Caruso’s Italian Kitchen, one of Treasure Island’s best hidden gems

Jun 27, 2024 121

When it comes to classic Italian cuisine, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Located at 124 107th Ave in Treasure Island, Caruso’s Italian Kitchen serves comfortable classics that are all about that base—that sauce base. “I’m not afraid to say this is my favorite sauce in Tampa,” says owner and chef Alex Nash. The marinara is made fresh, along with the other sauces, every day, garnering a near cult following of diehard fans.

According to Yelp, Caruso’s Italian Kitchen is voted the best Italian restaurant on Treasure Island. Notable crowd-pleasers include the arancini with vodka sauce, spaghetti, and meatballs, shrimp and scallops flambeed with limoncello liquor, and decadent cioppino, which includes shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, and clams served in a tomato broth.

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