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Pane Rustica

#62 of 1,885 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
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A moderately large restaurant with a handsome bar area and smaller dining room in back. Simple but warm and inviting ambience. Anything one chooses to order here will be excellent.The fish is fresh, preparations are complex and interesting. Burgers are equally complex and delicious. Among the best pizzas that I know of here in Tampa.No matter what one orders here... More 

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really neat place. The ambience at lunch is radically different from the ambience at dinner. We went to dinner for the first time in a really, really long time. It can be really busy and loud. But, we had a fabulous experience this evening. We got there at 8pm, it was busy but not too much so.... More 

Thank Kim J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! I've eaten here a number of times and it is always delicious. I went with my husband and another couple. The scottish salmon is the best salmon in Tampa! And I have been to places twice as expensive! It's not only that it's cooked perfectly, it's the combination of artichokes, faro, tomatoes amd other wonderful goodness!... More 

Thank bohannah
Panama City, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I love, love, love this restaurant. I order baked goods in advance, best espresso, chocolate cookies on earth.

Thank andersenca
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This hidden gem is located in a strip mall, but inside is gorgeous. My all time favorite place in Tampa. They never disappoint. They have a wonderful lunch and amazing dinners. For lunch I get the same thing every time... the turkey sandwich on scali with extra onion jam. Definitely give it a try!

Thank Laurel R
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

An unusual but fantastic lunch spot just south of Bay to Bay on South MacDill Av . You walk in ,make your dining choice, pay for it, and by then you are handed your order on a tray which you carry to one of the many adjoining rooms to locate a vacant table. I chose the beef tips special and... More 

Thank Michael H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had their turkey sandwich and daughter had the vegetarian sandwich, both were good and the staff were nice.

Thank dand128
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 

Thank tastebudtravelers
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 

Thank HowdoSarasota
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Italian, Delicatessen, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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?