Mazzarro's Italian Market is, hands down, one of THE BEST things about living in St Pete, FL.
First, there are the smells: fresh roasted coffee, bread baking in the ovens, wheels and wheels of parmesan cheese, meatballs cooking in the kitchen, and marinating olives.
Then, there are the tastes: breads of all kinds, cannoli, biscotti, cookies, cakes and pies...all fresh made daily on the premises, all kinds of pasta...again fresh made right there behind the glass window...samples of cheese and wine, homemade pasta sauces, a vast array of cheeses and fresh cut meats...and the coffee...oh the coffee...fresh roasted, again right on the premises.
Then there is the spirit of the place. A rambling, colorful, busy spot, it is an oasis where we all go to rub elbows with other lovers of things Mazzarros. We cram around the coffee bar eating a cannoli and having a cappucino or we sit in one of many tables in the covered patio and eating a meatball sandwich served on a freshly made roll