Best Of 2020

Best Chef: Bryce Bonsack, Rocca

Bryce Bonsack, Rocca

What propels someone to greatness? Passion bordering on obsession, keen attention to detail, the element of surprise? Whether shaken or stirred, these qualities make for an impressive cocktail of habits. The heart of Bonsack’s menu is a fixation on pasta, based on extensive travels around Italy to learn authentic, uncompromising techniques. The results are magnificent; excellence suffuses the entire experience. Chef Bonsack’s Michelin roots show in the service, wine, decor, and, of course, the ethereal pastas. Rocca is an essential pilgrimage for Tampa Bay foodies. —Jon Palmer Claridge

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