These places top this year’s list of the area’s best restaurants.
Chef Michael Buttacavoli has a lot going on these days. He’s going to New York to promote the new Tampa’s Table cookbook. He’s going to Spain to hunt truffles, and to Sicily to get together with a Michelin-starred chef.
Meanwhile, on the home front, Cena, the Channel District restaurant where he has been the executive chef since its launch in 2013, completed a lovely renovation in April, trading somewhat antiseptic decor for warm pigeon-gray walls, black-and-white photos and restful monochromatic design features.
Cena is one of our Best Pasta restaurants of 2019. See the complete list here.