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Tampa Area-Italian Bakery/Deli's

djdog Jan 7, 2009 09:02 AM

My wife is a New Jersey native and used to the authentic Italian bakeries/deli's that she had back home. Does any place like this exist in the Tampa/St. Pete areas? Thank you in advance for any help!

  1. Delucacheesemonger Jan 9, 2009 08:10 AM

    Great bakery on St Pete beach that has the best bread in florida, along with other Italian items.

    1. fdobbs1 Jan 7, 2009 01:11 PM

      Castellano and Pizzo on Henderson in Tampa is also good but Mazarro's is definitely what you are looking for.

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      1. re: fdobbs1
        TampaPete Jan 9, 2009 06:02 AM

        Has C&P changed ownership?
        The last time I was there it felt different, hard to explain, but different, and not in a good way.
        Maybe it was just me, or they were having a bad week.


      2. rhnault Jan 7, 2009 09:06 AM

        Mazzaro's in St Pete. Just off the 22nd Ave N exit. If you search under Fl on this board you will find recommendations.

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        1. re: rhnault
          RibDog Jan 7, 2009 12:55 PM

          Ditto on Mazzaro's. In fact, I will be there on Friday morning getting some goodies!


          1. re: rhnault
            laboheme Jan 9, 2009 07:45 AM

            I couldn't agree with you more...Mazzaro's is the best for good italian deli, fresh pasta and great bread. Gelato is not too shabby either!

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