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Pane Rustica

3225 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 902-8828
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Ranked #11 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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New York City
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I had an early dinner on November 8th. Being a Saturday I went early since I sensed that it would be crowded later on. My review is not so much about the food (which was good), but about the service. Our waiter was Chris, since it was our first visit, he patiently explained about the menu and after we asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The line was out the door, but went fast. They food was amazing! We tried a little of everything, pizza, sandwiches, salads, gelato, and baked goodies!! All delicious, my 2 and 5 year olds cleaned their plates (which never happens)! We'll be back for sure!

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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very good Italian food at a very reasonable price. The place is quite large and very popular amount the locals. The have very spacious table and booth, and it good place for lunch meeting.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I didn't know that soo many people knew that Pane Rustica is The Best How could a roast beef sandwich on crusty bread be sublime.. It Was! If you know what you 're doing , you'll have one of those rich chocolate cookies too!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had friends in town for a birthday so we decided to try Pane Rustica even though it's a 30 min ride from our house. We had a 6pm reservation and were stuck at a table right by the door but where you sit doesn't matter if the food is great. So we tried to order drinks. The waiter didn't... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We wanted to get away from the places we usually eat in St Pete for our 45th wedding anniversary. I checked the top 10 places in Tampa and this is the only one I found was open for lunch on Sunday. We went with our family. On Sundays we found out that one stands on line and orders from either... More 

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Beaufort, SC
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You could detect its origin in an Italian bakery; the breads and desserts were superb. The food was so good that we broke our custom when in a new city by going back twice for dinner and were not disappointed at all. The food was all extremely fresh, creatively prepared and served with style. Just be sure you get reservations.

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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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