Philosophy of Food

At Dio, our philosophy of food is essentially a modern harmony of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with the best American produce, in a relaxed contemporary environment.

Flavor. Freshness. Quality.  

OUR STORY

Located in the heart if downtown Tampa, Dio Modern Mediterranean features traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.

Our service, atmosphere, and culinary experience will transport you to the warm coastal shores of the Mediterranean. Dio Modern Mediterranean was formerly Paninoteca cafe, a downtown Tampa favorite for Mediterranean and Italian panini, small plates (mezze) and salads.

After having undergone an extensive remodel and expansion, it only made sense to broaden our menu and offerings. Dio Modern Mediterranean will now feature a lively happy hour, a delicious and modern dinner experience, as well as a bubbly, upbeat brunch.

Although our menu has widened, you can still enjoy your Paninoteca favorites like our chicken pancetta panini or hummus with warm pita. At Dio Modern Mediterranean, our focus is customer service and exceptional quality.  We believe there is no room for shortcuts in the business of taking care of people. That’s as true for the people on our team as it is for the guests we serve everyday. We are able to do what we do because we surround ourselves with people who are just as passionate about hospitality as we are.