If I’m going to try to get back into the swing of blogging (something I sincerely love but struggle to find the time/brain space for these days) I figure including one of the fun dates we’ve had this spring would be perfect. Doubly perfect is that its 3/14 aka Pi Day! So, a pizza date recap is more than fitting.
Increasingly I’ve been finding great date/adventure ideas from instagram. It makes sense, really, if something is fun/tasty/cool/pretty/awesome enough to be photo posting worthy, it must be all those things and more, yes?!
So when I saw that a pizza place less than 2 miles from our house offered NUTELLA pizza topped with house made gelato, I literally threw on a hat to leave the house immediately. Really, it’s a true story: it was 8pm on a Monday night, I was already lounging for the night, got changed and ready to walk out the door when I saw that they were closed on Mondays. NOOOOOOOO.
We survived the wait and ended up there Friday of the same week before the weekend dinner crowd so we had the place to ourselves. Fabrica is in Tampa’s Channelside District (where the cruise port is) and honestly, there’s not a lot down there so we hadn’t been since moving here! It was a great excuse to take Jenny and do a little walking around the area.
I’m not a food or lifestyle blogger but that doesn’t mean that we don’t look for certain things in a culinary experience. As self-proclaimed foodies J and I love eating local, experiencing good customer service (who doesn’t?!), a visually engaging space and chill ambiance.
Fabrica totally delivered.
Their staff was kind and friendly. The white aesthetic of the pizza counter will have all local instagram lovers drooling. The pizza is unique (many cheeses, toppings and sauces to choose from & hot italian oil recommended for dipping!). Oh and did I mention that they have Nutella pizza?
Our visit allowed us to meet Jonathon, one of the owners of Fabrica, who also happens to be from Italy. It really was awesome talking with him because he shared a bit about bringing this kind of Italian, wood-fired pizza to the U.S. and the kind of oven they use (it cooks a pizza in 90 seconds. Crazy!) He was a great guy and it made our meal so much better just getting to talk with him about the philosophy behind everything!
Thanks for the yummy & fun date night, Fabrica! We’ve already been back with one of our favorite couples and we can’t wait to return. Gimme all that wine on tap (yes, their wine is on tap!)
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