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Osteria Natalina

3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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Ranked #24 of 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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  • Russian first
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English first
1 review
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lutz, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Spartico's hospitality and amazing food make this restaurant the best Italian food in Tampa!! You feel like you are his personal guest. The lasagna is fantastic with layers and layers of flavor. We also had pasta and the veal chop which were both awesome! We ended our meal with tiramisu, cannoli and gelato which capped off a meal we won't... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have lived in north Tampa for the last 19 years. Always had a hard time finding a nice Italian restaurant. Close by I could only find the typical chain restaurant offering the standard not-so italian food. I searched the web and found really good reviews about this restaurant. I noticed many reviews were recent and decided to give a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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