Traditional. Handmade. Authentic. Just a few words to describe our inspired and imaginative Italian fare. It's food that takes you home.
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Central to our vision, we have house cured salumi, fresh handmade pasta, and Neapolitan pizza cooked at 900 degrees in our Italian-made Acunto pizza oven. Much care is put into our food, it’s a daily ritual for us. So stop in for lunch or dinner!
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Recommended Ratings & Reviews
Highly recommend this spot for brunch!
Ava is one of the best Italian restaurants in Tampa! Definitely a great place to bring a date to in Tampa
A great combination of service, atmosphere, and food. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Restaurant can get pretty loud when busy.
Great service & authentic Italian food. The cavatelli was AMAZING!
Pros: Outdoor seating in the heart of SoHo
Cons: The throngs of college kids on Sundays doing bottomless
Phenomenal pastas and pizzas, and a great atmosphere in a wonderful bar. $5 drinks at Happy Hour doesn't hurt either :)
Pros: Location, food, atmosphere. Can't really ask more for a slightly-upscale joint in Tampa's trendiest neighborhood.
Cons: Can be a bit of a pain to park, probably best to just valet.
Had a birthday dinner there over the weekend. The unique drinks are impressive, like crown royal that's been steeped with italian cherries and served straight over a large ice sphere. Well priced and very tasty. Bruschetta was to die for and the sirloin was tender and delicious.