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CDB Italian Restaurant

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5104 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2189
+1 813-985-1336
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

I will have say the food was great just as it has been since the late 1970’s. The service, however was a different story. I believe this was the worst service I have experienced at any restaurant in my life time. The man that claimed to be the manager, was the worst. He was playing host and at the time... More 

1 Thank The5rds
Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was with my two boys and we ordered a large pizza with sausage, yellow onions, and black olives. The pizza was described as Chicago-style. I can't say I've had many Chicago-style pizzas, but I do remember trying one at Giordano's several years back. The pizza at CDB is nothing like the Giordano's. I don't know who has the true... More 

Thank DutchOvenDelight
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The place needs a tremendous make over the waiter was very nice and made sure we had our soda refill but the Gaelic bread looks like Cuban bread toast with garlic butter on top the pizza tastes like frozen pizza I will not go back

Thank Theduquefamily
Palm City, FL
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went to this restaurant after reading TripAdvisor reviews, which were mostly positive. I found the "Old World" decor delightful, and the food was very good. I ordered a pizza, which was very tasty with a nice, thick crust, and my companion ordered baked spaghetti, which he said was the best he had ever had. Our server was a charming... More 

Thank GwenTessa
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant has been in business since 1976 I think (I worked at Copper Top Pub next to it which is also still there. Back in "the day" it was always packed. Not so anymore, but the old recipes are still used. We love the Chef salad with the house dressing, and the CDB Special pizza, meats and veggies. Always... More 

1 Thank Katherine F
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015

CDB has been around forever and I remember the early days and how unique it was to get the leftovers wrapped in foil. Still a great pizza. Remember to get it well done if you pile on the toppings. Helps with the gooey center. Whenever I'm in town I'm there for a cold beer and a shrimp and bacon pizza!

Thank wescoast001
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sort of a hole in the wall but the food was spectacular. Pizza was superb, wings were excellent, beer was cold. Meatball sandwich was good too. Only knock, and its minor, is hat wings take a while, so if you want them order right when you get there. It's worth the wait.

Thank Bkchero
Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Been a while since we'd been to CDB's, so we had to visit. Pizza was as good as always! One friend got the chicken picatta which was very good also. Stop by CDB's if you're in the area.

Thank Kevin S
Apollo Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife, and three friends came to the Temple Terrace location for pizza and a calzone. After waiting almost 40 minutes, and by the way our server was like a ghost, never checked with us. The flavorless pizza arrived along with this sorry excuse for a calzone. I ordered a meatball calzone and inside besides way too much bland cheese... More 

Thank Buster K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

Two in my party enjoyed the pizza. One suffered from cheese overload WITHOUT ordering extra cheese! Another doesn't eat pizza, but enjoyed the pasta. Don't bother with the meatballs unless you REALLY like onions!

Thank J M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5104 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617-2189
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-985-1336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?