Tampa Bay Food Tours is infatuated Casa Santo Stefano. Housed in a former 1925 Ybor City Ferlito Macaroni Co. factory, Casa Santo Stefano pays a fond tribute to Sicilian food. Richard Gonzmart 4th generation caretaker of the Columbia Restaurant Group knew he wanted to share the food he grew up eating at childhood friends' homes. Those Nana-cooked m...

Bar Monte, a traveling pop-up bar concept by Amaro Montenegro, will debut in Tampa this spring at Armature Works in Tampa Heights. Bar Monte is a traveling pop-up bar that’s bringing a taste of “la dolce vita” from Italy to the U.S. The traveling bar features excelsior cocktails and immersive games. This is an open-air experience that will allow fr...

Palazzo Pizza, located at 1818 W Platt Street, dishes up the flavors of Italy to Tampa. Is there anything more refreshing than a fresh slice of pizza on spring day? We think not, so when it comes to pizza concepts in Tampa we believe it’s “the more the merrier.” Palazzo Pizza brings inspiration from Boston and Italy to W. Platt Street. This level o...

The National Italian American Bar Association announces the passing on March 21, 2021 of an accomplished member, Vincent Angelo “Vin” Marchetti of Stearns Weaver Miller, Tampa, Florida based law firm. Vin practiced in land use, zoning, permitting, land use litigation, government affairs and economic development projects. His hand extended to public...

Santoro’s Pizzeria, on W Cass Street, is one of the hottest new restaurants in the Bay, but—if you’re a foodie—you already know that. In fact, you were probably part of the 243 pie orders that sold the no-frills joint out of dough on their very first weekend. What you don’t know, however, is the relentless, sweat-filled grind that brought this pizz...

South Tampa got another carb-lover option when Palazzo Pizza opened on Platt Street Thursday within a building that’s been abandoned for the better part of a decade. According to a press release, the restaurant takes “inspiration from Boston and Italy” which include Boston’s North End-style meatballs, a Tampa Italian salad, and a Cinnamon Toast Cru...

North Franklin Street Street in downtown Tampa is home to our latest Tampa Bay Food Tour partner Bello https://bellotampa.com/ . Bello opened in late November in the former Osteria location and we are happy to see signs of this stretch of Franklin Street being reborn once again. Bello offers up a bevy of delicious Italian specialty pastas, appet...

The Sicilian Club building at 2001 N. Howard Ave. once housed a “talking moving picture theater.” The historic structure, originally built as a social club for Sicilian immigrants, will next be used to produce talking moving pictures. North Carolina-based Black Horse Studio purchased the 14,000-square-foot building for $1.2 million from Pawan Ratta...

Devito's is a passion project from James Devito owner of Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge in downtown Tampa. Founded on Italian heritage and principles nothing is bought; everything is handmade and made from scratch. What separates DeVito's is the love and passion that goes into making every single dish ordered. Each menu item has a story, and the best...

The L’Unione Italiana Cemetery is filled with a rich, cultural history unlike any other, with hundreds of visitors to the property each year. For decades, our Veterans Memorial Rotunda, located along the southern edge of the property, has stood to honor the countless men and women who have served our country since its construction in 1949. Dedicate...