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#71 of 120 Italian in Tampa
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

You need to go an try a pizza from this location. You will not be disappointed. I arrived in Tampa from South Carolina and fell in love with the pizza at this location.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

Update: Magdalena almost always has several specials available. I had the Chicken Pot Pie today and it was truly delicious. The best chicken pot pie I've ever had. I dunno if she makes the crust herself, but it is soooo good! She had several available...today and the other one that looked so good I will try it in the future...Crisp Pork Belly in a Coconut Cream Curry sauce. Yum! I had the Beef Pot Pie yesterday for the first time at lunch time. I cannot really describe how good it was. I over ate ...and I only ate half of it. I hadn't planned on eating that much, but it was hard to stop myself. Then I did the same thing for a late night dinner. I will definitely be ordering that again! But it's one more reason why I've never been able to even try their pizza. Everything is so good I can never get to the pizza! The REAL DEAL! Everything is homemade. The "sauce" is incredible! Meatballs full of garlic and all the good stuff. Delicious garlic knots. Guy is from New Jersey....his father had a place there for 40 years...his brother runs it now. And we are so blessed to have part of the family here in Tampa now. Magdalena, his wife, is a sweetheart and an incredible cook also! Tampa has no other truly authentic, reasonably priced Italian food like this. I have not had a bad meal here. The deserts are wonderful too! Magdalena makes most of the them herself. Delicious moist Carrot Cake, best brownies I've ever had, and a lot more selections. Oh, and the portions are huge. Yum!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

We are always in search of a good pizza spot. This restaurant was a bit of a drive for us but was worth the trip! The interior was nice - it was small with eclectic decorations and had the local, hole-in-the-wall, local pizza shop feel....The service was overall good, friendly and helpful, although our food did take a while to come out. The menu had a lot of pizza options. We went with a meat pizza, white pizza and garlic knots, and all were deliciously authentic. I would definitely recommend checking it out!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

My calzone had the BEST cheese ever! You can tell the owners use finest ingredients. Lovely place to eat.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Last night we ordered the Garlic Knots (AMAZING!!!), Caprese Salad (Delightfully Delicious!!!), and a medium Pepperoni Calzone (Fabulous and enough for 3 or 4). Seriously! The owners go to such lengths to give you homemade dinners, using fresh ingredients (some from the vegetable stand next...door). Maggie, the owner, had just made pineapple upside down cake, which was still warm!!! Of course I took home a slice and it was delicious!!! If you haven't tried Magdalena's, check it out. They always have daily special dinners, soups, etc.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Got a pizza awhile ago here and it was decent. Not amazing but it is close to our house so I ordered again tonight. Order placed at 5:30. No pizza by 7(!!) so I tried to call them. I called 16x and line was busy...for a solid 20 minutes. I had already paid over the phone so I had to drive there! Insane right... but the worst part was the owners attitudes. The lady remembered taking my order but they had no explanation for what had happened. They acted like they were doing me a favor by refunding my money. Considering I never received anything, not exactly a favor. I am absolutely floored that they didn't offer me a free pizza, or to rush our order, or a future gift card or well ANYTHING!! And yup the phone is still giving a busy signal now, just checked, even though I told them about it as soon as I got there. SMH some people should not be in the service industry!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

So an excellent experience this evening as this place is firing on all cylinders. Super nice and genuine people with a passion for serving up great meals. In a world with half hearted proprietors These owners understand that no request from customers is unreasonable and...it’s a trait that will set this restaurant apart from all the rest. Tonight we really enjoyed a meat lovers pizza in 18” and an amazing pizza it was. Soft thin crust in the middle with a light and airy crunchy crust. The toppings were fresh and well seasoned. We were given samples of three other dishes that we will soon be returning to get full size versions. We wrapped up the meal with the best flan I’ve ever experienced. After the meal we sat and chatted with the owners and they are Uber friendly. It was good enough that there is a strong possibility we will be back tomorrow to try something different. Don’t just think of this as a pizza joint as we saw chicken pot pie and other comfort foods as daily specials. They even serve curry and Philippino delicacies as well. We saw stuffed shells, spaghetti and meatballs, a delicious butter nut and squash soup, a heaping basket of French fries, and an enormous plate of garlic knots drowning in garlic butter. So much good food options to choose from and the preparation is done right. This is going to be our budget friendly “go to place” for some time to come. Give it a try you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

This establishment was talked about so much on our "Nextdoor" neighborhood site. My husband and I finally ordered a custom pizza. So glad we did. Very crispy crust. Just the right amount of cheese. I special ordered with four ingredients. When I got there, "Magdalena"...the owner suggested I order one of the supremes and just take off one of the items I didn't like and put one on I did and it would be cheaper. Who does that? So was so nice. They have other items. Dinners, curry's, shrimp dishes (which I am now going to try) She said if there is something I would like, NOT on the menu she would try and make it. WHAT? I love this place. We will be going again. SOON.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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