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Pane Rustica

#8 of 2,059 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Oven Delights!

Gourmet Style with a touch of Europe! My Husband knows the Owner and Friend, when he started this Restaurant in Tampa From going overseas to get his Fantastic Oven and the inception of the Name Pane Rustica (helped come up with the name!) it's overall atmosphere, deli style, to upscale urban... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Karen E
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Gourmet Style with a touch of Europe! My Husband knows the Owner and Friend, when he started this Restaurant in Tampa From going overseas to get his Fantastic Oven and the inception of the Name Pane Rustica (helped come up with the name!) it's overall atmosphere, deli style, to upscale urban, its a delicious choice! Daily fresh breads!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I hadn't been here for several years as the overly-loud music made dinner conversation impossible. The food was always wonderful. We returned last week and found that the music was toned down and we were able to enjoy a great meal and were able to converse with one another.

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Clearwater, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a great example of a five star restaurant! I've been coming to Pane Rustica since around 2010, and have not once been disappointed, in fact, I've always been very satisfied. Whether I'm here for lunch, dinner, or a snack, they always have a good variety of food that I like. For lunch, I either get a slice or... More 

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tampa,fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Perfect for couples, families or friends. Delicious take out bread and pastries. Catering is a pleasure.

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Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lunch is a totally different experience than dinner. Lunch is a stand in line and order from the delicious display in front of you or by a menu you grab while waiting on line. The pizza is wonderful as well as all their sandwiches. I highly recommend the stuffed Cooke acorn squash stuffed with delicious chicken salad. Save room for... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you dine for lunch or dinner, this place never disappoints. Everything you eat will put a smile on your face. The sandwiches are large, tasty and different. The thin pizza slices are to die for. The bakery items are the best in town. Don't miss this place if you are in Tampa and have time for lunch or dinner.... More 

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Lantana, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

While in Tampa for business we ordered take-out lunch three days in a row. It was very good. This is a very busy local spot, if you decide to eat-in the noise level is high. Call ahead for take-out and avoid the lines. The salads were really good, topped with or without protein choices of chicken, steak or salmon. The... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had lunch with my husband here. It was our first time. The staff behind the cafeteria-style counter was incredibly helpful. Had the burger special and was not disappointed. Husband had a roast beef deli sandwich. He said it was just ok. Loved the overall vibe. Would make this a regular lunch spot if I lived locally.

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped by here for a quick bite after running Gasparilla. The pizza was good and a decent sized serving even for post race eating. The cupcakes looked awesome, but we had plans for doughnuts (should have had the cupcakes!)

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My cousin took me to eat here with a small group when I was visiting her on vacation . She said it was her favorite lunch spot in the area. I totally agree. I had a delicious salad and a 3 bean burger (vegan). The bread was excellent & the portions were generous. We also split a small pizza as... More 

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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, Bakery, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?