Your Inside Look at Ciccio Restaurant Group

Your Inside Look at Ciccio Restaurant Group

This year has been an exciting time of growth and new beginnings for Ciccio Restaurant Group. You may have heard of Fresh Kitchen and Daily Eats, but did you know they are related? And, do you know how they came to be?

Before we go into details about our incredible success and new ventures, we want to tell you how Ciccio Restaurant Group got its start.

CRG is a family owned set of restaurants based in Tampa Bay that began its journey over 25 years ago in New York City. In 1996, the company made its debut in Tampa with the opening of Ciccio & Tony’s (now called Ciccio Water). Since then, Daily Eats, Green Lemon, The Lodge, Ciccio Cali, and Fresh Kitchen have all been added to CRG’s portfolio of modern and creative dining brands. More recently, some concepts have expanded outside of Tampa and have established themselves in St.Petersburg, Sarasota, and Brandon.

Although each concept is unique in its offerings, ambiance and service style, all are centered around bringing fresh, chef inspired food to local communities.


Chef Adam, Jimmy Lanza, and Chef Luis planning the newest restaurant concept, Better Byrd.

So fast forward to 2016… where are we now?

Ciccio Restaurant Group opened its first non-restaurant concept, CAMP. This one of a kind, boutique fitness studio offers cycle, yoga, and circuit classes under one South Tampa roof.  Also, the finishing touches are being put on a brand new chicken and donut concept, Better Byrd, which will launch in mid-November 2016. CRG’s wildly successful quick service concept, Fresh Kitchen, will be expanding to other parts of Florida early next year.

The icing on the cake? We have a newly designed website, which makes sharing our company with you so much better.

The CRG family invites you to stay tuned and check back for more about Ciccio Restaurant Group. We will be featuring all kinds of fun stuff, like:

-New restaurant specials

-Behind the scenes looks at new concepts and expansions

-Team and chef spotlights

-Restaurant industry trends…and much more!


Until next time, please check out our brands via our website and be sure to follow us on social media for all kinds of daily goodness.


fresh kitchen photoshoot

tuna poke at Ciccio Water