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Lauro's Ristorante Italiano

3915 HENDERSON BLVD, Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 281-2100
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between S. Grady Ave. and S. Church Ave.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 The interior of the building is outdated, and my husband and I (in our early 40's) were the youngest people in the restaurant at 7pm on a Saturday night.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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

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 Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This place is amazing. Chef Lauro prepares everything fresh daily. Whether you're looking for pasta, lasagna or a filet in a peppercorn sauce this is the place. High end table side service with neighborhood charm. This Tampa Italian gives it five stars and could eat there every day. Bravo.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Don't let the appearance deceive you! This is a true gem! Italian staff dressed to the nines, very attentive and helpful. This is a beautiful restaurant, great for couples or adult gathering. And the food is outstanding! They make their own bread, buffalo mozzarella, and handmade pastas. I had the fettuccine bolognese and caprese salad. Portions are generous and price... More

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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Seldom do I rave about Italian cuisine. I was pleasantly surprised finding Lauros. Originally an upscale Italian restaurant in Washington DC, Chef Lauro is still kitchen creating his magic. I had the Lasagña it was spectacular. The Lobster bisque is to die for. My wife had the Scaloppine Villanova, it was exquisite. I sampled my Moms Agnolotti alla Pana... a... More

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We have been going to Lauro's for almost 20 years and have never ever had a bad meal. Lauro and Maria are amazing family people and make you feel like you are eating at their house. The service is excellent and every server sincerely cares that you feel at home. Our fav is asking for a half order of agnolotti... More

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