Chef Chris Ponte will open new restaurant Ponte Tampa in midtown later this year

Prepare for an 'elegant array of Modern American cuisine. including local seafood and plenty of steak.

click to enlarge Ponte Tampa has been in the works since right after the 2019 debut of Olivia. - C/O CHRIS PONTE
c/o Chris Ponte
Ponte Tampa has been in the works since right after the 2019 debut of Olivia.


Chef Chris Ponte is forging ahead with the opening of his latest concept, Ponte Tampa, later this year at Midtown.

Ponte Tampa has been in the works since right after the 2019 debut of Olivia—an Italian restaurant Ponte owns with his wife Michelle and son JT Mahoney. He also owns On Swann and the recently-shuttered Cafe Ponte in Clearwater.

The concept, located at 1010 Gramercy Ln. near the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Interstate-275, is set to feature an “elegant array of Modern American cuisine” including local seafood and plenty of steaks to choose from.

Opening alongside the concept is a new BellaBrava location, RYDE IT spin studio, a boba bar, Tampa’s first Shake Shack and a massive 48,000 square-foot Whole Foods.

An official opening date for Ponte Tampa has yet to be announced, but you can check out its Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.

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