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Pane Rustica

#55 of 1,828 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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3225 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8171 (South of MacDill and Bay to Bay)
(813) 902-8828
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife took me here for my birthday recently with about 7 other people, 4 couples and 1 solo. First of all, the waitress was very moody and eye rolly.... Second all of the couples had to order a flatbread pizza to supplement out $30 entrees (and we are not huge appetite people). We were given 4, not jumbo scallops... More 

Thank mclawhorns
Tampa, Florida
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141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to restaurant. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, their food is always on the mark. Lunch is salads or sandwiches, real meals in just the right portions. Service is extraordinary. We sit in the bar area as best server there is Autumn. She is excellent. Sit in the left side and pay for the server. Sit on the... More 

Thank AsianFoodies
Owings Mills, Maryland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting a friend in Tampa and he suggested we try Panè Rustica for dinner. He told us that it is in a strip center and that we would be surprised how good it is. He didn't lie. When you walk through the door, you immediately leave the strip center behind. The restaurant is nicely decorated, has a good... More 

Thank Larry G
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561 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Today we had sandwiches from here for lunch and they were very good. I would recommend the turkey sandwich on focaccia bread.

Thank FamTimeFL
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean environment with good food. Dinner time is somewhat busy after 5pm so a reservation is encouraged. The steak is good but is pricy. Desserts are really good and a nice variety.

Thank mlbbau23
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

It's a very quaint restaurant and a great location, but a bit pricey for the menu and serving sizes. Our server was great.

Thank Dunhams_Travel
Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Ive been here a few times now, for lunch and dinner and really like it! They offer sandwiches, flat bread pizzas and salads for lunch and they have a really nice variety of items to choose from off their dinner menu. The short rib entrée was amazing! Inside the décor is pretty casual and you simply order and someone will... More 

Thank RozanaK
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Seriously, you will have to look for it as it is slightly hidden in a plaza but you will most certainly be glad you found it. The food, services, and ambiance is very good. While the noise level is slightly elevated, due to the style of the building, this is a must do place that is rich with flavorful dishes.... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I've always loved the menu here: they always have dishes that sound great and usually are. Its been over a year since I was here last and, like our last visit, I felt that things are not quite as good on the food front as they once were, although the menu is still interesting and lots of the food is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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484 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely ambiance for dinner but I also like going for lunch and just sitting in the bar area. I especially like the different types of chicken salad sandwiches they have and the chicken salad in squash! Yum!

Thank StefJax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3225 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8171
    (South of MacDill and Bay to Bay)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 902-8828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?