My mom just moved to Valencia Lakes, a 55+ Active Senior Community off 301 near Sun City Blvd. A great area, nicely landscaped, and beautiful homes. Seems there is alot of growth in this area of Hillsborough County, most commonly referred to as "South County". We are still checking out the dining options, and found a great pizza place, East Coast Pizza. It is off Big Bend Road, just east of I-75 in a small Shopping area. There is a Coffee Shop next door, and Applebee's/Village Inn in the same area.
The pizza had to be some of the best in the Bay area, right up there with Cappy's in South Tampa. I'm a native Long Islander, so the thin crust, with burnt like qualities, real tomato/garlicky sauce, and generous toppings. You order at the counter, and then they bring your dinner out to the dozen or so tables. Very clean, and friendly staff. Drinks are self serve from the fountain. We started with a Large Antipasto Salad. It was a little smaller than we thought, as we are used to sharing a Large Greek at Cappy's, but had plenty of meat, and crisp lettuce, carrots and tomatoes. We had to toss it our selves with the Italian dressing that came in small prepackaged cups. Then came the Fried Ravioli, very tasty, but expected more than 6 small ravioli's for $5. The pizza was an 18" Large Peperoni and Mushroom. EXCELLENT, and like I said, one of the BEST. We found my mom her neighborhood pizza place, takeout, delivery or eat-in, this is THE PIZZA PLACE for us when in the Apollo Beach area.