Osteria Tampa

4.4
381 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Osteria Italian Bar & Kitchen embodies a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant, and a refined, late-night bar. Our menu by Fabio Viviani includes a dozen fresh homemade pastas, slow-roasted meats, wild fish and seafood, a generous pizza selection, and a hearty wine and craft cocktail collection. In one, harmonizing space, Italian classics are both elevated and celebrated.
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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was beyond awful, waited for about 15 minutes even though we had a reservation. Never had a waiter, the manager tried to take care of us but was pulled all over the place. Drinks were not drinkable and had to be sent back (we had the exact same drinks the last time we went, and they were delicious).

H
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Would never go again! Horrible service, overpriced, forgot half our food. Just a really bad experience. Must be under new management as we have been there before and it was fine. Too many great restaurants in Tampa to waste time and money on this place.

CR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Our server, Mike, was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Would absolutely make this a first stop when I come back! Love the ambiance and attention to detail. The menu was simple but there was something for everyone to enjoy. Another amazing restaurant, Chef Fabio!

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, the table against the wall was a tad tight, but not anything which we stop me from coming back. This place is definitely on my list of favorites.

A
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our experience at Osteria was great! Food was well prepared and service was good.

l
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is fantastic, never disappoints. Server was knowledgable and added to experience. Seating is a little tight and can be awkward for conversation when so close to others, but it doesn’t stop us from going!

b
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Loud, club-style music. Combine this with open floor plan and you have to shout across the table to hear your dining partner. The restaurant has a bit of pretentious vibe going. Good wine list and diverse menu options. My wife’s pasta dish was very good. My ragu left a lot to be desired. Not worth the price point.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in Tampa. If you want to have authentic real Italian food this is absolutely the place to go.

W
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip and fun atmosphere with superb food and service. Interesting twist on traditional dishes,

LM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food at a reasonable price. Our service was delightful!

EK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, great service! One of the best salads I’ve had in a long time!

JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harrison was a fantastic server! His great personality was only eclipsed by his professionalism....really made for a memorable and enjoyable experience. The food was outstanding as always. We had perfectly-cooked pasta, the Kobe meatball and the lamb shank. They were all outstanding.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Limited lunch menu and nothing exceptional about the food

m
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. Perfect portions and excellent flavors. I tried the Italian mojito which was wonderful! But my favorite was the frose!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and we did not have a long wait for one r food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Waited a long time to get acknowledged at the bar for a drink while waiting for our table. Server was very nice; food tasted OK, and was cold.

LL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Our overall dining experience was not ideal. I didn't request outdoor seating and if I was given a choice on Open Table, I didn't see it or I would have NEVER eaten outside in Tampa, FL, at the end of July. It's simply too hot! And our server was nice but kind of slow but maybe it just seemed slow because we were so hot. And our food was very good, but as soon as it was served to us, about a million black flies descended upon us and our food. It truly ruined our dinner and we couldn't wait to leave.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here it was fabulous, highly recommend it most certainly will be back. Arrived early they made arrangements to take us immediately. Our server Brittni has a great personality she made the dining experience for us top notch. I inquired to a few staff that came to the table what their favorite dishes were as they were all friendly as well. Now that I’ve eaten there, I don’t think you could have a favorite as I’m sure all the meals are wonderful. So I see why they smiled upon me asking the question and offered me two choices quite easily. Wine selection paired well with the menu and the desserts were on point. Great evening out!

S
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Definitely a place to come back to!

GD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harrison our waiter was amazing . It was refreshing to finally exp a restaurant where all areas of service are met ! The food was great , better than I thought. I’m glad I went and will deff be coming back soon

YB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wrote a review on their fb page
Love it! The food was amaze balls and the service outstanding! Will be trying out their other restaurants soon
Yum 😋
Well done chef 👨🏼‍🍳 delicioso

LS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. Great menu and drink options. Lovely staff.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great late night dining after a concert.

M
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here, they were able to accommodate a reservation the same night and our server, Brittney, was outstanding! Will definitely be coming back :)

AC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

One dish was so spicy my wife couldn't eat it. Even the waitress agreed it was unusual. I had a great wedge salad - very creative. My pasta was fresh and delicious but the sauce was so salty I pushed it to the side. Bread was offered when the pasta was finished. Wine recommendation was off, the bill was wrong.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious. The service was the right amount of attentiveness without interrupting. I would definitely come back; there are so many items on the menu I want to try. Only constructive criticism I have is that they should offer a half-order of pasta as a side dish. My pork chop was amazing but I would have appreciated a small amount of pasta or gnocchi to compliment the dish without having to request a full order. Many Italian restaurants offer this.

GB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian twist on brunch, great food and service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Food and cocktails were underwhelming.

OT
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Has a fun vibe. Our service was outstanding. Would highly recommend it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabio did it again! Fantastic food and service.

ML
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter from NJ was amazing! You can tell he loves working at Osteria. His suggestions were spot on and he made the experience delightful! Food and drinks were delish ! We will be back again! Soon!!

V
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third visit. It has become one of my new favorite places to dine. The food has consistently been good and the service excellent. The homemade pasta is outstanding. This restaurant is a great addition to downtown Tampa.

MS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite , the service was on point and the environment was a perfect combination of rustic/ modern decor .

SG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so decent, everything looked amazing and tasted even better. Our server was fantastic as well

JP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Pizza and pasta were very tasty and well made.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a GREAT time at Osteria. Our server, Brittni, was a delight and really made our visit great. The food was positively delicious and the ambience was great. We will definitely be back!

FD
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I chose the restaurant because of Fabio and even though he’s not there the food is innovative and delicious and we will return. Service staff is well trained. Top notch experience at my favorite top chef’s restaurant.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the best that we have had in Tampa! The service was superior we will definitely be back

ST
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is nice and the appetizers and wine list are extensive. We were disappointed with the seating as there is not much privacy in the main dining room. We were between two other tables and you had to practically yell to hear. The main courses are a bit disappointing. - the lamb shank was full of fat, not much meat at all and at $35.00- not worth it. The seafood pasta was bland... did not have any spice to it and though it looked nice on the plate, was a disappointment in taste. Wine was excellent, but pretty expensive for a bottle at this restaurant. To recommend would be for the ambiance and service.

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