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You can brunch and lunch with Santa at two Tampa restaurants

santa dips a pretzel stick in a pot of cheese fondue
Left: Italian burrito at Oronzo | Right: Santa enjoys some Fuego fondue at MeltSo

Melting Pot Social (MeltSO) is one of the hottest new restaurants in Tampa. Light up some fondue, or a sweet pot of hot fudge, and enjoy the premiere spot for dipping in downtown Tampa. The new restaurant, located at 105 W Tyler Street, will host special Santa Brunches December 2-3, and December 9-10.

These brunches will include photo opportunities with Santa, a digital photo booth, and of course MeltSO’s great bruinch menu. The restaurant’s Santa Brunch will run from 11am-2pm each day. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online.

a bowl of fondue next to soft pretzels
Enjoy Fondue at Melting Pot Social

Melting Pot Social’s brunch menu includes fondue-stuffed beignets, berry-topped Belgian waffles, a fondue burger, and fiesta avocado toast. You can view the entire menu on its website.

Santa isn’t done after visiting MeltSO. Father Christmas is taking his sleigh to Midtown Tampa for lunch at the beloved Oronzo Italian Restaurant (1120 Gramercy Lane D-200).

a burrito stuffed wit pasta
The Italian Burrito at Oronzo
deconstructed cannoli chips with cannoli cream dip
The deconstructed cannoli at Oronzo

Oronzo will host lunch with Santa from 11am-2pm December 2-3, and December 9-10. Enjoy a fresh Italian lunch while snapping a photo with everyone’s favorite red-clad elf. In case you hadn’t heard, Oronzo is famous for its unqiue speghetti burritos.

This restaurant has gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly items, plus flavorful cauliflower protein bowls, fresh pizza, an ample array of pasta, and delcious cannoli chips. You can see the full menu online.

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