Homemade sauces for pastas, plus pizza, sandwiches, desserts.
Coffee, pastries, olives, pizzas.
Whatever your favorite Italian dish is, it's likely you'll find a plate of it here, but don't be afraid to venture off from the classics. The restaurant serves a signature dish, the Cavatelli Bada Bing, in a tableside preparation that is a show for the whole dining room. Most of the menu made th …
"Italian" is the kind of description that can get you into trouble, encompassing dozens of cuisines as it does. David Benstock's version is not fancy Northern Italian cream sauces, nor Sicily's big ol' bowls of meatballs. What he's doing is sensible portions at moderate prices (precise …
Hours: 3-10 p.m. Mon., 3-11 p.m. Tues.-Tues.-Wed., 3-midnight Thurs., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 2-8 p.m. Sun.Read a review here.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.
Hours: 5-10 p.m. daily.
Across from Clearwater Mall. Pizzas, subs, vegetarian and gluten free options; bar with liquor, local craft beers, wine.Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
Established nearly a century before the big renaissance of its Ybor City environs, Carmine's blends Italian and Cuban favorites in a spacious and characteristic brick building. A huge front window gives a great view of passersby.
Serving traditional Italian since 1981, Papa Joe's is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up massive portions in a casual atmosphere. It's been a mainstay of diners in Brooksville ever since it opened. It is currently closed due to a recent fire in Jan. of 2014, but will rebuild and reopen.
It's not anything fancy -- a dozen or so tables done up casually, with food display cases anchoring the room. Service is friendly and unfussy; the wine list a handful of unspecified vinos, a few familiar beers. The big coal oven is unobtrusive, but it's the source of exactly half of the exciteme …
Opened early in 2013, Pensare feels like it has been around all along with its wide wraparound patio and pretty wood floors. Longtime chef Ciro Mancini fans have found their way here, and new fans are being courted. Mancini has brought Italian servers with him from other projects and essentially …
Don't take for granted the word "homemade' on the menu here. The crusty Italian bread? Made there. The semolina pasta? You might hear them rolling it out. And the tiramisu might have been recently layered by the person that hands it over to you. Live entertainment Thurs.-Sat.Read the full review.
Southern Italian and proud of it, Carmine Cervelli doesn't shrink from tomato sauce. Whether enriched with clams and sea urchin or plain tomato-tomato, he ladles it on heavily. There's a meaty selection of antipasto, squid-ink pasta, homemade mozzarella, fresh fish and taverna charm.