Category Archives: Tampa Bay

Fresh Harvest Buffet Pizza Hard Rock Casino Tampa

Mrs. Pizza and I were at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on a recent Florida Road Trip. It was lunchtime so we headed to the Fresh Harvest Buffet, which we always enjoyed in the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. When I go to a Buffet, I like to take my first look around with no plate, that way I don’t have “Buyer’s Remorse” if I see something better after my plate is piled on and stacked high.

As I passed the pizza station, I thought that the pie looked like a mess and I passed on by. However, I could not resist the siren song of Pizza and for dessert made this plate :).


Formaggio’s Pizza Lithia Florida

This review of Formaggio’s Pizza in Lithia, Florida is long overdue. My aunt has ordered two pies from this place every single time we’ve visited her for the last few years. I’ve eaten a ton of their pizza.
On a jaunt over to the Brandon area last week, we stopped in to see her once again and I picked up two pies (one pepperoni, one cheese) to take to her house.
A few disclosures:
1. I’ve never eaten this pizza on-site, in the restaurant, fresh from the oven. I’ve only ever had it as take out.
2. The area of Lithia is small. Tiny, even. The choice of quality pizza restaurants in this part of town is slim pickins.
3. Formaggio’s was running a special during that time where all 16 inch large pies were $8.88 a piece. A very decent deal.
All that said, it’s good pizza if you’re in the area and have a craving. I like the sweetness and consistency of their sauce, which wasn’t chunky but resembled standard marinara. I’ve found their pies to be a tad on the greasy side, especially the pepperoni, which can sometimes be a deal-breaker. If you like a light feeling in your stomach after eating pizza, this isn’t for you. I also wish their dough had a tad more salt, as I found it to be slightly sweet for my taste.