September 02, 2022

The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay this fall

It's time to fall into some restaurant openings, Tampa Bay. Supply chain issues aside, we totally think most of these much-anticipated spots (including two breweries) will open before the year is over (hell, one of 'em opened today as this went online). For those who love vegan food, Asian-fusion and beer—this is gonna be a great fall for you.
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Torchy’s Tacos
2314 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg
This winter, Austin staple, Torchy’s Tacos, is bringing “damn good” tacos to the Bay. Known for its decadent and creative combinations, Torchy’s signature, and most acclaimed, taco is its Trailer Park taco with fried chicken, green chiles, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheddar jack cheese and poblano sauce—don’t forget to make it “trashy” by replacing the lettuce with green chile queso.
Photo via torchystacos.com

Torchy’s Tacos

2314 Tyrone Blvd. N, St. Petersburg
This winter, Austin staple, Torchy’s Tacos, is bringing “damn good” tacos to the Bay. Known for its decadent and creative combinations, Torchy’s signature, and most acclaimed, taco is its Trailer Park taco with fried chicken, green chiles, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheddar jack cheese and poblano sauce—don’t forget to make it “trashy” by replacing the lettuce with green chile queso.
Photo via torchystacos.com
Fortu
332 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg
This fall, a new upscale Asian fusion dining experience is coming to downtown St. Pete. Set to serve “elevated Pan-Asian cuisine,” the steakhouse will take over the old Ceviche location on Beach Drive. From Japanese whiskeys to wagyu beef, Fortu plans to emphasize on quality.
Photo via @forturestaurant/Instagram

Fortu

332 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg
This fall, a new upscale Asian fusion dining experience is coming to downtown St. Pete. Set to serve “elevated Pan-Asian cuisine,” the steakhouse will take over the old Ceviche location on Beach Drive. From Japanese whiskeys to wagyu beef, Fortu plans to emphasize on quality.
Photo via @forturestaurant/Instagram
Cena chef’s new pizza concept
1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
This year, one of Tampa’s top-rated chefs, Michael Buttacavoli, is taking his talents to pizza. The more casual spot, yet to be named, will be next door to his current upscale Italian concept, Cena, and will serve pizza, pasta, subs, beer and wine. Promising to be “more than a pizza joint,” the new spot will be its own concept, independent of Cena.
Photo via Cena/Facebook

Cena chef’s new pizza concept

1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
This year, one of Tampa’s top-rated chefs, Michael Buttacavoli, is taking his talents to pizza. The more casual spot, yet to be named, will be next door to his current upscale Italian concept, Cena, and will serve pizza, pasta, subs, beer and wine. Promising to be “more than a pizza joint,” the new spot will be its own concept, independent of Cena.
Photo via Cena/Facebook
Amendment XXI
204 Westshore Plz., Tampa
Another concept from celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, of “Top Chef” fame, is opening in the Bay this year. Taking over Mitchell’s Fish Market, which occupied the space for 15 years, Amendment XXI is expected to carry a Prohibition Era motif, as alluded to in the concept’s name, with a menu that is expected to share similar dishes and flavors as Viviani’s other concept across the bridge, Taverna Costale.  
Photo via Google Maps

Amendment XXI

204 Westshore Plz., Tampa
Another concept from celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, of “Top Chef” fame, is opening in the Bay this year. Taking over Mitchell’s Fish Market, which occupied the space for 15 years, Amendment XXI is expected to carry a Prohibition Era motif, as alluded to in the concept’s name, with a menu that is expected to share similar dishes and flavors as Viviani’s other concept across the bridge, Taverna Costale.
Photo via Google Maps
Cider Press Vegan GastroPub
3118 3rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg
After the unexpected closure of its beloved Central Avenue location, the trailblazing vegan eatery Cider Press is coming back—bigger and better. Taking over the space formerly occupied by well-know gay bar, Georgie’s Alibi, Cider Press is expanding from “Cafe” to “GastroPub” with a patio dining space, expanded indoor seating, plentiful parking, a full bar and, of course, its 100% plant-based menu.
Photo via @cider_press_gastropub/Instagram

Cider Press Vegan GastroPub

3118 3rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg
After the unexpected closure of its beloved Central Avenue location, the trailblazing vegan eatery Cider Press is coming back—bigger and better. Taking over the space formerly occupied by well-know gay bar, Georgie’s Alibi, Cider Press is expanding from “Cafe” to “GastroPub” with a patio dining space, expanded indoor seating, plentiful parking, a full bar and, of course, its 100% plant-based menu.
Photo via @cider_press_gastropub/Instagram

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