Osteria Tampa

4.5
155 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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Tampa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the opportunity to speak with the head chef and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of everyone there. The food was fantastic

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p
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing the table are very close together but, it worth going going again next week.

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BG
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

two huge issues
1. wife was grossed by the lack of adequate bathrooms. if you go out to a nice Valentine's dinner dressed up - you shouldn't have to experience a upscale port-a-potty. This place has two uni-sex restrooms. I am not sure how or why that is code allowed.
2. if you're expecting a nice quiet dinner, this place has a bar which is open to the dining area. Some may find this to be 'energy' in the place, we found it to be annoying to hear the thumping of the low base sounds coming from the bar area.
Besides those two annoyances, the food was better than average, better than expected and the waiter was the best part (Micheal) Likely go again and sit outside and have my wife have to hold it until we leave. :)

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OT
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine. Great service. Sat inside as it was hit windy out. Like the bar side seating better.

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wasn't our favorite out of all the restaurants we have here in Tampa. Food was so so, but the price was high for what we got!

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T
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were overpriced but good!

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

Was a great time and dinner. Dominic was an excellent waiter. Very close to Tampa theater so that made it nice and easy.

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

Good food and quick service

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OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Harrison was great. I have been here many times and service was excellent! I love the octopus appetizer & giant meatball. I would definitely order apps & pastas and share it all!

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CM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with hubby and all was very nice! Service,wine and food were all very good and look forward to returning soon!

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Western KY
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a fun night out with good food. We would definitely go back. Great location too....

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We were impressed with the quality of the food! Wow! I had not tatsed a better octopus since I visited Grece in the summer.
We were lucky to meet Favio de owner and chef, that was about to open a new restaurant down the street: Mole & Abuela I think is the name.
I have bee recomendig Osteria to all my friends and family! We are coming back very soon!

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SS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was real good. Not great. Too salty on the fresh pastas. Outside is the best ambience. Fabio did not return to say hello.😔

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GW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favourite place for a date night! Amazing food.

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IL
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. We will be back!!

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KT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great dinner here on Super Bowl Sunday. The octopus appetizer was extremely tender and one of the best octopus dishes we’ve had. I’d go back just for that, although we loved all the food. Attentive service too

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

Our waiter john was outstanding! The food and drinks were delicious as well 💕

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J
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive waitstaff and imaginative cuisine for brunch

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

Brunch was amazing!!!

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TB
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

It was our anniversary and I put that in Open Table and no one acknowledged that. Told them and still gave us the worst table. They literally were so crowded they put a two top table in the aisle right in the middle of everyone and close to door. Servers and patrons could not get by without touch us. One servers but/groin touched my husband’s beer glass 5 times! It was so awful and not special. Food was ok. Wine was good! Lol. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. No desert, just ate and left in the rain since better than staying there. Hostess even joked that she hoped we “knew how to eat” since sitting in the middle of everyone. Laughed it off but really insulting.

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's a little pricey for the amount received but the food is delicious

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very flavorful. Tried several different brunch items. Favorites were: breakfast pizza and sticky buns.

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GB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here with my family on a Friday night. Sat outside (weather awesome this night) and had several apps. Favorite was the octopus, thought I’d never try something like this, but was truly amazing ! “King crab” - like.
My kids had pizzas and we adults had different pasta dishes which were all amazing ... mine was dark blue with squid ink. Tasted incredible.
Dominic was our server. Very knowledgeable and excellent service all around. Stefani (spelling?) was a manager that came by to make sure all was great. Super nice.
Desserts included some donuts with dipping sauces (key lime was awesome) and a Tiramisu was great too.
A full bar and my wife had a “bar created ” spicy mixed drink she loved ...
Awesome location near Strazz center and “northwest” downtown. Valet parking was easy too.
Definitely going back !!!!

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B
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

What a major disappointment! Who breads and fries a double pork chop? $13 drink didn’t even taste like it had alcohol in it. Overall thumbs down. I would NOT recommend it.

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

Our server Chelsea was amazing. Great food, fun vibe. BRAVO!

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R
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for dinner before the theater. We ate inside. Our waitress was professional and well versed with the menu and wine selections. At first glance the prices of the food and wine were a bit high. We shared an appetizer, a pasta then a main. Octopus appetizer was the most tender and delicious We have had and the accopaning sauces were truly complimentary. The “vegetarian” ragu pasta was excellent. Thick perfectly al dente spaghetti with a tomato sauce full of flavorful olives, capers and eggplant, Sicilian in style. Then a perfectly cooked cioppino, with each type of fish cooked to just done, in a flavorful broth. Excellent. Cannolis and espresso and limoncello finished off a delightful meal. Seating was comfortable and not too crowded. Service was excellent. We will be back.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent my only negative would be the amount of food for the price.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Service is always on point and the food is some of the best in the area consistently

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VH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! John, our waiter was dynamic and his recommendation on food choices were spot on! Nicely done.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We arrived very early for our reservation and was told to wait at the bar and to order apps and drinks and that a table would be ready in about 30mins. We did. We waited. No updates. No calls. Empty tables around us during this time. We were seated 20 mins after our reservation and didn’t get our food until an hour after we were seated. Management made no effort to see how long we were waiting and were seating others before us mu

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AZ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was terrific and the service was fantastic. There was four of us in the dinner party and we all enjoyed our food! The short ribs were phenomenal!

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MA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ambiance was loud. Tables very close together with hard tops and no table cloths. No salt/pepper on the table. No bread with meal or offered as an option.
The squid ink pasta dish was well prepared. The fried seafood appetizer needed salt. Pear salad was pricey but well done.

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TG
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
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
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
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 on January 20, 2019
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 on January 19, 2019
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 on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Most outstanding service ever and wonderful homemade pastas

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
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 on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious!! Our waiter was awesome

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