New Italian restaurant Olivia opens in South Tampa next week

Nov 22, 2019 494

BY: Jenna Rimensnyder

The latest project from three local restaurateurs — Chris and Michelle Ponte, of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann, and their son, JT Mahoney — makes its debut when a new South Tampa Italian restaurant, Olivia, opens next week.

Olivia — located at 3601 W. Swann, where Carmel Kitchen closed in August 2018 — has been in the works since October 2018, and we've been itching for a taste. That taste gets officially served on Wednesday, November 27. A rep for Olivia blamed construction delays on the government shutdown. The menu that mixes northern and southern Italian cuisine, which means Neapolitan 'zas and a wide range of pasta dishes. 

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