The romantics have it in Bloomingdale and Riverview today, with Valentine’s Day specials that get to the heart of the matter.
Here’s a sampling of local offerings:
- The heart-shaped pizza at Formaggio's Italian Restaurant (Lithia) and Pizzeria Express (Valrico) is back. For carryout orders only, there is a special price for $7.77, which includes an option of pepperoni topping only. No pre-order necessary. To get a specialy pie shaped like a heart, then you do need to pre-order, by 3 p.m. Also, at the Formaggio's restaurant, a dine-in special for couples. For $39.99, get one appetizer, two entrees, 2 drinks (includes beer and wine) and one dessert (tiramisu or cannoli).
- Valentine’s Gift Cards at Divine Designs Salon and Spa in Brandon. Orders accepted online. Get from 5 percent off ($100 to $199) to 20 percent off ($500 or more). The spa's "love by chocolate" special includes a 50-minute stone massage, a 60-minute Eminence Organics Hydrating Body Wrap and a 75-minute Eminence Organics Pedicure. Cost: $285. Use the Valentine's Day gift card and save 10 percent. Also, all salon clients on Valentine's Day receive a complimentary L'Oreal Powerdose Intensive Conditioning Treatment (a $20 value).
- Participating Chick-fil-A restaurants are serving heart-shaped biscuits for Valentine's Day. Breakfast is served through 10:30 a.m. There is a Chick-fil-A in Brandon/Valrico, at 1504 East Brandon Blvd., and at Lake Brandon Village, at 11325 Causeway Blvd.
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