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Paninoteca Mediterranean Cafe

519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baba ganoush” (5 reviews)
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

we were very impressed with this restaurant! The food was just outstanding, the right amount and the flavor was fantastic! We have lived in Detroit and San Paulo, Brazil where the 2 largest Lebanese populations and have tried a lot of these dishes! The sangria...More

Thank gtasso
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Strolled round the centre looking for food, very glad I stopped here. Efficient service, fabulous tapenade, soft warm pitta was yummy. The herb roasted lamb was excellent in a really great soft bread, lamb melting inside topped with yoghurt and onion garnish. A definite recommend....More

Thank Chris_in_WBay
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic Greek food. Everything was so good. The hummus and pita was great. My husband had the hummus wrap and found it filling. Had a Greek salad and it was so fresh

Thank Kattia47
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just went to have a greek salad. Service was okay. Greek salad was lacking, you have to like potato salad on your greek salad. I little sprinkle of feta cheese. Greens were not as fresh as they could have been had a few pieces on...More

Thank Mudgoddess8
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a downtown lunch staple, for great salads and sandwiches. Their lamb is tasty and tender. I make a meal of the baba ganoush and hot pita.

Thank MissLaughsALot
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, and nice atmosphere for the win. They didn't have a wall sign oddly, just a chalkboard sign on the street, so keep an eye out!

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Bottom Line: For light Mediterranean fare done right and quick, eat at Paninoteca. My wife and I ordered four small plates: tapenade, ceviche, lamb meatballs and tabouli. It was more than enough food to constitute two dinners. What's more, it was delicious. Admittedly and in...More

Thank BBQ22
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Rude!!!!!!! Handed us a menu ordered a beer and charged us a different price. Bartender said it was because it was a "special night". To top it off the beer was expired and skunky. Will never be back.

Thank Purplevert
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We have been going here for years. The food is always solid. My favorite thing about this place is the whipped feta cheese. Good wines and my favorite Greek beer--Mythos.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 18 March 2016

On our way to the Gaspirilla art show, decided against food trucks, Paninoteca was there. They were swamped! After we were seated, we realized how crazy crowded they were, and decided to R E L A X. Everyone was hustling, but everyone was friendly and...More

Thank friendlygal_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Phone 813-341-2525. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/30/740947/restaurant/Tampa-Bay/Downtown-Tampa/Paninoteca-Mediterranean-Cafe-Tampa
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