Day Date to Italy: Mazzaro’s Italian Market

Mazzaro’s Italian Market

Always wanted to go to Italy? You and your loved will feel like you’re there when you visit Mazzaro’s Italian Market located in St. Petersburg, FL. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

This place is a “full-on” Italian market, offering everything Italian. You walk into the shop and there is fresh, organic produce on your left. You keep walking straight and you’ll reach the meats- glass cases full of steaks, sausages, bacon, seafood, and more. Keep walking and you’ll come across the Italian cookies, other packaged sweets, and more importantly, the beer chest.

On your right is the pre-made lasagnas, raviolis, pastas, and more for you to take home for date night later that evening. Turn the corner and you’re in the best section of all: cheese and wine. Taste and choose from hundreds of delectable cheeses, including homemade mozzarella, and delicious Italian wines.

Mazzaro’s Italian Market
Mazzaro’s Italian Market

Walking outside the cheese and wine section, take a sharp right and run into the espresso bar. People sit at the bar, chatting, and sipping Italian coffee. Keep going straight and you’re at the bakery. Dozens of Italian desserts including tiramisu, cannoli, biscotti, and more are there, waiting for you to try their fantastic flavors. There is also fresh bread and gelato, of course.

Mazzaro’s Italian Market

Take a sharp left and you’re in the pasta section. Fresh, homemade pastas and raviolis are displayed. Next to them, dry aged Italian salamis hang and fresh pizzas lie. Keep walking down and you’re in the deli. In addition to the pre-made food in the display below, Mazzaro’s Italian Market pushes out a variety of incredible Italian sandwiches and paninis for couples to enjoy. Whether you’re having the Hot Italian, Eggplant Parmesan, Caprese, or the Panini of The Day, all sandwiches are juicy, fresh, and some of the best Italian sandwiches in the area.

Chip Litherland Photography

While you’re waiting for your sandwiches to be ready, walk through the aisles in the middle of the market filled with homemade bread, chocolate, oil and vinegars, sauces, and more. Grab a drink, pick up your warm Italian sandwich, and head to the outdoor seating area in the back. Devour your sandwiches, hand in hand with your loved one.

All jokes aside, this place is worth checking out. Grab your significant other and check out Mazzaro’s Italian Market for lunch. You may even come home with dinner, or dinner for the next couple of days.

To Italy and back in an hour or two—no better date idea!

Address: 2909 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713



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