Why are there no good small local italian restaraunts in Tampa? Italians migrated here like other places, but the pizza and italian food is sub par. On the east coast where I grew up and in Orlando all the new yorkers moved down and opened up some pretty good places. Could someone guide me to a good non-chain place? Eddie and Sam's Pizza downtown is good for example, but that is just a pizza joint. It just seems weird being an immigrant city and all.