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Pane Rustica

#9 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
#10 of 2,090 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Sandwiches, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
If You Only Order Pizza...

Pane Rustica is good, but really only if you order right. The sandwiches are good. They are. But the turkey one with the onion chutney (which was amazing, I might add, caramelized onion chutney? Come on!) had so much mayo on it that the bread was falling apart. The chicken salad one could've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Lana C
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Pane Rustica is good, but really only if you order right. The sandwiches are good. They are. But the turkey one with the onion chutney (which was amazing, I might add, caramelized onion chutney? Come on!) had so much mayo on it that the bread was falling apart. The chicken salad one could've used more, maybe sprouts or something a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

New England feel with everything made from scratch everyday. Nothing processed. Awesome breakfast sandwich, pastries primo, great lunch burger and dinner food awwwessommme..

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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