You don't have to travel to Italy to get a true taste of the culture because VIVA Napoli in South Tampa brings authentic Italian cuisine to Tampa, saving you travel time and expenses with Southern Italian pizza, salads, pasta, and desserts; even the wine and beer are imported from Southern Italy!

VIVA Napoli's Story and Cuisine

Thanks to VIVA Napoli's owner, Simona Sarpa, you can enjoy the flavors and traditional recipes of Southern Italy without having to cross seas. When Sarpa moved to Tampa, she brought along a slice of her home in Napoli, and her restaurant Viva Napoli definitely brings authentic Italian Cuisine to Tampa. One thing setting VIVA Napoli apart from the many other Italian restaurants in Tampa is their focus on Neapolitan-style cuisine and preparing true Southern Italian meals.

Sarpa says that their Scaloppine di vitello alla Pizzaiola, Margherita pizza, Trittico di Gnocchi, and homemade Tiramisu are staples of authentic Italian cuisine you can experience firsthand at VIVA Napoli. Made from recipes that have been passed down for generations, they are also the restaurant's most popular dishes, so if you're overwhelmed by VIVA Napoli's extensive menu, ordering one of Sarpa's recommendations is a safe and savory bet. In addition to the cuisine, Sarpa also modeled her restaurant's kitchen after the one in her grandparent's restaurant in Italy.

Tampa's VIVA Napoli brings you authentic Italian cuisine from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as they serve delectable dishes originating from Southern Italy in addition to imported wine and beer. Head over here to wind down after a long day and relish spectacular Italian flavors that will transport you from Tampa to the Southern coast of Italy.

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Cover photo courtesy of VIVA Napoli