Forbici Modern Italian Restaurant

4.7
568 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Modern Italian made fresh daily with an emphasis on Roman-Style Pizza! Tampa’s Original Roman-Style Pizza.



For reservations of 6 or larger, please contact the restaurant directly and a member of our team will assist you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 568 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Live band was extremely too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every single time!

JH
JonH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always the food was amazing and the wait staff was equally as friendly.
No surprise the restaurant was short staffed. Our waitress had the entire outdoor seating area and it was a congressional act to get beverage refills.

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vipGaryW
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. First visit and we will be back!

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KarenK
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very loud inside so we moved to a table on the patio which was great. Chicken Veal Parm don’t come with anything. No pasta or anything. Other than that. It was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service!

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vipGerardS
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent Service! The meatballs were delicious, unfortunately we thought the pizza was just okay. It did not have much of a taste, needed more sauce.

CJ
CarolJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the wings and cup & char square pizza, both dishes were fabulous. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. My person and I will absolutely return!

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Youssef
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding!! Extremely flavorful! The atmosphere is also lovely! It is definitely a great experience, not just a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very friendly waiter. The food was the most amazing Italian food we’ve ever had.

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vipCarol
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice place. Great for people watching. Service is excellent. Food was ok. Not necessarily a place so would go back to

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viplisag
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid restaurant and would return. Loved the eggplant lasagna.

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Lance
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The vibe and food are a perfect combination.

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Mike
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was attentive, but didn't offer bread. Apparently, by request only. The dinner was good, but overpriced given no sides served with it.$26 for a veal cutlet dish plus additional fee for a small side of spaghetti$8. Chicken dish was $19 for 2 small cutlets. Same spaghetti side. Drinks were good.

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ElliFo
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Concept outweighed quality. Pizza was fair at best. Ordered a ginger ale, and it was flat. Server was kind and the energy in that place was upbeat with the lightning game on.

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PeteP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time, food was wonderful and our servers were attentive of our needs and very courteous.

KW
KWOL
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ... fun evening .. thank you

MD
vipMonicaD
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No disappointment. Very busy Monday,seated promptly outside as requested. Waiter great, brought children drinks ASAP and staged app meatballs and with kale salad. The Cacio e Pepe never disappoints, even my 4 year old Grandson loved! Pizzas, clam pasta, and drinks were all fantastic. Atmosphere vibrant.

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vip2foodaddicts
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service.

RG
RonaldG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner with family. Great service

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BarbaraE
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff very accommodating. Good delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When making the reservation you asked the occasion, I answered anniversary yet there was no acknowledgement. When I ordered a glass of Chardonnay $12, I was told that our house wines were “on draught”, like beer, which made me feel like I was drinking cheap wine. I ordered a glass of Sangiovese $12, serving looked small. When the runners brought the food and coffee drink to the table they auctioned off the items and did not know what the items were in their hands. As an example, “Chicken Milanese?”, no veal Milanese, oh sorry, we don’t know unless they tell us? Veal was overcooked and chewy. Cappuccino?, no Latte, oh yea latte. My wife especially wanted the Latte, she has been there before and enjoyed it but they brought a cappuccino. Instead of apologizing and going back to get the right drink , they left it at the table hoping she would be satisfied. We asked the waitress to get another and she did but you could tell she felt like we were bothering her. Appetizers brought to the table, not enough silverware. Ordered a salad, requested it to be brought after appetizer, delivered at the same time. Entrees brought to the table, not enough silverware. Dessert and coffee, not enough silverware, and had to request sugar. We ordered tiramisu, cannoli and chocolate torte for dessert, forgot to bring cannoli.

My wife and kids had been to the restaurant previously, enjoyed and this is where she wanted to go for our anniversary. I thought the ambiance was excellent and see why it’s popular. I was excited to come to the restaurant but my expectations were probably too high. The bill was $220.00 for 4, and I tipped 20% . Thank you for the opportunity to give you some feedback, hopefully it will help you improve.

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Pierleone
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The atmosphere is very pleasant and the menu has a good selection of Italian dishes
Pizzas are good, with a well made crust.

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StephanieH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a fun restaurant. It was very loud. Food was interesting but not as delicious as I’d hoped. Vegetarian options were plentiful. Broccolini was really good. Lemon oil cake gluten free and amazing. I appreciate that it was free for the birthday celebration.

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OrdinaryBob
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, tasty food, and lots of sidewalk energy makes this place popular.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Forbici. The best Chicken Parmesan we’ve ever eaten! We’ve gotten take out pizza several times but this was our first dine in. Our old fashions were great as well. We will definitely make this one of our frequent places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server failed to refill waters otherwise good job. Food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I'm willing to give the place second chance, but it was not a good first impression.
The good: The food was delicious. (I had the salmon, my wife had a margarita pizza). The drinks were well made. (I had an Old Fashioned, she had wine)
The bad: The service was slow. We had to ask other staff for silverware, napkins and our check.
The ugly: I hope you can read lips, because sitting inside is obnoxiously loud.
Overall, I can accept it might have been a "bad night" for them and so long as there's an outside table (and it's not 1,000 deg. out), I would be willing to go back to this place a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside where they have fans and 1 outdoor AC. They service was good and the food never disappoints. Good for dates and for families. Our family of four had a great Sunday lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Forbici ambiance and setting. Plus the food is amazing. From the salads, to appetizers and their Pizza is to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, fun atmosphere, they had live music. I recommend:)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Great cocktails too

JS
vipJanineS
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Be prepared for a very loud/ noisy ambiance. Inside and outside.. its part of the vibe!

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vipanjalik
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, service, food, cocktails and best swanky vibesss

MS
vipManalS
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The best part of our dining here was our waiter Christopher. He is the most courteous and professional waiter I've encountered. We sat outdoors and very much enjoyed the area and the setting. The food is average.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service...delicious food...well made drinks! And great atmosphere! We will return!

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Anthony
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

DJ blasting electronic music at 2 PM on Mothers day. Food was average at best. Service was good.

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restoretheshore
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers and really enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. We ordered a large pizza, the Bolognese and pomodoro. Loved the for we and the latter was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great waiter

LA
LeoA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Terrible food. Overpriced.

Pizzas was horrible. Shishito peppers horrible

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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 568 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.