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So Long Nick


We ate dinner at Panos Kouzina tonight and found out the restaurant has been sold to the guy who used to own Alberto’s in Oldsmar.  Tonight was the original owner Nick’s last night in the restaurant.  He came over and chatted with us for a while when he noticed me taking photos and said he’d been reading my blog.

Tonight we tried the Mediterranean hand tossed pizza.

It was really good with a very fresh taste to it.  It had chicken, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, feta, and garlic.  I’m usually a fan of a deep dish crust pizza, but I enjoyed the hand tossed crust on this one.   The last time we had pizza here we both got personal pizzas and the crust seemed a lot thinner on that one.

Since we’re not sure what’s going to change with the new owner, I figured I better get a piece of the chocolate cake while it’s still there.

It’s got the fudgey goodness.  It’s such a thick, rich yummy chocolate cake.  Total bill was $23.  The name of the restaurant will likely change in the next few months so we’ll have to go back and check it out under the new owner.

Panos Kouzina
3101 SR 580
Safety Harbor, FL
(727) 797–2667

Panos Kouzina on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5

Delivery


Sometimes we’re just too lazy to go out to dinner, so tonight we ordered from Pizza Hut.  Loren & I disagree on what a pizza should be, so we went with one of the specials and got two large pizzas.  Who doesn’t like leftover pizza?

For Loren, it’s all about the toppings, so he got a Super Supreme on a thin & crispy crust. 

For me, it’s all about the crust, so I ordered a Pan Pizza with ham, mushrooms, and pineapple.  Yes, I’m one of those people who like Hawaiian pizza.  There’s just something about the sweetness of pineapple that I really like on a pizza.

 

Both pizzas were tasty.  Fresh & hot and very filling.  I think we both ate two pieces, but then again, we knew there was dessert.

I can’t resist the apple pies.  I don’t know if all of the restaurants carry them or not, but they are delicious.  There are 6 to an order and they’re covered with cinnamon sugar.  Even though we both could have stopped at 2, we felt that we just had to finish them off.  😉  Total bill with delivery charges was $30

Pizza Hut
233 Main St
Safety Harbor, FL
(727) 726-2000

Pizza Hut on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service0/5
Atmosphere0/5
Value3/5
2.1/5

Craving Pizza


I wanted pizza tonight, so we decided to try the ones at Panos Kouzina.  Since Loren and I don’t agree on pizza toppings, we ended up getting two personal pizzas.

Loren got a thin crust deluxe and I got a hand tossed Hawaiian with mushrooms.

As far as I could tell, there was absolutely no difference in the crust between the two.  They were both as thin as could be, which for me, is not how I like my pizza crust.  Loren liked it better than I did.  I get that this is a small pizza, but the ham and mushrooms on mine were cut into very tiny pieces, yet the pineapple was left in fairly big chunks.  It just didn’t do it for me.

I did need some chocolaty goodnees though, so I ordered a piece of the chocolate lovin’ spoonful cake.

This is an extremely fudgey cake.  It has a nice texture and more filling than cake.  Good stuff.  Total bill with a drink and a side salad was $25.

Panos Kouzina
3101 SR 580
Safety Harbor, FL
(727) 797–2667

Panos Kouzina on Urbanspoon

Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5

We went back to Corteo’s in Palm Harbor tonight, but I was determined to try something other than Grandma’s pizza.  It was very busy and loud in there tonight.

I ordered the chicken marsala which came with soup or salad and a side of pasta.

The  marsala sauce was very sweet, which I like, but the chicken was kind of tough.  I wasn’t too impressed with the tomato sauce on the pasta either.  The thing that makes their Grandma’s pizza so amazing is the fresh sauce that’s on it.  This sauce doesn’t stand up at all in comparison.

Loren and Alex ordered a Grandma’s pizza with sausage and mushrooms.  (I said I was going to try something different, they were set on pizza)

The other times we’ve ordered it, we got mushrooms and meatballs.  They both said they preferred the meatballs to the sausage that was on it this time.  The sauce is still the best thing about this pizza.  It’s so amazingly fresh and filled with basil and garlic flavors. 

Overall, this just wasn’t the best experience we’ve had here.  Service was really slow, especially when it was time to get the check.  Total bill ran us $38.  We’ve made a note to ourselves to avoid going here on Friday nights.

Corteo’s Pizza and Pasta
32922 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
727-781-9114

Corteo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service2/5
Atmosphere2/5
Value3/5
3.0/5

Pizza Friday


It used to be if we wanted pizza, we just called Pizza Hut, but after our last visit to Corteo’s in Palm Harbor, there’s no other pizza for us but Grandma’s Rustic pie.

For starters, we decided to try the calamari tonight.

The batter was crispy and the calamari was pretty good.  It didn’t have a lot of flavor on its own, but the tomato sauce that came with it did. 

The Grandma’s pizza is a huge 16 slice square pie.  We got the same toppings as last time, mushrooms and meatballs.

The meatballs are sliced paper thin and the mushrooms are piled on.  The key to this pizza, though, is the sauce.  It’s a fresh chunky tomato and basil sauce with plenty of garlic.  It’s to die for.  Thin crust and fresh mozzeralla finish it off. 

Total bill was $30, but we had plenty of pizza for lunch tomorrow.

Corteo’s Pizza and Pasta
32922 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
727-781-9114

Corteo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

Food5/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.8/5