we went..Me and my prom date went to pane rustica and it was both our first time there and we loved it ! :)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality dining experienceWe are new to Tampa and have been exploring restaurants in Tampa. Several friends recommended Pane Rustica. They were right on. The service and food were excellent. Our server Stacy was knowledgeable, helpful and loves working there. She was attentive, but not invasive. Our appetizers and dinner were absolutely delicious. We were not disappointed and we WILL be back and pass on our experience to our friends and family. Five stars!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time. Great experience.Not from Tampa area so went by local reviews. We will definitely go there again when we're in the area. Excellent seafood linguine.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSeating was a little uncomfortable-Seating was a little uncomfortable--I found myself awkwardly close to my neighbors with no real barrier, but all in all not bad....overall a great experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic excellent service TheyFantastic
They even custom made us an affogato
We will Definitely be back4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, local, outstanding!Fresh, local, outstanding! Not only were my wife and I happy with our meals, our 9 and 5 year old sons also loved their food. This is the best Italian restaurant I have been to in Tampa, and it rivals a lot of the Italian restaurants I would go to in New Jersey.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the setting as wellLoved the setting as well as the food, from start to finish the service was great and my table was well taken care of :)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal with great service.We dined at Pane Rustica with friends, to celebrate a birthday. What a great night. The service was excellent and the food was the best we've had in a long time. The food was nicely prepared and so was the presentation. We look forward to going back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mean and ServiceSo far, the best dining experience I've had in the two years since I moved to the area.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Pane RusticaI have been to Pane Rustica several times for lunch and dinner. Food is very good and so is the service. It's been a great place to take out of town guests as a place to remember.I't a little loud but it's good energy. Look forward to going again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Walk, Run to Pane Rustica!Pane Rustica is one of the very best restaurants in Tampa! The attention paid to the flavor profiles and preparation of the dishes is superb. I normally go for lunch but visited for dinner with an out of town guest last week. I'm still obsessing over the meal I had and have plans to make the hour drive tomorrow to go back for lunch. We had a butternut squash ravioli & fig appetizer (rich & divine), two seafood pasta dishes (pasta cooked perfectly al dente), and 3 fabulous gelatos for dessert (sea salt caramel, strawberry & hazelnut). The flat breads are a must as well, but reserve them for a lunch visit.
The dining room in the evening is somewhat dark and loud. Service is friendly and attentive.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Will go again. Highly recommended.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went with a group of sixWe went with a group of six and had a wonderful time. We were seated right on time and the service was good. The drinks were a little slow coming out, but the waiter was very good. We love this place.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurantcame highlyThis restaurantcame highly recommendedand we thoroughly enjoyed the esperience. We plan to return soon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood linguini everGreat place! The food was phenomenal. They probably had the best seafood linguini I've ever had. My wife and daughter's plates were delicious too! Great service, our waitress was very friendly.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, mediocre wineGreat food, mediocre wine list that needs work - considering a great wine store is right next door. No excuse for pedestrian wine to match an excellent menue. Rated food down because of lack of decent wine list. Service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgable. Nice ambiance, except for noise.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother excellent experience.Another excellent experience. This restaurant is consistently good - food and service.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab cakes are really goodCrab cakes are really good and the daily specials are fresh with great favors. It is on the regular dining choices for me. I do recommend reservations.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is excellent,This restaurant is excellent, I love the food, the service. Definitely I would recommend.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first trip but it won'tOur first trip but it won't be the last. You don't expect the food and ambiance from the outside but what a pleasant surprise.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experiene.A wonderful dining experiene. Ordered filet mignon medium rare and it was not only cooked perfectly, but the meat was nicely warm, and the sauce and side perfect with it. That, and a delicious glass of cabernet, and it was one the most divine meals ever. Atmosphere is fantastic (it feels like a cross between Napa Valley and Tuscany). Given the look of the building on the outside, you do feel transported to a different world!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous romantic dinner!Awesome restaurant! Fabulous, gracious service, very accommodating. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive, but did not pester us by frequently stopping by to ask how things were. Definitely well-trained. We had crab cakes appetizer, jumbo seared scallops, and the halibut special, followed by the espresso chocolate sundae with ice cream. Each was fantastic. I'd order everything again and will most definitely recommend this place to friends!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious as usual.Food was delicious as usual. Have been going to Pane Rustica since the first week it opened in its first tiny location. We brought some friends that had never been there and they loved it! I tried the Summer Cake for dessert for the first time and it was fabulous. Hats off to Kevin for always making his place awesome.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and srviceFood and service was very good. We sat in the front of the restaurant which is close to the bar. The noise from the bar was too much in that area of the restaurant. The four of us had a very difficult time carrying on a conversation. We will return to the restaurant but will try to get seated away from the bar area.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM