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“Excellent and Authentic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Terrazza Restaurant

La Terrazza Restaurant
1727 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
(813) 248-1326
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Ranked #3 of 2,066 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent and Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place reminded me of the old school Italian joints up north. It's intimate, everyone speaks Italian, and they make you feel like you're part of the family. I've always been warmly welcomed by the staff, all of whom are Italian. The food is amazing; there is not a bad thing on the menu. To top it off, all the entrees are absolutely affordable, when they could easily charge more for the level of service and food.

If you're searching for a place to eat delicious Italian food in Tampa, look no further.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bluffton, South Carolina
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360 reviews 360 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“The best Italian food ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

By far this was the best Italian food we have ever had. The portion sizes are substantial. The owners are gracious, sincere, and relay their passion for excellent fresh food to their guests. By the time we finished our wonderful meal, we felt like family. I highly recommend this fabulous restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

You cannot order the wrong thing on the menu - everything is truly outstanding. We've been going here for years, and it's our favorite Italian restaurant in Tampa. Their Amatriciana is the best I've ever had. Their daily specials are wonderful. Had the salmon piccatta most recently, perfectly cooked with a silky, lemon butter sauce. My brother had the tortellini with the mushroom & truffle cream sauce - amazingly yummy.

The staff is sincerely wonderful, and treats everyone like family, including patting your stomach & telling you to "Mangia, mangia!"

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A classi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We read the TA reviews and decided to give La Terrazza a try on a recent trip. Turned out to be the Gasparilla Festival which spilled into the streets of Ybor City after the main event in Tampa. I left a message asking for a 7:00 reservation for a party of 6 not knowing that the streets would be overflowing with pirates of all sizes shapes and descriptions. Nevertheless we received a call back and were in. Part of the group arrived well in advance of the reservation and were accommodated and entertained by the passing pirates. We arrived about 15 minutes late but were welcomed be the staff and owner like family (the good kind of family welcome). Our server had several recommendations which we took and thoroughly enjoyed. We felt like she was part of our group fitting right in as we busted on each other for our choices or indecision. In the end, we had a great time (including a visit by passing pirates handing out flashing-light rings to all of the ladies them them in a good-natured way to dump us and join their party). When we left, hugs all around from the staff. We will definitely return next time we're in the area.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Italian Restaurant in Tampa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My husband and I just moved to Tampa from NY and have been searching for authentic Italian food like we have back home. We decided to try this restaurant based on reviews from tripadvisor and this is the real deal. Both the food and service was excellent. You must try the lasagna - it is yummy! We plan on taking all of our relatives who visit from NY to this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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