Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2011: Jeff Italiano

November 25, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Italiano Insurance, Jeff Italiano

Jeff Italiano

President, Italiano Insurance


What he’s wearing: pants and jogging top by Hugo Boss; sneakers by Ferragamo

Go-to album when running on Bayshore: Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best place for a post-workout meal: Bonefish Grill in South Tampa

Bay area’s best-kept secret: Hillsborough River State Park

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: Gucci tennis shoes

Always in my fridge: Bud Light

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, Chocolate Cake from Wright’s Gourmet House

New Year’s resolution: Relax and enjoy the “now”

Most unusual item in your home: A Jim Sudduth “Toto” dog painted in Georgia clay and Coca Cola

My hero: Jimmy Carter

Greatest extravagance: A football condo in Tallahassee

Pet peeve: Lazy people

I’d travel 5,000 miles to see: Different people, cultures and customs. I have wanderlust, “a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world,” so I am ready to go anywhere to experience everything
Ideal Saturday night: Movie and dinner with someone special

Favorite clothing designer: Calvin Klein

What inspires me: The will to be a better person

Dream Vacation: Visit Machu Picchu in Peru

Finish this sentence: I love Tampa Bay because… it’s large enough to be cosmopolitan but small enough to be able to make a difference in the community

Last meal on Earth: Chicken and dumplings 

If I had a super power: Teleportation

Ultimate vacation: A month in Florence, Italy