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“Excellent and Authentic”

La Terrazza Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 2,452 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 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.

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Thank Frederick C
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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.

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1  Thank debbieinsc2013
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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!"

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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.

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1  Thank roxandjim
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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.

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1  Thank coconut63
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