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“Great Italian food in Ybor City!”

La Terrazza Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 2,435 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Where to start? During our first visit to Ybor City, We met an old friend for dinner and were welcomed by Luigi (owner) and our server Maria like we were regulars. Authentic Italian greetings, freshly made bruschetta on real Italian bread, marinated vegetable appetizer -- all before the arrival of delicious traditional pastas and veal dishes. Wines by the glass or the bottle. They respected our desire to talk without being rushed. Ended the meal with tiramisu and chocolate-coffee dusted gelato. Reasonable prices all around. Can't travel to Italy? Eat at La Terrazza, and it will feel and taste like you're there.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We just happened to be walking on 7th Ave. in Ybor City for a Christmas Parade, and saw this little Italian restaurant. We asked for the Table for 2 in the window and were quickly seated. The Hostess quickly told us about the specials, and the waiter quickly came with Bread & water. The bread was real Italian Bread, not the fake kaiser rolls or worst yet garlic knots that most restaurants try to pass off as bread in Tampa! We had Melanzane Appetizer & Caprese. I agree with a previous review that the tomatoes were refrigerated and tasteless, but the mozzarella was outstanding. My wife's Melanzane was the best we ever had in Tampa! For dinner we had Penne w/vodka sauce - This was excellent! I had the Spaghetti with Shellfish(Fruti De Mare) which was also excellent! The Service was also very good!
Dinner cost us $43.00 for 2 people w/appetizers. We only had water w/lemon to drink!
We definitely will be back and will be bringing friends! What A Find!!!

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

La Terrazza is a small italian restaurant right on 7th avenue in Ybor City. The owner Luigi is a great friendly guy. The food is delicious and prepared the traditional way. Luigi himself hails from northern Italy near Venice so he really knows his food.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stopped in for some Italian food and weren't disappointed. The food was cooked to order and all hand made. Everything tasted great from the bruschetta to the tortellini. The prices were reasonable as well. The service was great too. I would definitely go back again.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Had dinner Dec. 1 at La Terrazza with my mother, sister and best friend- all foodies...and we were all extremely pleased with the dinner and the friendliness of Luigi and the rest of the staff. I had chicken rollatino- rolled pounded chicken breast stuffed with asparagus and mozzarella and bacon in a delicious sauce (I wanted to lick the plate!). My sister had pasta faggiole soup which was tasty, and mussels. Mom had minestrone, also excellent and filled with fresh vegetables, and an antipasti plate with the best roasted red peppers and olives along with caprese and eggplant. My best friend had fruitta di mare loaded with shrimp, clams, mussels and scallops. This meal was first class! And the people who work there are the icing on the cake!

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