Named Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll – Best Italian Restaurant,” Bella’s Italian Cafe is one of the best Italian eateries in Tampa Bay. Their oak-burning stone oven was crafted in Milan, Italy, and cooks at temperatures between 600 and 800 degrees. It adds a distinct flavor to their calzones, pizzas, and roasted dishes. Their renowned pizza dough is made with beer from an original Venetian recipe,,, brushing the dough with olive oil before baking gives the crust an extra light and crispy texture. Guests also enjoy fresh greens and dressings, and tasteful pasta dishes using fresh pasta made daily (spaghetti, fettuccine, ziti, starburst, angel hair, campanelle, ravioli, and lasagna.) For dessert, enjoy classic tiramisu, raspberry creme brulee, and affogato. Enjoy an extensive wine and craft cocktail list, as well as a variety of ales, IPAs, and stouts.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at the outdoor patio.