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Explore Food ~ Explore Life

Everybody eats. Tasty Venues believes that the universal language of food is a way to bring people together. By exploring the delights of the table, we not only nourish our bodies, but we also nourish our spirits.

​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. 

We invite our community to join us in a delicious culinary adventure!


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Gourmet Food Shop

*Boutique Italian wines from small Italian vintners that are not sold in big-box or grocery stores

*Italian beers and sodas
*Fine teas and tisanes
*Artisanal French, American, and Italian chocolates
*Fine olive oils
*Gourmet imported foods from the Mediterranean and Europe as well as local foods  such as fresh baked goods from Gulf Coast Sourdough and Wild Yeast Breads
*Work of  local artists
*Work of British artists
*Handcrafts of local artisans
*Local and regional home decor
*Collectibles such as Nadal
*Unusual cookbooks and books about travel and food from our curated selection

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Osteria Rita Bistro

Enjoy freshly prepared, made-from-scratch Italian home-style dishes from our seasonally inspired menu.

Special prix fixe British teas are regular features on our culinary events calendar. These prepaid-reservation events are on select Saturdays.

Demonstration-style Cooking class events provide an opportunity for you to eat and learn here in our dining room. Check out our Culinary Events Calendar for dates and details.

Chef Cinzia also conducts private cooking lessons.

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Tasty Suitcase Tours

Almost all of us have, at some point in our lives, dreamed of traveling to Italy and eating our way around this gorgeous country. Tasty Suitcase Culinary Tours offers just this opportunity. Join Chef Cinzia as she leads you on a real culinary tour! Her specially curated experiences treat you to the foods, art and architecture, landscapes, and people of one of the preeminent food cultures of the world.

Tour lodging, transportation after arrival, and any entrance tickets are included, along with tour escort, tour guides, and most meals.


Contact Chef Cinzia at to inquire.

Italian Bistro and Gourmet Food Shop

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