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A lot of new, some old in Tate's Pizza West, at location of former Galley Pizza & Pasta Co.

WEST SHORE — When Galley Pizza & Pasta Co. owners Joe and Cheryl Costello decided to retire after 30 years in the restaurant business, the Tate family stepped in.

"We want to keep the Galley faithful and add our Tate's food," said Tom Tate. His restaurant, Tate's Pizza West, took over the space on June 1.

The Galley menu bears many similarities to Tate's Pizza offerings on Davis Islands for 17 years.

"This combines the two in a full-service restaurant with full liquor bar with a sports theme,'' said Tate, admitting he's learning his way around their kitchen.

"Different oven, different techniques,'' he said. Galley was known for its pan pizza. Tate tosses a more traditional New York thin crust.

"I kept all their staff, and I'm learning more from them than they are from me."

Tate promises regular Galley customers he won't mess with their Greek salad — other than to rename it, now the Galley Greek Salad. The price will remain the same.

A brother, David Tate, runs another family-owned Tate's Pizza on S Howard Avenue, formerly Mr. T's.

Tate's Pizza West, 3342 S West Shore Blvd., is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and till 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone number stays the same, (813) 832-5675.

City now has two places called Slice

Speaking of pizza, Jack Caramello and Paul Quinn Jr., owners of Slice on S Dale Mabry, hope you won't confuse it with another new restaurant called Slice that opened on Davis Islands in June.

"Being that we opened first in February, we tried to convince them to go with a different name but they declined," said Caramello, who counts this as his 15th restaurant in 19 years.

Layton Lynch, co-owner of Slice on E Davis Boulevard, confirmed the conversation, noting that owners of his Slice had registered the name with the state in August 2010.

Caramello's Slice, near the main MacDill Air Force Base gate, in the former site of Gumby's Pizza, features New York and Chicago style pizza, plus all kinds of Italian grinders. Lasagna and other pastas are popular, and there are several salad choices. On Monday night, wings cost 35 cents each for those who dine in.

The restaurant seats about 70, and there is a quiet movie room where kids can watch DVDs. Military personnel receive a 10 percent discount. Carry out or delivery service is available within a 4-mile radius.

Slice, 5831 S Dale Mabry Highway, is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit or call (813) 644-5905.

Level Salon: New name, new floor

Level² SalonSpa has a new name since moving from its second floor space in Hyde Park Village to a slightly smaller, ground level shop on June 23.

"It's back to Level Salon,'' said owner Martha Suarez, explaining that was the name of her first location in Tampa Palms, also an Aveda Lifestyle Salon. Only Aveda products are used and sold at the shop opposite Hyde Park's signature fountain.

"I see a lot more energy here,'' said Suarez, who trained at the Aveda Institute as well as Vidal Sassoon Academies "There's better flow and space design to take advantage of the natural sunlight."

Prices start at $35 and vary according to the experience level of the 22 "specialists." Aside from hair services, other offerings include manicures, facials, Brazilian sugaring, make-up and massages.

Lifestyle Family Fitness has taken over the salon's former spot, which will be renovated for a Pilates studio, a mind and body class area and a kids club. An early November opening is projected.

The hours for Level Salon, 720 S Village Circle, are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call (813) 254-0404.

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A lot of new, some old in Tate's Pizza West, at location of former Galley Pizza & Pasta Co. 07/21/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:30am]
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