Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant

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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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RR
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

V
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent selection of food. Good service. Reasonably priced.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

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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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 4 days ago

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
1 review
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
7 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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L
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood favorite!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Lucy, 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 to try more.

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HA
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Love the bar area and bartenders very attentive.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Hallie, 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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JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been in the restaurant twice and the service is poor. Servers do not pay attention to when food is delivered, don’t check in on how the food is and guests can sit with nothing on the table for long periods of time. Disappointing

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 7, 2019

Jim, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are sorry to see that you did not have a well rounded experience. If you could please DM us about your experience, we'd like to address these concerns with our management team 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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OT
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible and the service is excellent.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We are so happy to hear you had a great experience and will pass on your kind words to our management team and staff. We look forward to having you back in again soon!

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d
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great first time experience! Food and service were excellent.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 1, 2019

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

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GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice experience. Food was great. Very nice atmosphere.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 1, 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 in again soon to try more.

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F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious and our server Alex was kind, patient, and attentive. The live music is also great however the volume is too loud to sit indoors. Overall great experience.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 28, 2019

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

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T
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I loved my meal but my friends were not so happy. One of the couples spent 75$ for spaghetti with one meat ball,, and a half of Cesar salad with two iced teas

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Tae, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. While we are glad you enjoyed your meal, we are sad to hear about your party's experience. If you could please DM us your email, we would like to discuss 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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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitresses were wonderful - gave us good advice on the menu items and even went to seek more information on the impossible meatballs and burger for me. btw, the impossible meatballs were excellent and the impossible burger was also delicious. I really could not have told that there was no meat in them. We had a terrific time just talking in the relaxed setting. thanks --

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 24, 2019

Caryn, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience including our vegetarian menu options. We appreciate your kind words and we look forward to having you in again soon!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took a friend there for her birthday. It was very nice. Our server was terrific. She even brought a piece of cake with a candle for my friend (but did not sing as was requested). It was fun!!!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are glad you chose to celebrate with us and that you enjoyed your overall experience. We look forward to having you back in again soon for more!

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TH
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Hyde Park and discovered this restaurant one month ago. The service was very good both times with two different servers. Each server used polished skills that made our visit enjoyable. The food was very good. We got the gluten free crust pizza. The cauliflower crust is so light and tasty that I could almost forget it is gluten free. Usually, GF crusts are very dense and can be heavy. The salads and dressing was very good. The tiramisu wasn’t what I expected, but it was enjoyable. It’s like tiramisu pudding instead of traditional tiramisu dessert. We will definitely be back!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a detailed review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience including your selected menu items. We appreciate the kind words and we certainly look forward to having you in again soon for more!

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e
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our party of four had mixed experiences. The wine and pizza were fine, but the pasta dishes were VERY disappointing, one almost inedible. The $7 caesar salad consisted of a few romaine leaves and 3 croutons in a small bowl. We were especially disturbed about the poor look and taste of the pasta dishes. Having frequented other Italian eateries in the area with good success, we were quite surprised at the prices for such unappetizing dishes. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend Forbici.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2019

Evep, thank you for leaving a review and for joining us at Forbici. 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 address these issues with our management team in hopes to have you back in for a five-star experience. We apologize and look forward to hearing from you.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

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

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L
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The music was way too loud. I was yelling and still could barely be heard. The food was cold and lacking any wow factor. Ate two bites of my entree and the waiter said “glad you’re food was amazing”. Service was fair. Nothing to return to.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 14, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review. We are very concerned to see this. Please give us the opportunity to look into the matter today. If you would DM us your email, we would appreciate that. We apologize for this experience and look forward to hearing from you.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal experience, great service, and good food!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hi, 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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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, would come back again!!

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hi, thank you for joining us at Forbici and for leaving a review! We look forward to having you back in again soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went with three girlfriends to celebrate birthdays. It was certainly festive! There are not any soft surfaces so it’s very loud. The food was tasty. Portions of our food was small (pasta and salad) but I saw some other tables with large platters of food. It’s a fun place, and if you want to have a conversation I don’t recommend it.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi, thank you for leaving a review and for celebrating with us at Forbici! While we are glad you enjoyed your food, we are so sorry to hear you did not have a comfortable experience at Forbici. If you could please DM us your response so we can address these issues with our management team, we would gladly appreciate it. We look forward to hearing from you!

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