Armani’s Tampa Bay, FL: Excellent Italian “Alta Cucina” with Grand Panoramic Views and Sumptuous Antipasto Bar atop the Grand Hyatt

Armani's Tampa Bay

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Situated high above Tampa’s Rocky Point area, on the 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt with panoramic rooftop views of the city of Tampa, Tampa Bay, and Tampa International Airport, Armani’s has been a top choice for Italian “Alta Cucina” or elegant cuisine. A perennial favorite spot for excellent cuisine, top notch service, and a spectacular view, Armani’s is a Fred Bollaci Enterprises Preferred Destination and should be on your short list for Tampa!

Known for excellent service, an extensive wine list, and a live piano player Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, the restaurant has been recently renovated and features a   casually-elegant environment with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a stunning Antipasto bar, featuring a great selection of marinated vegetables, seafood, meats, and artisan cheeses, and salads. Armani’s serves dinner only (lovely to watch the sunset across the bay) while enjoying excellent Northern Italian cuisine and cocktails.

Under the skillful direction of Executive Chef Michael Von Burg, Armani’s successfully replicates authentic Italian recipes. Pastas, gnocchi, and ricotta are made daily in-house, and all ingredients are the freshest available. Armani’s is especially known for its tender veal dishes and fresh daily seafood and desserts made from scratch! Widely regarded as one of the Tampa Bay area’s most impressive and romantic restaurants, perfect for a date, a celebration, a business dinner, and to bring out-of-town guests.

Dining at Armani’s is truly an Italian epicurean adventure. You must start with the Antipasti: take a stroll up to the bar and select from specialties such as balsamic glazed meatballs, clams with Sambuca vinaigrette, fresh hearts of palm, Italian cheeses and cured meats (30 selections). Diners can create their own, or let the chef choose.

Plated appetizers include: Granchio, Jumbo lump crab with a truffle pea puree, Insalata di Cesare- house made Caesar dressing, crisp local romaine, and herbed garlic croutons, Burrata with charred tomatoes and basil oil, and Brodetto d’Aragosta (classic lobster bisque).

Pastas include: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (Basil tagliatelle, ground veal, and stewed tomatoes), Linguini alla Carbonara con Gambero Capesante with Sautéed shrimp, black pepper linguine, pancetta cream, peas, and parmesan, Spada con Pomodoro e Melanzane Patatine (Swordfish, rigatoni, cherry tomatoes, torn basil, and eggplant fries), and Pesto with angel hair, truffled ricotta, and oven roasted tomatoes. Pastas are available as appetizer or entree sized portions.

Other starters include Calamari Fritti, Cannelloni di Vitello with ground veal, spinach, parmesan, ricotta, and tomato cream sauce, Capesante Scottato (seared scallop, black garlic, crispy speck chip, and lemon curd, and Polpo Brasato (Tender braised octopus , tomatoes, basil crustini, olives, maderia vinaigrette)

Favorite entrees include Scaloppini di Vitello “Armani’s” (Sautéed veal scaloppini, exotic mushroom ravioli, with a truffle brandy cream sauce), Filetto di Vitello (Grilled veal tenderloin, grilled shrimp, asparagus, asiago polenta, and morel demi), Spada con Granchio e Salsa Andaise (Seared swordfish, jumbo lump crab, asparagus, and garlic crushed potatoes), Seared Ora king salmon, fava bean and leek ragu, and lemon thyme butter, Grilled beef filet & half lobster tail, with creamed spinach, Pollo con Carciofi e Asparagi (sautéed chicken breast, fresh asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, garlic, toasted pine nuts, white wine butter sauce and asiago polenta), Grilled veal chop, cauliflower gratin, and roasted cippolini, and Ossobuco with beet risotto, shaved truffled pecorino, and arugula.

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Armani’s
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
813.207.6800

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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