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With executive chef Andrew Basch at the helm, the menu offers daily creations rarely found elsewhere.

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Pelagia, Tampa, FL

Pelagia Restaurant Review

: As the on-site restaurant in the stylish Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Pelagia is faced with the usual expectations from guests and strives to prove quickly that its menus aren't hotel-typical. The stylish and modern décor helps, but serving three meals a day is a challenge for any kitchen. Breakfasts, for example, can be off the menu or at the buffet line. Lunch teasers include crunchy stuffed olives with three-meat fillings and shrimp Louis served with baby greens and balsamic. There's also pizza for lunch, with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, dried tomatoes and baby arugula. A vegetarian calzone is often offered as well, with roasted vegetables and Taleggio. The dinner menu includes some carry-overs from lunch but also changes frequently. Be sure to ask about the specials from executive chef Andrew Basch. Not-often-found starters include octopus cured with garlic and mint, and an entrée of ravioli with braised veal, ricotta and spinach. The wine list shows variety, both domestic and imported selections, with about four dozen labels, many available by glass, split or bottle.


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