Take a Culinary Journey at Tasty Venues
because there's more to food than eating

Please register in advance to reserve your place via the calendar or by calling 813-381-4999.


Chef Giorgio Ruggeri

returns for


Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable dinner experience!

Chef Giorgio Ruggeri and his bride, Chef Barbara Firrinceli, will be on honeymoon in the US and have agreed to perform their culinary magic only ONE night at Tasty Venues!

Please register in advance. Seating is very limited.

Wine and beer will be available for purchase with your dinner.

Menu - My Italian Regional Cuisines

Amouse Bouche: Shrimp tartare with black sesame, avocado, and Neapolitan braised ragu

First Course: Tuscan potato gnocchi with butternut squash veils, walnuts, and Chianti sauce

Main Course: Filet mignon in Marsala sauce with poached egg in basil bechamel

Dessert: Baked pear glaced with amaretto sauce, almond flakes, and ricotta mousse

Celebrate Your Special Occasion at Tasty Venues

If you are looking for a place for a group to gather, a celebration, or a meeting, Tasty Venues is a great choice. We have been pleased to host women's groups from A Woman's Life Work, the Red Hat Society, a number of local church groups, and others. We have been delighted to celebrate special birthdays and anniversaries with our guests and have been chosen for a number of bridal showers and pre-wedding events. You're welcome to bring your bridge club, book club, crafts club, study group, or other group that likes to gather and chat in a quiet, lovely space.*  We can also cater your event at the location of your choice. Reserve your date now!

Give us a call at 813-381-4999 for more information, or email ccripe@mytastyvenues.com
*Minimum of a beverage purchase required for clubs or groups meeting in our cafe.

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Join us for Lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


European Cafe Style
Cooked fresh from scratch daily
See the daily menu specials at Facebook - posted by 8 a.m.

Eat and Learn: Cooking Parties!

Thursday and Friday evenings - Dinner With the Chef
Join Chef Cinzia for a unique dining experience where you can get recipes, tips, and ideas for your own cooking
Plus, watch the calendar for special culinary events

What is a cooking party?
Cooking parties are cooking classes with more - more information, more exploration, more fun!
Going beyond merely how to, we talk about the why, the significance, the culture, art, travel, relevant food issues of the day, famous chefs and cooks, influential cuisines, and any other kind of food talk you wish to engage in.

Weekends are full of exciting culinary events at Tasty Venues

British Tea 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The British Tea, as served in the homes and in fine tea rooms all over the United Kingdom, is one of the most beloved English culinary experiences. Bring family and friends with you or make new friends at our tables while learning some bits and tips about tea and its celebration. 

The regular British Tea consists of three savories such as tea sandwiches, canapes, croutes, or tartlets, a delectable freshly baked scone, and a made-from-scratch dessert accompanied by a suitably matched tea. We feature Taylors of Harrogate teas but occasionally offer fine teas from the premier American tea blender Simpson & Vail.

COMING SOON! Lunch will replace British Tea on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to bring a group for a tea, please call 813-381-4999 or email Chef Cinzia at ccripe@mytastyvenues.com.

Saturday Night Dinner
Prix fixe menu, prepaid reservation only
Register on our calendar or call 813-381-4999

Saturday nights Chef Cinzia plans a very special dinner.
She often features the recipes of world-renowned chefs and culinary experts and offers her take on the
amazingly varied but always tasty cuisines of the world.

Next up: Town & Country
February 24, 7 p.m., $45 per person
Take one ingredient and make it either country and rustic OR town and elegant! Chef Cinzia will do just that during this Saturday evening culinary exploration.

Prix Fixe Menu:
Country Ziti with Arugula Pesto and Crispy Prosciutto
Town Sauteed Mushrooms over Arugula Marmalade
Country Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
Town Green Beans with Bacon and Ginger
Country Sauteed Strawberries with Black Pepper and MInt
Town Strawberry Pavlova with Passionfruit Sauce

Looking for Special Food for a Special Event? Look no further!
In our house or yours, we will make your event delicious!
Call 813-381-4999 to get on our calendar. 

Announcing New Hours

Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. to  3 p.m. 
Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.