Pizza in Lakeside

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Enthralled with the art of pizza-making, a trio of college students opened the first Mellow Mushroom 40 years ago in a former liquor establishment. Popularity bred new locations, doling out stone-baked pizzas sprinkled with unusual ingredients such as broccoli, pineapple, pesto chicken, caramelized onions, provolone cheese, and banana peppers. Chefs express their subconscious hoarding problems by stuffing a host of ingredients inside of calzones and hoagies, whose hearty compositions may be offset by crisp salads. Mellow Mushroom remains open late for night owls and offers catering services to help keep company meetings stress-free.

1800 Town Center Blvd.
Fleming Island,
FL
US

Making pizza requires a pretty standard order: dough, sauce, cheese, toppings, bake. But for The Infielder, the signature 16-inch pizza at The Infield Pizzeria & Sports Bar, cooks scramble up the process. After shaping a hunk of hand-tossed dough into a square, they add toppings and mozzarella cheese before baking the pie. Once the pizza is out of the oven, the culinary team adds sauce and sprinkles of pecorino romano cheese.

The rest of the menu fulfills more traditional pizzeria expectations, from honey barbecue chicken pies to meatball parmesan subs with half a pound of meat. An extensive beer and wine selection can compelment each feast, as do five 50-inch televisions broadcasting the latest games. For kids, pre- and post-meal entertainment includes an in-house arcade, made-to-order cotton candy, and a bounce house every Wednesday.

330 College Dr
Orange Park,
FL
US

In the early 1900s, when firewood was a valuable commodity, a light bulb went off inside a resourceful baker's head: why not try coal? Hence was born a different kind of pizza––one with a smoky, barbequed flavor and the pure heart of a coal miner's daughter. Pompeii Coal Fired Pizza takes this idea and gives it a modern pep talk, marrying oak wood and Pennsylvania-shipped anthracite coal to bake up old-style pizzas in a stifling 850-degree brick oven.

Electricity takes a vacation as these furnaces evenly smoke thickly-sauced pastas, deli-style sandwiches, and housemade pizza dough. If Italy's anthem doesn't ring in your ears after eating golden focaccia bread and imported Italian ingredients, you can grab a gondola oar and help the chef pound out a night's worth of juicy 8-ounce burgers.: In the early 1900s, when firewood was a valuable commodity, a light bulb went off inside a resourceful baker's head: why not try coal? Hence was born a different kind of pizza––one with a smoky, barbequed flavor and the pure heart of a coal miner's daughter. Pompeii Coal Fired Pizza takes this idea and gives it a modern pep talk, marrying oak wood and Pennsylvania-shipped anthracite coal to bake up old-style pizzas in a stifling 850-degree brick oven.

Electricity takes a vacation as these furnaces evenly smoke thickly-sauced pastas, deli-style sandwiches, and housemade pizza dough. If Italy's anthem doesn't ring in your ears after eating golden focaccia bread and imported Italian ingredients, you can grab a gondola oar and help the chef pound out a night's worth of juicy 8-ounce burgers.

2134 Park Ave
Orange Park,
FL
US