If you blink, you could miss Bianchi’s Enoteca in the Yoko’s strip on MacDill Avenue in South Tampa. The signage is minimal and frontage nondescript. But you won’t want to miss this Enoteca or the delectable food that it offers—so keep your eyes peeled.
Thursday, my friend Dolce Debbie and I got away for some much needed girl time. Instantly, we were impressed with Bianchi’s intimate, European vibe and the delicious food the kitchen was putting out.
While sipping Pinot, we practically sampled Bianchi’s entire menu of small portions of bruschettas, meats and cheeses ($5-7) and the not-so-small salads ($9)—mine topped with tuna and Debbie’s accompanied with prosciutto. We feigned embarrassment of the amount of food ordered, but secretly didn’t care because we wanted to try everything.
Tops on both our lists was the white bean bruschetta. To.die.for. We also tried the white anchovy bruschetta, the beet bruschetta, goat cheese, fontina and the bresola– which had an unusual sharp, nutty quality to it.
Bianchi’s is filled with French and Italian shots from photographer Ritch Holben. Lit almost entirely with candles, Bianchi’s is the perfect place for a romantic date or to grab drinks with friends. 3215 South MacDill Ave. Suite G., Tampa, FL, 33629 Tel: (813) 837-2233.