Cipolla Rossa is a family run small business in the Tampa / Saint Petersburg area. The business is ran by Momma Rossa / Jaci who brings her life experiences, business expertise, and heart to Cipolla Rossa. After spending many years working in the culinary industry, Josh founded Cipolla Rossa to bring his unique blend of pizza, to the greater Tampa / Saint Petersburg area. It all started when Josh would get pizza nightly after working a long restaurant shift as a cook. He studied these pizzerias and learned to love the craft.
Josh is a culinary veteran and has over 15 years restaurant experience working for large corporations and small restaurants. What differentiates Cipolla Rossa is Josh's extensive culinary background including graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, and working in many different kitchens in New York City, Atlanta, Miami, New England, and Washington DC. Josh worked for traditional Italian restaurants and multiple pizzerias where he developed his own style of artisinal pizza.
Cipolla Rossa's pizzas are created using fresh dough made from scratch (no preservatives), with local, sustainable, seasonal, bright ingredients. All pizzas are made by hand using fine organic flours and seasonal ingredients. Cipolla Rossa is compliant with all health codes, licenced, and insured.
Our mission is to craft a memorable experience for you and your guests. Whether it's pizza and salad or a customized menu to include delectable appetizers, we will work with you to create a delightful, enticing menu. With many years of experience behind us, our team will carefully consider your budget and work with you to design a uniquely delicious menu that is an extension of your own hospitality.
Whatever yout customized selections and menu choices may be we've got you covered. Call us for your next event...then relax and enjoy the party! From small gatherings to large parties we will make your special event a memorable pizza experience you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy and remember. Contact us
If I could give Cipolla Rossa more than 5 stars, I would! We had them cater our wedding in September 2017. I can't speak highly enough about their customer service or quality of the pizza. We had 4 types of pizza served! And they were all simply delicious!!! Perfectly cooked, thin crust wood-fired pizza! They kept the pizza flowing for the time allotted and we had plenty for our guests.Tammy
We used Cipolla Rossa to cater our wedding and couldn’t have been more impressed. The pizza was fantastic (we had the Bianca, Margarita, and Sir Porkalot), and Josh and his staff were excellent. They kept the buffet stocked for our guests throughout the evening, and everyone loved it. Excellent pizza and great people!Nick
First and foremost, the pizza that Josh and his team make is fantastic; the taste of the pizza dough is probably the best I have ever had. After sampling their pizza at the Bethesda farmers market (they are there on Sundays), we decided to use them to cater our wedding in Howard County. In general, Cipolla Rossa was on time, very reasonably priced, very responsive and easy to deal with, and most importantly, served us a thoroughly enjoyable dinner.James
We chose them for our wedding based solely on reviews... had never had their pizza. It was absolutely AMAZING! We loved the staff, food, everything! The only thing I wish is that I got extra pizza to keep for today so I could have eaten all over again this week! thank you so much! Everyone loved you! Chelsea
Josh and his team are fantastic! They are friendly and very professional- totally accommodated my requests and managed to maneuver the oven into our backyard! Food was amazing - in quality and quantity. All of our guests were enthralled with the oven and the service. Mary
We had Cipolla cater our wedding, Josh the owner was the nicest most professional, informative person anyone could ask for. They made our day even more special. They will continue having our business. I couldn't have asked for anything better. They were over the top incredible with flavor, punctual, accommodating and extremely pleasant to work with. They were the talk of the night. We will forever be grateful for everything they did! Viviana
Josh and his crew were absolutely amazing!! They were professional, prompt, courteous, and most of all - DELICIOUS,! Without doubt the best wood-fired pizza around! They worked with us before and during our event - and were amazing with our guests. I highly recommend Cipolla Rossa - they were truly perfect for our rehearsal dinner!Amy
We had Josh and the Cipolla Rossa Pizzeria team cater our wedding on September 15, 2018 and it was AMAZING! From the first moment we reached out to Josh about prices and options, to helping plan the menu, to their arrival and wood-fire cooking on premise...everything was BEYOND perfect! We received SO many compliments from family and friends about the quality of the pizza and the friendliness of the team that were there. It was definitely a wedding to remember. My only regret was that I was too busy talking to people that I didn't get to eat more pizza because it was DELICIOUS! Thanks again for making our day so memorable Josh and the Cipolla Rossa team - you guys truly rock!Brittany