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

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 Quality Foods Market restaurant
5.0
5 (145)
$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
TrevorJ
Dined 4 days ago
An A+ meal from start to finish. We had baby artichokes and pancetta wrapped scallops as appetizers. The scallops were huge, tender, and cooked perfectly. My wife and I have never had better. The artichokes were just as good. We'd had the lamb chops before and knew how good they were, so this time we opted for the ribeye with truffle butter. Holy Moly was that the BEST steak I've ever had. Chef Chris had talked up the beef and even with all that it was better than expected. It was the perfect medium rare and it cut like butter and had the divine smell of truffle. One bite and we were both hooked. Tender and juicy and with a big beefy flavor. It was one of those steaks that wowed me and was worth the money. I haven't had a steak do both in a long time.
A photo of Sushi Spot Hibachi restaurant
5.0
5 (147)
$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
ColleenRvip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Best hibachi hands down, always such an enjoyable experience.
A photo of Cafe Largo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (71)
$30 and under
French
Largo
About the restaurant
Meet Chef Linus & Yvonne, the new owners of Café Largo! The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday, serving the finest European cuisine. We've been overwhelmed with the warm embrace of the community, we recommend a reservation so we can have a special table waiting just for you!

Established in 1986 and located in the Tampa/St Petersburg area near the beautiful Belleair Bluff’s neighborhood, Café Largo is nested at the end of a quiet courtyard in the Galleria Plaza. You will be greeted by the Chef's lovely wife, Yvonne Rickenbach, into our intimate dining room that creates a perfect atmosphere for a romantic night on the town, a quiet evening with friends, or even an elegant family celebration.
Chef Linus Rickenbach specializes in a revival of classic French cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients, everything we serve – from breads and soups through entrees and desserts - is prepared locally in our kitchen. Café Largo is truly a fine dining restaurant.
Top review
Jerry
Dined on May 11, 2024
Amazing food prepared creatively by Chef Linus. We loved the Sea Bass served over a pesto risotto. He truly cared about our experience as he came out several times during our dinner service to see how we were enjoying our meal. Yvonne, who hosts the front of the house, was charming and made us feel very much at home. Together, they both have us looking forward to our next visit in the near future.
A photo of Paul’s Fusion Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (48)
$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
Lunavip
Dined 4 days ago
This is such a great spot. The food is fantastic! This family run business is a true gem.
A photo of Caffe Paradiso - Tampa restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1079)
$30 and under
Italian
Tampa
About the restaurant
Caffé Paradiso voted best Italian resturant in Tampa is known for it's great home made regional dishes excellent service and reasonably priced wine list, also preparing special dishes at your request.
Top review
SusanneC
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent drinks, food and service. A hometown favorite for South Tampa. Thank you!
A photo of Sallie's Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (48)
$50 and over
Bistro
Dunedin
About the restaurant
Located in an easily accessible plaza with ample parking space, our Belgian restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners to relax and enjoy their meals. Discover the rich flavors of Belgian dishes, a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds. From indulgent classics like moules frites (mussels and fries) to hearty stews like carbonnade flamande (beef and beer stew), Belgian cuisine is a celebration of comforting flavors and rustic traditions. Don't miss out on the Belgian dark chocolate mousse topped with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with decadent chocolate sauce. Beyond the exceptional food, the restaurant also boasts an impressive selection of fine wines and a broad selection of Belgian beers, curated to perfectly complement the menu. Whether celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a romantic dinner, or simply indulging in a night out, this restaurant is dedicated to providing an extraordinary dining experience that leaves a lasting impression.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Wednesday night is Mussels Night. Great entree with choice of 6 different sauces. As usual, excellent food and service.
A photo of Dolce Italia restaurant
4.9
4.9 (550)
$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
Jakkivip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Excellent food and service. Always consistent and a real crowd pleaser. We will be back soon and often!
A photo of Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining restaurant
4.9
4.9 (988)
$31 to $50
Italian
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant


Join Chef Massimo for an artful blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines paired with an award winning wine list and full bar.
Appetizers range from Hudson Valley Grade-A Foie Gras, Pistachio coated Pan Seared Duck and Brie to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and rice flour battered calamari. A rich, creamy lobster bisque is a favorite among customers.
Other specialties include Veal Cognac in a creamy truffle sauce, veal chop, sweetbreads, risotto and Chilean Sea Bass.
Last, but not least, are the homemade delectable desserts.
Complementing his efforts in the kitchen is the gracious, knowledgeable and efficient staff.
Tables at the casually elegant restaurant are dressed with crisp table linens, and candles. Cascading fountains decorate the walls.
Top review
SteveEvip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Dined there just last night - great experience and terrific food - our table of 4 enjoyed ourselves and everything we ordered
A photo of Babushka's - Hyde Park restaurant
4.9
4.9 (422)
$30 and under
Eastern European
Tampa
About the restaurant
Babushka's - Hyde Park is an authentic Eastern-European restaurant. We provide Classic Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European plates, caviar bar & infused vodkas served in a dacha-like interior.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
My partner and I came here on our first date and have been coming back for our anniversary’s ever since. We love it, good food, friendly staff, and always a nice time.
A photo of Bacchus Wine Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (861)
$30 and under
French
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Bacchus Wine Bistro is an oasis of Old World charm nestled within St. Pete’s expanding modernity. Our menu offers classic dishes like Escargot in the shell and French Onion Soup alongside contemporary options such as Tuna carpaccio and Steak Au Poivre. The wine library, watched over by the famed Vitale Bros’ Bacchus mural, boasts nearly 100 selections from France, Italy, Spain, the US, and other notable countries.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Wonderful food selections and of course wine! Loved making our own array of charcuterie platter! And service by Ricky was very good! Thank you!
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