Pane Rustica

4.8
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882 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lighting was very dark

JD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended to us by two people we trust. We were not disappointed! We had a great experience! The waiter was terrific! The overall service was great - very friendly and professional! Loved the food! We'll be back and we'll recommend Pane Rustica to our friends!

L
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pane Rustica is our go to restaurant for a quality beef filet and glass of red wine. Always consistent, a great choice for dinner or lunch!

B
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant

CB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Christian! He was so attentive to my daughter at our Daddy /daughter dinner before her Girl Scout Daddy/ daughter dance!

k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly suprised by the good food and great service.

A
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. Service was good. Food also. A bit too dark and noisy. But excellent overall

KW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and excellent service in a comfortable atmosphere. I would dine here again when in Tampa for a show or performance.

B
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pane is the best restaurant in town! We dine there frequently but our last visit, the food was outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went on recommendation of a friend. Food was outstanding. Grilled eggplant appetizer was exceptional. So was the grilled octopus. Server Chris’s was tremendous; helpful, friendly and professional. Will be making it a regular stop.

OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service.

r
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We love pane Rustica- BUT this time it was awful- and it wasn’t even crowded! Our server in the bar area was just terrible. We had to ask for EVERYTHING. Crab cakes were cold upon arrival. It will be a while before we go back. Really disappointed.

SM
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the chef was accommodating for Vegan and GF diets.

A
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I love Penne Rustica BUT it’s way too dark and noisy. You cant even see the menu it’s so dark. The food is always good but our waiter must have been new. He was not great—took forever to get drinks and later the check. Usually much better than it was last night.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great here. Everything is freshly made.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an early dinner so did one the flatbreads. Very good. First time here. Will definitely be back.

KB
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is always great. Service is average. Waited a long time for drinks. Not very friendly. Gave us the wrong check.

MC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely delicious and the summer cake dessert was AMAZING!!!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner from beginning to end. My wife had the scallops and I had the filet. Both were well prepared.

JS
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal and fun experience!

V
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

T
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with a dynamic menu that always has something new.

I
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Have never had a bad experience. The quality is outstanding. Had the best service from any of our prior visits. James was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. I do wish they had more options for wines by the glass. Very good overall.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular for dinner, lunches, breakfast and bakery. It’s a warm and fresh home run. Such a treat!

R
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Yes with qualifications. It is noisy . Some tables more than others . We requested a different table than the one the hostess led us 4 to . She it was reserved though no one ever sat there the whole time we are eating . Hamburger was good , scallops dry and pizza was tasty . Service was good .

j
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zachary had our entire room to attend to but with obviously well trained staff service was flawless. The hostess offered to make a note that we preferred the quieter room. The food was wonderful! We will return!

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food there is excellent, lunch is the best time to go there. Food is excellent, and their bakery items are amazing. Service at dinner is somewhat lacking, and it can be very loud/hard to hear the people at your table.

GN
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This reminded us of being back in Philly. A restaurant that Tampa really really needed with a great menu that changes and excellently executed dishes. Everything was great! We will be coming back for other occasions. We wish that we knew about this restaurant sooner! We would have requested to have our reception dinner for our wedding!

f
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Pane Rustica. The short rib entree is outstanding as well as the Baked Rigatoni. Crab cakes and the Onion Dip are scrumptious. Can’t wait to go back!

P
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The braised short rib was phenomenal. The Penne Rustica was delicious as usual. Save room for the whiskey cake! It’s just the right amount of booze.

JB
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are big fans of Pane Rustica, as we always have a lovely experience; food-wise and service-wise. We enjoy the ambiance and energy of the restaurant. Our meal this weekend was spot on-fantastic, as usual and service a plus. The only issue we had with this particular visit was that we were seated in the back room, in the corner. One of us was forced to face the wall which was no bueno! We quickly decided that was not the right spot for us, so my husband went to the bar area and found a perfect high-top table that was just getting cleaned. They quickly got us situated in our new fun spot with menus and water. Lesson learned for us: request main dining area or bar table next time we make reservations. Lesson for restaurant: “No one puts baby in the corner!” 😂

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Well prepared and presented. Great service! Pene Rustica is a keeper.

DJ
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. The service was amazing. Bill was our server. The NY Strip was on point and the home made pasta and bolognese sauce were amazing. Well done Pane Rustica.

DD
Tampa
185 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pane Rustica is one of my favorite restaurants. I have tried many different dishes and enjoyed them all-- until recently. Unfortunately, the steak ordered was delicious BUT had 20% fat and gristle. This was the first time I ever had this experience. By the time I got to this part of the steak, it was too late to send it back.. My primary concern is that this was served in the first place- someone wasn't watching.

C
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender/server Mike, did an outstanding job in tending to our table of 6 during a very busy time. Food as usual was spot on!

D
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noise level is way above average to the point you actually look forward to leaving. That could be their motive is to turn tables quickly and not have people sit around enjoying the visit. The food is good and somewhat overrated and runs on the pricey side. Also the tables are just plain funky as they are too big so you sit to far from the other people at the table. This makes you have to speak much louder to be heard. This is my second visit and in the same area there are several restaurants with good food and much less noise. Last visit to Pane Rustica.

MM
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jimmy has been our server several times and has always been enjoyable. Food was delicious!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, the scallops are always divine.

S
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the shortrib dinner which was fantastic. The noise level is a bit much on Friday night, making it hard to hear my dinner guests across the table.

OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. New dishes on the menu - everything delicious . Great service !