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“Good, but not as good as the reviews.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Natalina

Osteria Natalina
3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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Ranked #77 of 2,001 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Italian
Description: This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing
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Description: This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good, but not as good as the reviews.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011 via mobile

The food is back at Spartaco's return venture, but the wine list is now very restricted, the tables too small and the service less professional. It is an osteria and we would like a bit more. Still for a casual evening, go for the Scilian Snapper, the calamari salad, the tasty olive dip for bread, the pasta, and the reasonable value.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Tampa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Just like being in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

This is one of the best kept secrets in Tampa. Most of the locals think this is the best Italian restaurant in town. The owner waits on the tables himself and makes sure you feel like one of the family. The food is excellent and there are many creative specials available in addition to the menu. Also has a nice wine selection at reasonable prices.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, OR
1 review
“We loved Osteria Natalina!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

My wife and I visited Osteria Natalina and were immediately made to feel like part of the family. The restaurant is small and cozy. The food and atmosphere were fantastic! We would make the 3000 mile trip back to Tampa just to visit here again. Do yourself a favor and pay a visit!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Better than my grandmother's home cooking...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

FIrst, I have to point out that we were made to feel completely comfortable and at home by Spartaco, the owner, and Adolfo, our waiter. They made great recommendations for food and wine choices and we never regretted following their advice. The pasta was amazing, the fish and meat was extremely fresh and the wine was fabulous - and not high-priced. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and left very happy. What a great place, a true gem in South Tampa.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011 via mobile

Some of the best Italian food we have ever had, we travel to Italy on a regular basis, this is as good. Try the gnocchi.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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