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Pane Rustica

#11 of 1,907 Restaurants in Tampa
#12 of 2,102 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    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
good, local restaurant for all meals

during a short trip to tampa, i was able to go to pane rustica for lunch. lots of options, most which are healthy. not cheap, but not too expensive either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Nush2891
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

during a short trip to tampa, i was able to go to pane rustica for lunch. lots of options, most which are healthy. not cheap, but not too expensive either.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The food is very yummy just a tad over priced but you will enjoy everything you eat. I had the steak burger with blue cheese and it was amazing. the pumpkin ravioli is really tasty as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Pane Rustica consistently exceeds my expectations and remains one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Tampa. The Rustica salad is my favorite salad in town, and will hold that title as long as the warm polenta croutons are topping the delicious mound of vegetables. I can't go to Pane Rustica and NOT order that salad, so that is the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stick with the pizza. They are all good.! I am partial to pepperoni. Grab a chocolate chip cookie for dessert orange Fanta to wash it down They are very Busy at lunch so get there early or come late after 2pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've eaten at Pana 14 times. I'm in love with 3 items: 1. Flat bread 2. Burger on Rosemary Fecasia cooked medium 3. Expresso Cookies. The staff is awesome. I sit at the bar majority of time and love the atmosphere. It's not uncommon to see famous locals. Highly recommend.

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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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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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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?