DeVito’s, coming to downtown Tampa, will embrace Italian classics

Jan 31, 2020 249

BY: Meaghan Habuda

Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge owner James DeVito is going back to basics with his next downtown Tampa restaurant: DeVito’s Italian Specialties. Debuting in February, the sophisticated full-service newcomer at 200 N Tampa St. will serve a menu of classic Italian cuisine, with a focus on guest interaction.

“What I enjoy most about owning restaurants is the intimacy and the relationships with the clientele. I want to get back to those roots and one-on-one personal connections with our patrons,” DeVito said in a news release. DeVito opened the first Taps location at Ashley Drive and Polk Street in 2008, growing the brand through the launch of five other outposts. All but the original were eventually sold.

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