Our Story

Mike opened his first Papa’s Pizza in Fairhope, Alabama in 1992.

Later, he and his wife Laura opened Papa's Pizza on Pensacola Beach together in 1998. 

At Papa’s Pizza, you can enjoy the original quality, methods, and recipes that have been cherished in Brooklyn, New York, since 1947.

Papa’s Pizza has been serving Authentic New York Style pizza by the slice and whole pies on Pensacola Beach since 1998.

We only use the finest ingredients including the finest Italian cheeses money can buy. Our dough is made and rolled daily along with our sauce. This is what sets us apart from other pizzerias.

Papa’s quickly became a favorite gathering place for locals and tourists seeking delicious pizza made with love and care.

People return year after year to experience the unique blend of Neapolitan and Sicilian flavors, steeped in family tradition.

For over 25 years, Mike and Laura Pinzone have served their community at Papa’s Pizza on Pensacola Beach.

Mike Pinzone has over 40 years in the restaurant industry. He has trained franchise owners and managers and has been instrumental in grand openings since the early days of one of Brooklyn’s first pizzerias, established in 1947.

In 2022, Nick and his wife Vanessa opened Papa’s Pizza Downtown on Garden Street in Pensacola.

Nick was a valuable part of our team at the Pensacola Beach location for 17 years. During his time with us, he learned the ins and outs of our business and eventually decided he wanted to open his own location. We are so excited to bring our product to Downtown Pensacola.

“Papa’s Pizza has been a staple at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk since we opened in 1998. I truly believe our pizzeria has become a beloved local treasure.

It’s more than just a meal, but a memorable moment, one slice at a time. Experience the magic for yourself – stop by and observe our expert pizzaiolos at work through our viewing window, bringing the art of pizza-making to life!

I hope you enjoy the Best Pie in the Panhandle as much as my family and I do!”

Mike Pinzone, Founder since 1992

Place your order by calling your preferred location below:

Pensacola Beach

400 Quietwater Beach Road #1
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
*Open 7 days a week

(850) 934-1198

Downtown Pensacola

18 East Garden Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
*Open 7 days a week

(850) 285-0943