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Lauro's Ristorante Italiano

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3915 HENDERSON BLVD, Tampa, FL 33629 (Between S. Grady Ave. and S. Church Ave.)
(813) 281-2100
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique dining experience

This is a unique dining experience quite rare these days in the time of chain and focus-group mass-marketing restaurants - a truly individual family-run restaurant with top-quality food and outstanding service personnel who know you and welcome you with genuine hospitality. Fine menu selections... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
Edward S
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a unique dining experience quite rare these days in the time of chain and focus-group mass-marketing restaurants - a truly individual family-run restaurant with top-quality food and outstanding service personnel who know you and welcome you with genuine hospitality. Fine menu selections, all excellently prepared and always served hot. "Mrs. Lauro" often present in the dining room, quietly... More 

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Tampa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've lived in Tampa for over twenty years, but somehow had never gotten to Lauro. Finally had dinner there last Saturday. Simply put, it was a great experience. Really good food and friendly service from a by-gone age. Other reviewers have commented on the decor which, while clean and non-offensive, was outdated. To me, somehow though, this added to the... More 

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Indian Shores, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Belle of Ballast Point and I have lived in South Tampa for decades. Last night we looked at each other in wonderment with a singular question on our lips, "Heavens to Murgatroid, why in the name of Snagglepuss have we not been to the fantastic Lauro's Ristorante Italiano before tonight?" My bride and I attended a family birthday dinner... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was very bland. This is why I rated it 2stars. The service and everything else was fine. With all the great local Italian restaurants to choose from, this would be my last pick. Osteria Natalia, Bella's, Donatella's, Armanis.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As others have stated, the environment isn't amazing. If you are looking for great food, great service, and nice portions... Come to Lauro's. I would put the service up there with Bern's steakhouse. The wait staff are energetic and make sure your drink is always full, the waiter Joseph gave us as much of that tasty bread as we wanted.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lauro's continues to dish out delicious Italian classics that never go out of style. However, the owners need to put serious thought into a building and image renovation. The interior of the building is outdated, and my husband and I (in our early 40's) were the youngest people in the restaurant at 7pm on a Saturday night. The food is... More 

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Augusta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Saw reviews on Tripadvisor as having good food. Tried it out and took our 6 & 10 year old. Didn't realize it wasn't really a restaurant for kids, but they loved it. Our children were made to feel special at what they considered a "fancy" restaurant. They had excellent food. The service was outstanding. Would definitely go back next time... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Met some friends who all had birthdays in June. Enjoyed the awesome lobster bisque; a new pasta with pancetta that was amazing and of course great dessert. Always a great meal and superb service

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Yes, it truly is close to my Italian grandmother's in quality and taste. I've lived in this area since 1956 and this is one of the best Italian restaurants around. Fantastic service - you'll feel like royalty! - but friendly and inviting.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Friday night three of us who had birthdays enjoyed an amazing dinner with family. From the best Lobster bisque, amazing pasta and all entrees, even dessert was fantastic! The service is always exceptional. Reheated our leftovers on Sat night and still yummy. Can't wait to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3915 HENDERSON BLVD, Tampa, FL 33629
    (Between S. Grady Ave. and S. Church Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 281-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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