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Ciccio Cali returns to New Tampa; TGH continues expansion

NEW TAMPA — When the Ciccio Cali New Tampa location closed in January 2013, diners mourned.

The restaurant, known for its healthy-casual fare, opened in City Plaza in 1999. But last year when the owners, the Ciccio Restaurant Group, couldn't come to an agreement with the leasing agents, they decided to close.

But hope was not completely lost.

"We told them we'd be back and honored our promise," said Matt Lanza, a Ciccio Restaurant Group partner.

The new Ciccio Cali, at 17004 Palm Pointe Drive, celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 18. The restaurant is in the the Pointe shopping plaza off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard where a World of Beer was.

Ciccio Cali serves brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu capitalizes on fresh ingredients in a laid-back casual dining experience.

Salads, wraps, thin-crust pizzas and stir-fry dishes round out the menu. Among diner favorites are the Cali Bowls, chock-full of proteins like avocado-glazed Buffalo chicken breast and seared tuna, and vegetables including napa cabbage and jicama. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The New Tampa Ciccio Cali marks the sixth restaurant in the Tampa Bay area under the Ciccio Restaurant Group umbrella, which includes Ciccio's/Water and the Lodge in South Tampa.

Ciccio Cali is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Visit

Tampa General opens in Tampa Palms

The latest Tampa General Family Care Center is open at 16011 Tampa Palms Blvd. Drs. Hoplyn Beaton and Scott S.E. Merritt will provide care at the center. Services include immunizations and treatment of chronic illnesses for everyone from infants to seniors.

Beaton is board certified in family medicine and was previously a physician at the Florida Hospital Flagler outpatient clinic. Merritt is board eligible in internal medicine and pediatrics and was previously was a physician at the Tampa General Family Care Center Healthpark.

The Tampa Palms office is the seventh Family Care Center to open since 2012, with more locations planned, according to hospital staffers.

The Tampa General Family Care Center Tampa Palms is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit

Ciccio Cali returns to New Tampa; TGH continues expansion 02/05/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:19am]
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