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“very good food.”
Review of Pane Rustica

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Ranked #72 of 2,490 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: South of MacDill and Bay to Bay
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Overall, a nice experience. Food was good and menu diverse. Couldn't figure out why service was so slow though. Restaurant was only 2/3 full and there was waitstaff just standing around. I guess everything is cooked to order (even desserts) which is great, but it took over 20 minutes to get that dessert. Would go again, but allow lots of time.

Thank Cologal78
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Loved "Acorn Squash with House Made Chicken Salad" for lunch. Their food is simple, bold, unique and very tasty. The nice private dining areas used for meetings, etc. are comfortable and away from the noise. All of our favorite is calamari, grilled vegetables and flat bread with different toppings!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited this restaurant with great expectations, but were somewhat disappointed. Our waitress seemed enthusiastic and well versed with the menu at the start, but ended up being somewhat disorganized. We got the bread and spread when we sat down. The spread was very good, but the bread was plain white. It was good, but did not meet my expectations when reading about the excellence of the backed goods. We then ordered wine and a margherita pizza to start. The dough was also plain and dry. Toppings were nothing special. Acceptable pizza, but not outstanding. Now you're wondering why this even got a very good review. The entrees were excellent. I had steak with risotto and asparagus and my husband had duck. When the entrees were brought to our table, the person bringing the entrees nearly gave them to the people at the table next to us until our waitress intervened. Desserts were very good, but not outstanding. The waitress forgot my huband's coffee.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food is spectacular, service is great and staff is very knowledgeable! The "shut up and eat" is great, as are the cheeseburgers, salads, my husband loves the chicken salad resting in an Acorn squash, my kids and I go there for the cupcakes (they are the best!)at the end of each school week to talk about their days. Girls nights are also great. You really can't go wrong with this place, top notch!

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Thank bctravel077
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Always great food and atmosphere, and the owners and staff are always friendly. In-house bakery items are delicious and eye appealing. This is our go to place in all of Tampa!

Thank whittfla
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