Dining & Catering
Voted Best Theatre Dining by Tampa Bay Magazine
Come early to your show and dine steps away from your theater seats at one of the Straz Center's three restaurants. Dine at Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center (upstairs from the Shimberg Playhouse), Maestro's Cafe (in Carol Morsani Hall lobby), or Maestro's On The River (near the fountains).
Maestro's is located upstairs from the Jaeb Theater and is open at 5 p.m. prior to evening Broadway performances, as well as other selected shows, such as the Straz Center operas.
Reservations are highly recommended. Call 813.229.STAR (7827). Maestro's Cafe is in the Carol Morsani Hall lobby and opens 90 minutes before most performances in Carol Morsani Hall. Reservations are recommended. Maestro's on the River, near the fountains, is open 90 minutes before most performance in Carol Morsani Hall, weather permitting. No reservations accepted.
Click here to read the Creative Loafing restaurant review of Maestro's Restaurant.
"Maestro’s is a rare exception."
"Not only is Chef Benito D’Azzo’s food terrific, the room is airy and inviting and the value for money is exceptional."
"... the menu is well thought-out and impeccably sourced. The chef’s embrace of a ‘responsible kitchen initiative’ pays off in spades; you can check out his philosophy on the Straz website, but the proof is on the plate."
"... even better is the daily chef’s plate that calls upon what is fresh, seasonal and locally available."
"The wine list is selective but well-chosen, and each entrée is matched to a suggested wine that is worth trying."
"... I look forward to returning to Maestro’s to see what magic Chef Benito has up his sleeve."