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New Pizzeria Serves a Selection of Crusts, Sauces, and Toppings

Nate Dogg's Pizzeria opened in November in the Winn Dixie Plaza near the intersection of Walsingham Road and Seminole Boulevard in Largo.

Growing up in Nebraska, Nate Kleeb, 27, always wanted a pizzeria.

"Even as a kid every time we went to a pizza place, I would think this would be really cool if I had one of these," Kleeb said.

Kleeb's mom lived in Treasure Island, and he was ready for a change and tired of shoveling snow in Nebraska. Then his father Russ, who had managed Village Inn restaurants for years, retired. So Kleeb decided it was a great time to pursue his dream.

Kleeb moved to Seminole and opened Nate Dogg's Pizzeria in November with his dad. The pizzeria is in the former location of Big Mike's Pizza Oven in the Winn Dixie Plaza near the intersection of Walsingham Road and Seminole Boulevard.

The pizzeria's name, Nate Dogg, was Kleeb's nickname when he played football in high school.

Growing up, when Kleeb had pizza with friends, he found people liked different types of crust and toppings, and often pizzerias offered a limited selection. So Nate Dogg's offers its customers many choices.

Nate Dogg's serves four types of pizza crust. Customers can choose extra thin (very crispy), New York-style (about half-inch crust), Chicago (thick crust with marinara sauce on top) and Sicilian (really thick pizza in a square shape). Plus, the stuffed pies have crust on the top and bottom.

The choices do not end with the crust. Customers can choose from special red sauce, olive oil, BBQ and Alfredo sauces. There are also more than 30 topping choices such as pepperoni, Italian sausage, fried chicken, artichokes, spinach, cream cheese, banana peppers and more.

Nate Dogg's head chef, Josh Cook, grew up in New York, where his parents owned pizzerias. Cook has been preparing pizza for around 30 years and makes his family's recipes, Kleeb said.

Nate Dogg's has more than pizza. Patrons can choose salads, appetizers, subs, wings and burgers. The pizzeria has comfortable booth seating with televisions. Plus, the eatery serves wine and beer.

If you go to Nate Dogg's

  • Address: 11922 Seminole Blvd., Largo
  • Phone: (727) 581-9159
  • Hours: Daily noon until 9 p.m.
  • Dine-in, delivery and carryout are available.
  • Nate Dogg's on Facebook
Teresa January 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM
This little pizzeria is big on quality, customer service, cleanliness and flavor. Hand prepared dishes at solid reasonable prices. Family oriented and new hidden pearl. Check it out, you will be pleasantly surprised. A happy returning customer.
Sarah Kline April 27, 2013 at 01:18 PM
We just ate at Natedoggs for the first time and loved everything about it! My kids enjoyed watching the pizzas being tossed around in the air, just like a real New York joint. My husband and I were amazed at how fresh and delicious the food was at such a reasonable price. Our family and friends will be repeat customers for sure!
Annabella April 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM
I love Natedoggs pizza! They use the best ingredients and have so many toppings to choose from. Their lasagna is better than my moms, and the sandwiches are huge. The best part is that they deliver fast and hot every time!

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