November 7, 2019



Concepts Include a Dessert & Coffee Bar, Wine Experience, Pool Bar & Grill, and Italian Trattoria

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is pleased to announce the opening of four new concepts within the expanded hospitality complex. The four new concepts include Cipresso, a contemporary Italian-American trattoria; Constant Grind, featuring fresh casual eats and coffee; the Pool Bar & Grill serving lunch and dinner; and The Cellar, an upscale wine and retail experience. These four food and beverage options join the eleven other restaurants, lounges and bars open at the hotel and casino to present guests with endless options for dining, from quick-service to fine dining.

Traditional Italian-American favorites meet elegant décor and finessed service at Cipresso. The restaurant features a sophisticated cocktail and wine program, complete with housemade limoncello, a selection of over 100 wines, and crafted cocktails featuring Italian classics like the Fernet About It and the La Famiglia. Diners can enjoy handmade pastas and pizza in the main dining room, 24 seat bar or intimate pizza counter, or host an exclusive meal in the 16-seat private dining room. Standout dishes include the Carne Pizza, made from pizza dough fermented over two days, Lasagna, made with fresh pasta made from traditional 00 flour, and Nonna’s Meatballs, served with ricotta cheese and grilled bread, a comforting start to any dinner.

The Pool Bar & Grill is perfectly situated adjacent to the hotel complex’s three pools, offering breathtaking views of the tropical oasis area. The restaurant serves casual-yet-upscale selections for lunch and dinner seven days a week, such as The Big Dog, Fish Tacos, Louie Salad, and a selection of ice cream sandwiches filled with house made gelatos. The bar program features a list of specialty and frozen cocktails for poolside enjoyment, including the Lemon Surge, served in a pouch.

At Constant Grind, guests will find a selection of casual, on-the-go snacks and light meals, including freshly made pastries, fudge and sandwiches, as well as 12 varieties of house-made gelato. Executive Pastry Chef Stephan Schubert has also developed a menu of handcrafted chocolates to tempt anyone with a sweet tooth. The coffee program features Lavazza coffee and espresso specialty drinks.

An immersive wine experience, The Cellar is a haven for oenophiles of any level, where they can taste and purchase award-winning wines and premium spirits from the sampling and retail space. Three stunning custom chandeliers made from wine glasses drape from the ceiling, lighting up a tasting table laid with the day’s featured sips. The Cellar also features Enomatic machines, where guests can taste a selection of wines also available for purchase.

The Food Court was recently renovated and is a world of great food all in one place. From milkshakes, burgers, pizza, healthy options and Asian cuisine, the Food Court gives you plenty of choices for a quick bite. You’ll be refueled and re-energized to get back to the gaming action.

These concepts join The Rez Grill, Rise Kitchen & Deli, L Bar, Center Bar, Jubao Palace Noodle Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Fresh Harvest Buffet, Rock ‘n Raw: The Sushi Joint and Poker Room Snack Bar to round out the food and beverage offerings at the expanded Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The casino features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers ten restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill, as well as the new elegant Italian restaurant, Cipresso. Recent openings include a new hotel tower, an elevated arrival experience, the Hard Rock Event Center and Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.​

About Hard Rock® 

With venues in 74 countries including 186 cafes, 241 Rock Shops®, 29 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in global Rock Shops and online at https://shop.hardrock.com. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live performance venues. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. Another exciting Hotel & Casino location includes Atlantic City. Hard Rock Hotels are located in vibrant city and resort destinations such as Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, London, Los Cabos, Orlando and Shenzhen. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Kathmandu, Nepal, Kyoto, Japan, Asuncion, Paraguay, Puerto Madero, Argentina and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel,  Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers and Forbes Magazine’s Top Employer for Women. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.