About Pane Rustica

Pane Rustica is a Zagat-rated restaurant and artisan bakery featuring handcrafted baked goods, savory lunch items and enticing dinners. Lunch customers can choose from hearth-baked pizza, sandwiches and salads in a casual atmosphere. In the evening, the menu and service style elevate to fine dining, serving unique wood-fired entrees, appetizers and small plates. Our wine and drink menu offer delicious choices to pair with our menu items.

3225 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday:11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 500pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
South of MacDill and Bay to Bay

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 902-8828

Website:
http://panerusticabakery.com/

Catering:
Pane Rustica offers an extensive menu to guarantee your satisfaction for any party or event - lunch or dinner.

Executive Chef:
Mike Chevalier

Private Party Facilities:
Pane Rustica is the ideal destination for parties and events. We offer detailed planning along with unique food and beverage options that will make your experience truly memorable. Our private rooms can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated event and approximately 85 guests for a cocktail reception. For those that are adventurous, try our "Shut Up and Eat" catering; tell us the parameters of your function and we will take care of everything else.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pane Rustica Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Casual (19)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

We tried this for the first time and were very happy with our food. The service was good, but it's definitely not quiet. It's a decent date place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Must go. Options are incredible. Like eating in wine country

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Pane Rustica is an incredible hidden GEM in plan sight. The food was wonderful and the service made our 'date night' special. Jared was our waiter who went over and above to make our night special. He was interested in what we wanted to eat and LISTENED to our desires. He also explained how Pane Rustica works and what they focus and specialize in.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best meals I’ve had in Tampa. Every course was better than the last! Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Hands down my favorite place in Tampa. The food, atmosphere & service are always top-notch. Kris, Pate & Jaren are so attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and nice wine list. The service was excellent and I enjoy myself everytime I have had a meal at Pane Rustica. The bar is nice and roomy and i would highly recommend it for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent and our server was wonderful, would highly recommend

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service. Good food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came here for New Year's Eve Dinner- it was fantastic! I have lived in Tampa forever and this is by far some of the best food I have ever had. We had a wonderful time and the service was wonderful. Thank you so much Pane Rustica.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NEw years eve

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years eve

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always good and consistent. My only complaint is the crab ravioli was really more of a seafood stew. There were only a few small ravioli on the bottom and very little crab. Two people at our table ordered it and it was good, but not what was described on the menu. Best fresh bread in Tampa!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Consistently wonderful food and great service ! Can be noisy in main dining room but back room is perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The overall experience was excellent The food is always fantastic I had the mahi mahi special and it was fresh and delicious. Service is always spot on

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed our girls gathering very much here! We were placed at a really nice large booth which accommodated us comfortably. Nice ambiance and great food and cozy! Will def visit again soon!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were a party of 11 and were seated in a smaller room with privacy and dedicated service. We had children and seniors and everyone was accommodated. The menu is varied and the food delicious. We were celebrating an engagement and the ambience was festive. This is a quality spot

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always have a great experience. Service is very good. I recommend the scallops! To die for! Cocktails are awesome.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas celebration with family

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

So good! Will definitely be back. They seated us in this conference room looking space even though there were a ton of empty tables in the main restaurant, but other than that I thought it was really good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very noisy place.
We heard wonderful things about the food but found it to be rather average.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very nice experience over all! Constructive suggestion: a little TLC around the hallway/rest room area would make this already nice place even better. Will absolutely recommend the Pane.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

A great restaurant with wonderful food. My main complaint is always the noise level. It is difficult to hear others at your table because it is very noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a busy night. The food was amazing, the server was attentive, and the host was accommodating. It’s a great place for a special occasion!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Pasta portion could have been bigger for $27.00! Otherwise everything was very good. Exceptional bread for Florida standards.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Warm and inviting lively atmosphere. We were seated immediately. Attentive service. Rotini pasta dish was excellent. Salad was a bit over-dressed for my liking. Good bread with hummus spread. Yummy peanut butter gelato for dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in South Tampa and has been for some time now. It never disappoints.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A hidden gem. This doesn't look like much but a bakery from the street but it is much more. Pane Rustica serves an innovative specialty menu along with a very good selection on the regular menu most nights. They offer a variety of appetizers, small plates, salads, traditional favorites, pasta and pizzas. Just be aware that it can be loud. The best thing is to stop by the bakery for take out dessert on your way home. Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food here is fantastic, our server was wonderful and very accommodating with food allergy issues, the wine list is widely varied and not overpriced, and all in all a super experience for everyone in the group!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very pricey for mediocre food quality and quantity. The pasta was overly salty . I really don’t understand what the hype is about . There are much better places for better food at that price

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Pasta dishes are excellent!!!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Waitstaff and attention exceptional. Ask for Anitra for special treatment. Our favorite!!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Pane Rustica is one of my favorites!! The menu choices are very creative and well prepared . I especially like the crab cakes and fresh salads. Also, the bar is tops- the cocktails are terrific!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service and food were good but not to the level that the rating suggests. Appears to be a neighborhood favorite that gets those high ratings from the folks that visit on a regular basis. Scallops were a bit over cooked and grit in two of the four. Cappuccino was not good. Overall not terrible but expected better.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

If you want a meal that never disappointments this is your place!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We always expect a quality meal and always get it at Pane Rustica. The service is excellent as well although it gets very busy and sometimes you get a glitch. This is expected though management does control it well. Overall, this restaurant sets a high standard in the South Tampa.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love Pane Rustica, the food is always great, not crazy about the noise, but We can deal with it because of the food.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Truffle chips appetizer is amazing! I also Love the cucumber gimlet cocktail. It's a nice place for date night or couples night out.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our 1st time there....service was great....our meal was okay...Would go back and try something else on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had our usual wonderful dinner with innovative dishes, great wine, and wonderful service. They always allow us to split salads or change up a side when necessary. We sat and visited for an extended period and were never rushed. We love it there!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Authentic
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

First time we went to Pane Rustica for dinner, even though we go there for lunch quite often, and we will definitely come back; the food is excellent, different and creative, definitely not your chain restaurant and the ambiance is great; good wines too ; the only negative is the lighting was a little dim in the area we were seated. Overall , quite a gem for South Tampa.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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