It is THE BEST Italian restaurant on the planet. Okay ... so I haven't tried all the Italian restaurants on the planet ... but this one is pretty darn fantastic. Not much to look at, it's located in a strip mall on 62nd Ave North (1165 to be exact), but I love it.
The owner hangs out in the kitchen ... you'll see him as you walk through the door. His name is Pompello and he always has a TB Rays cap on. When he sees me, he will yell ... "Hey! You been to Vegas lately? How much-a you win?"
I order either chicken cacciatore or a tuna sub ... not that there aren't other great things to eat. The menu is filled with delicious pizzas, calzones, pasta dishes with sauces to die for and the portions are HUGE. Deb and I usually split the cacciatore (when it's not Lent ... like last night). She had a tuna salad. The bread ... by the way ... is the best part of the meal big hot crispy Italian rolls.
Whether you live in Tampa or Wisconsin it's worth a trip to Italia Mia. You'll be hooked.
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