Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza is your family-friendly destination for Italian food in Ocala, Florida. Owned by a local husband-and-wife duo, this independent pizzeria has grown to six locations in Central Florida since their first store opened in 2009.
Our goal at Piesanos is to bring you the best pizza in Ocala. That’s why we make everything to order and use only the best ingredients, like Grande brand premium mozzarella, provolone, and romano cheese. Our dough is made fresh every day — never frozen.
Our focus on quality is what has allowed us to grow, serving more of our central Florida community. This family-friendly Ocala pizza shop is ready to welcome you and your whole crew!
Best pizza in Ocala
Our pizza is what put us on the map. From the 8” Personal pie all the way up to the 24” Extreme pizza that can feed up to eight people, we have a pizza to meet anyone’s hunger level!
But the real secret to our success as a top Ocala restaurant? Our one-of-a-kind granite pizza oven. Baking our dough fast at 470 degrees is how we get a perfect crispy yet chewy crust on our pizzas and bread. Any pizza fan will tell you — the crust is king!
Our gourmet specialty pizzas feature heaps of premium ingredients and our house-made sauce. Ever had salami on a pizza? Try our Salami Calabrese, topped with salami, fresh garlic, and spicy calabrese peppers. Or the meatball & ricotta — our to-die-for meatballs chopped up and spread across a pie, topped with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan!
The Brooklyn Provolone is simple and delicious. Layers of provolone cheese are spread directly on the dough and then topped with sauce and grated parmesan. We’ve also put our own spin on the Buffalo Chicken pizza. It’s topped with sliced chicken and Buffalo sauce, but then we add gorgonzola for a deeper flavor. Diced celery is spread on top after baking for a cool crunch!
We wouldn’t be a top Ocala restaurant if we neglected our vegetarian customers. We think that well-made vegetarian pizzas can be as good or better than the meaty kind. That’s why we have a wide selection of vegetarian pies.
The Greek Veggie pizza is a white pie topped with spinach, tomatoes, fresh garlic, feta, and mozzarella. And the Old Fashioned Pizza is a classic New York-style — just fresh mozzarella and traditional Roma tomato sauce. In fact, we have 11 vegetarian specialty pies! And that doesn’t even include our build-your-own pizza options. Piesanos is a great choice for full-time vegetarians, or for anyone just trying out Meatless Mondays.
If you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, we’ve got you covered. Our gluten-friendly is available in a 10” size. You can re-create one of our signature pizzas on this tasty crispy crust, or make your own pizza masterpiece.
In addition to the best pizza in Ocala, we serve the best calzones, too! The Philly Steak calzone is filled with thinly shaved steak, sauteed peppers and onion, and gooey ricotta and mozzarella. The Spicy Italian has all of the fillings of a great Italian sub — ham, salami, pepperoni, banana peppers, and plenty of cheese. And the Quadruple Pepperoni is only for the most devoted pepperoni fan, with four different kinds. All calzones are served with a side of our house-made marinara for dipping.
We hope you’ll come in to see us. But if you can’t, remember that we provide Ocala pizza delivery as well!
More than just pizza
We’re proud of our Ocala pizza, but that’s just a fraction of what we do here at Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza. We have a full menu of delicious Italian food, from fettuccine and lasagna to cannoli and spumoni bomba!
Start your Italian feast with a light Caprese salad — layers of fresh mozzarella and sliced tomato, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction. Or for something heartier, try a Bruschetta Flatbread. Stone-fired flatbread is baked to a perfect crisp, and then topped with mozzarella, diced tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic, and sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. We also have crispy calamari, Buffalo wings (bone-in and boneless), and delicious fried ravioli. If you can’t decide, try the Hot Antipasto for a combo of calamari, mozzarella frita, and ravioli frita.
If you’re looking for a meal on the lighter side, check out our salad options! There are no boring lettuce bowls here. Piesanos’ salads are topped with fresh, flavorful goodies. The Summer Salad combines sweet and savory with apples, mandarin oranges, tomatoes, salty gorgonzola, and candied pecans. And the Italian salad is topped with salty pepperoni and ham, tangy red onion and artichoke hearts, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives, and provolone cheese. Add chicken or shrimp to turn any salad into a hearty meal!
What really makes us a Top Ocala restaurant is our traditional Italian fare. One happy customer said we served him the “best Italian food [I] have had since leaving Boston 19 years ago…”
Our Lasagna Bolognese is layered with our house-made ground beef and Italian sausage bolognese, and it’s one of our most popular dishes. Tender pieces of juicy chicken, crispy bacon, and sweet peas are served with penne and alfredo sauce in our Chicken Carbonara. Classic Spaghetti Marinara, Chicken Parmesan, and Baked Ziti are a few more of our signature entrees. We hope you’ll try them all!
Have some freshly baked bread to go along with your meal. Garlic cheese knots and garlic breadsticks both have a crispy crust and a delicious doughy interior. They’re the perfect way to sop up all that delicious pasta sauce!
And with pasta like this, you don’t want to let any of it go to waste. Our Shrimp Scampi is sauteed in a garlicky lemon butter sauce and served on a bed of al dente capellini. And the house-made alfredo sauce on our fettuccine alfredo is to die for. Add chicken or shrimp, or just enjoy as-is. Or for something with a spicy kick, try the Shrimp & Mussels Fra Diavolo or Pasta Arrabbiata!
When you have a hankering for some Ocala pizza at lunchtime, there’s no better place to go than Piesanos! We have some of the best lunch specials in town. You can get a 2-topping personal pizza, or a salad and a slice for a great price. Get in, get fed, and get back to the office in record time! We also have ½ lb burgers, chicken sandwiches, and tasty hot subs.
And make sure to save some room for dessert. Ever had a giant cookie baked in a pizza oven? Our Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie is just that. Before it gets to your table, it will be topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. It’s the best way to celebrate!
We also have tiramisu, cheesecake, cannoli, and spumoni bomba! Spumoni bomba is pistachio, strawberry, and chocolate gelato, coated in a chocolate shell and white chocolate drizzle.
There’s plenty more on our menu to excite your taste buds! You’ll just have to come by Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza to try it all.
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Location and Parking
Our convenient location in Oak Plaza is a great place for the whole family, team, or office to meet for a meal or celebration. And if you’re ordering our Ocala pizza delivery, we’ll be able to reach you quickly from our restaurant right on Hwy 200.
For in-store diners, there’s plenty of parking for everyone and lots of seating in our large dining room. On nice days, enjoy the Florida weather out on our dog-friendly patio! Or belly up to the bar for a pint and the football game. Go Gators!
We have a separate entrance and counter for pickup orders. This helps us serve our to-go customers more efficiently, so they’re not stuck at the host stand or shuffled up to the bar. Everything we do at Piesanos is intended to give you the smoothest, easiest restaurant experience possible.
We are your Ocala pizza delivery headquarters! We’ve teamed up with BiteSquad to provide convenient delivery services of our pizzas, salads, and Italian entrees. You’ll get hot, fresh pizza delivered straight to your door in record time.
We think every day should be a happy hour! That’s why our happy hour lasts from 11 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Happy hour gets you great deals on domestic, import, and local craft pints, plus house wines and spirits. With 12 beers on draft, that’s 12 reasons to stop by Piesanos for lunch or after work.
Italian food is perfect for catering! Big, piping hot pans of chicken carbonara, shrimp piccata, or penne alla vodka will please everyone at your next office lunch or party. Add a salad, spaghetti, and plenty of cannolis to round out the meal.
We also offer pre-set catering packages to make your choices simple.
We’re proud to serve the central Florida community at all 6 of our Piesanos locations. We hope you’ll stop by and let us treat you like part of the Piesanos family!