236 E Davis Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Davis Islands
Joe DeBartolo has pizza in his blood. In spring 2016 he opened Oggi Italian Street Food at the former site of the Yeoman's Road Pub. It bears a family resemblance to his former Pietopia: housemade moz, no GMOs, care in product sourcing (cane-sugar sodas, Bell & Evans naturally raised chickens). But like so many of the restaurants on Davis Islands' main drag, it also feels like a sweet neighborhood mom-and-pop, one that would be equally at home on a windy side street in Sicily. The alleyway is filled with charming small tables illuminated by tiny white lights, a funky welded chrome archway and railings setting off the inviting front porch. It's got real character, something magnified by a staff of Italian-accented waiters with the authentic balance of insouciance and helpfulness. By and large, the food is good. It's a short menu: antipasti, an array of roasted chicken options, a handful of hearty pastas and some truly excellent cannoli (which you can have rolled in a variety of toppings like toasted coconut or shaved almonds). Prices are a tad high, but considering the quality of ingredients, they seem fair-minded. Location also at: 214 E Bearss Ave., Tampa (813) 908-7778.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
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