Best of Tampa Bay 2017 Creative Loafing

Best Real Taste of Europe Without Traveling

If you’ve never experienced the serendipity of wandering into a real Italian trattoria to be spoiled by the enthusiasm and generosity of la dolce vita, the sweet life, Acqua Alta is that adventure. Transplanted Venetians Leonardo and Rimma Castaldi and pescetarian chef Paolo Polo (yes, as in Marco) bring their magic to the corner of McMullen Booth and Enterprise roads. This is not Nonna’s red-sauce cuisine. —Jon Palmer Claridge

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Our Signature Italian Wine “Corvina”

Corvina del Veneto; Produced from 100% Corvina grapes this wine is aged 18 months in tonneaux and six months in the bottle. Refined tannins with a slightly spicy structure, enjoy ideally with roasts. – See more at: