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“Great food and decent prices in the heart of Ybor”
Review of Bernini Restaurant

Bernini Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 2,399 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
New York
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great food and decent prices in the heart of Ybor”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Had dinner here recently with some friends and enjoyed the atmosphere and food quite a bit. They were running a happy hour special until 7 pm where all pasta dishes were half price, so it was under 20 dollars for our clams and linguine. House salads was one of the best I have ever eaten and the wine was fairly priced at $28 dollars a bottle (for a decent Californai Chardonnay). My only issue is parking, there is no valet and street parking down there is hopeless - the hostess was utterly unhelpful in terms of pointing me to a place to go, although one of the servers eventually stepped up and told me to park at the bank across the street ($6). I would eat here again, especially if they get a valet service or more useful hostesses.

  • Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Ybor Restaurant”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Best restaurant for early dining. $2 Finlandia Martinis until 7pm and half price entrees and pasta dishes. Can get crowded, fun to sit at a sidewalk table and see the sights of Ybor. Excellent food and attention to detail. We are frequent diners, never disappointed! I used 2 $$ for cost if you go before 7pm, after can get pricey with drinks and dessert. Like most upscale restaurants.

  • Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“$2 Martini's”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a nice restaurant with a nice atmosphere and good food. They serve $2 Finlandia martini's from open until 7 p.m. The last time I was there they had just changed their policy, the martini's are still $2, but only the first one unless you order food.

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, fantastic deal”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

At my (Tampa resident) brother's recommendation, we went to Bernini's for thier early dinner special one evening on our recent visit to the area. Their food was excellent, and $2 martinis (or other vodka cocktails) are very nice.

Of the four in our party, three had the filet and one had the crispy duck. Both entrees were delicious. While our food was deeply discounted, the service was excellent.

I would highly recommend this elegant spot.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Carina A
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Tampa, Florida
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Best Early Dinner in Town”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have eaten at Bernini a number of times and particularly enjoy the half price dinner and $2 martinis before 7:00 pm. If you get there before 7:00 the main entrees are half off- yes half off. The seafood pasta, lamb and filet mignon are all outstanding. If you are looking for a unique local restaurant then Bernini is your place. Get there early and avoid the younger and more spirited crowd thqat shows up after dark.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Mark R
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