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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants In Tampa

Updated: October 6, 2021

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Tampa’s best Italian restaurants. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Tampa. Pick one of these Tampa eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Viva Napoli

Italian, $$, Virginia ParkItalian, $$Tampa, Virginia Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$Tampa, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • U-Nation, 2020

    8 Best Pizza Places in Tampa Bay

    U-Nation, 2020
  • USA Today

    Best Pizza in Tampa

    USA Today

Maggiano's Little Italy

Italian, $$, West Shore PalmsItalian, $$Tampa, West Shore Palms
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Italian Restaurants in Tampa

    Three Best Rated

Ava

Italian, $$, Parkland EstatesItalian, $$Tampa, Parkland Estates
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • U-Nation, 2020

    8 Best Pizza Places in Tampa Bay

    U-Nation, 2020
  • Creative Loafing, 2020

    25 essential pizza restaurants in Tampa Bay you should’ve tried by now

    Creative Loafing, 2020

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, West Shore PalmsPizza, $$Tampa, West Shore Palms
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Pizza in Tampa

    USA Today

Noble Crust

American, $$, TampaAmerican, $$Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    25 Tampa Bay brunch spots serving bottomless mimosas this weekend

    Creative Loafing, 2019

California Pizza Kitchen at International Plaza

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

NY Times Square Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, TampaPizza, $$Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Marinas Pizza & Pasta

Pizza, $$, TampaPizza, $$Tampa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza, $$, Palma Ceia WestPizza, $$Tampa, Palma Ceia West
Google: 4.3
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 Creative Loafing and USA Today, 7862 Tampa restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Creative Loafing - 25 Tampa Bay brunch spots serving bottomless mimosas this weekend, 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 boam 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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