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Osteria Natalina

3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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Ranked #43 of 1,972 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Authentic Italian food. Fresh homemade pasta. Menu on the smaller side but if you cant find what you want on the menu, they will make it for you. I love that. The food is delish! They dont take reservations so be prepared to get there early, before 7, or have a glass of wine outside while you wait. Its worth... More

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Virginia, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a true family run establishment that takes great pride in their delicious and inventive take on the Italian Osteria. It's tucked in the corner of a funky strip mall so it's easy to miss. Wine selection is limited but good and the specials are well, special. The veal dishes are amazing! It's a bit pricey for an "Osteria"... More

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Largo, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a tiny Italian restaurant that does not take reservations. There is a by-the-glass wine shop next door where you can wait for your table and chat with each other. The food is excellent and the wine very reasonable. Home made pasta and lots of good choices for dinner. Just follow the rules and you will have a wonderful... More

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We waited outside for 30 min waiting or it to open at 5:30, after finding our original destination, Pane Rustica, closed for the night. We walked in and the owner looked at my daughter and said I only allow 7 year olds. My daughter is 5 and he turned us away. Meanwhile there was a mother and her son behind... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My friends and I show up at the restaurant at 530 and there are two gentlemen sitting at the front door looking out so I walk up to open the door. One of the men opens the door and asked to help us and I said we were there for dinner. He said we're not open; I said the website... More

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Tampa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had just come home from a month long road trip, having (mainly) fabulous meals in a variety of places. No food in the fridge, so we had dinner at Osteria Natalina. We had not been there since it was called Spartaco (the name of the owner), years ago. It is a very samll place, no reservations, and only one... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went here on a date night, and wow were we impressed. We were welcomed by the owner, in Italian, and shown to our table. I have been to Italy, and the experience was reminiscent of the trip. They didn't rush us through dinner, as in Italy you are expected to sit at the table the entire evening and just... More

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Falls Church, VA
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Small cozy place with no more than 32 seats, this restaurant in a small strip mall was pretty darn good. The owners and servers all appear to know Italian food and take pride in what they do. This night I had one of their snapper specials with a wonderful sauce of capers, fresh tomatoes and lemon butter. Really good. Nice... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I've eaten 4 times at Osteria Natalina. Each time has been superb. The owner is front and center at all times and is a great host. I especially love bringing somebody from Tampa. They never know that this jewel is right by them. The lasagna is fabulous.

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Alachua, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Wonderful, wonderful dinner with family. I absolutely love this Italian Restaurant. The selections are so varied & so nice that they will even fix "made to order" requests. If you haven't been there yet, put Osteria on your list. Not many restaurants like this anymore. Small, intimate, no rushing! Took us 3 hours to complete our meal and no one... More

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