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Caffe Italia

10277 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578-7411
+1 813-374-9917
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (8 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
“bring your own” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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10277 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578-7411
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Of you are looking beyond chains, this is the place to go. Love and care go into the entrees and if you go with a small group the pasta and veggies are family style!!! The stuffed pork is phenomonal and is more like a mini...More

Thank Vic150
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very good large portions authentic Italian food. Service was great and the chef came to greet us, It is a nice quiet reasonable prices. Try it and you will like it.

Thank Rosalie211
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I had the ravioli with vodka sauce. Way too much sauce swimming in it. Ravioli was average at best. My son had chicken with artichokes white wine sauce. You get a bowl of veggies with some dinners. Wish they just did simple side salad with...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Wonderful-phenomenal Italian cuisine. The atmosphere is casual. People talked between tables. Made me feel like we came into the chefs home. Huge, HUGE portions. Can get children's portions as well as family portions. They gave us extra dishes to try. I actually hate to...More

Thank lisaaanders
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We have followed Franco and his fabulous cooking since it was "The Laughing Cat" in Ybor City. No frills, hole-in-the-wall eatery. What you CAN expect is mouthwatering, lick-your-plate deliciousness!!! It's the reason we keep coming back and bringing new patrons! 'Don't judge the book (cook,...More

Thank JeanieTravelAddict
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Having lived in Italy and spoiled by great Italian food, have found it rare to find the real deal in Florida. Many claim but fail to deliver. This little "hole in the wall" (I say with affection) is a gem. The specials were delightful and...More

1  Thank scoopC5
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is our favorite Italian restaurant Been here many times and never a let down Frankos the chef and owner. Small place so best to make reservations as this place is crowded. Franko will make anything you want if he has all the ingredients You...More

2  Thank Rockf59
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I'm willing to overlook zero atmosphere for outstanding food, but I find the dishes good at best, (with some being not-so-good), service not attentive enough for such a small place, and atmosphere almost unpleasant. The owner/chef is like a mad scientist and I don't doubt...More

Thank DiningInFlorida
Reviewed 10 March 2017

All homemade sauce and pasta. It isn't any more expensive than other restaurants in the area. It gets busy on weekends.

1  Thank robertbD8944UQ
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Hubby got Lasagna and I got Linguini Malafemmina (again)!!! Still magnificent! Love the bread, the meals, the friendly & cozy atmosphere. It was crazy busy on a Tuesday evening. We love going there whenever we're in town! Thank you Franco & Chris!

2  Thank JeanieTravelAddict
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Questions & Answers
Pentti S
18 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tinkerbell1391 | Reviewed this property |
Its a very small restaurant. Honestly I dont think your pooch would be comfortable. I wouldn't recommend bring a dog small or otherwise. There is not an outside area either.
Pentti S
18 December 2014|
Response from Janice L | Reviewed this property |
To answer your question, they are not a pet friendly restaurant, however you may want to call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10277 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578-7411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Riverview
  • Phone Number: +1 813-374-9917
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