Being honest, Davis Island, a gem of a community in South Tampa, just outside of the Downtown Business District and home to Tampa General Hospital is not a dining mecca but we have a few very good 'neighborhood' restaurants.
One which stands out is Rick's Italian Cafe. While not listed in the Mobil Dining Guides of the overly critical world of uptight epicureans, it is very good non-complicated 'American' interpreted Italian home style Food Restaurant. The Food is fresh, properly, non-overly flavorfuled and severed hot; and the beverages are served cold. If you live here they conveniently deliver, if you do not you will not be disappointed that you came to Davis Island and enjoyed a good meal.