Moschella’s Italian Eatery and Market brings a taste of Sicily in Wesley Chapel

Moschella’s Italian Eatery is a foodie paradise. This authentic Italian Market has a huge wine selection, a tantalizing array of cheeses, some of the most mouthwatering pizzas in the region, and sandwiches that will warm your soul. It’s a taste of Italy in the Tampa area.

The idea for Moschella’s was years in the making. In the summer of 2019, longtime friends Bill and Anthony were on a trip with their families exploring their Italian heritage, visiting and touring different towns and cities across Italy. While in Rome, they were visiting a small food market and the idea hit them about wanting to bring a similar experience to their neighbors and friends in the United States.

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“With a combined 60 plus years in the foodservice and catering industries, Bill and Anthony didn’t have the time for a start-up because of their demanding schedules,” writes the ownership team. “But then as it often does, life happened. The world was thrown a curveball which provided time to explore new opportunities. In the midst of a pandemic, a dream that started in Rome became Moschella’s Italian Eatery and Market.”

It’s hard to choose just one item when visiting, and Moschella’s seems to inspire all of my taste buds. The classic pizza here is made with roasted red peppers, savory prosciutto, mozzarella, salami, and hot capicolla.

If you want to adventure beyond the slice, Moschella’s sandwiches are otherworldly. The parmesan sub features both chicken and veal cutlets, with a generous portion of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Uncle Michael’s marinated steak tip sandwich should have a guest starring role on The Bear. Can I get a “yes, chef”?

Moschella’s brings authentic Italian eats to Wesley Chapel

This market is also whipping up piping hot eggplant parm sandwiches, steak bombs, classic sausage and pepper subs, and the always alluring and irresistible caprese sandwich. Essential sides, appetizers, and pantry items line the shelves at this market. Many of the Italian-inspired delicacies can’t be found anywhere else in the area.

Fresh pasta is made by hand daily at Moschella’s, and it’s as satisfying to watch as it is to eat. The portobello mushroom ravioli is highly recommended by this Tampa blogger.

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Visit Moschella’s at 5468 Post Oak Boulevard. Follow the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram, and you can order ahead for pickup on their website.

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