I love their Italian Beef sandwich with the Aus Ju. But most definitely I love their Lasagna just as much as you do. It’s all ion the marinara sauce.

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      Friday’s are my usual night. I live sitting at the bar.

  • Elizabeth Arnold February 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I want to try their deep dish pizza!

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      It’s great and filling! I can only eat one slice.

  • Nikki February 26, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Can’t wait to try the wings!

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      You will love them!

  • Eddie B February 26, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Agree 100% about those delicious dry rub wings!

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      I actually had some today for lunch.

  • Mio February 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Love Paul’s. My favorite pizza place in town.

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      I am addicted to their thin crust pizza.

  • Nichole February 26, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I want to try it alllll! But really those wings look amazing!

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Anytime you want to eat there you just let me know!

  • Tony LaPorta February 26, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Cheese and sausage – extra sausage – extra crispy is the way we eat it. I recently bought five pounds of Italian sausage from Pauls via Sean their St Pete manager. I made spaghetti sauce wit da meataball and da sauseeg. I brought Sean a care package. Ask him about it. Their Italian sausage is to die for. How do I enter the $25 giveaway?

    • Forking Around Town February 26, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      That sounds amazing Tony! To enter, click on the Raffle Copter link. You get entries for commenting and liking the facebook pages for both their locations as well as my page.

  • Jami February 26, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    We are from Chicago and want to try all the things!! Yum! Never would have thought of trying the lasagna but will now!

    • Forking Around Town February 27, 2019 at 5:03 am

      The lasagna is great but HUGE! I always share it.

  • Corinne Laurence February 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I have driven by there so many times and never stopped in! Well that ends now as I adore thin crust pizza!

    • Forking Around Town February 27, 2019 at 5:02 am

      You will love it! I am hooked.

  • Kristi Almeda February 27, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Totally cannot wait to try the Paul’s stuffed pizza and garlic parm poppers….mouth watering. I know it will be worth the drive fro. Tampa!

    • Forking Around Town February 27, 2019 at 5:02 am

      Totally worth it! I drive from Tampa all the time. 🙂

  • Paige Rimmer February 27, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Would love to try those garlic parm poppers!

    • Forking Around Town February 27, 2019 at 5:01 am

      They are quite tasty!

  • Running Betty February 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I like a pizza with sliced tomato on it. I’d also like to try that lasagna!

    • Forking Around Town March 1, 2019 at 1:56 am

      Oh yes! I love sliced tomatoes on my pizza.

  • Lee Stasio February 27, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I was there last Thursday..The Italian Beef Sandwich was awesome!