Spending time in Virginia Park? Get to know this Tampa neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a nail salon to a pasta shop and Italian restaurant.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Virginia Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Manhattan Nails Salon
Topping the list is nail salon, eyelash service and waxing spot Manhattan Nails Salon. Located at 3511 S. Manhattan Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 104 reviews on Yelp.
Yelpers appreciate this spot's organic products, reasonable prices and friendly technicians and walk-ins are welcome here. The organic deluxe pedicure includes a leg mask, sugar scrub and massage. If your nails need attention, choose from options like acrylic full set, classic manicure and nail designs. (View the full services menu.)
2. Thai 5 Fast Food
Next up is Thai spot Thai 5 Fast Food, which offers salads, soups and noodles, situated at 3424 S. Dale Mabry Highway With 4.5 stars out of 264 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Lunch specials like the duck and papaya salad bento box a big draw. Other popular menu items include the Thai hot pumpkin curry, tom yum soup or dumplings. Thirsty? Try a Taro boba drink.
3. BJ's Alabama BBQ
BJ's Alabama BBQ, a spot to score barbecue and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3423 S. Dale Mabry Highway, 4.5 stars out of 117 reviews.
With smoky meats like ribs, sausage and pork, there's plenty of ways to satisfy your barbecue cravings. Add yummy sides like coleslaw, green beans and mac and cheese. Wash it all down with some of the best sweet tea around, according to Yelpers.
4. Allure Nails & Spa
Allure Nails & Spa, a nail salon and waxing spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 90 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3410 S. Dale Mabry Highway to see for yourself.
This salon may be small but delivers big on customer service, according to Yelpers. It offers French tip full set, acrylic nails, gel nails, classic pedicures and more. Waxing services include eyebrow, underarm and legs. (Check all services.)
5. Viva Napoli
Check out Viva Napoli, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 86 reviews on Yelp. You can find the pasta shop and Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, at 4301 W. El Prado Blvd.
The varied menu features everything from the Caprese salad to veal with lemon and capers to pasta dishes. Favorite pizzas include the Margherita, pistachio and Capri (made with pesto, mozzarella, roasted yellow peppers and portobello mushrooms).
If you've got a sweet tooth, finish off your meal with a homemade dessert.