Almost any type of pizza you can imagine is available at Gourmet Pizza Company, a specialty pizza restaurant in Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Here you will find a fantastic selection of pizza combinations and appetizers, including gluten-free and vegan options.
Gourmet Pizza Company is one of the few pizza places in the Tampa area to customize specials exclusively for those following a vegan and/or gluten-free diet. Now, everyone in your party can enjoy dining together, no matter what type of pizza they prefer.
I was pleasantly surprised with the number of gluten and vegan free options available on the menu. They even offered gluten-free and vegan breadsticks and flatbreads.
If you are following either of these diets, you know that it can be hard to find any appetizer you can eat let alone a bread based selection!
The breadsticks were very good, although a thicker version would have justified the steep $9 price. However, you can expect higher prices for specialty ingredients as is the case in any other restaurant.
The gluten-free pizza crust was a bit pricey for the small 10 inch size (several dollars more than the regular crust), however, it was absolutely delicious. I recommend ordering 2 10" pizzas as the crust is pretty thin.
The Cheeseless Vegan special we ordered included: red cabbage, spinach, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Now what I typically order on my pizza, however, the strange combo of veggies actually worked quite well together. Note: Daiya cheese is available for an extra charge.
In addition, salads, pastas, and gluten-free and vegan desserts are available.
Service was decent, not much to say here really as we did not have much contact with the cooks/staff. The pizza and breadsticks both came out really fast. There were no problems with the speed of service or the order itself.
The dining room was completely empty on a Saturday afternoon which was a bit odd. We did see a handful of people come in to pick up orders, so I’m assuming this company gets more take out orders as opposed to dine in customers.
The dining room is pretty bland without much in the way of décor and no waiter service (you will order at the counter). However, it works well for a casual lunch spot.
Overall, Gourmet Pizza Company was a great choice for a specialty pizza restaurant in Tampa. Unique pizza combinations, including vegan and gluten-free options, are hard to come by. Gourmet Pizza Company does a great job offering menu options to suit everyone’s personal taste and diet.