Tuscan-inspired restaurant adds to Midtown’s appeal as a foodie destination
TAMPA, FL – (February 13, 2020) Bromley Companies announced today that BellaBrava: New World Trattoria will bring its Tuscan-inspired Italian cuisine to the massive $500 million mixed-use development Midtown Tampa.
“We’re excited to welcome BellaBrava to its first Tampa location joining our other high-profile, first-to-market brands converging at Midtown Tampa,” said Nicholas Haines, CEO, Bromley Companies. “As we continue to build this new district curating only the best in class eateries, Midtown is fast becoming recognized as a highly anticipated foodie destination.”
With 4,500 square feet at Midtown’s main entrance off Cypress Street, next door to Shake Shack and below Aloft and Element Hotels, BellaBrava will showcase its trendy European décor atmosphere and superior guest service experiences.
“After searching for a location in Tampa the past couple of years, we were thrilled to discover Midtown Tampa,” said Robert Sanderson, managing partner of BellaBrava. “We were inspired by the success of our BellaBrava location on Beach Drive in the heart of an exciting, urban neighborhood and searched for a similar type of location in Tampa where we could become trailblazers again at our next urban destination.”
Since opening its first popular and iconic location on St. Petersburg Beach Drive, BellaBrava has blended Italian cuisine with the modern bustle of a New World urban lifestyle. With its emphasis on old world flavor and new world flair, the restaurant offers a wide variety of pastas and antipasti, seafood, American burgers with a Tuscan twist, and flatbreads, pizzas (dough made fresh daily) and calzones from its unique woodstone ovens.
“For us, it’s all about location and the guest experience, and Midtown Tampa is the perfect fit for BellaBrava,” said Dyce Craig, partner in BellaBrava. “Midtown is urban, at one of the most-traveled locations in the Tampa region, and patrons will quickly understand why the restaurant has earned such a loyal following on Beach Drive. You can eat anywhere, but at BellaBrava it’s about so much more than our delicious food.”
The menu is influenced by BellaBrava’s owners traveling throughout Italy sampling the best cheeses, pastas, herbs, meats, seafood and pizzas in the world. The result has been earning accolades, recognitions, and thousands of loyal followers. BellaBrava has been named as one of USA Today’s top 10 restaurants in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, earning Best of the Bay for Italian Restaurant, happy hour and wait staff, and was voted Best Restaurant Downtown St. Petersburg three years in a row.
Serving up true Italian flavor, BellaBrava is known for using only the finest Old World herbs, spices, and cheeses and serving generous portions. Guests can expect to enjoy such signature drinks as a true Italian martini, main courses like hot Sicilian flatbread with Molinari pepperoni, hot capicola, genoa salami, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, asiago, Calabrian chili, oregano, and then choose from a menu of enticing deserts such as Chocolate Marsala Cake with Sea Salt Caramel Gelato. An extensive wine list, with nearly half being Italian, will complement the experience.
Midtown Tampa continues to add to the appeal that makes it the city’s most anticipated destination district. Uniquely positioned to connect Downtown Tampa with the Westshore District, construction is well underway on the first phase with completion expected in early 2021.
Already, the retail portion of Midtown, anchored by Whole Foods Market and REI co-op, is approximately 75% leased.
In addition to three office towers, Midtown Tampa will include 220,000 square feet of experiential retail including unique healthy lifestyle and fitness brands, first-to-market restaurants, outdoor and recreation activities, and programmed events.
About BellaBrava: New World Trattoria
BellaBrava: New World Trattoria is where our vineyard-lined dreams have come alive! We are overjoyed that the community has embraced us as the Italian Trattoria of Downtown St. Pete since moving to Beach Drive in 2010. Less formal than a ristorante, the service is casual, the prices remain low, and the emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than haute cuisine. BellaBrava has become one of the most popular and iconic restaurants on St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive.
BellaBrava is owned by 2BHospitality Partners, which also owns Stillwaters Tavern in St. Pete. For more information about BellaBrava, visit bellabrava.com.
About Midtown Tampa
On 22 acres, the award-winning Midtown Tampa is the first mixed-use project of its kind in Tampa, and the catalyst for an entirely new district connecting Westshore and Downtown. Midtown Tampa will deliver 1.8 million square feet of retail and residential space, including 200,000 square feet of Class A office in the first phase, plus entertainment and hospitality to the surrounding neighborhood and the Tampa Bay region. Already, Midtown Tampa has announced Shake Shack, REI Co-op, Whole Foods Market, NOVEL Midtown by Crescent Communities, True Food Kitchen, Burtons Grill & Bar, Ponte Group Restaurant, The Loft, F45 Training and co-developers Concord Hospitality on Aloft and Element Hotel, along with Highwoods Properties on Midtown One office tower. Project completion is first quarter 2021. For more information about Midtown Tampa, visit www.midtowntampa.com.
About Bromley Companies
Founded in 1972, Bromley Companies is a national real estate development and investment company that has built a portfolio of retail, office, industrial and student housing assets. Bromley began a substantial history of investing in the Tampa region more than 30 years ago. Since then, Bromley established a Tampa office and has owned and managed local real estate including a 60,000 square-foot Bromley Office Building. The leadership team is involved with the Westshore Alliance, Tampa Hillsborough County Economic Development Council and numerous civic and charitable organizations. To learn more about Bromley Companies, visit www.bromco.com.