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Must-Try New Restaurants in Tampa



new restaurants to visit in Tampa

The Tampa restaurant scene is blowing up right now, and not just because of the MICHELIN Stars. There are a slew of new restaurants you need to try in the city. Here’s a collection of a few debuts that have opened over the last few months.

Crispy clams and fries at Leon Lobstah

Leon’s Lobstah Shack 5314 Interbay Blvd

Leon’s menu features hot and cold lobster rolls, lobster bisque, a lobster taco with mango salsa and housemade red chili sauce, and lobster grilled cheese. Other items beyond lobster include shrimp tacos, citrus chicken salad, a grouper po boy, smash burgers, and loaded hot dogs. Crispy clam and whole belly clam baskets are also featured on the menu.

Rain Bistro 2592 E Bearss Ave

This new hot spot offers Asian cuisine such as fried chicken, fried rice, and ramen noodles. Diners can also enjoy a wide range of boba milk tea flavors.

Rakki Seminole Heights 6705 N Florida Avenue

This new restaurant is dishing out delicacies such as Tokyo Oysters, Smoked Brisket Bao, and Pork Belly Hand Roll. More must-try menu items include their variety of gyozas (lamb, ginger, Chinese 5 spices, parmesan, scallions & yogurt-lemon-cumin), truffle mac and cheese ramen, mushroom hand roll, birria bao, and ginger soy honey chicken wings. A basque-style grandma cheesecake is also on their dessert menu.

Roong Aroon Thai Cafe 24436 Florida 54

This restaurant has earned rave reviews for its pineapple fried rice, Tom Kha Soup, and minced pork omelet on rice. Visitors will fall in love with the floral accents on the walls and the intimate vibe.

Ten Rooms Ybor City 1536 E 7th Ave

Set in a registered landmark building dating back to 1891, Ten Rooms reimagines the storied space into a bright, modern venue. It features an upscale restaurant, two bars, a retail shop, and a café, honoring the past while setting a new standard of hospitality for the Tampa Bay area. This 5,000-square-foot “third place” will bring people together for connection and community, whether that’s indulging in a five-star dinner, grabbing a quick lunch or happy hour with coworkers, or picking up sundry items from the curated, locally driven shop.

Spaccola Napoli Italian Restaurant 12913 N Dale Mabry Hwy

The centerpiece of Spacca Napoli’s kitchen is a large, artisan-crafted Italian brick oven, built in Italy using the renowned biscotto di Sorrento stone. This oven is pivotal in achieving the perfect Neapolitan-style pizza. The dough is meticulously leavened for 48 hours, resulting in pizzas with a soft crust and beautifully airy pockets that provide a delightful crunch.

Buchette Spritz Bar 236 E Davis Blvd

Oggi Italian is one of the most charming restaurants in Tampa, and they’ve just debuted a new spinoff spot called Buchette Spritz Bar. Enjoy fine drinks for a delightful window on Davis Islands at “Welcome to our modern Buchette Del Vino, where tradition meets innovation in the world of wine,” wrote the owners when announcing the new venture.

Champagne Porch 1910 N Ola Ave

The drink menu includes 8 cocktails, 3 seltzers (with whiskey, tequila, and vodka options), plus Barriehaus’s Export Lager and Miller High Life. These cocktails include a classic French 75, the Bambino (Pimms, China Chin, Soda), Aperol and Limoncello Spritz, and Bella Sbagliato (Lillet Blanc, Framboise, Lavender Bitters).

Ash 420 S Nebraska Ave

Encompassing 2,400 square feet of indoor dining space with an additional 1,000 square feet of outdoor dining space, Ash adds to the robust dining scene on Water Street.

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