They boast quite the collection of small Italian automobiles.. I took a liking to this psychedelic Fiat.
He had about enough of the pictures, and was dying to get his hands on some Italian goodies.
Lots o' cheese.
Italian pastries galore.
I went for the pistachio gelato, and Dan chose a massive Éclair Mmmm.
[vintage dress and belt, Boutique 9 sandals, Ray-Ban Sunglasses]
If you live in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, you must take a day and wander around Mazzaro Italian Market. It's full of all sorts of delicious meats, cheeses, herbs, olives, and other Italian delicacies to take home. Also, if you want to eat in (which I highly recommend), there's a little counter where you can order all sorts of pastas, salads, and sandwiches. I love the tomato, basil and mozzarella tower, and Dan swears by their signature balsamic and caramelized onion burger. My favorite part of Mazzaros, however, is the wine tasting room (they have a HUGE selection), and, of course, their pastry case. They have gelato in all the classic flavors like chocolate and tiramasu, but also have seasonal choices. Their pistachio flavor was to die for. And if you still have some time to kill, there's also loads of vintage shopping, thrifting, used bookstores and art galleries all around if you want to check those out after lunch - it certainly makes for a lovely day. Ciao bella!