The food and service were
The food and service were exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. This was a special occasion for us and we were treated to extra special treats! We will certainly return for future occasions and will share this gem with others. Thanks to Chef Christian and our server, Ally, for the special attention.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
My partner and I had an exceptional
My partner and I had an exceptional dinner and our server was supburb! Looking forward to our next dinner at Pelagia Trattoria.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
I just dined her again for the 5th time and it seems that every time I dine here my experience gets better and better. I walked in and the manager remembered me asking how my day went and if I would like a mojito (since I drank quite a few last time). I said yes, its great to enjoy a great mojito so fresh. They get the mint from their own herb garden on the patio. The server Alejandro was a true gem and treated me perfectly. They had a loud event in the back that I wish I could have been apart of. He said it was a new menu release party. Well I hope they didn't change much since this is the best food I have had while living in Tampa. The open kitchen is always fun to watch its like a live tv show, and the veal was fork tender!!!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Way beyond the ordinary....
Not your typical Italian restaurant in the fact that this goes way beyond typical. The service was outstanding from the smiling host to the manager and chefs walking around talking to everyone. He even convienced me to try their infused grappa. I didn't even know what grappa was and I left with my palate wanting more, except I had to drive. The food was good and you could tell everything was fresh. They even have a herb garden on their patio for their recipies. I truly enjoyed the great hospitality and will make sure to have it on my list for the next time I am in Tampa. A great find that leaves you wanting more.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutly amazing I came in
Absolutly amazing I came in for dinner last week and enjoyed every secound of my stay, and they told me about the buffet that they offer on holidays. I gave it a try and it blew me away. Way more than I expected and the service was over the top for a buffet style of dinning. Price was moderate and the overall experience was amazing.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the food, presentation,
Loved the food, presentation, service and ambience.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
They did a wonderful job with
They did a wonderful job with food variety on the buffet. The prime rib and oysters on the half shell were an unexpected and delicious surprise. Looking forward to the next buffet they host.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The ceasar fondue was most memorable. The bar tender is gracious, friendly and made me feel at home while dining alone. Try the homemade pastas......simply the best!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. Caesar fondue was playful and inventive. Nice experience for my boyfriend and I. Thanks to our server Lee who made it a wonderful meal.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
This was the second time that we had selected this restaurant for the celebration of Mother's Day. We went back because our first experience three years ago was very good. Pelagia Trattoria did not disappoint the second time around either. Wide array of selections, including a wonderful pancake station and equally impressive omelet station. Our server was fantastic. This one will stay on our Mother's Day play list.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was Mother's Day Brunch,
It was Mother's Day Brunch, so a little chaotic. The kid (Chris maybe?) snapping his gum, assuring people their table was just being set, when there were delays(you needed a team of 2 flipping tables/setting tables you had your waiters and waitresses trying to do it in between customers) probably wasn't the best person, nor reassuring to have him at the helm. He kept running back and forth to the lady and the banter between the 2 of them probably shouldn't have happened in front of standing hungry customers. But worth the wait, the Prime Rib was excellent. Food overall very good, could have used 1 or 2 more starches had Roasted Potatoes and that was it (Risotto; Wild Rice; Whipped Sweet Potatoes would have been nice).
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Brunch
We were greeted very nicely when we arrived. We were a party of seven for the Mothers Day Brunch and we were seated at 2 p.m. Our server was most attentive to our table (which included 3 children) The food display was done very nicely with an amazing assortment of salads, cheeses, antipastos, and entrees. The prime rib and chicken piccata were outstanding, as were the pizza station and the Italian station (after 3 p.m.) Our grandchildren enjoyed the "make a pancake" for Mom and were given adorable chef hats for the process. It was in the Renaissance Hotel, which has very pretty outdoor courtyards and plantings along with beautiful palms...very tropical. I would definitely return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Omelets, French toast & waffles
Omelets, French toast & waffles made to order are part of the breakfast buffet! Along with coffee, tea & juice.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The title says it all. I go out to eat many times during a typical week and only return to restaurants who have it all. This is one of them. Their service was fantastic and our meals for a party of 12 were top notch. You can't beat the location either where there is a Martini Bar steps away.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our evening at Pelagia Trattoria alot. First of all, the decor of the restaurant is very pretty, unlike any other place we have seen so far in Tampa. The food was very good and we really enjoyed the grilled romaine salad which was a first for us. Our server was very nice and professional and took good care of us throughout the evening. They carried one of my favorite wines that is usually hard to find so really enjoyed having a bottle with our dinners. Anyone shopping at the International Mall can easily walk into the Renaissance hotel where this restaurant is located which is a plus.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accommodating. Wait staff
Very accommodating. Wait staff and kitchen staff went out of their way and made it a very nice dining experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would say that Pelagia is "great for a restaurant attached to a hotel" but that would understate how good it was. It was the best meal I have had in Tampa and competes well with just about any other city I have been to, including New York and Chicago. I had the octopus appetizer and grouper entree and both were outstanding. Service was also great (thanks, Leo).
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent menu; food always good
The food is always good and menu interesting. Great for Sunday Brunch. The last couple times I have been there, the service could have been improved. This last time, the server seemed very inexperienced and could not explain what a menu item was when asked. I would still recommend Palagia and will most likely be back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place always amazes me. Its tucked away in a corncer of International Mall and is never too busy. The service is the best ever and the food is excellent. It is made to order. We don't eat meat and the chef always makes us amazing creations. The vegetable risotto is to die for.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Pelagia Trattoria
We have been to Pelagia Trattoria may times when my husband is on a business trip. The food is great, especially if you like veal. Lee our waiter is always very friendly and cannot do enough for you. If you are in the area, I highly recommend this restaurant located in the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly surprise at quality of the food and the excellent service. Would definitely recommend to a friend
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the crunchy olive appetizer -- tasty, but it needs a sauce to balance it. Entrees -- risotto du jour and grouper -- were excellent. Nice varied menu that's not just Italian-oriented. Nice wine list at decent prices. Service could have been a little better, especially as uncrowded as the place was.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef came out a couple of
Chef came out a couple of times to makes sure we were having great dinner then provided sampling for desserts complimentary.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Xcellent Food n Service
I have been to this restaurant for a wine tasting in the past, which was wonderful. I like that it is quite and I could have a conversation without the typical International Plaza mayhem. The service was perfect, which I find is rare in this town. The food was brought out in a timely fashion, water and wine glasses were promptly filled. Also, good for people watching as the Saints were marching in for this weekend's home opener at the new sombrero. Surprise!!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our fourth time dining
This was our fourth time dining at Pelagia Trattoria. The food was exceptional. Best crab cake of any restaurant we have ever experienced. This restaurant is a real neighborhood gem that unfortunately being in a hotel next to International Mall may not be the best location. We live in north Pinellas know it is well worth the trip for such a culinary experience. On a Saturday night it was almost empty what a shame for such a beautiful place.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are been to Pelagia many
We are been to Pelagia many times when we are in the Tampa area. The food and service is great. Would highly recommend if you are in the Tampa area.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Italy never had it so good!
Superior food and friendly, knowledgeable service made dinner here a great pleasure. Mozzarella in the caprese was the most fresh and delicious ever; the caesar dressing was rich, thick and tangy. The chef custom prepared a risotto of mushrooms and asparagus that was just perfectly done with a light cream sauce. Dessert of creme brulee with tart lemon topping delivered a tasty, smooth finish. This restaurant provides a transcendent experience of Italian dining!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great-menu selections
Food was great-menu selections were unique and service was very attentive but not too pushy.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch or dinner choice!
The service, food, and atmosphere are exceptional! I had lunch with girlfriends and dinner with family on the following day and both experiences were outstanding! Menu options are varied and each person at my table had a visually appealing and flavorful entree.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great experience
We had a fabulous meal and the waitress was extraordinary. A great evening!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving Buffet - 2013
The Thanksgiving buffet this year was wonderful! (Even better than last year...) We'll definitely be back in 2014....
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a fabulous find this place is! The food was excellent and the buffet was gorgeous. Loved it all and will visit again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM