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3225 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 902-8828
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Ranked #10 of 2,012 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: South of MacDill and Bay to Bay
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bakery items are delicious! The atmosphere is inviting, the decor is reminiscent of Tuscany and the staff is warm and friendly! I had the frittata, the sticky buns, the roll with raspberry and an amazing blueberry muffin! All I can say is that I was blown away by this restaurant/ bakery! Loved the coffee as well.

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New Jersey
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155 reviews 155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went with 3 generations of family including 2 year old. Casual atmosphere. Young crowd. Very noisy restaurant. Food good, but not much for price paid. My son liked it and goes frequently. I would not go back.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My go to restaurant has just become my go to place for catering! Gopher, Bryan, Leslie and the whole staff managed to make busy stressful planning an event to remember. My guests raved about the food and sadly I did not have many leftovers....will definitely order from them again!

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Tampa, Fl
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Finally got around writing a review to one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa: Pane Rustica. This is a South Tampa restaurant that started as a bakery, then became a lunch spot, and then became one of the best fine dining options in town. This restaurant has a regular menu which is changed seasonally, and a daily menu. A sure... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Elegant but casual. Seat yourself and order at a counter. Food was excellent. Great for families and groups. We had the pizza and shared salads. Gelato good, not the best I've had. They had lots of breads and pastries that appeared to be baked on site. Trip Advisor did not fail us!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

When you read reviews, consider several perspectives before you make a decision. If I'm going on vacation, my research has always paid off when I do my homework. I urge anyone to do that about this place before you go. I would describe it as a gourmet bakery and deli for the lunch menu. Yes they serve pizza but it's... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

When you read reviews, consider several perspectives before you make a decision. If I'm going on vacation, my research has always paid off when I do my homework. I urge anyone to do that about this place before you go. I would describe it as a gourmet bakery and deli - for the lunch menu. Yes they serve pizza but... More 

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New York City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Basic restaurant in a strip mall. One side is self-serve, the other is by the bar and has waiter service. Cesar salad with salmon was good. Pizza is basic, not a NYC pizza but ok. Burger is not good since its on a focaccia like bread and has no great burger taste (not like the meat is exemplary or remarkable).... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

After reading all of the great reviews my expectations were high. The waiter arrived at the table, told us how many pounds of bread they bake per week. The bread was good, but so what and no butter? Had to ask for that. The hummus was tasty but I don't go to Italian restaurants for hummus. The portions are tiny... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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241 reviews 241 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There have been times when I have had trouble between choosing 4 or 5 stars for a review. In the end, I always conclude that a 5 star business should be 5 stars - no question. If you have to debate it or have trouble figuring it out, then it shouldn't get 5 stars. So lets give this one a... More 

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Additional Information about Pane Rustica

Address: 3225 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone Number: (813) 902-8828
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
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
Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen, Italian

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