Pane Rustica

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860 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

R
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DJ
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
172 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, the scallops are always divine.

S
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh and excellent Service is excellent too Menu specials are always tempting as well as the standards Truly outstanding

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome food and great waite staff!
Service was great ! Even gave bakery items to take home!

F
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For the second visit in a row, we have been disappointed in the food. We live nearby and eat here at least once a month. The preparations of some items have changed using cheaper ingredients and the food has not been cooked as ordered.

MO
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met a couple who had never eaten dinner at Pane. They had on numerous occasions eaten lunch at Pane. The dinner was terrific with 3 of us ordering the halibut special and the other ordering the scallop dinner. We split the rustica salad. Everything was wonderful. Dinner at Pane is not cheap but it is well worth the experience.

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always; server (Chris?) was very attentive as well. We love Pane Rustica!

L
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers consistently outstanding food. When I have friends visiting it is my go to place. They are accommodating to requests, don't rush you, and the staff is friendly and helpful. I can't say enough good things.

MG
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic, the staff are always knowledgeable and courteous. They make you feel welcome like family.

WB
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service staff very good and food was excellent.
Atmosphere a bit noisy and enjoyed the experience

AB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sophisticated menu with something for everyone, delicious food, delightful cocktails, good atmosphere- good date night as well as family choice-Consistently great- it’s one of my faves

D
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The crab cakes were as flavorful as they always are. My entree - swordfish - was prepared snd served to perfection. But the other two people in our group - our daughter and my wife - both ordered filet entrees. One was supposed to be medium and the other medium rare. They both came out almost rare/ one still had blood on the plate.

Our server took both back to the kitchen for more cooking, but neither was close to what it would have been if they had been cooked that way from the start.

We were given some very tasty cookies to try to make up the problems the two filets. Although we appreciated that effort, it did not equate to the difference between what we got and the $40 steaks we had ordered.

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service . We just love PANÉ . Our most favorite restaurant in South Tampa!

TH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! Definitely will be back despite the drive from home.

OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the Best hamburger in town!! Have loved Pane Rustic since day one when Kevin and Karen opened their little place up the road!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Dress is very casual, during my first visit it was dark inside towards the back where we were seated also noisey and so it had no ambience. Good food but a little pricey for the overall experience.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Tampa. Food is always amazing! Love the homemade breads, dessert, pizzas.
Food never disappoints! Service fabulous!

k
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

MO
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Pane is one of our go to Tampa restaurants for either lunch or dinner. The dinner menu has a wonderful variety of dishes with many healthy options. This weekend we had the broiled salmon, scallop, clam and chicken with pasta entrees along with a polenta salad and a mozarella and tomato salad. Everything was terrific. The noise level can be high around the bar and in the main dining area but we ate in a side room that was very pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall not bad. Saw the ratings and reviews so we decided to give it a try. Nothing really stands out but we were just not impressed with the food.

GG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always!

K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Pena Rustica! It is one of our stables/go to. Food is always great and so is the service

s
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service always exceptional, food quality and quantity sensational. Great neighnorhood spot.

BC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pane Rustic never disappoints. As always the service was attentive without being obvious. The food is always superb

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