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Chocolate Pi

#96 of 2,036 Places to Eat in Tampa
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1205 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3101
+1 813-831-2195
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is homemade. Even the soda. The ice cream was delicious!! Lemon meringue is lemon meringue pie with no crust. Sooo good. The place itself is very nice and welcoming. Very nicely decorated. And prices are pretty reasonable. Being able to use the parking garage is also a big plus.

Thank Samuel H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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389 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed something sweet after a great dinner at Elevage, and Bern's dessert room was booked. Had the white and black and salted caramel cupcakes. ...oh my, really, really good. Our friends also thought their chocolate praline cake was amazing. Very good all around and a ton of offerings, from ice cream to candy to cakes.

Thank Joshb2j
Killeen, TX
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a dessert lover, so I was very excited to go to this bakery. The online menu has a great selection of "pi"s and mousse cakes listed, but all of those flavors (single serve) are not available in the store every day. On the day that I went (around lunch time), there were 3 mousse cake flavors- chocolate cubed,... More 

Thank fabfeline
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I travel I always like to try and find a unique bakery. My husband and I stopped in today for a sweet treat after reading positive reviews of Chocolate Pi. The place itself is adorable with charming decor and indoor and outdoor seating. Everything is made in house including ice cream, macaron, chocolates and desserts. We shared a chocolate... More 

Thank atlantaeatsout
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I stopped in Chocolate Pi to pick up some sweets for a friend of mine. It was a cute establishment. Very small in terms of square footages with a handful of tables. However, the selection was top notch with a variety of items from $2 up, and the desserts offered were different, unique. I felt they offered items for every... More 

Thank aps18
Cosby, Tennessee
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406 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This store front attached to our home for three nights, The Epicurian Hotel, has a varied offering of sweets, drinks and ice creams. We tried six of their small bites of chocolate for $2.00 each and a flavoured water for $4.00. All items were well thought out and delicate. I felt we were paying our portion of the rent on... More 

Thank Richard F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Stop in .... a bit hard to get to...all of the offerings are homemade and superb! Dessert for dinner or a big birthday party...all available! Highly recommended!

Thank DennisG50
Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

With the term "chocolate" in the name, I was pretty excited about trying the place. But the cake and coffee I had weren't anything special. Their outside tables are adjacent to the Epicurian hotel driveway, which I didn't find appealing. Service was good.

Thank Arthur S
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Everything I've ever tried from Chocolate Pi has been delicious! I'm particularly partial to the chocolate cake, but you can't go wrong with the macaroons. Last time I was there, it was around 9 p.m. on a Saturday. It was quite crowded, but definitely worth the wait. I wouldn't necessarily recommend Chocolate Pi for groups, as you can only fit... More 

Thank Megan H
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have been to Chocolate Pi several time and have NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. The desserts are decadent and inviting and remember my fist experience there as clearly as I do my last. If you're looking for a great place in Tampa for a fancy dessert, I highly recommend it.

Thank kmyall2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3101
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-831-2195
Chocolate Pi is a Vintage Confectionery as imagined by Owner and Pastry Chef Kim Yelvington. An inspiration of European quality, Old World Traditions, and Southern flavors. Absolutely everything is made in house, from scratch, with fresh ingredients, no artificial flavorings or preservatives, from our very own recipes.
French Macarons, Chocolate Bon Bons, Truffles, Marshmallows, Cupcakes, Cakes by the Slice, Ice Creams, Mason Jar Desserts, Pi, Italian and French style Artisan Sodas (made from our fresh fruit and produce infusions), ganache based hot chocolates, teas and coffee drinks.

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