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Pane Rustica

#66 of 1,845 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
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Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating his 15th birthday with my nephew, a yummy lunch and dessert ensued. Let's face it, it's hard to impress teenagers. I had fun taking my nephew here because I knew it wouldn't disappoint. After an adventurous day exploring metal art studios we looked forward to our lunch time at Pane Rustica. Brendan had a roastbeef sandwich and I had... More 

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Sarasota
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I come here every time we come to Tampa. We used to live in Tampa and started visiting Pane Rustica when it was a little hole in the wall down the street. Now they're much bigger and very busy during lunch. It's mostly people who eat there often and know the ropes. Order at the counter. Awesome... More 

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Thank HowdoSarasota
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, we went there for lunch because of the reviews we had read. It was OK. Average at best. The place is noisy and the food is mediocre.

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Thank Gary F
Dunedin, Florida
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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.

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Thank Teresa C
Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

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Thank Susan D
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Thank FL2003
tampa bay FL
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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.

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Thank Paul W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
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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!

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Thank DaytonaD
Apollo Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
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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 

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Den Haag
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Italian, Delicatessen
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?