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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
17:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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579 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant in a random strip mall that you could easily pass by - but you shouldn't. It's a BYOB with a $5 corking fee. The food is very good, homemade style Italian and they do rotating regional specials as well. We loved the deep friend cauliflower and the gnocchi! And the desserts are delicious and small... More 

Thank StefJax
tampa bay FL
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really wonderful time and dinner here. Great service and staff. Food was prepared very nicely and good sized portions. Very traditional italian. Egglant parm, veal parm, etc. Great that you can byob and no corkage fee! Wiil definitley be back.

Thank Paul W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There should be a line out the front door every night of the week at Trattoria Pasquale. It is just an amazing little family place that serves the best Italian food in the area. It has an old school feel when the Chief comes out of the kitchen, sits down with you and ask you how your meal was. The... More 

Thank StPeteAustin
Tampa, Florida
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639 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

An overall disappointing experience from the food to the service. Our first time here and our last. First, they serve no wine here and how an Italian restaurant does not serve wine is beyond me. The calamari appetizer was overcooked, salty and the pieces were so small to pea size, clearly they were at the end of the bag and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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157 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 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
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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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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
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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
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.


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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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