Osteria Tampa

4.5
358 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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LS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great late night dining after a concert.

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M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 :)

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AC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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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.

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

Amazing Italian twist on brunch, great food and service!

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

Food and cocktails were underwhelming.

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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.

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

Fabio did it again! Fantastic food and service.

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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!!

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V
Tampa
29 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.

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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 .

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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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KD
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Best octopus around. The squid ink pasta was flavorful and the bolognese was delicious. Best of all were the desserts. A great place to visit before catching a show at the Straz as it is within walking distance.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta and all things Italian in Tampa! Great service. Thank you Harrison! We make it a point to visit Osteria whenever we are in town. It is always delicious.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food but terrible service.

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was clearly an accomplished server but he talked waY too much.

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L
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I would order something different and try it again. I wasn't thrilled with the cheese board. More meat than cheese and the meat was a little fatty. I ordered the bolognese and the noodles were too al dente for me. Sauce was average.
I felt like we were rushed out. The hostess or whoever that lady was, asked us if we were leaving soon right after we paid the bill. We got there at 6:45 for our reservation and left at 8:15 PM.
The server was average.

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing, cocktails are amazing. Service is always top notch. We love Harrison!

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

I have never seen a restaurant so eager to turn a table in my life and we go out to eat at least 3 times a week. 7 o’clock on a Tuesday night, not crowded and the staff was pushing us out the door from the minute we sat down. One of the strangest restaurant experiences ever. Appetizers, dinner and dessert in about 30 minutes, then they asked if they could cork our wine so we could take it with us and handed us the check. It was absolutely bizarre! It’s a shame because the food was great. We will never go back.

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T
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always!

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Business meal, service needed to be tighter, server personable but either overloaded or inattentive. Food spotty, some dishes good others mediocre. Ordered two orders of octopus, first dried out, been sitting too long, second order fresh and very good. Entrees were just ok. Prices pretty high for portion size and quality of ingredients. Nothing came across as particularly fresh or other than standard restaurant supply to justify price point. Like to see this type of spot in downtown Tampa and would give it another chance but was not overly impressed.

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AS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Great and the atmosphere was awesome! We will definitely be going back!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Even though we had an inside reservation, the hostess tried to sit us outside and then, when we refused to eat outside, told us we could eat somewhere else. The worst hostess experience I’ve ever had. She finally sat us at the worst table in the restaurant, where we were getting bumped into left and right. Thankfully, we told our waitress and she told management who moved us to a much better table and gave us Prosecco on the house. Even with that, our hostess experience here was on of the most off putting, rude experiences we’ve had at a restaurant. Food was delicious, ambiance was pretty loud and tables were really close together.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and server was super helpful.

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MS
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are always fantastic! The restaurant treats you special and remembers the things that are important to you. We have made friends with people at the next table more than once / it’s such a friendly atmosphere.

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TD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Will definitely be back!

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OT
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic wine and great service as always.

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1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love the food at Osteria but the service this time was very slow. We sat for a long time before being acknowledged. The table that was sat after us had their drinks before we were acknowledged. Our waitress was aware we were there for a theater night and we sat for a long time waiting for a box and check. Hopefully, this was just an off night for our waitress.

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WG
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there for lunch. Food was delicious and service was great.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good vibe. Good food not great food. Service was very good. Very attentive staff. Staff could be a little more authentic and engaged.

Very loud. Table were tight. Both of these detracted from the ambiance.

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MF
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place good service good presentation of food but we only loved a few of the many things our party of five ordered from the menu. Food does not have enough flavor. Good Italian needs more garlic parley oregano ...Room for improvement.

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LJ
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new neighborhood gem! I will definitely be back.

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PT
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal. Went for brunch with a friend! The pesto pizza is amazing and the tiramisu French toast is delicious!!

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