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Seven 17 South

717 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 250-1661
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Ranked #206 of 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Swann
Description: 717 South serves authentic Italian dishes from the "Kitchens of Italy" to exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim”, including their famous Miso and Sake cured Catch of the day..Extensive wine list ( over 200 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner and Korean-born chef Robert Masson displays a sure mastery of all ports and parts of the world. Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. Seven 17 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.
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71% Recommend
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English first
Tampa, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came to 717 South to try something new. We had purchased a living social deal worth $100 for the restaurant and were eager to try it out last week, unfortunately they were all booked up when we attempted to make a reservation which isn't bad for business, so we waited a week. Upon our arrival we were greeted at... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had to wait for about 100min for our food, table of eight. Food was then served partially cold. No manager etc. showed up when we started complaining. At the end we were forced to pay 18% tip for a lousy all-over impression. Not friendly, no appology. Greedy (tip). Recommendation: Go elsewhere.

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Clearwater, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our second meal at 717 was very good. The first time, we had a Groupon/Living Social deal, which encouraged us to try the restaurant. The second time (paying in full!) did not disappoint. The appetizers (Brussel sprouts and baked brie) were a hit and everyone enjoyed their meals. The menu is rather eclectic with relatively unusual options, but everything has... More

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Made reservations for our anniversary based on friend's recommendation. Bistro atmosphere with lots of black and 1920's art work. Comfortable booth. Good wine selections. First, the negatives...the paper dinner and beverage menus had seen better days; looked like drinks had been spilled on them and they just let them dry. As the menu is one of the first opportunities for... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We decided to give this restaurant a shot last month (after noticing it on open table) on a random Friday evening and we were pleasantly surprised with this venue. The service was really good as was the fare and wine and the decor is fantastic. The only downside is that the restaurant is really noisy and we were seated at... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

good food in a pleasant atmosphere....mostly business folks and young crowd....glassed in private dining area for business meetings....lots of wide screen tvs etc....would not take my kids there but a good business venue

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We drove into Tampa from our home on the beach and while I normally find plenty of venues here, a trip to the Soho area is a nice break. First time at 717 South. We had a large party for a birthday dinner surprise. Our server Josh was always on top of things and the appetizers and entrees were spot... More

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Tampa Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had dinner here with my daughter last night. I've heard good things about this restaurant and have been wanting to check it out. Groupon offered a deal so I thought it was the perfect opportunity. Some of the food was good and some not as good. We had the Shrimp & Grits -Sautéed shrimp, roma tomatoes, portabellas over Atkinson Mills... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whether you are looking for a nice romantic dinner or simply to have some strong drinks with friends and people watch, this is a great place to go. The food is fantastic and on almost any night (although some weeknights are "slow") you will find the bar busy, while the restaurant has some nice booths so you can have a... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Dinner with Hubby. Joshua was our server. Very good service! We shared a wedge salad, good but nothing extra, in fact Outback's is better. The bread with marinara and chesse was delicious. Hubby had grilled chicken breast, fingerling potatoes and asparagus. A little disappointed that only one small boneless chicken breast for 16.90. He did enjoy it but felt could... More

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