Ava Restaurant

4.6
1331 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.

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Ava will be opened for Thanksgiving with a limited menu. The menu can be viewed on our website.

What 1331 people are saying
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vipYolandaF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, but it was a bit loud and at one point it was difficult to locate our server...the other servers in the area seemed to not see us or hear us when we were looking for assistance locating our server

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vipMaureenM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice vegan choices

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Erich
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ask for Grace. Service was excellent and her kindness is genuine.

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JenniferS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very expensive for what you get but it’s a nice dinner place. The cheese plate is really, really underwhelming. It’s basically 3 pieces of sliced cheese with burnt bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambiance was really nice. The mussel appetizer was delicious! Unfortunately, it was downhill from there. The food was wayyy overpriced for the quality. We couldn’t even finish the meal it was so bad. I was really disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Ava was fantastic. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and kind. Food was fast, fresh and very tasty. Definitely recommend the Farmers Daughter Drink!!!

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vipRickF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I had high hopes for Ava when I made my reservation. While all the food tasted very good, and the service was also very good, the food was delivered luke warm at best.
We ordered the Short Rib Ravioli and it looked great when it was delivered. I dished some of it to my app plate and dig in. I was real surprised that it wasn’t hot. Wouldn’t even qualify for warm. While it tasted very good, the temperature left a lot to be desired.
Our entree was the special of the night, Wagyu Beef, mashed potatoes and grilled mushrooms. The meat was cooked to perfection and tasted great. But again the plate was served too cold to be served. The mushrooms were good but the potatoes were grainy like they were instant potatoes (which I couldn’t see at a restaurant like this).
Not too sure if I will try Ava again, maybe just an off night???

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BrendanR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and cool vibe. Wish we had one up north!!

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DanielW
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best times my wife and I have ever had at a restaurant.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was pleasantly surprised to find there
Was a happy hour menu. Our waitress was great about answering lots of questions since it was our first time eating there

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ElleO
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, lively atmosphere. Plenty of outside seating. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at AvA is always Great.

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vipWPB2121
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively place, great decor , service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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MichaelC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Food was great. I had shrimp scampi with gluten free home made pasta. Mushroom pizza was excellent!

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vipCharleneG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect quality food choices. Even if you have allergies, anything can be available for your entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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BradfordS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Very attentive server. Food was perfection on a plate. Price was on the level

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huliman88
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the appetizers to the desert was great! Service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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vipHydeParkLinda
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server, Casey, was very attentive and helpful. I would not order the frisee salad again - visually appealing but not tasty. Funghi pizza was average. Meatballs were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Birthday!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience1

Server was very attentive and good took care of our parry. Food looked good. Flavors weren’t impressive tho. And unfortunately the pizza we ordered arrived burnt. No too happy with the food but the ambiance and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Sunday brunch. Friendly staff, great food, bottomless mimosas and the Bloody Mary was good too!

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vipSamiamhatton
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good as always, no real keto or low carb sides were avbl for the brunch menu, so that was a shame. My daughter loved her pancake, I enjoyed my burger with no bun. It's a nice patio and a lively atmosphere. Note: they are seating to full capacity now, meaning tables are certainly not 6 ft apart. I know much of the world is divided and has their own opinion on such things, but for me this is an issue and I won't be back in the near foreseeable future

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time and the food was delicious.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the server was so nice. The manager Steven was wonderful and so pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating at this place and it didn’t disappoint.
Food was fresh, drinks were on point and service was great as well.
I would definitely go back to Ava!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Ava! The menu, the service, the setting!

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LeeH
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service from the moment we walked in. Attentive wait staff and the meal was superb. Nice variety on the menu.

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Linda
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group and Ava was very accommodating. The food all came out together and each plate service was amazing. Lots of kudos to Ava!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Nice experience will definitely go back

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MatthewC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, good service, & good vibes.

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ZachT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was really great. A bottle of Chardonnay and bread to start it off. The dinner was where it went wrong. I ordered the orange and rosemary braised lamb shank, normally my favorite Italian go to, but this was not even close to good. It tasted like meat boiled in water with potatoes and carrots all of which had not been seasoned or salted. Definitely no rosemary or orange flavor. The vegan dish my fiancé order was so much better so I finished it instead. To top it off the server just apologized and said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else from now on. Glad I can help the next person out so much for me and my money!

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vipmarrecada
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Ava was the perfect dining experience! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and outstanding service.

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vipLawrenceT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dined outside because of Covid-19. Passing cars with giant boom boxes were very annoying. Also dinners outside were much louder than inside to talk over the traffic sounds. Not the restaurant’s fault. The outdoor area was comfortable, lots of fans and greenery. Delightful except for the noise.
Food and service was great.

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vipTerriJ
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ava is our go-to place when we can’t decide on something. It is consistently excellent and the service is always great. The pizza is excellent....order as an appetizer or take one home. Nice wine list and cocktail menu.

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MMC232
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location for brunch. Great food selection (all the breakfast staples, plus some interesting alternative options) and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took our daughter and her maid of honor in between wedding dress appointments on a Saturday. The DJ was awesome and the food was amazing. The head Chef even came over to our table to make sure we were doing okay.

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vipDIANNEC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner! Food and service were excellent.

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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 4.6 stars by 1331 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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