Joe and Son's Olive Oils brings Italy to Tampa

May 25, 2022 187

BY: James Tully

Italian families many times are bonded over a passion and love of food. Recipes are passed down from generations, and the apple doesn’t fall very from the tree right down the street here either. There's a little slice of Italy in South Tampa at Joe and Son's Olive Oils.

"The original Joe and Son’s market or grocery store started in Ybor City in 1938 by my great grandfather and his son and my grandparents took it over," Andrea Messina, owner of Joe and Son's, said. "When they retired in the late 70s they shuttered the doors."

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