Osteria Tampa

4.6
287 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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CR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice outdoor seating. Fun experience in downtown Tampa. Unfortunately the interior seating reminds me of a sports bar. Food is outstanding

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Started by giving us a filthy glass. They switched it. Service was average. Food was incredibly overpriced! Not anywhere near what it should’ve been. Ravioli dish was pretty good. Seafood linguini was terrible. Like rubber. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend. At $20-35 per plate and $20 appetizers you expect something good. This failed us miserably for our anniversary.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday present

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J
Tampa
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Easter buffet quite a success.
Help informative, conversant and charming.
Food imaginative and of high quality.quality

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breathe of fresh air! Very personable staff, wonderful outside dining on a quiet street close to The Straz, Curtis Hixon Park and Tampa Theater. The variety of the food served at brunch was great and satisfied many diet restrictions.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. The pastas were very fresh and salted caramel gelato amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved everything about Osteria! The ambience, the service was amazing! John did a superb job sharing his passion and excitement of the food and highlighting the specialness of each dish. The food was excellent! Sooo delicious! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

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DH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server and the drinks are great. Food was terrific as well.

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HB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Peggy, handled our table beautifully, not too much attention, just right. The food that we ordered, appetizers, entrees and desert was very tasty. Overall it was a great dining experience and we certainly will return.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food.

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DG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this cool, hip Italian restaurant. The food was hot, delicious, and high quality. Will definitely be coming back here again. Also I loved the Frose drink and will dream about drinking that again.

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GC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We originally ate here because there was an event at Franklin Manor. I really just wanted snacky foods, but this was a pleasant surprise! We love their Prosciutto Pizza and the Rigatoni in a Jar! The only two things we’ve had from there because they’re just so good!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! Always enjoy my visits!!!

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R
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and our waitress was outstanding. The food was unique and my wife had pasta, which was excellent.

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j
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out tonight with my Beautiful Wife. Been to Osteria Tampa by Chef Fabio Viviani multiple times. Busy Sunday. Despite reservations decided to sit at the Bar to eat. Glad we did. Our bartender/server Thomas provided excellent service, recommendations and conversation while working both inside and outside.
Food the best as usual. Nice chat with the manager also. See ya next time. 🍷🍇🇮🇪🍸

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HR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, inventively presented. Service was warm and fast. We had a wonderful meal. Great option for those attending a show at the Straz afterward, as we did.

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B
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Attentive and friendly service

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LM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us had a Pre -Show dinner on a Saturday evening and we truly enjoyed our dining experience!! Our server was Mike who was outstanding; taking time to explain menu options and answering any questions that we had during our stay. Our dinner choices were all delicious including the ink squid pasta dish, red sauce pasta dish, house salad, bread and fabulous tiramisu, gelato and sorbet. Even the espresso was wonderful!! Others who worked at Osteria would also drop by our table during the course of our dinner to check on us if we wanted or needed anything else!! We will definitely be back!!

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d
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, young crowd for brunch.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but a little bit loud. Noise is worth the food in my opinion with this one.

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AC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pastas, we just came for a fast meal, will certainly be back! Our service was superb!

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N
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food overall was very bland. The seafood was mushy and the pasta flavorless.
One positive was that our waiter was very attentive.

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M
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Dinner! The homemade pasta was delicious, the service was fabulous. We were very impressed and had a wonderful evening.

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GR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant!!
And I live in St. Pete!

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JP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately the restaurant was out of several items on the menu and the waiter didn’t realize that was the case until well after we ordered. The food we ended up with was good but it took a while to get there.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

menu was plentiful on Sunday noon lunch. Noise level was very loud from speakers but was turned down to accommodate us. Waiter was helpful and service good. valet parking provided in front of Osteria was by another service company, but attendant was not available when we returned to pick up car at a later time. was told it would be attended until 10 pm. it was not a comfortable situation when Osteria was left no message about how I was to obtain my car keys. service co. was 717 parking . I do want to come back to Osteria to enjoy more of their menu. We at our table had 4 different meals and all were very good, tasty, and visually enticing.

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

Excellent food and service

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harrison is the best server! Amazing food and ambience.

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TM
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I really wanted to love this place but I got sick from the chicken, not sure if it was the overwhelming amount of seasoning or if it wasn’t cooked all the way. The service was outstanding but I don’t think I will be coming back since the food was pricey and I didn’t enjoy it that much.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overbearing service asking for our orders, yet no silverware provided...

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Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, Dominic our waiter was great spot on with recommendations, food service were second to none. The manager came to our table twice to check on us, extremely pleasant. Pasta was Hot, delicious, the cheesecake was the perfect ending. Definitely be back!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Seafood linguini was awful, the smell was so putrid it attracted flies for us to swat away during dinner. Music was blasting and we could hardly talk. Additionally, our server was disinterested and left us for about 30 minutes without even checking in. I couldn’t even let them know about my disappointment with the food as my server was no where to be found. By time I finally saw her again I was so ready to leave I just wanted to pay and go. I will say the burrata was excellent and the bus staff was great. I saw them as much as my server.

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SC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience and the food is great. The young lady manager on duty was very attentive and wanted to make certain that the customers were taken care of and pleased. My Girlfriend and I will definitely be back! Scott C. from Tampa

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in New York and this Italian restaurant lived up to our standards in NYC! It was authentic Italian food with a modern twist to it. The appetizers were amazing and the presentation was great too. Our server was from NYC too and very knowledgeable about the wine and cocktails and food choices. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was delicious. It was our first time going there but I definitely see ourselves coming back

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Girls night out

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LS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and our server was outstanding. We ate outside where the ambience is nil. Having said that I’m anxious to go back for a second helping!

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I
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose Osteria solely based on it being a Top Chef contestant’s restaurant. We were so beyond happy with our experience that we have already talked about planning future vacations around Fabio’s restaurants. Everything was ridiculously awesome, from drinks and food, to our server and overall experience. I texted pictures of everything to my two best friends at home and told them we ARE coming back. Fabulous, fantastic, freaking awesome!

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server had great recommendations.

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