William was always a woman.
Willa's is named for William "Willie" Lowry, a 19th-century Tampa pioneer whose devotion to her hometown and civic involvement still reverberates throughout Tampa.
Willie was the great-great grandmother of Merrin Jenkins, Willa's co-founder.
We set out to create a simple restaurant that loved its people, and felt the name Willa embodied everything we want to be.
Welcome to Willa's!