Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano
I am very picky when it comes to Italian food. . .probably because I am used to the Italian food my family prepared was made from scratch. Everything from the pasta dough, to the sauce, to the pasta fillings, to the bread, pizza. . .it was homemade. So when people say they love the Olive Garden or other want-to-be Italian dining I think - it’s pretty good but it's not my family's food!
Last week my BFF and I stumbled upon a real gem in Italian restuarants - Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano! I love that the servers are so educated on each dish as well as on top of every need. The food was outstanding the chef (also the owner) usually comes out to chat with guests which says “I am proud of the food I create.”
Everything from the bread with their garlic spread, to the salad to the main course - I had their amazing cheese ravioli in a vodka sauce and tirimisu for desert - absolutely to die for!
If you are ever in the Tampa Bay area - this is a must try! As my family would say - MANGIA!