Here’s some “pizza” advice for you – get out of your Anna Maria Island vacation rental and try one of the island’s fantastic pizza restaurants. AMI has something for every pizza lover, whether you are in the mood for a traditional cheese-and-pepperoni pizza, a taco pizza, or a customizable gluten-free pizza. It is one of the most exciting things to do in Anna Maria Island, Florida, for a foodie. There are so many different pizzas to try that it is bound to boggle your mind and cause your belly to rumble with hunger.
Sure, seafood is a main staple of the AMI diet, but pizza is absolutely a close second. No matter which end of the island you are staying on, you can easily hop on a bike or take a walk to get to a pizza place.
On a windy day, you might catch the scent of pizza wafting in the wind. If your stomach starts rumbling and your brain starts thinking of hot, gooey, topping-rich pizza, check out one of these four Anna Maria Island restaurants that serve pizza.
Head out to Pizza Social for a treat and eat it there or bring it back to your Anna Maria Island beachfront rental. Pizza Social is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – save for Tuesdays, on which they are closed. Find them off Pine Avenue near the intersection with North Shore Drive.
At Pizza Social, you can get hand-crafted pizzas, fresh salads, and drinks to wash it all down. The Social is a local favorite, with red cause, Italian sausage, mushrooms, red onions, pepperoni, bell peppers, and mozzarella topping a 10- or 14-inch crust. The Beach Please is another tasty menu option with fire-roasted chicken, bacon, ranch, and mozzarella. You can also choose to build your own with a base of red sauce, barbecue, buffalo, ranch, or EVOO. Select between the 10- or 14-inch crust and load on your toppings. There is also a gluten-free cauliflower crust for those with Celiac or gluten sensitivity.
If you aim to balance your pizza with something healthy, opt for a fresh salad. The Chop Chop is a delicious romaine/spinach blend covered in the house vinaigrette. Along with the Caesar, California, Greek, and Summer House, you can choose to build your salad with a base of spring mix, spinach blend, or romaine.
Chase your food down with a Coca-Cola product (including a Jarritos Mandarin Soda), beer, or wine. Your wine options include Babe Red, Grigio, and Rose. There are pale ales, IPAs, Bud Light, and White Claw options if it is a beer you want.
Island Grill Anna Maria Island
Want to enjoy pizza at your Anna Maria Island rental with a pool? Get delivery from Island Grill and enjoy it poolside. Their menu is rich with American cuisine, and their restaurant has a trendy, clean, beachy vibe. And, anglers, if you have a fresh catch, you can bring it in and let the chef prepare you a delicious dinner.
You can build your own pizza for a reasonable price at Island Grill, then pair it with a delectable dessert like the aptly named Chocolate Indulgence or the Guava Key Lime Pie. Wash it down with your choice from several dozen wines, including Pinot Noir and Merlot. If you decide to dine in, a full bar with a lengthy list of cocktails is available.
If you plan on visiting the restaurant, you will find it off Marina Drive, where 59th cuts through to 60th Street. Those staying in Holmes Beach will have a short walk to get there, but everyone else will want to ride a bike or take the free trolley that spans the island’s length. It is worth it to get to one of the best restaurants Anna Maria Island offers.
Vinny’s Italian Kitchen
Visitors often talk about how Vinny’s Italian Kitchen has the best pizza on Anna Maria Island – and they’re not wrong. Vinny’s takes pride in serving authentic Italian food. Chef Vincenzo, who hails from Italy, crafts every dish by hand in his kitchen, just like his mother and grandmother once did. Along with pizza, Vinny’s serves up baked goods in their bakery.
Vinny’s offers lunch and dinner menus loaded with options for all types of eaters. Enjoy one of the Artisan Italian Breads, and don’t hesitate about trying their rustic pizza. Gelato is on the menu for desserts, and you can sip an espresso while you’re at it. From cookies and cakes to pastries, the bakery is sure to dazzle your sweet tooth.
Carry-out is available, and most of the food on the menu can be ordered in a bake-at-home style. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sunday. Venture on down to their Holmes Beach location on Gulf Drive or call them to place your order.
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Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant
Pizza on Anna Maria Island is just a part of life, and Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant caters to that intense pizza craving you get after a long day in or on the water. Located on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, Oma’s is open late for delivery and take-out from 11 a.m. to midnight. Oma’s will give you a price quote on catering if you are hosting a special event.
At Oma’s, you can order a small, medium, or large cheese pizza or do a combination with four items of your choice. You can also pick from signature pizzas like the Sicilian Oma Special and Oma Special. Pick from appetizers like the fried calamari – a fan favorite – or a side of spaghetti or ziti.
Are you not feeling like pizza? Oma’s has you covered. Their list of Hero Sandwiches is long and includes a roast beef parmesan and veal and green peppers. Take your pick from their list of authentic Italian desserts: spumoni, cannoli, cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate cake, and chocolate-dipped cannoli are all on the menu.
The menu includes standard dishes (such as boiled ziti and eggplant parmesan) and special dinners (the fettuccine alfredo and the grouper fradiavolo). Soups and salads are also on the menu, and you can chase it down with your choice of draft beer, pitchers, or bottled beer.
While you are staying in one of our large, family-friendly Anna Maria Island rentals, snag yourself and your fam some pizza from one of the island’s top pizza restaurants. Get carry-out or dine-in – it is up to you. Most pizza restaurants here will give you that option. Just be prepared for a long wait if you come during AMI’s peak season.
Pizza is a staple of the Anna Maria Island diet and is ultimately a way of life for locals and visitors alike. Grab a slice and find out for yourself just how delightful and delectable the pizzas from Anna Maria Island’s best Italian restaurants can be; you might find yourself wishing you could spend more time on AMI to try all the different pizzas these shops make!