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Mike Capalbos House of Pizza is a fixture on
Cortez Road and a legend in Bradenton.
sun staff writer
When Mike Capalbo moved from his native Rhode Island to
Floridas sunny shores, after a brief stop over in
North Carolina, he did what he does best: opened a restaurant.
For 18 years Capalbos House of Pizza has been a
fixture on Cortez Road and has become somewhat of a legend
Capalbo says his restaurant is packed in season with the
dinner rush in full swing by 4:30 p.m. Year after year,
Capalbos patrons return expecting the same good
consistent food theyve been accustomed to and are
never disappointed. After 30 years in the restaurant business,
Capalbos motto is Maintain quality,
something he must be doing based on his repeat business
of senior citizens and full-time locals.
The menu at Capalbos is crammed with a variety of
pasta dishes ranging from ziti, and spaghetti with sausage
and meatballs to lasagne and chicken Parmesan. You can
also order Italian subs with sausage, meatballs, eggplant
But the real star of the show at Capalbos is the
all you can eat buffet. The buffet contains homemade soup,
salad, dessert and of course a variety of pizza served
piping hot right out of the oven. If you dont see
your favorite pizza wait a few minutes, chances are it
will be the next one up.
The buffet is open every day for lunch, to 3 p.m. and
costs $4.99. For dinner the buffet is $6.29 and is available
every day until 9 p.m., except Sunday, when it closes
at 8 p.m. If youre counting your calories, you can
still take advantage of the buffet and indulge in Capalbos
very popular homemade soup and salad for slightly less.
There is also beer and wine offered and, of course, soft
drinks with one free refill.
If you prefer to eat at home, Capalbos has a take-out
service for everything on its regular menu, including
10-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch pizzas with all kinds of
What becomes a legend most? Apparently, its good
quality food served in a homey atmosphere with a smile
and years of experience. Capalbos House of Pizza
give it a try.
Capalbos House Of Pizza
10519 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 9 p.m.
Credit cards not accepted