Permanently Closed - Osteria Tampa

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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Todd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We drove all the way down there and they were closed!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed to arrive at the restaurant to find the it was closed. During this climate it is very hard to get into a restaurant if you don’t have a reservation and since I thought I had one of course I didn’t make a reservation elsewhere. Ruined my date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and drove all the way here to find that it’s permanently closed... please update your open table!!!!!!

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FrankieD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am new to town and was very impressed!! The ambience was amazing and the food was spectacular.

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vipAllenG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and better service. Ate outside after the rain passed, very nice city views. Kobe meatball app was amazing! Pasta in a jar also a highlight!

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lizzey
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience....spot on waiter and delicious meal. The manager was present and very accommodating and welcoming.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time my husband and I come we are never disappointed. We love the food and atmosphere.

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RayM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had the mozzarella appetizer with tomato jam which was delicious!

For salad we split the arugula salad and was very good. I had the Cacio Pepe pasta which was excellent. We also had the Rogatoni vodka which was also excellent. All in all the food was great.

The portion sizes are big. We could easily split the entree’s.
Great place for Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the Bay!

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vipRBar
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very nice, as they adjust to the new serving guidelines

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Bri was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend here for her birthday! Our server was absolutely amazing! The staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone felt comfortable and was well taken care of. Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will return again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, almost very good. Price was a touch high for the quality. Music was blaring and interfered with dinner. Waitstaff (Sam) was attentive but never intrusive - really excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place

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CarinaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved it! This will be my go to for Italian. The drinks and food were very good. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will come back for sure. Rigatoni in a jar was amazing.

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PaulB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was 3 of us.We ordered the meatball for apperizer which we all loved. For main course I ordered the Rigatoni Bolognese, and my family members both got the Asiago Gnocchi. We all the entrees were delicious. For dessert each of us had a different dessert. I had the Bombolini which was just fantasticz they were so light concidering the size of them. The others had the cheesecake which had rave reviews from my nephew and the tiramisu had a mix review because it wasn't the traditional tiramisu, this was layered in a cup, not what was expected but enjoyable. Otherwise a good experience. I would return to try other entries. The waiter was very pleasant. The other people like the bus boys and servers didnt have as great a personality.

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vipPaulJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was well prepared. Wine offerings by the bottle were way overpriced.

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vipparisg
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Started great but at 8 PM became a night club. Love music with dinner but when it became very loud people around us also became loud to the point where we could not hold a conversation. So we left and went to a real nightclub.

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SonyaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Trendy young and upbeat restaurant. Downtown Tampa location is an easy walk to the Tampa Theater and other event venues. The waitress was knowledgable and quite helpful in her suggestions, since the menu is quite varied. Not your typical spaghetti and meatball type Italian but a more Tuscan flavor. Incredibly delicious meal. We will definitely return when we can spend a little more time enjoying our meal.

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Snook10
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!! Thank you Shayla!
We had (4) in our group, none of us had been before. We were celebrating two birthdays. Food was so great, and we felt spoiled all night. We will definitely be back!

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Royalbuck
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Octopus appetizer extremely tough and chewy. Fritto Misto very good. Lamb shank a bit over cooked and dry, but Gorgonzola gnocchi accompanying melted in my mouth. Companion had Rigatoni with short rib. Again a bit dry. Could have used more sauce. Service was excellent.

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StevenH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The octopus appetizer was tender unlike what we experienced at another restaurant recently where it was tough and chewy. The pork shank and eggplant parmesan entrees were both excellent.

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vipSpecialK
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay but not exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So, initially was excited. Server came to table knowing we had a show soon, so reassured us the food would be out relatively quickly to accommodate. Explained the drinks to us, helped us make a decision on the drinks. Then we ordered our food. We got a calamari appetizer (the shrimp that came with it was AMAZING), my fiancé got the chicken Marsala and I got the bone in ribeye steak at medium temp. Got the appetizer pretty quickly, then had to wait a while for the rest of the meal. Steak came out well done and some parts were cold. Great seasoning but the difference between medium and well done is too much. My fiancé’s chicken Marsala wasn’t even the best she’s had (she prefers Carabas). Like I said we had a show to get to so complaining about the food and getting a new steak was out of the question. The creamy polenta was AMAZING and the potatoes were ok. Getting a 160+ bill for that meal was insulting. I paid the same amount at Berns Steakhouse for perfect steak. Few highs few lows.

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ElsieR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice restaurant and our server was really nice but we arrived for Sunday 2 pm reservations and they were already out of pizzas which their menu offers various selections of pizza to choose from. Who serves pizza but runs out on a Sunday by 2p? So we ordered something different along with their $20 meatball (Yes, just 1 meatball is served) which started out being pretty tasty but the center of it was frozen!! Our server was nice enough to remove it from our bill and gave us a couple of frozen drinks on the house. Other than that I wasn’t totally impressed but I may be willing to give them a second chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable service and our meals were incredible!! We will be back!

Osteria Tampa
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for your review!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent! Will definitely go back!

Osteria Tampa
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks so much for the compliment!

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Mplynch
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely the most authentic Italian food that I have ever had outside of Italy. The pizza was delicious and they have a great wine list to compliment the menu. We can’t wait to return.

Osteria Tampa
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your compliment! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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tunab
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very lively and a little loud, but very good food with good recommendations from waiter. Beer selection lacking.

Osteria Tampa
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for your review! Your feedback is appreciated and noted!

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robync
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. This is my 4th visit. Outstanding service. The manager and owner stopped by. Food is exemplary. Great wine list.

Osteria Tampa
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you Robyn!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is very expensive and not what one would expect when paying so much. It was disappointing. It is a beautiful restaurant though.

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vipAlitzapia
Tallahassee
27 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely hostess, very accommodating...gave us table we asked for, made sure we are comfortable with the air... opened the doors for us to get the outdoor feel. The server was very professional as well. The food was delicious.

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MariaM
New York Area
1 review