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Pane Rustica

#9 of 1,878 Restaurants in Tampa
#10 of 2,069 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Sandwiches, Bakeries, 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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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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Always a good choice

I've only ever been here for lunch...not dinner, but I love it for lunch. I love the atmosphere. Great urban feel (which you wouldn't imagine from the blah strip mall front). Both regular menu and specials menu have interesting choices. They know how to put a little spin on the ordinary to make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
DiningInFlorida
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
tampa
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

So dark that you could barely see what you were eating. So loud that you couldn't hear a conversation at your table. And so over-priced that it definitely was not worth all the hype. Unless you wanted pizza or soup or salad, the dinner menu had chicken for $20. Be prepared to break out your wallets. Maybe the people are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've only ever been here for lunch...not dinner, but I love it for lunch. I love the atmosphere. Great urban feel (which you wouldn't imagine from the blah strip mall front). Both regular menu and specials menu have interesting choices. They know how to put a little spin on the ordinary to make it interesting. Have been a few times... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I needed to meet some new friends at a Tampa lunch spot - I gave them three choices, and they chose Pane Rustica, and I am glad they did! Our server Autumn was terrific, but if you have ever been to Pane Rustica you know that you don't have to be waited on. You can go through their amazing line... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

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
64 helpful votes 64 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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13 reviews 13 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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, Bakeries, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?