The upcoming Tampa location at 4011 E Busch Blvd. will celebrate its grand opening next week, although it is unclear what time Fazoli’s will open. Most locations open at 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., but you can follow @FazolisBuschGardens on Facebook for the latest updates.
The fast casual chain is best known for classic baked pastas like the chicken carbonara or loaded baked spaghetti, as well as “fan favorites” (which has its own section on the menu), including chicken fettuccine alfredo, lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs. Pizza and wings occupy the non-pasta section of the Fazoli’s dinner menu.
Whether it's child-like nostalgia or a serious yearning for endless breadsticks, there’s no doubt that Fazoli’s has a loyal Tampa Bay fan base. By the looks of Fazoli’s Facebook comments, you’d think the casual Italian chain was a popular band by the way hundreds of fans beg them to open a location in their city.
Plant City’s Fazoli’s will also celebrate its highly-anticipated grand re-opening on Feb. 22. That location opened in 2017 but has been temporarily closed due to renovations.
According to restaurantnews.com, 25-30 Fazoli’s franchises throughout the country will open this year. There are roughly 200 Fazoli’s locations open currently, with only a few in Florida, including restaurants in Mary Esther, Pensacola and Clermont in addition to Tampa and Plant City.