Last year showed us new ways to connect, virtually and at a distance, but no matter how far apart we are, one thing still brings us together: good food. Despite a challenging year for the restaurant industry, Tampa Bay never stopped evolving and reimagining itself and has welcomed some incredible new restaurants that are sure to set your tastebuds ablaze.

 

Casa Santo Stefano

Columbia Restaurant Group is bringing you another piece of Tampa Bay history with their new Sicilian concept, Casa Santo Stefano. Immerse yourself in a traditional Sicilian meal inside the former 1925 Ybor City macaroni factory. Experience the craftsmanship and art of the interior design while you divulge into a Nana inspired meal. Every bite is curated to pay homage to the Sicilian, Cuban, and Spanish immigrants who made Tampa and Ybor City such a melting pot of cultures.

Flor Fina

Located in Historic Ybor City at Tampa’s NEWEST boutique hotel, Hotel Haya, an eclectic culinary experience awaits at Flor Fina. This restaurant tells the story of this significant are of Tampa and its history of bringing cultures and people together. Taste the flavors of Latin America, the Mediterranean, and our Gulf Coast with meals from the incredible executive chef, Doug Rodriguez.

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Six

Take in breathtaking views of Downtown and the Tampa Bay waterfront at SIX, the NEW indoor/outdoor lounge located on the sixth floor of the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. Enjoy chef-crafted specialties at this modern American Bistro overlooking the bustling Downtown convention district. At SIX, you will experience luxury dining with excellent dishes inspired by the local cuisine of Tampa Bay.

Murph’s BBQ

BBQ and Being Outdoors. What’s better? Get your barbeque fix and over look the amazing Tampa Bay waterfront with Murph’s BBQ at Sparkman Wharf. This NEW shipping container concept brings you traditional Texas-style brisket, South Carolina hog, Kansas City-inspired chicken and other savory options. Murph’s BBQ will have your mouth watering as soon as you walk up to the new shipping crate.

Photo Credit: Murph's