With the recent news of a newly-opened Italian restaurant, future bakery, and more in Seminole Heights, the title of Tampa’s newest neighborhood for great local dining is becoming all the more appropriate for this North Tampa community.
South Tampa restaurant owner Bernardo Agostino is in the midst of opening his newest venture; a fine dining Italian restaurant on Florida Avenue called Domani’s Bistro and Lounge, slated to open in September. Agostino, the owner of SoHo Tavern and the former Bernardo’s Focaccia Mia, plans to offer a wide variety of Italian cuisine for dinner seven nights a week at Domani’s.
Tampa restauranteur Louis Capdevilla, who owns the renowned Capedevilla La Teresita restaurant and bakery, also has plans for a new Seminole Heights dining destination. It’s called Sabroso (“delicious” in Spanish) and will be a small cafe-style restaurant and bakery in Seminole Heights.
Originally, Capdevilla was just seeking some extra bakery space for La Teresita, but eventually saw the impact a small business could have in this fledgeling neighborhood.
Sabrosa will feature some of La Teresita’s signature items, including their Cuban sandwiches, as well as a few new creations of its own. The restaurant will be open seven days a week and 24 hours a day Thursday through Friday.
Capdevilla hopes to open Sabroso by mid-August according to the Tampa Tribune.
In addition, Salem’s Gyros and Subs, a longstanding Tampa chain restaurant, has taken over a block building on North Nebraska Avenue with plans to convert it into the 12th Salem’s location in the greater Tampa Bay area.
An opening date will be determined by when an approval for a drive-through window and additional construction gets approved. As always, we’ll keep you posted as more news arises regarding great dining in Seminole Heights.