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Pane Rustica

#10 of 2,043 Restaurants in Tampa
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3225 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629 (South of MacDill and Bay to Bay)
(813) 902-8828
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistantly excellant

Perfect for couples, families or friends. Delicious take out bread and pastries. Catering is a pleasure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
moirajburke
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tampa,fl
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
tampa,fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Perfect for couples, families or friends. Delicious take out bread and pastries. Catering is a pleasure.

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Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lunch is a totally different experience than dinner. Lunch is a stand in line and order from the delicious display in front of you or by a menu you grab while waiting on line. The pizza is wonderful as well as all their sandwiches. I highly recommend the stuffed Cooke acorn squash stuffed with delicious chicken salad. Save room for... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you dine for lunch or dinner, this place never disappoints. Everything you eat will put a smile on your face. The sandwiches are large, tasty and different. The thin pizza slices are to die for. The bakery items are the best in town. Don't miss this place if you are in Tampa and have time for lunch or dinner.... More 

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Lantana, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

While in Tampa for business we ordered take-out lunch three days in a row. It was very good. This is a very busy local spot, if you decide to eat-in the noise level is high. Call ahead for take-out and avoid the lines. The salads were really good, topped with or without protein choices of chicken, steak or salmon. The... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had lunch with my husband here. It was our first time. The staff behind the cafeteria-style counter was incredibly helpful. Had the burger special and was not disappointed. Husband had a roast beef deli sandwich. He said it was just ok. Loved the overall vibe. Would make this a regular lunch spot if I lived locally.

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped by here for a quick bite after running Gasparilla. The pizza was good and a decent sized serving even for post race eating. The cupcakes looked awesome, but we had plans for doughnuts (should have had the cupcakes!)

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Lafayette, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My cousin took me to eat here with a small group when I was visiting her on vacation . She said it was her favorite lunch spot in the area. I totally agree. I had a delicious salad and a 3 bean burger (vegan). The bread was excellent & the portions were generous. We also split a small pizza as... More 

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Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The location is convenient. The atmosphere inside is very nice and upscale with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was very fresh and delicious. We had the grilled cobia which was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The braised short ribs were delicious. Of course the bread was amazing

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Amazing, wonderful, fabulous food! Tough to get a table on the weekends, parking is tight, but it is all well worth the wait and the planning ahead. I recommend reservations and earlier than 7:00 dining if you can because the service gets a little slower after that time on the weekends. Terrific atmosphere- and it's strange but it is so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Best baked bread in South Tampa, great fresh sandwiches, and dinner there was excellent. A gem in the heart of South Tampa. Great spot for lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3225 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
    (South of MacDill and Bay to Bay)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 902-8828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Bakery, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?