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Osteria Natalina

#77 of 1,998 Restaurants in Tampa
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3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is...
This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small place BUT Great food and value

This establishment owned by Vino Cucinia is tucked away in a quaint little section of south Tampa. While we had reservations we had to wait due to the small seating area so we were directed to a wine bar two doors down...what a treat that was too. Good Italian wine and conversation. Once our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mgdan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This establishment owned by Vino Cucinia is tucked away in a quaint little section of south Tampa. While we had reservations we had to wait due to the small seating area so we were directed to a wine bar two doors down...what a treat that was too. Good Italian wine and conversation. Once our table was ready we were able... More 

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Thank Mgdan
Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Osteria Natalina offers the best Italian food I've had in Tampa to date. It doubles down by providing an intimate setting that allows the staff to focus on the needs of each patron. I had the gnocchi. She had the veal. Both dishes were well priced and presented. Both were absolutely delicious. Quick Tips: As is customary in Tampa, the... More 

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Thank BBQ22
Tampa, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great food, good wine. Great service and a nice time. Of all the times I've been here, I have never had a bad meal. Small and romantic ambiance.

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Thank Mario Z
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is bar none, the best Italian food in the Tampa Bay area Period. I could go on a tangent about the food but that's not going to help if you can't get in to eat it. Here is the key to getting in as the restaurant is small and you could be turned away (that would be so sad... More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We arrived with another couple who had invited us for dinner. They frequent the restaurant often. The owner greated us and seated us. This is a quaint small Italian restaurant so we had to wait a bit because it was packed. We went on Saturday night. The food and wine were excellant. The waiter was the best ever! Very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank weo77
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Wow!! Hands down one of the best gnocchi dishes I have ever ate! The gnocchi was like like melted morsels in my mouth. The chef/owner has original roots in Italy and opened up this little restaurant to bring the taste of Italy to Tampa. The menu has mainly fish entrees but don't let that stop you from giving it a... More 

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Thank Katy O
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant consistently produced the finest Italian dishes. The lasagna and their gnocchi is wonderful. The place is well known and fills up quickly. Well worth the wait if necessary. Highly recommended if you appreciate authentic Italian fare.

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Thank tampatravelr
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Tampa is booming with good Italian restaurants. What we like about Osteria Natalina is the homey, warm atmosphere. We have not had a bad meal there and usually come out with extras to enjoy the next day. The owner is welcoming and you feel like you are coming home for a nice home-cooked meal whenever you visit. Lots of specials... More 

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Thank GoodtoGo2014
Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Our friends said: "when you're visiting near Tampa this place is a must". And that was good advice! We were delighted with the delicious fish and pasta entrees, cannoli dessert, and friendly service. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant was closing the next day for a 2week well deserved vacation to Italy. Next time we're in Tampa we'll certainly... More 

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Thank BahiraHannah
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

First time there, went as a couple. Saturday night, we get there around 8-ish. They have limited tables, so the owner tells us the table will be ready in 20 minutes. He recommends we go over to the wine bar a couple shops down in the strip mall. About 20 minutes later, he calls over to the wine bar to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-831-1210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?