Tampa >Pelagia Trattoria Restaurant
FANTASTIC!!!. I was visiting my boyfriend for his birthday weekend and wanted to take him out to a great dinner. We're used to northeast cities and having our choice of restaurants, so we don't really know where to go in Tampa, but Citysearch didn't let us down! Man, we trusted the previous ppl who reviewed and they were right on the money!! This place was phenomenal. It's just as expensive as many other restaurants, only here, it's worth every penny. We pretty much ordered the works - wine, appetizer, entree and dessert. Loved all of it! I had ravioli stuffed with pork, spinach and ricotta, etc...very tasty and original. My bf had the porkchop and said it was cooked perfectly and beyond juicy. Also, let me say that the place is so cool and modern - I adore restaurants that have some sort of design flair to them and not just the regular interior. My only teeny, tiny suggestion would be for them to dim the lights. It was a little bright to be truly romantic, but that aside - this was easily one of the best meals I've EVER had. Buon appetite! :)
Fresh Tastes Best. Such great food - all made from scratch - in such a bright, cheerful and charming setting. Whether in the mood for a light bite (homemade soups, thin crust oven baked pizza) or more hearty fare (freshly made pastas, outstanding seafood etc.) this is the place to go. Each dish is presented perfectly but it is the flavors that really captivate. Fresh is best and the chef knows how to bring those out - not hide or bury them with - by adding the right ingredients, the correct seasonings and cooking it perfectly. This is a restaurant that can truly please everyone.
Great Authentic Italian Food. We had friends staying at the Tampa Renaissance and met up with them for dinner at the restaurant. My initial thought was that the restaurant was going to be your typical hotel restaurant w/ what I refer to as "generic" food. Well, I now want to assure you that this is NOT YOUR TYPICAL HOTEL RESTAURANT. The food was absolutely fantastic! The restaurant has a Mediterranean/Italian flare. I have been to Italy where I came to realize that authentic Italian food and American Italian food are actually a bit different. This restaurant has authentic Italian food - their tiramasu was to die for, it actually came in a bowl and had more of a custard consistancy- as it had in Italy. We had their shrimp appetizer as well as some type of tomoto mozzerella baguette - both delicious. I was extremely impressed with this restaurant and only hope that others will look past that fact that it's associated with a hotel and realize how great their food actually is.
Zagat was Right!.
Great Food! We loved this restaurant the shrimp appitizer was wonderful!
We found this restaurant on Zagat which is our restaurant bible and sure enough they were right on about the food and service.
The design of the restaurant was very contemporary and I just wonder were they found the very cool lighting fixtures.
Great Food and Service.
We at the mall shopping and found this gem of a restaurant and the food was great!
We sat outside and just loved the food and service at the restaurant.
Be sure to try the deserts they are wonderful!
Amazing food and decor!. This restaurant is beautiful and have a great twist on Italian food. I love there marinated lamp chops and garlic shrimp! They have seperate menus for lunch and dinner. Both menus are exceptional! This is a very lively and well rounded restaurant. Its great for all ocassions!
Good Greek. Lots of greek flavor. Love the atmosphere very nice place to dine and nice staff ! would recommend to a friend
Cusine & Attention to Detail. Pelagia is incredible! It does not matter what you order you are going to get the best meal you have ever eaten. From the outstanding selection of olives that are flown in directly from Italy to the sinful desserts, it is heaven in your mouth. The staff is very accomodating and you will never leave unhappy.
This swanky hotel eatery has raised the bar for Tampa restaurants..
The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza's 152-seat ground-floor restaurant is dazzlingly delicious eye-candy--the decor, the staff and diverse clientele. Hand-glazed tiles, custom ironwork and bright, jewel-colored blown-glass pendant lamps lend a sophisticated Mediterranean ambience to the soaring space, with a luxuriant, open-air courtyard and a demonstration kitchen to add drama.
The bold Mediterranean palate in the dining room is echoed in Chef Fabrizio Schenardi's lush cuisine. At breakfast, this means lemon souffle pancakes; at lunch, crunchy fried olives stuffed with three meats or sultry pinot grigio-braised mussels; and for dinner, the stylish crowd raves about the cinnamon- and juniper berry-marinated quail and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb with fig-merlot sauce.
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