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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Tampa

Updated: March 13, 2021

Looking for the finest Italian food in Tampa? We created the ultimate list of the best Italian restaurants by analyzing the top restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Find everything you need to know about the best Italian restaurants below.

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Rocca

Italian
Tampa, Tampa Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Matteo Trattoria & Pizzeria

Italian
Tampa, Palma Ceia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Viva Napoli

Italian
Tampa, Virginia Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

Italian
Tampa, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Italian
Tampa, West Shore Palms
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ava

Italian
Tampa, Parkland Estates
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Pizza
Tampa, West Shore Palms
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

ABC Pizza House

Pizza
Tampa, Wellswood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

California Pizza Kitchen at International Plaza

Pizza
Tampa, Tampa International Airport Area
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Noble Crust

American
Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 266 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated, USA Today and Creative Loafing, 7399 Tampa restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some Feastfox magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Three Best Rated - Best Italian Restaurants in Tampa, USA Today - Best Pizza in Tampa and Creative Loafing - 25 essential pizza restaurants in Tampa Bay you should’ve tried by now. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since Feastfox gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to rabbit with sausage


    Experts recommend pairing a rabbit with sausage with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

Fun facts

  • A fast eater

    In 2014, Marc Owens became the proud world-record holder for eating the most cannoli by having 34 in one sitting.

Parking info

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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