Thank you all who voted Esposito’s for the best Italian in tampa!

Esposito’s gift certificates make a great stocking stuffer.
Purchase gift certificates in-house at the restaurant.


Jersey City born with Sicilian/Neapolitan roots, we are the same family who has opened over 20 restaurants across 3 states with the same recipes that originated on Mulberry Street, NYC over 50 years ago!


The expansion of our dining room is done! Our new space now sits up to 70 more guests and can be used for semi-private or private events. Rehearsal dinners, corporate events, wedding showers, etc welcomed! Book by giving us a call at 813-769-9098.

Catering is also available for all occasions as well as Esposito’s Gift Cards!


Tampa Bay’s Essential Italian Food
Paul “Paulie” Varsalona learned the restaurant business from his father, Rocky, at a very young age. “Marinara on the bottom, tomato on top! That’s an old NY secret to a really good chicken parm,” Paulie remembers his father telling him at around 10 years old.



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Family Story


Between 1840 and 1920 around 37 million poor, hungry, and some formerly orphaned immigrants migrated to the United States. One of those poor, hungry, and previously orphaned men was named Pasquale Esposito who left Formia, Italy in 1906 and rode “Stowaway” on a ship headed for the America’s. Pasquale Esposito arrived in Ellis Island, settled in Jersey City, New Jersey and married Carmina D’Anjou. They gave birth to 9 sons and 3 daughters and from here our Italian American Esposito family tree began to bloom….Today there is over 216,000 Esposito’s worldwide and around 200 people in the family started by Pasquale and Carmina. Welcome to Esposito’s Italian Restaurant and welcome into “our” Esposito family.