Beachside on the south Space Coast actually has some really fine Italian restaurants. Many of them have some good to very good pizza. Here is the issue: if you want that pizza delivered you are out of luck unless you enjoy Domino's, Papa John's or Pizza Hut.
Well we have a new Italian restaurant on 5th Ave in Indialantic called PaPina's Italian Diner and they promise to have pizza delivery up and running shortly! That being the case I was forced (not really) to try out the pizza and other Italian specialties to decide if they are a step up from the Pizza Hut's of the world.
I ordered a pizza with one topping for $5 (this is not a typo...it is a special but the regular price for a 14" pie is only $7) as well as an eggplant parmesan sub for $5.25. The pizza is on the thicker side...with a taste more like a Sicilian crust as apposed to a thin crust N.Y. style pizza. The taste was fine and you certainly cannot beat the deal. The eggplant sub was also very good...baked on a homemade italian roll.
PaPina's also offers family style take out deals (designed to feed 4) like a full tray of Lasagna for $19.99, a bucket of pasta (with salad and bread) for $16.99 and you can add 8 meatballs or 8 Italian sausage links for only $6
The sit down portion of the restaurant is small with limited parking. It is very cute inside (see photo below). I suggest you first try the take-out or delivery (when it starts). If you like a little bit thicker crust to your pizza...or you are just sick of the chain delivery options...give PaPina's a call...the deal is hard to beat!
The address is: 409 5th Ave, Indialantic, FL
They are closed on Sundays.
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901