Every once in a while, it is nice to have a night out in the Bay area. Enjoying everything that Tampa Bay has to offer is one of the highlights of living in such a culturally robust area. Piano bars are quickly increasing in popularity in Tampa and the surrounding areas. These bars not only offer great entertainment but also great cuisine with affordable prices. Get out and enjoy piano music with your drinks at these Tampa Bay piano bars.
Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Center Drive
Land O’ Lakes, FL 33559
(813) 909-9694

Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano in Land O’Lakes offers one-of-a-kind Italian cuisine that is well known around the area. With menu options ranging from New York-style pastas and other Italian foods as well as fresh seafood that comes directly from New England, Benedetto’s prides itself in bringing guests nothing but the best in terms of freshness and quality. Menu items include fresh homemade salads, soups including French onion and pasta fagiolo, authentic Italian entrees such as manicotti, ravioli, eggplant parmesan as well as oysters, shrimp and much more. Benedetto’s also has gluten-free options which include eggplant parmesan, ravioli and pizza. There is live entertainment daily at the piano bar at 6 p.m. The music will immediately bring guests back into the Sinatra era and create an “old school” atmosphere which will make the night even more enjoyable.

Carino’s Northern Italian Cuisine
9524 Blind Pass Road
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 360-8502

St. Pete Beach’s very own Carino’s Northern Italian Cuisine offers some of the best food known of Northern Italy. Fresh entrees include salads, soups, pastas, chicken, seafood and much more. There is also a variety of entrees for the younger guests on the children’s menu. Every Friday and Saturday night, Carino’s features live entertainment by Gene Cipriano beginning at 7 p.m. until closing time. The Piano Bar not only features great entertainment but also a full bar service as well as a full menu. It is the perfect opportunity to sit at the piano bar and enjoy delicious Italian cuisine as well as a glass of wine or other beverages. Visit Carino’s to get a glimpse of everything there is to offer at this St. Pete Beach gem.

Carl’s Piano Bar
Billy’s Stonecrab, Seafood and Steaks
1 Collany Road
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
(727) 866-2115

Carl Fuerstman has been performing in front of people for nearly three decades and currently calls Pinellas County home. After touring with a band in the 80s, Carl found Tampa Bay and decided that after his stint with the band, it was the perfect place to be. He currently performs at piano bars, bringing live entertainment to the residents of the Tampa Bay area. Billy’s Stonecrab, Seafood and Steaks is one location that Carl performs at. Billy’s has been satisfying guests’ palates since the early 1970s. The restaurant has fabulous fresh seafood including lobster and grouper as well as stonecrab. The menu also has fresh shrimp and scallops, sandwiches, salads, desserts, a vast children’s menu and a full bar menu. Prices are quite affordable, especially for the quality of food that is offered.

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Gio’s Italian Restaurant
3621 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 932-1922

Tampa’s own Gio’s Italian Restaurant is located in the heart of the city and has been well known to locals for its delectable cuisine since 2001. The menu ranges from fresh appetizers such as calamari, bruschetta and shrimp cocktail, just to name a few. Salads include tomato mozzarella, Caesar and much more. There are also both lunch and dinner options ranging from soups and pastas to entrees with chicken and seafood. Reservations are suggested to help make getting a table a lot easier and faster. Don’t miss a fantastic piano performance by the talented Ugh DeAmbriogo who makes appearances on Saturdays and Sundays.

Seasons 52
204 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 286-1152

Tampa’s Seasons 52 is located in the Westshore area of the city. The elegant restaurant has a delicious menu, as well as wine selections and a can’t-miss piano bar. There is a select menu at the piano bar that offers seasonal favorites as well as lighter options and even a happy hour menu. Enjoy some of the best music by famous pianists that will make a weekend outing or even an after-work getaway that more enjoyable. Flatbreads and homemade salads are some of the favorites on the menu at Seasons 52.

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