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Osteria Natalina

#87 of 1,832 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
813-831-1210
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Houston, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant is small the food is HUGE! I had the rigatoni al nero de calamari (rigatoni with squid ink and calamari) and it was Fantastic. This is a perfect restaurant for couples.

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Thank Glenn S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find it outrageous that it is legal to somehow discriminate against children under the age of 8. But somehow, this place is getting away with it. The owner is rude while explaining this. It looks like this restraunt caters to older couples and not families!

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Thank Meghan L
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Wow, this rivals the old Laughing Cat. Place a small and that is how authentic Italian restaurants should be. Staff was great but the food, oh the food! It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Also note, their house wine is really good too!

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Thank Pete T
fayetteville, arkansas
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Oh my!!! Do yourself a favor and go here! The food was outstanding! The staff is so attentive! We shared a bowl of lobster bisque and the mahimahi special and were stuffed. But we finished off the pistachio dessert anyway! Will come here next time we're here!

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Thank hogfanforever
Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Never rated a restaurant this highly. Although limited space and no reservations and simple decor it is by far the best Italian food I have had in years. Simple presentation but flat good. Best calamari ever. Just great food at an acceptable cost.

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Thank gogator1
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

As best I can tell from my first visit, this is authentic Italian fare in a restaurant which the owner has replicated from his Italian roots in Rimini. It's definitely "family owned and operated", and you can't help but like the owner and his servers - and their food. The restaurant is narrow - tables along one wall, servers and... More 

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Thank EndtoEndHiker
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite Italian spot in town. Not only is the food incredibly fresh and delicious, but you will be treated like family. Intimate setting where everyone is a friend. You must have the pillows of pasta with pear and Gorgonzola. To die for! I've never ordered anything that wasn't truly delicious.

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Thank NanShivers
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Osteria Natalina has been on my list to try for a while and finally made it. If I knew then what I know now I would have moved it up to the top of my list. The food is amazing and the service is spectacular. My husband and I could not decide which appetizer to split so they put together... More 

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Thank Angela D
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our third visit to Natalina and it is always wonderful. Authentic regional Italian quisine. Note that this is a small venue, which likely contributes to its ongoing excellence, and does NOT take reservations. So come early, plan to spend some time, to be embraced by the warmth of the room and staff, and enjoy one of the finest of Italian... More 

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Thank Greg S
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are tired of the standard meal at the national Italian franchise restaurants: try this place . You won't be disappointed .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-831-1210
Description
This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing

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