Now that we’re three months into football season, you might be getting tired of your weekly delivery of pepperoni or meat lovers pizza from Domino”s or Papa Johns. We’ve got you covered. We can’t guarantee they’ll deliver, but we can guarantee they’ll be delicious! Here are five of the most creative pizzas in restaurants around Jax.
Pizza: The Boss Hog
Area of town: Westside
Address: 11043 Crystal Springs Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32221
The Boss Hog Pizza comes with orange juice and jalapeño marinated pulled pork, blackberry BBQ sauce made in house, topped with banana peppers, mozzarella shredded in house never repackaged, and house made ranch drizzled across the top. This is not your delivery BBQ pizza! We love the twist of blackberry BBQ instead of a straightforward BBQ sauce. It pairs perfectly with the other ingredients and adds incredible depth of flavor. It’s also worth noting that every bit of this is made from scratch at Perard’s.
Pizza: The Gourmet
Area of town: Mandarin
Address: 10503 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
The Gourmet from Picasso’s has panchetta bacon, caramelized onions, Brie cheese, and truffle oil. This pizza is made of delicious, decadent ingredients. Not only will you feel fancy eating it, you will enjoy every bite. This pizza (only comes on St. Louis style crust/is best on St. Louis style crust), which is a thin, crispy, square shaped crust. The Gourmet on St. Louis style crust is a match made in pizza heaven.
Pizza: The First Coast
Restaurant: Pele’s Wood Fire
Area of Town: Riverside
Address: 2665 PARK STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32204
First Coast from Pele’s Wood Fire is loaded with spicy tomato sauce, fontina, andouille sausage, fresh shrimp, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and smoked mozzarella. First of all, we love the name. Give a nod to our beloved city and we will love you forever. Beyond the name, this is an inventive pizza. Fontina and smoked mozzarella? Andouille sausage and fresh shrimp? Roasted red peppers and caramelized onions? Pele must be smiling over this one.
Pizza: Mashed Potato Pie
Restaurant: Mama Q’s Pizza
Area of town: Mandarin
Address: 10550 Old St Augustine Rd Suite #6 Jacksonville, FL 32257
The Mashed Potato Pie at Mama Q’s has an olive oil and garlic base with Mama’s mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon and chives on a hand tossed crust. It sounds crazy. It sounds like a collision of potato skins and pizza. It sounds like Mama maybe lost her mind. But it is oh so good. If you like mashed potatoes you will like this pizza. Bonus: Mama Q’s delivers to mandarin.
Pizza: The Frenchy
Restaurant: Carmine’s Pie House
Address: 2677 Forbes st, Jacksonville, Fl 32204
Area of town: Riverside
The Frenchy from Carmine’s comes with French fries, philly steak, bacon, mushrooms, fresh garlic, cheddar, and mozzarella. French fries and philly steak are what got our attention here. Talk about artery-clogging goodness! With 28 different specialty pizzas, Carmine’s has a creative pie for every taste.
Have you had an interesting pizza in Jax? Tell us about it!