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Trattoria Pasquale

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4334 S Manhattan Ave, Located in the Manahattan Plaza, South Tampa, Tampa, FL 33611-1304
+1 813-831-9572
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice to find this restaurant ...it is a real italian restaurant, if you are italian or lived in Italy you will understand what I mean.. the food is excellent in all the ways : presentation and flavor , fresh and good quality ingredients and nice staff ... I lived the fact that you can stay as long... More 

Thank adrianahaddad
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We live in Tampa and this is our favorite Italian restaurant. Why...its authentic, you BYOB with no corking fee (even beer) and the foid is excellent. Recommend the board specials

Thank Amy P
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a tiny restaurant with a great reputation BUT the best part of this visit was the wine and it was BYOB! Our appetizers calamari was good, but he the entrees of veal parmigiana and lasagna were over cooked, over sauced, and mushy. The service continues to be outstanding and the Italian origins of dishes and ingredients exceptional.

Thank lleesm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

ask about their BIG NITE! From their appetizers to the main course, its all good...just bring a bottle of your favorite wine and transport yourself back to Italia!

Thank Kurt S
Virginia, USA
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Come here for Northern Italian cooked by Luigi and staff. The chalkboard menu deserves your full attention. Byob! They provide the glasses, you provide the drink! See Luigi's travel slide show on the monitor and be the armchair traveller and gourmand through Northern Italy

Thank LauraSVirginia_USA
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Very professional. Great staff. They cook when you order and the wait is reasonable. Small restaurant must make reservation but it is worth it. The owner and Chef likes to speak with the visitors.

Tampa, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place because excellent Italian food by Italians. Casual and good for dinner and we brought our own wine. I've tried several entrees and loved them all and once ordered a large lasagna tray for Christmas to go. Would highly recommend.

Thank robynneil
Tampa, Florida
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The chef/owner is authentically Italian, and so is the cuisine. I had the veal and a friend had the tortellini; we would both order it again! It's a small room and the chef is planning a major remodeling. Prices are mid-range, byob.

Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I usually avoid strip-center restaurants, especially when they don't sell wine. But a recent family trip to this trattoria was full of good surprises, and very affordable. The roast cauliflower was delightful, well seasoned and lightly breaded. Linguine alle vongole had perfectly cooked clams and a well balanced sauce, though I think it would have been better with a lighter... More 

Thank fniell
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I am Italian and is not easy to find good italian food. I strongly recommend "Trattoria Pasquale". His owner Luiggi has also set up a special event called BIG NIGHT. He does it 4 evenings every month, for which you need to have a reservation ahead of time. Every month he presents a 7 course degustation of a specific italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4334 S Manhattan Ave, Located in the Manahattan Plaza, South Tampa, Tampa, FL 33611-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-831-9572
Trattoria Pasquale is a quaint little Italian restaurant located in South Tampa. Luigi Cavallaro, owner & chef, was born and raised in Bolzano, Italy. He attended culinary school at Merano, Italy. Luigi moved to his wife's hometown of Tampa in 1997 when he started "Luigi's Catering". After 12 years of quality service in the Tampa Bay area he decided to open Trattoria Pasquale (named after his father). We hope you feel like family when you visit our restaurant. Buon Appetito!

BIG NIGHT at Trattoria Pasqaule is an Italian dining experience like none other in Tampa. Each month, we feature a different region of Italy and highlight its food and culture by offering a region specific 7 course meal. These regional courses are described in detail once they are served and they come with "an ample side of history." BIG NIGHT is a time to experience a new and rich culture amongst new and old friends.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?