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Osteria Natalina

#19 of 1,908 Restaurants in Tampa
#20 of 2,103 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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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 3
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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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To start out this is a very small restaurant in a strip shoping center,and they do not take reservations. The place is very informal and laid back. The owner is on site and checked up on us regularly. The food is great, on of the people in out group is a regular and told us ahead of time to not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To start out this is a very small restaurant in a strip shoping center,and they do not take reservations. The place is very informal and laid back. The owner is on site and checked up on us regularly. The food is great, on of the people in out group is a regular and told us ahead of time to not... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have been here more times than I can count with family and friends. Small restaurant and they don't take reservations, as such we make sure to be there when they open, but would absolutely be worth the wait. The food is incredible. I have ordered from the menu one time as the specials are always to good to pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I cannot express in words how good this place is. Osterial Natalia is located in the elbow of shopping plaza; however, they family provides wonderful journey to Italy via the service and food. From the start, every element of dinner was fantastic. I had the house made lasagna w/lamb and béchamel sauce which reminded me of Northern Italy. Dessert was... More 

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

Some friends and I ate here last night and had a really wonderful experience! The waiter was awesome and took the time to explain the specials and make recommendations. They gladly made our meals to order (some diners are vegetarian) and everything we had was phenomenal! My favorites were the pear and walnut tortellini, lobster and ricotta ravioli and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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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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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

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?