Tasty Venues Italian Bistro
Tasty Venues was established to share beautiful food and beautiful goods related to food in recognition of the connections we create around the shared table.
Please be advised that we do not have a children's menu, high chairs, or booster seats. In consideration of our guests who prefer an intimate/romantic/quiet conversation dining experience, children under the age of 6 will not be seated after 4 p.m. because our small size precludes the ability to adequately accommodate them.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
If you have ever been to Italy then you will know that this is the real deal! IT IS NOT AMERICAN ITALIAN, so don't go here looking for spaghetti and meatballs.
The staff is always friendly and helpful and the food is amazing!! We love the small, quiet atmosphere and not feeling rushed. The food is spaced out nicely with room to breathe between courses. This place is a gem!!
Quaint, charming, warm and welcoming - and delicious food! Very clean with good COVID protocols in place - tables nicely distanced, masks worn, hand sanitizer at entrance.
Incredible experience all the way around! Perfect evening to celebrate a girls birthday
Tasty Venues was amazing. At first I thought it was a gift shop with counter service. Then we were seated at the sporadically spaced tables. And proceeded to have an amazing meal. Loved it can’t wait to go back.
Our meals were excellent. Really enjoyed speaking Chef Cinzia. We will be back.
Our first time trying this quaint little bistro and we were very pleased. The food was very tasty, reasonably priced and made to order. The chef even paired a wine with our food and we were doubly impressed at the great choice and reasonable price! It was an enjoyable evening.
Ambience perfect. Excellent cuisine; Italian favorites with a creative twist. Very professional staff; made you comfortable immediately in that environment. Will definitely visit again!
Tasty Venue was a delightful experience from the time we entered until the time we left. Five stars in all categories. It is the closest thing to dinner in Sorrento Italy that can be found in Brandon Florida.
We finally made it to this hidden gem in the Brandon/Valrico area and it was an incredible experience! We went with another couple and the atmosphere was such that you felt as though you were dining in someone’s home and being fed by a personal chef!
The restaurant is quaint and our favorite part was that it was Quiet! It is nearly impossible to find a restaurant that you can actually hear above the noise level anymore!
We were served by Deborah who was lovely. The Prosecco was delicious. I’m told the red wine was delicious. We started with the meat and cheese board appetizer which was so tasty! Next came a small salad that we weren’t expecting and the dressing was so good!
I ordered a special. It was swordfish over homemade linguine this was made with a white wine garlic sauce that was just perfect. When I told the Chef that I typically enjoyed shrimp with this sort of dish, she generously added several pieces on top of the linguine! The pasta is homemade and to die for!
Other items ordered were fettuccine bolognese, which I tasted and I will definitely be ordering next time. The other two dinners ordered were veal dishes and were thoroughly enjoyed by my husband and my girlfriend. Our final treat was a tray of cream puffs drizzled with chocolate and lightly dusted with Christmas colored sprinkles. They were light and refreshing and the perfect way to end this meal.
I can not say enough good things about this restaurant! The Chef herself visited our table several times throughout the evening and she was delightful! Her background is quite interesting, make sure to read the menu before she comes to your table so you can chat with her!
We will definitely become regulars at this lovely establishment. It is my new favorite restaurant and I’m so happy to have something so special in our area!
We love the intimate atmosphere and the food is well prepared and delicious. The charcuterie board is phenomenal.
There is only one chef preparing meals one at a time so be prepared yo wait, especially if there is a large party present. The wait staff is very nice but overwhelmed if many tables occupied.
We will return.
Fantastic in every way! Highly recommended!
Loved everything about this quaint place. Such a great place to share a meal with friends.
Outstanding dining experience. Something on the menu for everyone along with a great wine selection. We’re looking forward to our next visit.
Great for a date night! Loved the food, wine, and atmosphere.
This was our second visit. Everything was just as wonderful as our first time. We brought different t friends and they loved their food, atmosphere and service as well. I like that we can talk and hear each other as we enjoy our delicious food. We will return. I want the opportunity to try every dish Chef prepares.
Wow-what a delicious local find! We had no idea this fabulous authentic Italian restaurant was so nearby. From our warm and friendly greeting and the intimate cozy atmosphere, we felt as if we were in an Italian family home. When you are planning your return trip whilst still eating your current meal you know you are on to a good thing!
A hidden Gem. You’re greeted by a friendly owner, who also happens to be the chef. There aren’t many seats but, this restaurant brought me right back to Italy. It’s a warm friendly place with outrageous food. If you’ve every been to Italy, and dined in some of the nice restaurants in Rome you have to try this place! We will be visiting again and again.
Love this place! Going back for sure!
Chef Cinzia and staff are the best!! Excellent, Italian food . They create excellent options for my vegan wife. A must try!!
Everything was wonderful about our visit. It was a slow night because of the rain & Covid so Chef Cinzia came out to greet us & helped us pick out a bottle of wine (selection is quite large) after she asked about what we liked & our price range. We always learn something new about Italian cooking when we go. It is better than what we have experienced in some restaurants in Italy. I was excited about doing some shopping for the products on display in the store & they politely & rightfully reminded me to put on my mask when I was not seated. Felt very safe.
Our favorite romantic dinner! True Italian cooking, creative, fresh, different than normal chain Italian restaurants. The veal scallopine was awesome. Always delicious, unhurried, with quiet jazz in the background. A tad expensive, but unparallelled made to order dinner.
Chef Cinzia's food is simply amazing. They also constantly add new products to the store. I always seem to leave with leftovers and a full shopping bag.
Once again, a fantastic meal from chef Cinzia. I actually took another meal home for the next day! We felt totally comfortable and they have arranged the bistro so that social distancing is possible.
This was our second dinner visit and it was just as fabulous as the first! This restaurant is a treasure chest full of great food, wine, and ambience. We will be back again.
Owners took great care of us
Dined many times. Excellent service, delicious food.
The chef came out to say hello. This restaurant is a true gem. You feel as though the food is made just for you.
A bit expensive for a week day lunch but I think it’s worth it.
My husband and I went to Tasty Venues for the first time for our anniversary. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious! Highly recommend, we’ll definitely be going back!
What a diamond in the rough.. found this amazing unique place and was thrilled.
Our second visit, brought some friends this time. We all really enjoyed the charming atmosphere and the delicious food.
My first visit to this lovely bistro was with a friend. The Italian cuisine is delicious and leaves you planning for your next visit. The second visit was with my husband for our anniversary. He too loved the experience. They have a small gift shop next to the dinner area where you will find unusual gifts. Highly recommend!
Disappointed service from the moment we were greeted....
They say service can make or break you. To say it bluntly our service SUCKED. We were shocked at how little attention was given us. We felt rushed for drinks when we were seated then made to wait long periods of time with out any returns to fill wine. Our waitress, never told us her name, never asked had we been here before, horrible at recommendations, realized after cleaning the table did not offer water, was truly the downfall and reason why we will never go back. Even the way she handled the check was ridiculous. We were not alone in the waiting game, others around us waited way to long for their check...it's as if we were the forgotten in a dining room of 20 people.
The menu was inviting. You get 2 stars because the soup was served piping hot. The entree was not and the rabbit was over cooked.
We had a beautiful dinner where all four of each ordered something different but all loved our meals. The restaurant was quiet with lovely background music that played but didn't interfere in our conversation.
Excellent food, ambience and service
Outstanding find in Tampa! We happened upon this place while looking for dinner on our first ever visit to Tampa. This was an exceptional experience, with a personalized visit and lovely wine recommendation from the chef herself. It's a small place and appears to be very popular, so book early, be a little patient and enjoy! Italia in Florida!
Excellent service. The chef came over and took our order.
The food is freshly made and delicious. This is true Italian cooking as though you were at a bistro in a small Italian town. We can’t wait to go back. Try it? You will love it!
Everything was amazing! The best pasta I ever have! I will be back for sure. ❤️
You feel like at home with gourmet food. The place is a work of love in every details. From the food, the products and the decoration. The owner and the service are amazing.
Food is made to order, so it will be a dining experience. The food was really good.
Great little secret. Excellent food and great setting.
Tasty Venues Italian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 381-4999.
Tasty Venues Italian Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.