Osteria Tampa

4.5
122 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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TG
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a bunch of apps including octopus. Mains were cioppiino and sea bass. Everything was excellent.

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A
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of Tampa’s best. Great food and even better service!

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The homemade pasta was absolutely delicious and the gluten free vegan option for my wife was as well. Highly recommend.

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M
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed considering the hype in the press. The space is beautiful but the pasta did not live up to my expectations. Seafood pasta with red sauce was bland like they poured the Zuppa di Pesce on it and the pancetta tonsprouts ratio was was too high in the rigatoni

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ST
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Most outstanding service ever and wonderful homemade pastas

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JL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the variety and quality of the food at Osteria... the pork chop was DELICIOUS! Excellent service from a friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Highly recommend their cocktails... loved the Osteria Spritz.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious!! Our waiter was awesome

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A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and great restaurant. The food was authentic and fresh. The entire serve staff were very good.

Amazing design. Good value. Highly recommend.

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WG
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and creative menu. The tuna carpaccio was delicious as well as the linguine with seafood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I was excited to try Osteria. I heard great things about the chef. I arrived and check in, we was greeted and the hostesses were very nice. My wife and I sat at the outside bar for a drink which was mediocre at best, especially for a 14$ cocktail. We were seated inside and ordered an appetizer (coccoli plate) which was decent, the salad on the other hand was poorly executed and they deep fried the artichokes which was distasteful. My wife ordered the lamb shank which was cooked well but was missing salt and I ordered the octopus which was superb. Looking back I would of chosen a traditional pasta dish. There’s some work to be done but all in all it was a pleasant experience. In regards to the price, it’s not up to the standards of what 35 a plate would provide in Tampa. Maybe next time.....

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c
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was ok.. but they had no steak sauce .. no hot sauce like really no nothing to go with certain items you order ... great location tho

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BW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait to go back so I can try more of the menu!

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l
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

After all the hype the food was just MEH. We had the octopus, which was cooked very nicely however the flavoring wasn’t that exciting and it was salty. We also had frito misto which was just ok and also the buratta which was the best of the three. We decided to give some homemade pasta a try so we ordered rigatoni in a jar. This was very tasty but also a little too salty. We boxed it up and when I reheated it at home I added some cream and it was delicious. Not sure if the chef was having an off night or what. Though the food was slightly disappointing the service was excellent! For the prices I want to be wowed but I wasn’t.

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PT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, glad I had reservations as it was packed. Nice ambiance. Bread at table would be nice, instead of upon request.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service was great!

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

Food is amazing

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D
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Barely any pasta options during lunch time, no point in going unless for dinner. Had I realized how few pasta choices there were I never would’ve gone. Don’t need to go to an Italian restaurant for their pancakes, why not offer more actual Italian food during lunch/brunch??

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about the menu

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LK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by a super friendly hostess that immediately wished my friend a “happy birthday!” Matthew was an excellent server. He helped us select some AMAZING appetizers, entree, pizza, and pasta! The manager, Frank, also came over to wish our friend a happy birthday and to make sure everything was on point!!! Will definitely come back again!

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NC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the service very friendly. The noise level was high. We will recommend it to friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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MW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an excellent meal, our server was wonderful. We will be back again.

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GA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The service was superb.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish!!!

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I
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time here for brunch (we’ve been for dinner and it was great too - HUGE gluten free menu for dinner which is a plus!) ... everything was delicious and it was a beautiful day to sit on the patio!

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AM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal! Food & drinks were amazing. Harrison our waiter is a true pro! Looking forward to our next meal.

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L
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food description weren't very clear and my friend sent her order back for something else. brunch menu needs some help but im told the italian entrees are where it's at so I'll likely return for dinner next time.

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F
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was excellent, the service was excellent. The food was good, but not worth the hefty prices. It was $100 for 2 persons with 1 drink each.

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B
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to the Tampa restaurant scene. Pricey, but welll worth it. I most certainly will come again.

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A
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

First visit here was transcendent; this time not so much. Service was a little amateurish and annoying. Octopus still amazing but small for the price. Bread great. Pizza good. Pasta dishes all a little too rich—they could cut back on the butter a tad. Outside seating next to bus box wasn’t great. Overall good but not great like before.

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L
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve at Osteria Tampa was perfect. Octopus was tender and charred beautifully. Salads were fresh and tasty, not overly dressed. My husband never finishes his salad and I was prepared to do it for him but he ate the whole thing! The special tortelloni with lobster and scallops were terrific, as was the squid ink pasta. Both were served mixed with uni butter.... just amazing. Our server Dominick was attentive and pleasant with top notch service right down to the suggested wines. In between courses the silverware was changed, the table was kept clean (despite our efforts to make a mess), and the water glasses were always full. Thank you for the best dining experience we have had in Tampa in a long long time. We will be back.

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CL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we simply love the food and the service. The food has so much taste and very fresh, they also very friendly servers that go out of their way for my vegetarian son in law with allegories. They are truly a top notch restaurant if you appreciate the better dining experience but yet so down to earth to want to go more than special occasion. Truly love it....

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a server named Peggy and she’s a huge reason why we will be back besides the awesome food and atmosphere it’s great for brunch and overall just a great time :)

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L
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The octopus was excellent as well as the salad. The beef rib ragu was was delicious!

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g
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful holiday dinner with my parents the week before Christmas. The service was professional, yet friendly. The pacing of the meal may have be slow for some but it was perfect for us as it allowed us chat and not feel rushed. All of the dishes we ordered were amazing! Some of the best Italian food we have eaten outside of Italy. Definitely, a must add for any foodie visiting Tampa.

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OT
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and service. We had the pork chop and it was so big we split it.

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OT
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were four of us for dinner. We sat in the bar side, which I think has better ambiance than the dinnner side. The dinner menu is focused on Italian, with freshly made pasta. The wines by the glass is fairly extensive and very good. There is valet parking.

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GO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Server and service was excellent. Very lovely. Confusion on table number and drops for food and drinks, but minor issue. Food was great. Pizza was awesome and tasty. Meatball was a little dry and sauce was a little watered down. Bummed because we had it before and it was exceptional and delicious. Lara dishes were great and would get again. Table was outside which was fine. Weather was comfortable. Outdoor heaters were going out frequently which made the females a little chilly. Atmosphere was lively, popping and fun. Would definitely try it again!

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P
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

This trendy new restaurant has terrific service. The noise level however, was obnoxious. It was impossible to carry on a conversation with anyone at your table. The food was decent, but with all the great Italian restaurants in Tampa, I would find a different one for the next time.

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SM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food service and overall experience was amazing. Already booked another dinner for next week. This is a gem for Tampa

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