Dining Spotlight

Tampa Foodie Scene

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Tampa Foodies can find new restaurants from downtown to Davis Islands, let’s eat!

Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar: Located inside The Westin Tampa Waterside, the renovated lobby level bistro 725 South has morphed into a sophisticated eatery featuring
sea-inspired cuisine (grouper sandwich, lobster roll) and craft cocktails including a killer watermelon martini. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a private dining room, this chic restaurant is the place to be.725 S. Harbor Island Blvd. westintampawaterside.com/restaurants-in-tampa

Tampa Foodie Sene On The Rise

The C House: The Creators are purveyors of fine champagne, charcuterie, cheesecake and other consciously-curated goods. An official opening date is still TBD, and this foodie haven promises the highly anticipated additions of Casita Taqueria, Bodega, The Wine Bar Cafe and Twisted Sun Rum Company. A new neighborhood soon to rise. 6005 N. Florida Ave. thechouse.com

Newest Tampa Italian Destination

Osteria Natalina: Tampa’s newest Italian destination will open its doors in the summer of 2018! Dubbed a season 5 fan favorite on Bravo’s hit series “Top Chef,” Fabio Viviani will be one of the newes thigh-profile chefs to join Tampa’s food scene. Since his Top Chef debut, the celebrity has appeared on other television programs including Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show and The Chew.

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Chef of the 9,300 square foot street-level retail space in downtown Tampa’s newest high-rise – Nine15, Osteria’s location in this luxury development is a prime spot . It’s not a brandnew concept, however, as its original located is in the Delta terminal of Los Angeles Airport. The new Tampa location will have an extensive menu with possible Italian dishes ranging from smoked aioli and gnocchi to a variety of upscale pizzas. The bar will feature craft cocktails from notable mixologist Ro Patel along with an outdoor space available for hosting live music and DJs. osterianatalina.com

More Popular Tampa Foodie Selections

GrillSmith: This popular regional American restaurant has been known for both its casual sophistication and grilled seafood and meats. At one time they had six restaurants. The new one is located at 612 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Its wood-fired dishes is sure to draw patrons from both sides of the bridge. The chicken Milanese and spicy Thai shrimp will be on the menu as well as seasonal riffs and other delights including brunch and a prix-fixe 3-course meal for $16. grillsmith.com

The Lure: Beloved downtown restaurant brings its “allure”, to Tampa‘s Mac Dill Ave. Don’t miss the blackened albacore on a bed of Asian greens and topped with black caviar or the Lava Drops, individually rolled nori and rice balls stuffed with spicy crab and cream cheese, tempura battered and fried, then topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Of the specialty rolls, go for The Hollister with lobster, spicy kani salad, crawfish and cucumber, tempura style, then topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. theluretampa.com

Platt Street Borough: Good food, quirky murals, a game room (Skeeball and darts), intimate seating and a backlit bar make this a fun hang-out. Formerly the popular Rack, you can nibble on braised beef short ribs, ahi tuna tataki, jumbo lump crab cakes and fresh cookies daily. plattstreetborough.com

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