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Customers enjoy an authentic taste of Italy at Café Cibo. The diverse menu offers delectable appetizers such as lightly battered calamari or sautéed mussels and fresh, crisp salads to start the meal. Entrees cover the spectrum of Italian favorites including traditional lasagna, manicotti, chicken cacciatore, savory grilled Italian sausage, hand tossed pizza, and authentic pasta dishes complemented by a select menu of domestic and imported beer and wine. For the sweet tooth, delicious tiramisu and sweet cannoli served with a steaming cup of cappuccino add the finishing touch to an excellent meal. -Vickie Ferguson
If you're looking for a restaurant with elegance and charm, exemplary service, excellent food, uptown chic, and trendy elegance steeped in history, this is the answer to your perfection dreams. Occupying the Old Ybor City Bank building, the outstanding Italian restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes, including pastas, oven-baked pizzas, Crispy Calamari, Roasted Duck, and popular dessert choices including banana crème brulee and cannoli.
Pia's Trattoria is the ideal restaurant for families and friends interested in enjoying an excellent Italian meal. With a relaxing atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious meals made to order, guests can enjoy a nice leisurely time at Pia's without feeling rushed. Start your meal with an order of sautéed calamari and crisp bruschetta, followed by a bowl of fragrant soup or crisp salad. Choose a traditional pasta dish, panini, or fresh mussels sautéed in assorted sauces, and a cool domestic or imported beer to compliment the meal. Save room for a decadent made-from-scratch dessert, accompanied by a flavorful cup of espresso or cappuccino. - Vickie Ferguson
Expect friendly staff and superior service while enjoying generous portions of authentic Italian specialties, at reasonable prices, served at Verducci's Pizzeria and Trattoria. Relax in the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant and choose from an array of traditional entrees created by the owners/chefs while sipping a glass of your favorite wine. Dishes include specialties such as Pollo Marsala, Gnocchi Sorrentina, spaghetti and meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, linguine with white wine and the restaurant's signature multi-layered lasagna. The restaurant has an impressive list of stone baked, hand thrown specialty pizzas, strombolis, calzones and assorted sandwiches along with scrumptious desserts made fresh daily. - Vickie Ferguson
Located at the Shoppes at Cloverplace, Positano's has some mouthwatering Italian delicacies to serve you. It's not just the food that makes this restaurant popular; the attentive, friendly service is just as much of a drawing card. An eatery you can visit with the family, it offers you a vast assortment of scrumptious preparations to gorge on. Whether you're in the mood for wood-fired pizzas, pastas, seafood or some other Italian treat, you are sure to be satisfied. Gnocchi bolognese, stuffed pork chop and chicken marsala are dishes you may want to try. The daily Happy Hour is from 4p to 7p.