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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Tampa / Central Florida West

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Tampa / Central Florida West? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Rumours Wine Bar restaurant
5.0
5 (104)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Englewood
About the restaurant
Rumours Wine Bar was brought to life from a vision that began back in 2019 in our living room. Dana had recently resigned from her Wine Sales position and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next. She had always dreamed of opening her own Wine bar so we created our logo, our name, and our brand and simply followed our heart. We opened as a retail store in January 2020 and pivoted when the Pandemic started by creating an online store and offering curbside pick-up and delivery. In September 2020, we passed our final inspections and received our beer and wine license for “on-premise” consumption as well as a restaurant license. We have not slowed down since. We have won numerous awards from our local community including 2022 and 2023 "Best Local Cheers Bar." Our mission at Rumours Wine Bar is to simply embrace intellectual stimulation linked to wine in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
Always a great time at Rumors! Amazing hosts and servers, entertainment always on point. Delicious charcuterie made fresh to order, loaded with ALL the goodies. Oh yeah and they serve wine. If you do not drink alcohol they keep you plenty hydrated with other options.
A photo of Quality Foods Market restaurant
5.0
5 (129)
$50 and over
Italian
Tampa
About the restaurant
Quality Foods Market offers a unique culinary experience, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, in a relaxed, elevated casual, and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy a seasonally changing, from scratch menu, featuring both classic and modern pastas; hand cut steaks from USDA Certified Premium Hereford Heritage 1881 Beef; New Zealand Lamb Chops; USDA Certified Prime Veal; and the freshest seafood available, flown in from around the world throughout the week. In addition, Quality Foods Market offers a curated wine list with selections from all over the world, and an unrivaled craft and imported beer selection. Executive Chef Christopher Houp takes the time to interact with each and every guest throughout the dining experience, taking the Chef's Table concept to a whole new level. Tables are limited, with just 16 seats inside, and an additional 16 seats for al fresco dining. Our guests are treated to a true Italian dining experience, as we allow a minimum of three hours between reservations.
Top review
Chrisvip
Dined on May 21, 2024
OMG! I am so happy this place opens now for lunch. Dinner here is an amazing experience, and lunch was no different. Chef Chris was out with talking with tables. His lunch menu today consisted only of wood fired pizzas and they immediately took me back to my trips to Italy. We shared several. First time, so we had to get the traditional margherita. It was the freshest tasting pizza I've ever had. We also had one with spicy sausage and broccoli rabe, and another one with mortadella and arugula. I am already looking at my schedule to see when I can come back. I want to try the seafood pizza!
A photo of Stan's Epicurean restaurant
4.9
4.9 (147)
$50 and over
American
North Redington Beach
About the restaurant
At Stan's Epicurean, our focus is on the quality of our food while providing our customers with an enjoyable fine dining experience. Each weekly tasting menu is designed to bring passion to the plate with the finest ingredients from local fishermen, ranches and farms. We have quaint indoor and beautiful outdoor seating. Stan's Epicurean is across from the beach in Redington Shores, nestled between Treasure Island and Belleair. We are reservation only, and our menu changes weekly. We look forward to serving you.
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Pedro
Dined on May 12, 2024
now that I know about you guys, wish sunday brunch was open further off-season. Would appreciate more drink selections especially cappuccinos and espressos. Thanks
A photo of The Black Pearl restaurant
4.9
4.9 (461)
$50 and over
French American
Dunedin
About the restaurant
The Black Pearl restaurant serves a modern American and French cuisine. All meals at the restaurant are prepared by the chef duo Christopher Artrip (Exceutive Chef) and Ian Got (Sous Chef). The restaurant serves a farm-to-table menu with food made from fresh locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers a cozy romantic ambience with chic, up class interiors.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Impeccable service. Perfect food and beautiful presentation.
A photo of Dolce Italia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (545)
$31 to $50
Italian
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Dolce Italia was established in 2010 by Tiziana Di Costanzo who came from Ischia, an island in the Gulf of Naples. Using a combination of classic Italian dishes, family recipes passed down for generations, and warm hospitality, Dolce Italia has built a reputation in Sarasota as a destination for anyone seeking great food and ambiance. In 2015 Matthew joined as manager of the front of house and is now a managing partner of Dolce Italia. The kitchen staff trained by Tiziana from the beginning are still with the restaurant with Maria being the capocuoco.
Some of the specialities Dolce Italia has become famous for are the Napoletan Eggplant- a tender sautee eggplant with fresh tomatoes crowned with ricotte, the Trenne Dolce Italia- the signature pasta dish with creamy tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and mushroom.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Our family has been here several times in small and larger parties. The service is personal and excellent and the housemade pastas are to die for. You should not miss this if you are in Siesta Key or Sarasota.
A photo of Sushi Spot Hibachi restaurant
5.0
5 (146)
$31 to $50
Hibachi
Clearwater
About the restaurant
;Welcome to Sushi Spot Hibachi Largo, FL since 2006. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to your home to great sushi place. We serve only the freshest and finest ingredients.

Here at Sushi Spot Hibachi you will experience the liveliness and excitement of our exhibition kitchen. Our extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event. You could view our menu and online order ahead - no hassle.

Sushi Spot Hibachi

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 15, 2024
Vin was great! service is always fantastic and sushi always fresh
A photo of Babushka's - Temple Terrace restaurant
4.8
4.8 (187)
$30 and under
Russian
Tampa
About the restaurant
Babushka's is the first authentic Russian restaurant in Tampa Bay area, serving traditional dishes. Borsht, Pierogis, Blintzes or Golubtzy - you can try it all at Babushka's Restaurant! An original rustic design and family-friendly atmosphere will provide you with a unique experience and a chance to feel cold, but rich and cozy Russian culture in the middle of Florida while enjoying delicious Russian cuisine. Visit Babushka's for an unforgettable experience!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
Lovely dining experience. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Will definitely be coming back.
A photo of Driftlight Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (52)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Tampa
About the restaurant
Inspired by the lighted bridges of Tampa, the restaurant offers a bold backdrop for long conversations and luxuriant dinners, connecting visitors to the region and to each other.
The menu features chef-selected land and sea dishes driven by regional ingredients, paired with a collection of wines and champagnes from around the world. Other handcrafted drinks offer new interpretations of classic cocktails, setting the scene for a fresh yet familiar destination.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Great experience, awesome food and most importantly, Carl our waiter was AMAZING!
A photo of Paul’s Fusion Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (44)
$30 and under
Asian
Tampa
About the restaurant
We are a family with a rich Thai heritage that has been passed down for generations. Our love for Thai food and culture inspired us to create a fusion of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist. Growing up in a Thai household, we were taught to appreciate the balance of flavors and the use of fresh ingredients in our cooking. Our menu features an array of dishes that combine Thai spices and flavors with other cuisines. Our goal is to showcase the beauty and complexity of Thai cuisine while infusing it with modern and creative flavors. We are excited to share our passion for food with you and hope you enjoy our unique fusion creations.

Our restaurant is located at 4034 W Kennedy Blvd right next to The British Shop and in the same plaza as Sucre and Chicken Salad Chick. Place a to-go order for your office or dine in with us in our cozy dining room!

We're looking forward to serving you in South Tampa, Florida.

Top review
AdamDvip
Dined 5 days ago
This place was a delicious surprise! What a great meal and lovely, attentive service.
A photo of Umu Japanese&Thai restaurant
4.8
4.8 (73)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Wesley Chapel
About the restaurant
The new chapter at UMU, After 4 years of connecting with our community and exploring the best local, Japanese, and Thai ingredients, we are ready to share a new dining experience with you. By combining the authentic flavors we are known for with modern takes on classic dishes, we have reimagined our menu and our restaurant to create an intimate experience that welcomes newcomers and regulars back to our table.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Good food. Feel like they are back to their original menu that had better tasting food.
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