Good Eats: Fun For Foodies in Tampa and Melbourne, FL!

Good Eats in Tampa and Melbourne 

Whether you’re in the mood for burgers or bratwurst, pizza or schnitzel, we’ve got the inside tip on a few new restaurants near your apartment community.  

New Spots Near Tampa 

Let’s start with the new spots near Tampa. We’ve got two great new places for you to check out!

Sprouts Farmers Markets 

Avocado from Sprouts
Source: Sprouts’ Instagram,

8620 Hunters Village Road, New Tampa, FL 33647

Just a ten-minute drive from the Compton Place Apartments is a new indoor Farmers Market and Grocery Store from Sprouts. It features a sandwich bar, sushi, beer & wine, Dietz & Watson premium meats & cheeses, and more. With so much so close to home, you’ll never need another grocery store again! 

Via Italia

Via Italia Cuisine
Source: Via Italia’s Instagram,

8644 Hunters Village Road, Tampa, FL 33647

Sometimes you need the warm hug of traditional Italian food. Via Italia’s food can do just that. In just under a half hour from The Landings at Cypress Meadows and only ten minutes from The Compton Place Apartments, you can be sitting in their Wood-fired Pizza Restaurant & Bar, enjoying a classic Italian cocktail and some Bruschetta while your pizza cooks. With plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, Via Italia is sure to hit the spot.  

New Spots Near Melbourne 

In Brevard County, Melbourne is the place to be. Here are three new eateries within a 15-minute drive from The Harvard Apartments

Melbourne Biergarten

Beer from Melbourne Biergarten

924 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901

Burgers and Schnitzel and Wursts, oh my! This traditional German Bier Hall will make you feel like you’re at Oktoberfest. They boast live music almost every night and have a rotating draft list that will make your mouth water. Enjoy some classic German cuisine at the large tables while a live band soothes your soul. Be sure to check out their calendar of events!  

Rocket Diner 321

Ice cream from Rocket Diner
Source: Rocket Diner 321’s Instagram,

2927 West New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32904

Featured on The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, ABC, and more, this delicious food truck is opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2022 and we CANNOT wait! Their burgers are made of high-quality angus beef and are nestled in between two sides of a freshly baked bun. Or try a “Steak Sundae.” Curious? You should be! Check the schedule to find the food truck!  

Mister O1

Pizza slices
Source: Mister O1 Pizza’s Instagram,

635 E. New Haven Ave Suite #101, Melbourne, FL 32901

The Master Pizza Chef behind this restaurant is Renato Viola, who created one of the most expensive pizzas in the world, costing $12,000. But don’t worry. You won’t have to take out a loan to eat at Mister O1. The prices are reasonable, and the food is delectable. The 13” Neapolitan-style pies are star-shaped with a pouch of delicious ricotta in each of the 8 points of the star. Save room for the Nutella and Banana Calzone for dessert. Plenty of vegan, veggie, and GF options available.