I worked there before and after they changed names and menu. The same people still own it, they just changed the name not the management. FYI. All the noodles come in bags, all the stuffed pasta and deserts all come to them frozen. Not much is made fresh. Most of the recipes are actually very good, however, the General Manager/Executive chef went back home to Ft Myers are after we re-opened and now the quality of work and dedication of the other cooks dropped considerably. Most of the other cooks barely speak English. So after months of frustration dealing with incompetent, petty, small minded managers, I basically told them how bad of a job they were doing so the manager Brian Deruzzo fired me for my big mouth..LOL...but it was worth it....I know this sounds like sour grapes, but eff it. They are also highly priced for casual Italian cuisine, so for your money you are better off going to Carrabbas or Romano Macaroni grill (both of which I have friends that work at locations in Tampa Bay). Hell, even Olive Garden would provide better service.If you do go there sit at the bar and ask for Josh or Nick, both will make you feel welcome.
8306 Citrus Park DrTampa, FL 33625
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