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Pane Rustica

#10 of 2,033 Restaurants in Tampa
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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
  • 178
    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
Most recent review
Lunch here three days in a row.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
roslynpines
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Lantana, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The location is convenient. The atmosphere inside is very nice and upscale with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was very fresh and delicious. We had the grilled cobia which was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The braised short ribs were delicious. Of course the bread was amazing

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Amazing, wonderful, fabulous food! Tough to get a table on the weekends, parking is tight, but it is all well worth the wait and the planning ahead. I recommend reservations and earlier than 7:00 dining if you can because the service gets a little slower after that time on the weekends. Terrific atmosphere- and it's strange but it is so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Best baked bread in South Tampa, great fresh sandwiches, and dinner there was excellent. A gem in the heart of South Tampa. Great spot for lunch or dinner.

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N. Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had lunch here with some work colleagues based on recommendation of a couple of them. The place was pretty crowded but the staff rearranged a table so we could be served. (Note: Half of the place has table service and a bar and the other half has bakery and service counter. I don't really understand the split, so best to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The bakery items are delicious! The atmosphere is inviting, the decor is reminiscent of Tuscany and the staff is warm and friendly! I had the frittata, the sticky buns, the roll with raspberry and an amazing blueberry muffin! All I can say is that I was blown away by this restaurant/ bakery! Loved the coffee as well.

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New Jersey
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182 reviews 182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went with 3 generations of family including 2 year old. Casual atmosphere. Young crowd. Very noisy restaurant. Food good, but not much for price paid. My son liked it and goes frequently. I would not go back.

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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: Bakery, Delicatessen, Italian

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?