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Pane Rustica

3225 South MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 902-8828
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Ranked #4 of 1,966 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Beaufort, SC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

great south tampa vibe. Atmosphere feels like a bistro in NYC. Homemade bread is amazing. They also bake all the bread for most upper end restaurants in the area. The hummus is the best ! It was my first time here for dinner, all other times were lunch. I prefer to be waited on,[dinner service], as opposed to ordering @... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fried calamari is crispy and tasty; seared scallop, melt right in your mouth! And the acorn squash chicken salad, beautiful presentation and incredible flavor! We came from New York and didn't expect too much from an Italian restaurant at Tampa. But this one really impressed us. Oh they have some good pastries for breakfast as well.

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Kristiansand, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our genuinly very nice and very good waiter, Pait (?), topped off this evening. The food was very good and desserts also:-)

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Virginia, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is a local favorite and expect it to be busy most evenings. I love the flatbreads and I also come for a great coffee and pastry. Casual atmosphere and a lively bar!

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a great place for a nice dinner. The menu has several standout entrees and the specials are great. The atmosphere is one of the great things and it is upscale urban bustle at it's best. The bar was well attended and there were celebrations going on at a couple of the larger tables. I had a seafood pasta dish... More

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Tampa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Never order off of the standing menu. The daily specials are always delicious. Check out the chicken salad, which is a different flavor almost every day, the pizzas that change with what the chef wants to make, and the sandwiches are nothing close to average. The restaurant started as a bakery so if you want some super fresh bread, this... More

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Gainesville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant after seeing the great reviews, and we were not disappointed! Our friend had been here before and also recommended it. The service was great and the food was excellent. Our friends had a yelloweye snapper dish, that was out of this world, and the short ribs, which were also amazing. The Caesar salad was... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The best way I can describe this place is its like an Italian Panera. The food is really good, its cafe style and amazing. They are fast as long as you don't have to wait for a table.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Pana Rustica has continued to be great food consistently with solid ownership/management. Love lunch most as menu constantly changes but the best things they do are always available. Cookies are worth the calories. High energy place.

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