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...

Rocca offers warm and welcoming hospitality paired with views of the Tampa skyline in an elegant setting in The Heights District. Chef Bryce Bonsack's handmade pasta-focused menu features Italian fare using seasonal ingredients as its inspiration. Chef Bryce Executive Chef/ partner has returned to his roots in Tampa after years of honing his skills...

The Italian Club of Tampa would like to recognize and congratulate Italian Club Member & Past President - Joe Capitano, Sr. on receiving The 2019 Luminaries Award from The Junior League of Tampa. Please take a moment and watch the video included. The Junior League of Tampa and WEDU PBS present The Luminaries - an annual recognition program to showc...

The Chefs of Napoli has opened its first Tampa location at 10920 Cross Creek Blvd. in the Cross Creek Publix shopping center. "Food is part of the very fabric of Neapolitan society. Many Americans' favorite Italian dishes have their roots in Naples, including pizza," said managing partner Jeanne DeLuca. "Chefs of Napoli is thrilled to be able to br...

After returning home from the kitchens of New York determined to open his own restaurant, Tampa native Bryce Bonsack traveled to Italy’s Piedmont region to do some soul searching. But Bonsack was on another mission, too. If he wanted his place to focus on pasta, which he mastered while leading pasta production and cooking pasta courses as a sous ch...

Last October CL announced the latest concept by local restaurateurs Chris and Michelle Ponte (of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann) who are working alongside their son, JT Mahoney, on an Italian cuisine restaurant, Olivia. We've been waiting patiently for nearly a year on updates, and now we have some. A rep at the restaurant blamed...

Last week the Consul General of Italy - Cristiano Musillo and the President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast - Tommaso Cardana, visited Tampa to meet with the city's business community. During the visit at the historic Italian Club – founded in 1894 - it was discussed with the Italian-American business community on how to foster a...

Last week, Jeff Gigante and managing partner Jay Brunetti opened a new restaurant in Hyde Park Village called Forbici Modern Italian. The restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes, but the emphasis is on their Roman-style pizza. It's what inspired the name of the restaurant, Forbici, meaning scissors in Italian. It represents the Roman traditio...

Cranmore has announced the inaugural Cranmore Food and Wine Event, hosted by Chef Vito Marcello with special guest Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wines in Tuscany, Italy. The event will be held Saturday, June 22, at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope. The Cranmore Food and Wine Event will feature cooking demonstrations by Marcello and w...

Take a trip to Italy- oh wait, I mean Tampa- to try some of Italy’s best wines and cuisines during Winefest of Italy Tampa! Starting April 5, Festa Italiana has booked three days full of events celebrating the best of the Italian culture, and you know what that means: lots of pasta and wine! The festival kicks off on April 5 with the legendary Loui...