Our story began in 1982 when the Raikes brothers, Larry and Mitch, opened their first sandwich shop in Jacksonville, Florida which grew into a successful restaurant empire called “Larry’s Giant Subs.” Fast forward to the year 2016, Larry and his wife Deanna had sent their two sons, Max and David, on a trip abroad to Europe where they fell in love with the authentic Neapolitan style pizza that was made there.
Thus, the “Fired-Up Pizza” concept was born.
To make it authentic, the Raikes family hired the master award-winning pizza-making chef, Attilio Albachiara, and flew him in from Naples, Italy to teach the correct method of Neapolitan pizza making to their staff.
The custom-made pizza oven, the Le 5 Stagioni Pizza Napoletana Italian “00” Soft Wheat Flour, and the Marzano tomatoes are all imported directly, fresh from Italy, representing the original Neapolitan way. To take it one step further, the Raikes family installed “The New York Watermaker” system into the plumbing. This creates water that emulates fresh Brooklyn, NY water, thus resulting in an amazing tasting pizza!
Unique items were also developed for the menu including: Anchor Bar Style Buffalo Wings, Deanna’s State Fair Cheese Curds, mouth-watering hand-cut fries, and much, much more! They included a craft cocktail bar with the best “Happy Hour” pricing in town. And lastly, bringing it back to their roots, the ever-popular “Larry’s Giant Subs” full menu is available as well.
The food was outstanding and the staff was very friendly! The pizza oven is a piece of art in itself! If you are one who appreciates GOOD pizza made with quality ingredients this is the place to go!
Great food, service, and the happy hour can't be beat.
Cheesy bread w marinara. Bushmaster? Wings. ?Comes out fast. Some of the best wings around.
Awesome place with great food. Amazing decor and a staff that rocks. My family ordered meatballs and pizza. The appetizer was meatballs they came out super quick and the serving size was very generous, the meatballs also included bread. The pizza was cooked to perfection. Over all the experience was incredible. This is a place my family and I will frequent. Super happy we decided to give this place a shot instead of going to our normal pizza shop Moon River.
Great beer variety. Pizza was awesome. It's also cool that there is a Larry's Subs inside, so you can subs, pizza, wings, or a bunch of other items. All together I'd say it's $$. But food quality is good so I'd say it's worth it.