This place was recommended by a friend. We live in Sarasota, we were staying in downtown Tampa, it was St Pats day, so was good not to be in the hoopla. We had a wonderful evening. The food was great. The server, Alexa, was attentive without hovering or interfering w our conversation and paced the food well.
Pane Rustica has an unusual and varied menu. We had 4 starters...some large enough to be entrees.
Will definitely do again
Recommended by local relatives when we needed an Italian-type food fix. Their own on-site bakery was a plus. No negatives for the entire experience and we had two kids and a teenager in the mix. Jared the waiter was exceptional.
We live in Tampa and we always enjoyed coming here until this meal. We were told we were not spending enough money for our 2 hour dinner. In the end, the manager agreed that we should spend our money somewhere else. We decided never to come back to Pane Rustica.
Stopped in after an event, we were a little late to reservation but there was no problem even though they were pretty packed. The food was excellent and the ambiance was great. The server was attentive to details and made the night fun.
They continue to impress us with their menu choices as well as their service. We had 'Todd' this time and he had big shoes to fill from Jared's past service. He did a great job. The manager explained why our request to have Jared as our server couldn't be met and made it a point to have Jared stop over and check in. Service from the TOP DOWN and incredible food is hard to come by these days, yet Pane Rustica continues to outshine everyone else in Tampa EVERY TIME!!!!
Great food. Little slow for entree’s to arrive. Ask to be seated in back to avoid noisy bar noise.
The food was very good but the noise level was quite loud
Fantastic as usual. I have never had a bad meal at Pane Rustica. The daily specials are always unique and delicious. Bar service is top notch. Highly recommend.
The food is consistently excellent-- interesting but not weird. The service is very good--I sat in the back room so it wasn't very noisy---which it is in the main room.
Been there many times. Always great food and service. Best flatbreads ever!!
Pane Rustica continues to serve some of the best food in town. The daily specials are varied and well prepared. I strayed from my usual fish choice, and ordered the steak special- so glad I did! Our server, Alexis, was very attentive, providing us with great service. The constant challenge in this restaurant is the noise- as we were seated next to a large, HAPPY group, we had a hard time having a conversation.
Awesome service, food wasn't the most exceptional but we did arrive quite close to kitchen close and our waiter was still very helpful in cocktails and menu items:)
Food quality is high and taste is great. Best bread in Tampa. Service is excellent. We always find this restaurant consistent. Very fairly priced for what you get.
The pastries and baked goods are made from scratch! They are heavenly! Everything we had here was delicious, from homemade truffle chips and pizza to the filet mignon! Comparably priced for other restaurants in the South Tampa area
We always enjoy Pane. The staff is exceptional and the food never disappoints. The menu is different each time, so there is always something new to try.
Good food, good service.
Pane Rustica continues to impress every time we return. Once again, Jared, was incredible on his suggestions and recommendations. Pane Rustica is accommodating with alternative selections.
Our server was excellent. Made several suggestions re food and wine and was spot on. The food was excellent. We ate at 6pm and the noise level was low. It could get louder later in the evening. Had a great bar area. We will try it the next time in.
Phenomenal evening. Just what we were looking for. The ambiance is very nice. Dimly light, beautiful tables, candlelit dinner. My wife and I both ordered the gnocchi, and it was spectacular.
Wonderful food. A real fine-dining restaurant with a creative menu. Server was excellent. A very nice experience.
New specials every day, always creative and well-prepared dishes. A casually elegant atmosphere with fine dining. Excellent.
Had best pizza in my life, and I'm 71!
We had great service and the food was very good. My husband loved his scallops (some of the best he’s had) and my pasta special was very tasty. This bakery/lunch spot by day looked cozy at night. My only issue was some of the tables (including ours) are really outdoor bistro tables and I would have preferred a tablecloth.
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.
Must go. Options are incredible. Like eating in wine country
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.
One of the best meals I’ve had in Tampa. Every course was better than the last! Will definitely be returning!
Hands down my favorite place in Tampa. The food, atmosphere & service are always top-notch. Kris, Pate & Jaren are so attentive.
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.
Food was excellent and our server was wonderful, would highly recommend
Great service. Good food.
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.
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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!
Consistently wonderful food and great service ! Can be noisy in main dining room but back room is perfect!
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
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!
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
Always have a great experience. Service is very good. I recommend the scallops! To die for! Cocktails are awesome.