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Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant, Tampa, FL

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1602 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Pizza, Live Music, Italian, Happy Hour, Brunch, Patio Seating, Lunch Specials

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 251-8001
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Fernando Sanchez
  • Catering
    For catering events please contact the restaurant via email at catering@eatforbici.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available behind the restaurant as well as in three parking garages in Hyde Park Villages. Metered street parking on Snow Avenue also is available through the ParkMobile app.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Come join us for Happy Hour from 3 PM - 6 PM EVERYDAY! All your favorite drinks and apps are at a discounted price. Let's get the party started!

    Happy Hour Photo

What 1,602 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Hot spot

  • Tampa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tampa

    Lively

1,602 Reviews
  1. TrippN

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant is great. Our server, Katie, was attentive and got everything perfect. She answered lots of questions and moved quickly, only bad thing was that “open table” reservation did not show up on restaurant computer, do we had to wait a little to be seated

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  2. Renas

    Naples

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jonathan was awesome !!! Food was great !! Bday was perfect w dessert and a candle after the dinner

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    John was a great server!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun relaxed but professional vibe. Live music is always nice and the wait staff is always attentive. The food never disappoints.

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  5. Buzz

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish! Service could be a little faster but it was Saturday night so I imagine they’re swamped

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  6. TampaMikey

    Tampa

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic... the happy hour prices are wonderful and the service is terrific...highly recommend Forbicis for a great local restaurant in Hyde Park!!!

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  7. TampaC

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Thomas was the best! So attentive and everything was perfect. Thank you!

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  8. MatthewH

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Their happy hour allowed us to try different items which were all good.

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  9. Tomm

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter had the personality of a rock. The food was good. Our outside table was beneath a fan. When I asked to be moved to another table, I was told that could not happen - even thought there were several empty tables nearby.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our meals here and will continue to return for this reason. Service is fine, but nothing to rave about. We were one of the first customers in the restaurant at opening still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated and my bathroom stall was out of toilet paper, while a hostess was in the restroom on a FaceTime call with her boyfriend.

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  11. TimM

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our evening here ! Just a nice comfortable atmosphere in a nice area!

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  12. MarkM

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If you like old school heavy Italian. The place is for you. We prefer the lighter sauce with much better flavor.

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  13. Phil

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We dined on Saturday because we were visiting friends in Tampa from Naples. My daughter who has Celiac disease ordered a GF pizza and when it was delivered it was not GF. This is the 2nd time she encountered this dilemma at this resteraunt. This could have been disastrous for her if she ate the pizza. It was sent back. I ordered French toast which was served cold and no syrup. Had to wait forever to get the syrup. All the meals came out at different times. Service chaotic. Finally pizza came out when we were all done eating. Obviously I will not be coming back or recommending your resteraunt. Please get your act together! Don’t advertise GF if you are unable to deliver.

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  14. Nar11

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There for Saturday lunch. Cocktails were very good. Meatball appetizer delicious. Avocado toast would be ordered again. Our server was excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nina is the next waitress at Forbici. We really enjoyed our meal and drinks!! I will ask for her every time I go.

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  16. lewren

    New York City

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent meal and service, thank you Morgan! We enjoy every dish we try. And will return soon.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time with food service seating and ambiance ! Thank you for having us !

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty good food, I’m not a fan of the super think crust pizza but some are, it was very filling. My husband loved his pasta and our appetizers were good. Cool vibe overall for the restaurant

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  19. JessicaS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food, fun ambiance, definitely recommend trying

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we have been here many times, this was our second time at a table instead of the bar. Absolutely no regrets. Our server was wonderful and went above and beyond to ensure we had a magical anniversary.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Meals came out very fast, tasted amazing and were surrounded by a great ambiance. Can’t wait to dine again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place with live music which is always a plus. Unfortunately the food was just average. Our server was nice but not very attentive. It was packed on a Sunday night and would be a great place to grab a drink. But I would not eat there again.

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  23. ShawnR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Forbici’s is our favorite South Tampa restaurant!!!

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  24. Court

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the perfect spot for date night! The music, atmosphere/ambience was wonderful. Our server had great recommendations & not only was the food delicious.. it came out quickly. 10/10

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  25. RussH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and our server was awesome. The food and drinks were amazing!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Air conditioning way too chilly last 2 times in the restaurant

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  27. MikeG

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed dinner. Carolyn was an outstanding server & the food was fantastic

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  28. Foodie

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing dinner experience having been to Forbici several times. The restaurant seems to be in a gradual decline. Hopefully, management will improve the check-in experience (hostesses tend to be bothered when you check-in) and the food (was average --- not hot and very salty). Also, the server had too many tables, so it was difficult to get a drink or glass of wine. Best for lunch.

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  29. KarenC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant suburb food!! Wood highly recommend

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Forbici’s food is unique, fresh, and delicious. Our server, Kevin, was a pleasure and on top of his game! Kevin made our night!

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  31. Erica

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizza. Will definitely return. Had the appetizers and pasta as well and it was excellent. Amazing location.

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  32. FlyBoy

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutely loved our server, she was amazing. id go back in a heartbeat..
    Forbici Modern Italian RestaurantResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, FlyBoy! We're thrilled to hear that you loved your experience at Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant. It's always a pleasure to serve our guests and we're glad that our team made your visit memorable. We appreciate your high ratings and look forward to welcoming you back in a heartbeat.

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  33. Yorkfoodie

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, pasta was fantastic, square pizza was the best ever, great service and great environment
    Forbici Modern Italian RestaurantResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thank you for your review!

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  34. Kaitlyn

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Forbici, food is always so good and drinks are always great. We chose an outdoor reservation and unfortunately got sat inside. The only downside to getting sat inside is how loud it is during prime time hours. It’s truly so difficult to hear the person across from you.
    Forbici Modern Italian RestaurantResponded on February 8, 2024
    We're delighted to hear you love Forbici and enjoy our delicious food and great drinks. We apologize for the mix-up with your reservation and understand the inconvenience of being seated inside when you wish to be outside as we know the inside is lively with live music etc. We appreciate your feedback and look fwd to serving you again soon!

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  35. GlennD

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    loud fun energetic place. definitely a popular spot in town
    Forbici Modern Italian RestaurantResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thank you for your review!

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  36. Kylee

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We got sick from either the calamari or meatballs

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  37. KOliver

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for Happy Hour! The food and drinks were amazing. Our server made great recommendations for cocktails and appetizers and the manager checked on our table several times to ensure we were having a pleasant experience.

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  38. Daylon

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bobby was our server and he was awesome we’ll be back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favs in this area of Tampa - the later it gets the more crowded it gets.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Forbici in Hyde Park is one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa Bay. However, on our most recent visit, we were entertaining our dearest friends from out of town and my wife requested a booth for our party of 4 when we arrived at the restaurant for a reservation we had for nearly 2 weeks. At least 3 booths were empty at the time, but the host staff told her they others had reserved them via their reservations. Live and learn, I guess, I didn’t know that’s what you were “Required” to do. As usual, the food was great as were our servers. This incident was off putting from the start and just sort of made us feel like we were just a number in the restaurant’s eyes. After dinner we went down the street to Timpani for a romantic spot for after-dinner deserts, coffees, and 20-year port!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 251-8001.

Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant

1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available behind the restaurant as well as in three parking garages in Hyde Park Villages. Metered street parking on Snow Avenue also is available through the ParkMobile app.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Fernando Sanchez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 251-8001
  • Catering
    For catering events please contact the restaurant via email at catering@eatforbici.com.
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