Tampa’s developing into a veritable foodie paradise, with cuisine from all four corners of the earth and new restaurants popping up every day. Italian restaurants have been here for a long, long time, which has created a wealth of tasty Italian eateries in the city. From handmade pasta to perfect pizza, and from charming family-owned trattorias to high-end ristorantes, Tampa offers a plethora of choices for all palates and budgets.
Donatello Italian Restaurant is a Tampa gem. Its expertly crafted northern Italian cuisine really sets it apart from other restaurants in the area. Each dish is prepared with the freshest, most seasonal ingredients, from the indulgent antipasti to the decadent desserts.
📍232 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
La Terrazza brings a slice of Italy to historic Ybor City with authentic and tasty Italian dishes. The menu features fresh pasta and seafood that will tantalize your tastebuds. Pair one or more of those delicious dishes with something from their extensive wine list and you’ll be in foodie heaven.
📍1729 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
At Bella’s Italian Cafe, you’ll find homemade pasta cooked to perfection with sumptuous sauces that coat your mouth with rich flavors. Check out the spicy margarita to give your meal that extra kick! We know it’s not Italian but it sure does wash that delicious pasts down well.
📍1413 S Howard Ave #100, Tampa, FL 33606
Trattoria Pasquale is a family-owned restaurant that will make you feel like part of the familia. The meatballs are super tender and packed with flavor but the deliciousness doesn’t stop there! Seafood fans should try the delicious mussels and charcuterie board is a great way to whet your appetite for more tasty Italian food! The Nonna Pasquale, with its rich gorgonzola cream sauce, is a fan favorite at what is one of the best Italian restaurants in Tampa.
📍3671 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
At Osteria Natalina, each dish is made with an inventive touch and high-quality ingredients that give each dish a unique and unforgettable flavor. The knowledgeable staff at Osteria Natalina can recommend wine pairings and the food is almost as beautiful as it is delicious. It’s perfect for date night or for entertaining guests when they visit to showcase the best that Tampa has to offer.
📍3215 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Cena offers an incredible dining experience. Each dish is expertly crafted, with bold and vibrant flavors that will appeal to anybody’s tastebuds. The meat is perfectly cooked – juicy and tender and you can’t leave without trying one of their mouthwatering desserts. It’s a super-welcoming spot, perfect for meeting up with friends or family.
📍1120 E Kennedy Blvd UNIT 112, Tampa, FL 33602
7. Vino E Pasta
Vino E Pasta is a cozy and delightful Italian restaurant located in South Tampa, perfect for an authentic Italian dining experience. The restaurant has a warm and hospitable ambiance with friendly staff who are happy to provide recommendations. Check out the seafood raviolo for a real treat and don’t miss out on the tiramisu – the perfect way to end your meal.
📍3603 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
Rocca is a spectacular spot for enjoying top-notch Italian cuisine in Tampa. The blue crab pasta is to die for, making the most of local ingredients. Seafood fans will love this spot but the steak is just as juicy and delicious. There’s even a mozzarella cart and the lemon butter spread on the fresh, delicious bread is unmissable.
📍323 W Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
From homemade burrata to seafood risotto, rich carbonara to spicy arrabbiata, Tampa’s Italian restaurants have something for everyone. So why not treat yourself and embark on a culinary journey to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean? Buon appetito!