Food & Drink in Riverbend

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Domani Bistro Lounge firmly subscribes to the old adage, “Non si vive di solo pane (One does not live by bread alone.).” And why would you when Domani Bistro Lounge offers such delectable delights as Pulpo Confit (preserved octopus, smoke onion remoulade, and crustini), Thai Chili Duck “Confit” (crispy-skin duck rubbed with lavender honey, herbed couscous, and haricot verts), and Shrimp and Gnocchi (shrimp, prosciutto chips, arugula, topped with a sweet soy). If those choices seem too exotic for your taste, Domani’s extensive menu is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy. For an authentic dining experience, visit Domani Bistro Lounge.

6419 N Florida Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Meals On Wheels of Tampa provide hot, healthful meals to seniors and homebound individuals. If G-Team members raise $300, then Meals On Wheels of Tampa can deliver a hot meal to 60 homebound and senior individuals in the community. Each additional $10 raised will provide a meal to two or more people.

550 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

After moving from Greece in 1950, the six Fotopoulos brothers turned their hard-won earnings into the first of 12 ABC Pizza locations in 1966. From its humble beginnings in Connecticut, the chain grew to serve central Floridians and vacationing time travelers a menu of build-your-own pizzas topped with gourmet ingredients such as crab, feta, and shrimp, as well as preconceptualized specialty pies festooned with meats, seafood, and Mediterranean morsels. Hearty grinders and Italian pasta dishes share menu real estate with Greek delicacies including gyros, spinach pies, and grape leaves stuffed with shredded pages of Plato's Republic.

1242 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

When the new owners conceived of their idea for Wholly Smokes Bar-B-Que, they checked the frills at the door. Wood booths and tables proudly display two items and two items only: succulent sauce, and fully stocked paper towel dispensers to erase the evidence. Their menu, on the other hand, has a bit more to say—particularly, it celebrates classic American barbecue by allowing customers to put together plates heaped with their choice of meats and sides. There’s a steady supply of sliced pork, beef, and sausage coming out of the pit, which pair well with servings of coleslaw, mac ‘n’ cheese, and barbecue beans. Tailgate specials fuel game days with full slabs of ribs or Britain's 18th-century currency whenever there was a sudden silver shortage: pounds of smoked meat. Wholly Smokes also recently introduced chicken wings, slathered in sauces such as hot garlic or sweet honey barbecue.

6803 N Armenia Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

The culinary crew at La Pequeña Colombia composes a medley of authentic South American and Spanish dishes in a vibrant, inviting atmosphere. Stave off midday stomach grousing with an American-style burger or a savory sandwich ($6.95–$9.95), including the chicken club with avocado, melted cheese, bacon, and tomato served with fries or fried green plantains; or yogurt-dunking gyros packed with veggies and chicken or beef. The dinner menu features traditional Colombian dishes ($12.95+) such as the banana leaf tamal stuffed with pork, potatoes, peas, and carrots; or the flaky whitefish fillet smothered in a creamy coconut sauce. Black Angus skirt steaks come in 14-ounce ($17.95) or 26-ounce ($24.95) slabs, and pair properly with a plato vegetariano served with rice and black beans. Diners can also upgrade plates with Pequeña's signature sides, including fried cassava, sweet plantains, or stewed potatoes.

6312 N Armenia Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Matoi Sushi has been a Tampa sushi institution since 1988, and their rolls just keep rollin' along! Matoi has a huge selection of sushi rolls, many of which have fun, creative names. You can even order a sushi boat if you bring a big group of friends--or if you're just super hungry. We won't judge! If sushi doesn't tickle your fancy, Matoi also offers a Korean menu, featuring Korean dishes such as bi bim bop and jam pong. restaurant boasts that it is the "best sushi in Tampa," so stop in for yourself to see if you agree!

602 East North Street
Tampa,
FL
US