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Hidden Gems: Quality Foods Gourmet Market, a space of Italian splendor

A steak and pasta dinner on a white table topped with white linen
Bistecca alla Fiorentina and Bistecca alla Costada

Quality Foods Market might now sound like one of the best dang Italian restaurants in the region, but this subtly named market and restaurant delivers flavor in spades. There’s a reason it has near perfect 5-star reviews on OpenTable, and earned one of the top Diners Choice slots in the Tampa metro area. You can visit the market and restaurant at 16307 N Florida Avenue.

The market/restaurant offers a unique culinary experience, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, in a relaxed, elevated casual, and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy a seasonally-inspired, from scratch menu, featuring both classic and modern pastas; hand cut steaks from USDA Certified Premium Hereford Heritage 1881 Beef; New Zealand Lamb Chops; USDA Certified Prime Veal; and the freshest seafood available, flown in from around the world throughout the week.

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a large cannoli topped with cinnamon sugar
A huge cannoli made in house at Quality Foods Market
tow large cakes, one topped with vanilla frosting, the other featuring berries
Previously featured summer desserts at Quality Foods Market

Steaks, pastas, and desserts galore at Quality Foods Market

In addition, Quality Foods Market offers a curated wine list with selections from all over the world, and an unrivaled craft and imported beer selection.

Executive Chef Christopher Houp takes the time to interact with each and every guest throughout the dining experience, taking the Chef’s Table concept to a whole new level. Tables are limited, with just 16 seats inside, and an additional 16 seats for al fresco dining. Their guests are treated to a true Italian dining experience, as they allow a minimum of three hours between reservations.

outdoor patio seating with a TV facing the tables above
interior of a restaurant with white linen tables and wine glasses at each table

You can follow Quality Foods Market on Facebook and its website.

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