Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Natedogg's Pizzeria in Largo

UPDATE ****************LOCATION CLOSED*****************************

Wow! It has been a while since I have posted any local places!  I recently started back to school and it has consumed my life.

But, back to food! Although I haven't been many places in the past few months, the places I choose are LOCAL! Support local and buy local!  Recently, we were at the "Largo Villages" shopping center going into Winn Dixie when we saw a new Pizza place in the plaza.  We went over to see the menu and check out the place.  Natedogg's Pizzeria is located at 11912 Seminole Boulevard.

We figured that we may as well stick with the "eat before you grocery shop" and have some lunch. The menu is very extensive with numerous kinds of pizza. For instance, as a crust choice, you can have NY style, Extra thin, Chicago or Sicilian. You can choose your sauce as well - special red, olive oil, bbq or alfredo.

I wanted to get an appetizer, but since we were ordering a bunch of other food, we decided to wait til next time.  I would like to try the home made bruschetta bread ($4.99)  or the fried calamari with Marinara ($7.99).  The salad choices were plentiful ~ house ($3.99); Caesar ($5.99); Antipasto ($5.99); Greek ($5.99); Chef ($5.99) and a Capresi salad ($6.99).  Next time I will order a salad too!

We decided to order a pizza and a calzone.  It was a tough decision as there are a bunch of sandwiches on the menu that I wouldn't have minded tasting! Sandwich options include Philly Cheesesteak, Meatball parmesan, chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, buffalo chicken ranch, sausage and peppers, turkey, ham and cheese and an Italian. Lots of options as well as burgers and wings.

I wanted to order an 18inch plain cheese pizza ($13.99); but my friends over-ruled me and we ordered the 16 inch Philly~ steak, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, mozzarella and provolone cheese ($16.99).
We also ordered a calzone which includes two toppings for $7.99. You can also get a largo for $10.99.  The guy at the next table had ordered a large. I should have asked him to take a picture of it because it was massive. He was already eating, though.  They also have a Panzerotti! I haven't seen one of these on a menu since I was a little girl in Mount Pleasant, PA! It is a deep fried calzone with ham and mozzarell ($7.99).

There are several dinners on the menu including eggplant rollatini ($6.99) and homemade lasagna ($6.99). Dinners are served with garlic knot and small salad. A kid's menu is also offered with prices ranging from $3.49 to $3.99.

I had to order a slice of plain cheese just to taste it. The special was 2 slices and a sode for $4.99.
The owners, Nate and his father, are really nice guys!  Nate just moved to the area 2 months ago from Nebraska and opened the restaurant not even a week ago. The staff is very friendly and the dining room was super clean. (I know it just opened, but I think these guys will keep it shining!)  Natedogg is Nate's nickname.  Apparently he was a football player or something - I kind of zoned out because just as he was telling the story, the waitress brought over our Zeppoles ($4.99) for dessert. I have no idea what he finished telling Rob, as I was only into dessert at this point!

Natedogg's is open 7 days a week from noon until 9pm. They can be reached at 727-581-9159.  Pop in and see them. Tell them Afternoon Delight sent you! And remember, buy local, support local!