Paul's is a Pinellas County favorite known for their thin crust and deep dish Chicago style pizza. As there are not many decent Chicago style pizza places in the Tampa metro, Paul's is a must try if you are in the vicinity craving authentic Chicago style pizza.
The menu is simple with all the regulars menu items found at a typical pizza joint - specialty pizzas, create-your-own, wings, appetizers, salads, subs and calzones, as well as Chicago style Vienna Beef hot dogs. Their Chicago beef sandwiches are also super popular (the beef is shipped from Chicago as well as the Turano bread).
A regular thin cheese pizza is the way to go in my opinion. Deep dish never disappoints either and Pauls' offers a variety of interesting choices including a veggie version featuring onions, mushrooms, and peppers.
Lots of great appetizers to indulge in including their delicious garlic poppers. Other tempting choices include breadsticks, jalapeno poppers, and fried ravioli. And of course, you can never go wrong with classic cheese sticks.
Service is just okay here, probably the only let down of dining here. Our waitress was not friendly in the slightest.
The decor includes Chicago sports and bar memorabilia. The ambiance is reminiscent of an old-school Chicago pizza place. The casual vibe is perfect for anyone seeking a relaxed lunch or dinner experience.
Paul's is a great stop whether you find yourself in the St. Petersburg or Clearwater area. Two convenient locations means you can enjoy authentic Chicago style Italian food no matter where your day's adventures may take you.