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Pane Rustica

#8 of 1,893 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Delicatessen
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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
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
We love Pane!

We had a group dinner tonight for five couples who travelled together on a cruise to Paris. We had the most wonderful meal we could ever expected. Everything was so perfect, from the food presentation, menu and wine selection, so professional and creative. We consider Pane Rustica one of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Bcpc2015
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a group dinner tonight for five couples who travelled together on a cruise to Paris. We had the most wonderful meal we could ever expected. Everything was so perfect, from the food presentation, menu and wine selection, so professional and creative. We consider Pane Rustica one of the best restaurants in Tampa. We have been eating there at... More 

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Lithia, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have read about this place for years, but just tried it. I went for lunch with my dad. We sat in the bar for table service, otherwise you order at the counter and then sit. Our waitress was very nice and recommended the crab cake po boy for my dad which was on the specials for the day. I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, somewhat loud but that didn't bother us too much. Great service, the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in suggesting wine. Great dinner, the gnocchi was the best I've had. Even better dessert. 100% will be returning.

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Don't be fooled by the strip mall. The vibe and decor of this restaurant will shock you. Great bar. The food is new American with an Italian flare and changes every couple of days. I had the Flatbread special which was amazing. Everything served around me looked incredible. I will definitely come back the next time I am in Tampa.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Years ago, we lived in Tampa and Pane Rustica was one of our favorites. We were afraid they were no longer in business but were so pleased to find them again further south on MacDill Avenue in a much larger location. We only had enough time to go for one lunch but what a treat. The salmon sandwich was great.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We go to Pane Rustica every few months with good friends and have to say this is one of the best restaurants in the area for consistently good food, and very good service. I see reviews that complain about the lighting, noise, and that it's overpriced and although some of this is valid, we have never had a bad meal... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have been for dinner twice in the last month. Great upbeat restaurant to drink and dine with friends. The menu is simple and offers a variety of tastes, with a nice wine list too; but also allowing patrons to BYOB for a corkage fee. Our group had everything from the scallops, to steak, pasta, pizza and desserts...all the meals... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I were in the area and decided to try PR . It was a bit disappointing. While the breakfast and lunch menus looked reasonable, the prices for the dinner entrées were a bit much. The place is very casual and has a counter to purchase bread or pastries to take home. We bought a few things and... More 

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tampa
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115 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So dark that you could barely see what you were eating. So loud that you couldn't hear a conversation at your table. And so over-priced that it definitely was not worth all the hype. Unless you wanted pizza or soup or salad, the dinner menu had chicken for $20. Be prepared to break out your wallets. Maybe the people are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've only ever been here for lunch...not dinner, but I love it for lunch. I love the atmosphere. Great urban feel (which you wouldn't imagine from the blah strip mall front). Both regular menu and specials menu have interesting choices. They know how to put a little spin on the ordinary to make it interesting. Have been a few times... 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: Italian, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Delicatessen

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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, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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?