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Osteria Natalina

3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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Ranked #9 of 1,944 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Description: This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing
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Description: This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

WOW. Osteria has it right. The authentic italian experience. The owner took great care of us. He was running around to every table and socialized well. Yes, we waited 20 minutes to get a table, but it was worth it. The meals were delicious and we were treated so well. We left very happy. We will return again. THe place... More

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Tampa, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This has been our favorite restaurant in all of Tampa for a couple years now. The food is always excellent and made any way you want it. We loved this place until a couple months ago when we had taken a client there to show them Tampa's best Italian food and both Spartaco and Adolfo were having a bad night... More

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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I visited Osteria Natalina to celebrate our anniversary. We recently moved closer to this restaurant and had wanted to try it. Service is very attentive without being obtrusive. Consequently, you can enjoy your time as a couple more, and are never distracted by having to wave down the server.. Our meal was excellent. We had decided on... More

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Downingtown
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We found this restaurant on Yelp since we are not from the area...it was wonderful. The wait at about 8:30 on. Saturday night was minimal....server, who appeared to be the owner was personable and explained everything about the menu including the specials...also emphasized that even if we did not see something on the menu...they would be happy to make it.... More

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We are from Italy and we have been living in the MidWest of the States on a temporary basis for the last 20 months. We were in Tampa for few days for a leisure trip (family of 4 with 2 kids) and we were defintiley looking for a good restaurant. After checking Tripadvisor we decided to go to Osteria Natalina.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Outstanding food, great service, happy people, flexible menu. Add this to the "must go" list. The place has a small number of tables, there may be a wait. Not sure if they take reservations.

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Casual but classy, you are greeted warmly and immediately made to feel welcome. Service is their mainstay--larger more pricey restaurants could learn something from Natalina. A real family run Italian place, where they will hand you a menu but invite you just to ask for any common Italian dish you crave, because they can make it. Don't want a full... More

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Spartaco, the owner, has always done an incredible job with this restaurant. The food is absolutely incredible and some of the specials that he offers, you will not find anywhere else. Wild Boar and Venison ravioli. The calamari salad is a must have. Great wine list that they are very knowledgeable about. If I could eat at just one place... More

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

After checking the restaurant's hours, we pulled in to the parking lot a little after 5:30 with appetites that were raring to dine. We were met with a locked door. We could see a couple of people inside, but a locked door is, well, a locked door. We began walking away, but just then we heard the rattle of a... More

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Tampa, Florida, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went there last week at the urging of our daughter to celebrate her birthday. I was trying to get her to go to one of my favorite Tampa restaurants but she prevailed and I'm glad she did. This one is tucked away in a small strip shopping center but it's easy to find. From the moment you walk in... More

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