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Jan 7, 2009 09:02 AM

Tampa Area-Italian Bakery/Deli's

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!

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  1. 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

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


      1. re: rhnault

        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!

      2. 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

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