Welcome to Fire & Stone Pizza!
Radka is from Czech Republic and Craig is a Londoner. We both fell in love with West Coast of Florida after vacationing here and we have decided to leave behind life in rainy London and follow the dream to run a restaurant in Florida. Radka originally worked in financial sector in the City of London and together with Craig run couple of successful businesses before selling and relocating to Bradenton.
We purchased pizza restaurant on the edge of historical village of Cortez. After some necessary updating which resulted in a beautiful makeover we reopened the restaurant and renamed it “Fire & Stone” in January 2010, after installing state-of-the-art brick lined oven, with stone chamber and everlasting flame, hence the name Fire…and….Stone.
We both share passion for the very best, fresh and natural food that appeals to everyone, and our aim is to offer our guests with pleasant dining experience ,only the freshest homemade food, soups and salads, handmade pizza and exceptionally creamy ice cream. Our artisan skillfully prepared handmade pizzas are made from dough that is made from scratch on the premises, homemade tomato sauce is enhanced by the secret blend of house blended spices. Dough is stretched by hand and baked to perfection in our state of the art brick lined oven topped with quality fresh hand cut toppings prepared daily.
Fire & Stone grates and blends its own natural cheeses daily. Our homemade soups freshly prepared and cooked daily are a big draw and immensely popular amongst our guests. To name few Sweet & Sour Cabbage (our most popular soup), French Onion, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Dumpling, Beef & Broccoli, Split Pea and other varieties of bean soups and the list goes on.
It should not be forgotten to mention we have a fresh 24 item salad bar filled with succulent fresh handcut vegetables and salads with homemade dressings (currently ranch and bleu cheese and house Italian). Fresh produce is delivered daily and prepared by dedicated and hard working members of crew.
Our artisan pizzas are handmade and we use gourmet toppings to create original and our very own creations. The amount of toppings is extremely generous and very, very fresh. We make our own homemade pesto which we use as a base for some of our famous pizzas, tangy barbecue chicken pizza is a big hit also. We do not forget any of the traditional favorites, but also our best sellers – white pizza and signature pizza which you have to come and taste for yourself before we can reveal what they are. Watch this space for our new and exciting creations. Our newest creation of Blue Cheese pizza is becoming “our best kept secret”….
If you feel like not having pizza our other popular choices are homemade lasagna, eggplant and chicken parmesan entrees. Homemade marinara sauce, meatsauce meatballs and our Italian sausage from New Jersey for our pasta dishes are the good old popular favorites.
Fire & Stone restaurant is the only restaurant in the Manatee county offering Flavor Burst with their exceptionally creamy soft served vanilla ice cream served complimentary with the “Endless Pizza Bar” ….menu option. Please come and try for yourself, we do our very best to stand by our very high standards we are known for. We focus on welcoming our guests into a restaurant by creating friendly atmosphere with help of happy and welcoming staff that will always do their utmost to make your dining experience pleasant and memorable one.