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 193...

Deep in the heart of Ballast Point stands a small, unassuming cottage. From the outside, the building looks like an old family home. On the inside, however, hand-spun cheeses and flame throwing chefs mark it as anything but. For the past three years, Antonio Casamento has quietly entertained Tampa’s most sophisticated palates from behind these wall...

It’s time to celebrate with the Italian Club of Tampa in Historic Ybor City. The organization announced the spirited showcase known as Wine Fest of Italy will take place on April 24 at The Italian Club of Tampa (1731 E 7th Avenue). Wine Fest will represent Italy’s vast wine regions. A selection of wines from California’s regions will also be availa...

Cena, in Italian, means dinner or the evening meal, which is an appropriate name for a restaurant that features the creatively prepared cuisine of Italy and is open only for dinner. Located in the Grand Central at Kennedy complex in the hip Channel District of Tampa, Cena, led by its Executive Chef-Owner Michael Buttacavoli has developed a reputati...

It’s basically summer year-round in Tampa, so we can never have too many spot for frozen treats. That’s why we are so ready to experience Amorino, an authentic Italian Gelato shop that’s now open at the International Plaza in Tampa. Created in 2002 by two childhood friends, Amorino delights connoisseurs around the world with its finest quality gela...

Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 5:30 PM – Sun, Feb 6, 2022, 6:00 PM EST. Sons of Italy Lodge, 3315 West Lemon Street, Tampa, FL. Have you ever visited a “Piazza”? In Italy, a PIAZZA is the downtown meeting hub for people, a place to go for shopping, taking a stroll, having a snack at a café, for seeing and being seen. With Italy Expo 2022, the Italian piazza is...

Chef Fabio Viviani is headed to the ‘burg — again. When news broke in 2019 that the celebrity chef and Top Chef contestant was planning a restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg, it created a big buzz. At the time, Viviani was involved in several notable Tampa spots, including the celebrated Osteria Bar + Kitchen and the Latin-inspired Mole y Abuela....

Recently, at a soft reopening party for Timpano in Hyde Park, the dining room was packed with guests, many of them familiar faces. Some were teenagers when they first visited the Italian restaurant with their parents, and recalled graduation dinners and family celebrations. Others were regulars up until the day the restaurant closed its doors. But...

Oronzo, a pioneer in fast-casual Italian dining, announces the grand opening of its second location in the new Midtown development of Tampa. Located at 1120 Gramercy Lane D-200, the restaurant will open to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Oronzo is collaboration of Dan Bavaro, owner of Bavaro's, which introduced Neapolitan-style pizza to the city...

Casa Santo Stefano is the newest member to the Columbia Restaurant family located in Ybor. Guests can enjoy authentic Ybor Sicilian food in what used to be a macaroni factory is the early 1900s. "Ybor Sicilian is basically...Sicilian food but with an American flair," said Alessio Selleri, executive chef for the restaurant. Casa Santo Stefano import...