Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant

4.5
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168 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
For larger party reservations please contact the restaurant via email at forbici@eatforbici.com.

Modern Italian made fresh daily with an emphasis on Roman-Style Pizza! Tampa’s Original Roman-Style Pizza.
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K
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

So disappointing! They just blew it all. Missed serving our salad. Meal was served rushed and cold. Glasses sat empty. Really disappointed. Manager came over and apologized but did not recover appropriately. We will not be back.

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Responded a day ago

Ketchk2, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are very concerned to see this regarding your experience. If you could please DM us with your time and date of reservation as well as your contact information, we would gladly appreciate that. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food wasn’t very good. My veal was dry and the pizza was soggy. Pass

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded a day ago

Hi Beaker, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are very concerned to see this. If you could please DM us your contact information we would like to reach out in hopes to have you back in for a five-star experience. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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L
Tampa
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. The pizza is amazing. Beautiful indoor seating and also very nice outdoor seating with views of Hyde Park Village. Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Wonderful ambiance.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to having you in again soon.

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OT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. Food was good, but pizza was just ok

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hi, thank you for leaving a review and for joining us at Forbici. While we are glad to see that you enjoyed our service, we are sad to hear our pizza did not exceed your expectations. We would gladly appreciate it if you would DM us with more information on your order. We look forward to hearing from you and having you in again soon to try more.

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AV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot wait to go back!!! Truly one of my fav sports in Tampa- amazing drinks and food was delish!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2019

Amanda, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and we look forward to having you back in again soon.

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H
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot to head the day after Thanksgiving! We were seated at a round table which was great Todd conversation and sharing of food. Our server was so friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We were not rushed and all of the food was seasoned just right. The meatballs were excellent and we loved the calamari as well. Be sure to try the side “Fregola Sara” as it is delicious. Also worth recommending was the pizza - the airy crust and cupped pepperoni was excellent to share! Happy to welcome Forbici to the Hyde Park restaurant scene.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hi Holly, thank you for the review and for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Forbici! It's customers like you who remind us why we love what we do. Hope to have you back in soon for more!

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E
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good and drinks were excellent. Dessert not so much.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 29, 2019

Ellen, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks but are sad to see you did not enjoy the dessert portion of your meal. If you could please DM us with your selected menu item, we would like to pass this feedback on to our management team. We look forward to hearing from you!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food—easy for everyone to find something they like on the menu including young kids. Great atmosphere and perfect location in Hyde Park!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you had a great experience and we look forward to having you all in again soon.

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MF
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

First off, I never write reviews and when I do I am very positive. I'm conflicted about Forbici. First I will say the food is outstanding. I think they have the best pasta dishes in Tampa. Thats whats gotten us to go back several times. The service overall has gotten much better since they opened as well, which just makes sense as they work the kinks out. I do have two issues that are becoming deal breakers for us and our friends though. The first is, all four times we have been there, the hostess is on the phone and we stand in a line waiting to be seated for ten minutes while they handle one call. Happening once, ok, but this is every time and we laughed that is happened again last night. Two, and this is the one that is a head scratcher, they have the most uncomfortable chairs I've ever seen in a restaurant. They are very solid metal that look great but its what it sounds like. Its like sitting on solid, flat metal. No contours, no padding, no give. We have taken four couples to Forbici and literally everyone has mentioned how they love the food but the chairs are horrible. So weird. Its so bad we specifically requested a booth last night and were told we would get one, but when we got there, they said sorry we dont have any open. Well thats why I called and asked to reserve one...... We asked our waitress last night about the chairs and she said its the number one complaint she hears, so its not just us. Forbici would probably be our go to restaurant based on the food, but its so uncomfortable and the wait every single time for no good reason has started to ruin it for us. You definitely have to go once for the food, but after that its up to you!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi Michael, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are so sad to see this regarding your previous experience at Forbici. While we appreciate you coming back in, we want to ensure you have a comfortable experience while dining. If you could please DM us your contact information, we would like to reach out in hopes to have you back in for a five star experience. We appreciate the feedback and will pass this on to our management team, we look forward to hearing from you.

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TT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thought the food was very good. They need to get cloth napkins. Didn't care for the paper napkins

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hi TampaTaster, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate your feedback and will pass this along to our management team. We look forward to having you in again soon.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and was amazed by how delicious the food is. The French Toast and Fregola Pasta are a must. Fantastic service and beautiful atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and we look forward to having you in again soon.

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to celebrate a 30th birthday! The food was fantastic, and the service even better. Definitely check out Forbici’s!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Candice thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We look forward to having you in again soon and appreciate your kind words. Thank you for celebrating with us!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food is nothing out of the ordinary. Service needs to be upped.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are sad to see regarding your experience. If you could please DM us the time and date of your reservation as well as some feedback, we would gladly appreciate that in hopes to have you back in for a five-star experience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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OS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall an excellent choice for Italian, with an exceptional cocktail and wine list. The menu items we ordered were authentic in their roots and delightfully appetizing. The restaurant is also nicely appointed and can accommodate larger groups in addition to the solo diner. While the space is smashing, it can quickly transition from lively to noisy at dinner and if you’re looking to have a conversation, the cacophony of sound can be overwhelming. I would easily go again, but on a less busy night.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2019

Omar, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you had a great overall experience at Forbici, including your drink and food selections. We do tend to get very busy on the weekends, and appreciate your patience and consideration in regards to the noise. We do look forward to having you in again soon!

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WS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! I love it there 😊 Margarita is a great server

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 14, 2019

Whitney, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and we will most certainly pass on your kind words. We look forward to having you in again soon for more!

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RR
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is really good and choices are nice. Have now been there 4 to 5 times and it has remained very consistent.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 14, 2019

RojoRob, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we thank you for your continued support. We look forward to having you in again soon for more.

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V
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent selection of food. Good service. Reasonably priced.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2019

Vicki, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and we look forward to having you in again soon.

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AB
Tampa
118 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I would go there again to see if I had the same experience. I made a reservation for four for a Monday night. The place was jammed and it was noisy and hectic. The food was fine, but the service was not good. My impression was that they were understaffed for the number of diners.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 17, 2019

Alexis, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are so sad to hear about your experience regarding our service. If you could please DM us with the time and date of your reservation, we would like to address these concerns with our management team in hopes to have you back in for a five star experience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience and awesome food. The only problem we had is once we were sat we waited about 15 minutes before the first person came up to our table. Other then that things were great and we will definitely be back.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food but are sad to hear you were seated but not waited on immediately. If you could please DM us with the time and date of your reservation, we would like to address this concern with our management team in hopes to improve future experiences. We look forward to having you back in again soon to try more.

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W
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent service, delicious food, and fantastic cocktails. Will definitely visit again!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2019

Winsor, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to having you in again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forbici is a dynamic interactive dining experience. We had a wonderful table and overall an outstanding experience. On the weekends they have live music which was fantastic. The menu has varied with some thing for everyone.
We had two appetizers and a salad that all came out appropriately. We were a party at for sharing the appetizers and shared two dinner entrées. There was so much food
Outstanding items? The meatballs are absolutely to die for!! They are reminiscent of Little Italy in New York, possibly better than New York! The risotto is it don’t miss!
The Manhattan- outstanding!
This restaurant is excellent for all occasions!
A reservation is a must!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 10, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a detailed review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and appreciate your kind words. We certainly look forward to having you in again soon for more!

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B
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wish they would not sit you on. 2 top table right on top of another couple when it was not necessary as they did.
Food was good - good vegetarian choices.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2019

Bobby, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! While we are glad you enjoyed the food, we are sad to hear you did not have a comfortable dining experience. We will relay this information to our management team in hopes to have you back in for a five-star experience. We look forward to having you in again soon!

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S
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant. Chicken parmesan sandwiches, chicken Caesar salad was very good as was farro risotto with mushrooms was also very good. Some wines were okay but perhaps I needed to spend more time checking the wine list. Was a very nice lunch and now need to try for dinner.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 5, 2019

Sgaswi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and we appreciate you trying a variety of items on the menu. We certainly look forward to having you back in for dinner, we are more than happy to give you wine recommendations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding, service was good just like to talk to much.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so happy to hear you had a great overall experience including food and service. We appreciate your feedback and kind words and look forward to having you in again soon!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but the tables for two are to close to each other. Felt like we were eating dinner with strangers.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service but we are sad to hear you did not have a comfortable dining experience. We appreciate your feedback and will relay this information to our management team. We certainly look forward to having you in again soon!

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, loved the atmosphere!! Waiter gave good recommendations for food options! Went for a girlfriends birthday with a group of 7 of us! We Will be back!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to having you all back in again soon for more.

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L
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Lyndee, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We appreciate your kinds words and are so glad to hear you had a great overall experience. We look forward to having you back in again soon to try more.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza and the pesto pasta is amazing!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the pizza and our pesto pasta! We look forward to having you back in again soon to try more.

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VC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant and was excellent.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Vincent, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your first experience with us at Forbici and we look forward to having you back in again soon for more!

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NB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here for a girls night dinner. Food was great to share. We got a bunch of different things and there really wasn’t anything I wouldn’t get again. Cocktails were good too. The restaurant is still fairly new so anything negative I would attribute to them finding their groove.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Saylor, thank you for leaving a review and for joining us at Forbici! We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy all aspects of your experience at Forbici. If you could please DM us your review, we'd like to address your feedback with our management team in order to continue to make improvements and hopefully have you back in again soon. We would gladly appreciate it and we look forward to hearing from you.

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s
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Girls night out

D
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Birthday lunch

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Dawn, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad you chose to celebrate with us and that you enjoyed the food and our service. Thank you for your feedback regarding seating, we will relay this to our management team and appreciate your kind words. We look forward to having you again soon!

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WD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My friends and I made a reservation well in advance which is always recommended for new hot-spots, especially in Hyde Park. We ran a little behind due to the construction and Sunday market activities blocking the roads. They were super cool about us running behind and kept our table for us. We found the size/pour of the cocktails and wine to be really small for the price. Service: Our waiter was inattentive and scatter-brained. We weren’t the only table on the patio that was frustrated by him. We each had two empty cocktail/wine glasses sitting on the table when he delivered our third drink and he didn’t take any of the empty barware. That being said, the OTHER servers were picking up the slack, began clearing our table, etc for him. Everything we ordered (shrimp app, roasted cauliflower, Sano rice bowls with steak, and the Snapper special) was delicious, though! I’ll give it a second try and hope for larger pours and better service.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a detailed review. In regards to your service, we are very concerned to see this. Please give us the opportunity to look into the matter today. If you would please DM us your email, we would appreciate that so we may pass this on to our management team. We apologize for this experience and look forward to hearing from you.

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B
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to have a restaurant where I can have pasta that is not made with eggs and some vegetarian choices

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 13, 2019

Bobby, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and our vegetarian options and we look forward to having you in again soon for more.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently good! Love this place!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to having you back in again soon.

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RR
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HGreat food, great location, great atmosphere

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 13, 2019

RojoRob, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and we look forward to having you back in again soon for more.

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A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place. The vibe, the drinks, the food. Highly recommend!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 9, 2019

Auntiepasta, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to having you in again soon.

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l
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dinner with my daughter and granddaughter. All was fine. I thought the food was okay not great.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We appreciate the feedback and are sad to hear you did not enjoy all aspects of your experience. If you could please DM us your concerns with the food directly, we would gladly appreciate it so we may address it to our management team and staff. We look forward to hearing from you!

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

My husband ordered a NY strip and 10-15 minutes our server came back & said they had run out. On a Friday night! How do you run out of steak on a Friday night?

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are very concerned to see this. If you would please DM us your email, we would appreciate that so we may address this issue with our management team in hopes to have you back for a five-star experience. We apologize for this experience and look forward to hearing from you.

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