Best Italian Restaurants

Best Italian Restaurants in Ybor, Tampa, Carrollwood, Town N’ Country, Temple Terrace & Other Neighborhoods

Carmine’s Ybor has been an institution in Ybor for generations and continues to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. But, don’t let the name fool you. They can offer an assortment of flavors. By blending the best cuisines offered in Ybor City, Carmine’s is a well-known Spanish, Italian and Cuban restaurant with the best Cuban sandwich in Tampa Bay, and our deviled crab is infamous in the Southeast!

Carmine’s Menu

With our extensive menu that offers lighter fares at lunch and heartier dinner dishes in the evening, you will certainly find a dish for every taste. Popular Italian offerings include:

  • Linguine & Clams
  • Pasta Aglio E Olio
  • Grilled Italian Sausage
  • Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken

These dishes have made us one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Tampa. For a more Spanish taste, try our Bistec de Palomilla or Crab Enchilada. And, if you are in the mood for Cuban, order the best Cuban sandwich around or opt for the Cuban Roast Pork.

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Carmine’s Event Space

In addition to being one of the best Italian restaurants in Tampa, we offer four event spaces available for rent. Carmine’s On-Top is large enough to accommodate up to 150 guests and features a DJ booth and balcony. The Market on 7th has more of a sports bar ambiance, offers multiple flat-screen televisions, and can hold up to 125 guests. Carmine’s Patio Bar is a venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests and has a beach bar feel. For a more intimate occasion, Carmine’s Semi-Private room can hold up to 40 of your closest friends.

The event space can be catered with food from our event menu. For a larger event, you may wish to offer a buffet-style dinner with chicken or pork and vegetables. For a smaller group in our semi-private room, family-style dining may be your best option. There are two menus available. Ybor Flavors consists of Cuban chicken, pork and vegetables, and the Italian Festival offers chicken, pasta, meatballs, and sausage.

If you are in Ybor, Tampa, Town N’ Country, Carrollwood, Temple Terrace, or any of the surrounding neighborhoods and want some of the best Italian food in the area, contact us now or stop by the restaurant today to see why we are considered one of the best Italian restaurants in the area!


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