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Pane Rustica

#61 of 1,867 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
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Gary F
Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good place to meet for an easy business lunch. I enjoy the "shut up and eat" which is always a surprise. Good service in the bar area.

Thank Teresa C
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

From the moment the seven of us met Anitra, we knew our evening would be special. Her warmth and vitality made everything we ate and drank just wonderful. The cocktails were a bit pricey, but generous and good, and the wines were pretty well priced. The delicious Italian Fare made all of us happy. The Scallops and the Swordfish were... More 

Thank Susan D
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pane Rustica is one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa. The food is consistently good. The menu has exciting new specials as well as a strong permanent menu. Food is fresh and excellent dishes. You can equally enjoy casual lunch or date nite dinner here. It's a neighborhood gem with excellent cuisine! Love this place. Have never been disappointed.

Thank FL2003
tampa bay FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a prvate party here for 14. Everything from the slads, to the espresso cookies with melting centers and vanilla gellato were amazing. Service was excellent as well. We will be back.

Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?