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Pane Rustica

#52 of 1,843 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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3225 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8171 (South of MacDill and Bay to Bay)
+1 813-902-8828
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Dunedin, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to meet for an easy business lunch. I enjoy the "shut up and eat" which is always a surprise. Good service in the bar area.

Thank Teresa C
Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment the seven of us met Anitra, we knew our evening would be special. Her warmth and vitality made everything we ate and drank just wonderful. The cocktails were a bit pricey, but generous and good, and the wines were pretty well priced. The delicious Italian Fare made all of us happy. The Scallops and the Swordfish were... More 

Thank Susan D
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pane Rustica is one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa. The food is consistently good. The menu has exciting new specials as well as a strong permanent menu. Food is fresh and excellent dishes. You can equally enjoy casual lunch or date nite dinner here. It's a neighborhood gem with excellent cuisine! Love this place. Have never been disappointed.

Thank FL2003
tampa bay FL
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a prvate party here for 14. Everything from the slads, to the espresso cookies with melting centers and vanilla gellato were amazing. Service was excellent as well. We will be back.

Thank Paul W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Outstanding breads, pizza, cheese trays, baked goods...oh and the best gelato in Tampa! Great service, great food...can't miss!

Thank DaytonaD
Apollo Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My first visit here to actually get in and seated for dinner, very glad I tried again. My server was Anitra, what a great asset she is. She explained the menu and helped me decide what pasta to have. The fresh sourdough bread and hummus was a great beginning. I had the baked rigatoni, it was great. The only small... More 

Thank Dorothy H
Den Haag
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

When I go out to eat, I usually go for the oddest combinations on the menu. The other day at Pane Rustica they had a Veggie Burger with hearts of palm, Brie and blueberries and I haven't been able to stop thinking about its amazingness. The food is always fantastic, it can be a little chaotic, but other than that... More 

Thank mutinyluv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This visit was our first time to Pane Rustica. We went to the bar and ordered two drinks, while waiting for a booth the bar tender was patient and custom made our drinks (changing the liquor that came with the drinks) to our liking. Then when a booth in the bar area became available Katie was our server and was... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I don't know what took us so long to try this place but boy were we happy we did! From the moment we sat down the service was fantastic. We immediately went to the bakery case to get a fruit tart for Saturday morning breakfast. We enjoyed drinks, appetizers, and our entrees were great. I enjoyed the scollops and my... More 

Thank paula b
Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My wife took me here for my birthday recently with about 7 other people, 4 couples and 1 solo. First of all, the waitress was very moody and eye rolly.... Second all of the couples had to order a flatbread pizza to supplement out $30 entrees (and we are not huge appetite people). We were given 4, not jumbo scallops... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3225 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8171
    (South of MacDill and Bay to Bay)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-902-8828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?