Pelagia Trattoria: Tampa’s Tastiest Secret

Bright and blue inside Pelagia

Saturday night mid-summer and we couldn’t get a table at the big-name Tampa restaurants. Then I remembered Pelagia Trattoria. I had dined there a few years back while staying at the Renaissance hotel in International Plaza shopping center, not far from our hotel in the Westside district.

It was our anniversary, so we wanted someplace special. My husband was a little doubtful about a chain hotel restaurant, but I raved and we went.

The setting exceeds the old “hotel restaurant” preconception with a chic backdrop of display kitchen, pizza oven station, and blue-hued bar. I should also mention Read more of this post