Ava Restaurant

4.3
1542 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ava's menu will feature inspired Italian cuisine prepared in a simple and rustic fashion. Central to our vision will be house cured salumi, fresh hand made pasta and Neapolitan pizza cooked at 900 degrees in our Italian-made Acunto pizza oven. Ingredients will be fresh, seasonal, and local whenever possible.
Ava has limited seating, reservations may be inside or outside. We attempt to accommodate special requests, please let us know what your preference may be in the "add a special request' field. However, we can't guarantee all table requests. We look forward to serving you. Ava will have a special $75 per person Limited Menu on Valentines Day. You can find the menu online at avatampa.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1542 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimE
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is good not great. Poor attention to detail such as adding or subtracting an item from the dish.

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KimB
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely meal. Friendly service. The only issue is the water tasted terrible!!

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JulieF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was so so, but be advised they add a 20% gratuity to all meals at brunch, even smaller tables. This would have been fine had our server been even remotely nice. The service was some of the worst I've had, perhaps because they know they'll receive 20% gratuity no matter how they treat the customers.

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vipjenniferr
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. In the area for a wedding and came upon it by accident.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great night out with friends.

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wonderful
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They apparently didn’t clean between lunch and dinner since my chair had a big chunk of food on it so we had to switch chairs and then my menu had hair on it and even our waitress said that was gross…then our dish for bread had dried up food on it … I almost wanted to just leave but our waitress was wonderful none of this is her fault at all but it seems the lack of cleanliness in this restaurant needs to be confronted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were delicious!

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vipDennis
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Haven’t been to Ava in a while so stopped by and overall it was a good visit. The service was solid and attentive. The cocktail starters were excellent and that led to the meal.,.

We had the Ava Inspirito Dip (eggplant) to start and that was excellent. The house salad was also tasty and the greens & accompaniments were fresh and crunchy and it was lightly dressed with a flavorful creamy vinaigrette.

We had two entrees, the chef’s vegetarian plate and the linguine e vongole. The chefs veg as a nice assortment of fresh veg with homemade gnocchi in a lite cream sauce. Overall the dish was good but could have used some salt. The linguine w/clams featured about 10 little necks clams however there was far too much pasta and and sauce was way under seasoned. It was a good dish but for a $26 pasta dish, I expect the chef to taste and Re-season before sending it out.

We finished with the Tiramisu and that was as really good, light and airy with just the right amount of espresso and cocoa flavor.

We will return and hope the kitchen pays attention to the seasoning.

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vipSeasideSteph
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was FANTASTIC! The food was so-so. Nothing bad, just not amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Server took long, food wasn’t good or the drinks. Very good environment though just wish it was a better time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and good service

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AlyssaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was not great

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vipSammy
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was well prepared, but not inspiring. The service was not up to par. The waiter would disappear for 20 min stretches.

It was busy with a number of large parties; the wait staff may have been short handed. However, we asked for salt and pepper, which never arrived, and waited 20 min to order after we got drinks. Not acceptable

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Went for a date on Friday night. College kids made the place super loud. Food was good though, even if maybe a bit pricey

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IliyaT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The date salad was incredible was very addictive.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

They refused to seat us inside even though we had a reservation and there were plenty of open tables. Took about 30 minutes just to settle the bill after we were completely done.

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vipPJG8R
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Would not eat here again
1. Put some clothes on the female servers
2. Bread is made fresh but not good or light/airy
3. Overpriced for a meal I could have made at home
Had awful indigestion after eating here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good environment. Good service.

WAY OVERPRICED. We went to a near by restaurant the day before. Had very similar food. The bill was TWICE THE PRICE. We will not be going back to Ava soon....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alice was amazing recommend her 10/10

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Walt
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had bloody Mary’s and breakfast pizza. The bloody Mary was really good. The breakfast pizza is enough to feed two maybe three people. It’s a pretty big portion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service okay. Had to request everything from bread to silverware and dessert

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KarenS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was okay. Took ricotto appetizer.
Pricy for quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Food came to table dripping with oil, because all my party of 4 could taste. Waitress was inattentive!

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vipTheJackal
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The Wilshire pork duo was outstanding along with the "me & Julio" cock tail

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JenniferC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for girls brunch! Service & food were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Pasta made fresh daily...delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Every server was polite and very helpful.

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LennyT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my wife and kids for Father’s Day yesterday. Food was wonderful and our server, Destiny was tremendous. 10/10 would recommend it to others

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a great time the food was delicious and everyone in our family of 8 was happy. We sat outside and enjoyed salads, pizza, steak and two our kids had pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Father’s day brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Father’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice ambience but noisy. Great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved it! Great vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were warm and well meaning. I loved it always do.

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MartinaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible. We were allowed to reserve a table on Open table at 9.30 pm but kitchen closes at 9.30 so they rushed everything in few minutes. Waitress was rude and ruined the whole dinner experience. Horrible experience and very hard to call the food Italian. Only the pizza was good and similar to an Italian pizza from Napoli (similar not a real one). The rest of the food poor quality, fake Italian and overpriced.

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vipLaura
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all we had excellent service! Our server was very friendly check now it’s just the right amount! I have a gluten-free pasta which is homemade and it was delicious! I also have to say the hostess was very accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Did not enjoy the half chicken. Very dry, small, and under seasoned. Had to order extra sauce which took about 20 mins to get. It was mine and my sisters birthday and we were not very happy with Ava restaurant… they also did not have the Ruffino wine we wanted. We were given house wine for the same price!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here multiple times but just now tried the pizza 10/10. Very good, all the food was great. I enjoy the experience every time I dine here. Great cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great but the service wasn’t so good. We waited about 10 minutes to place our drink orders, one of the food orders wasn’t made the way it was requested, and my second drink never arrived - thankfully I wasn’t charged for it

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ava Restaurant using the Order Online button. Ava Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ava Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 512-3030.

Ava Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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