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Osteria Natalina

#33 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
#34 of 2,090 Places to Eat in Tampa
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3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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5:30 pm - 10:30 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
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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  • 77
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Celebrated a friend's birthday at this wonderful, little gem in South Tampa. The food was outstanding. Our server offered excellent suggestions, and started our meal with an assortment of pastas. My favorite was a pasta shell stuffed with three cheeses and a bit of pear. The saltiness of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Susan P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Celebrated a friend's birthday at this wonderful, little gem in South Tampa. The food was outstanding. Our server offered excellent suggestions, and started our meal with an assortment of pastas. My favorite was a pasta shell stuffed with three cheeses and a bit of pear. The saltiness of the cheeses combined with the sweetness of pear was SO good. This... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After traveling to Italy and experiencing authentic Italian cuisine this restaurant takes us back there every time. We have been to this special place several times and the only Italian restaurant we patronize. The seating area is small so reservations recommended or arrive early. The house wines are excellent white and red. Once you try it you will return.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Friendly with wonderful Italian food. The freshness of the attente homemade pasta to the fresh seafood with a taste of Italy not like those chain restaurants that overdo sauces and seasoning. Prices were reasonable in one of best Italian restaurants in Tampa.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I stumbled on this lovely restaurant and fell in love with it immediately. The restaurant is very small but that adds to the charm of it. It is entirely run by the family and you can tell that each dish is made carefully and with great expertise on how true Italian food should be. The limited tables... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Ok... so I get it... Spartaco may not be your favorite owner. But if you let that stand in your way... you are missing out on the best Tampa has to offer. Wonderful food. Great staff. Take their recommendations... they listen to what you like... then exceed your expectations with what they suggest. Really fantastic meals. Authentic. We love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent food wonderful service! We were looking for someplace away from the downtown hotels and tourists and discovered Osteria Natalina...wow!

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife and I had a night out for dinner. We showed up without reservations. To bide our time during the wait we had a bottle of wine and appetizer at the wine bar a few doors down at Bianchi's enoteca. Read that review as well. We then had diner here and it was one of the best I have... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This very unassuming restaurant in a small shopping center in south Tampa, always turns out amazing food. It is small but intimate. There are daily specials and then the regular menu items. I love the way the way they prepare seafood - whether the fish special or mussels. One of my all time favorites is the lobster ravioli! Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We waited two hours in a little wine bar two doors down from this restaurant and were finally seated at around 9 p.m. (the wine bar was excellent--great, friendly service, excellent wines, and delicious food to snack on--try the the pate). The restaurant calls the wine bar when your table is ready. The wait was worth it: this was among... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant NYE. Staff very efficient. Owner may seem to be over bearing and talks super fast about menu, but food was very good. I had Chicken Parmasean....the chicken was a bit tough and not too much flavor....they did not bread the chicken first. The pasta is the best!! You can tell by the sauce.... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Natalina

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

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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

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?