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Osteria Natalina

#107 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
+1 813-831-1210
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Tampa, FL
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words can not express my opinion about how tasty the food and deserts are at this unassuming little gem tucked into a corner of a S Tampa strip mall. Decor is not much but it doesn't need to be since the food and service do all of the talking. Will definitely return!

Thank WarmWeatherPlease013
Tampa, FL
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner with my wife, our two kids (12 & 13), and friend and it was surprisingly awesome. Tucked into the corner of a strip mall without much ambiance, the food did the talking while the service was a very close second place. Soup special, bottle of red, and various pastas clearly assembled with love in the hands, then... More 

Thank WarmWeatherPlease013
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a tiny place that doesn't take reservations - so plan accordingly. It is locally owned and truly cared for. The food is always fresh and the staff have always made excellent recommendations. It is a little pricey, but it was a really excellent meal and ambience. I tend to get the special of the evening, and I haven't... More 

Thank Kim J
Harrisburg, North Carolina
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I did not go in to eat. All I wanted to do was to purchase a gift certificate for my kids because I heard how wonderful the food was. I entered the place on Sunday evening. While waiting a minute or so one of the waiters (might have been the owner) came up to me and asked what I wanted.... More 

Thank Brunbag
Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

OK, you get what you pay for here...oh my, oh my!! Fresh homemade pasta with pink sauce and seafood is to die for! This is the best restaurant meal I have had since living in Tampa. Plenty of food to take home as well. It is expensive but well worth it! It's amore! You would have to travel to Italy... More 

Thank jaxmilmom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Osteria Natalina is a must visit. Forget all the national chains and go where the food is prepared fresh and any way you want it. Their menu is short and simple, but that is only the beginning. They will make any dish, anyway in, any make up you want (as long as they have the ingredients). Their food is fresh... More 

Thank Brian K
Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Osteria Natalina is one of our regular places to go out to eat. We enjoy the experience of dining here. The owners make you feel welcome and give everything a personal touch.The restaurant is very small, which create a cozy romantic feel. We typically get the lasagna of the day, which never disappoints. The caesar salad and lobster bisque are... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Although this restaurant is small the food is HUGE! I had the rigatoni al nero de calamari (rigatoni with squid ink and calamari) and it was Fantastic. This is a perfect restaurant for couples.

Thank Glenn S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I find it outrageous that it is legal to somehow discriminate against children under the age of 8. But somehow, this place is getting away with it. The owner is rude while explaining this. It looks like this restraunt caters to older couples and not families!

Thank Meghan L
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, this rivals the old Laughing Cat. Place a small and that is how authentic Italian restaurants should be. Staff was great but the food, oh the food! It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Also note, their house wine is really good too!

Thank Pete T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-831-1210
This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?