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Quality Foods Market, Lutz, FL

Quality Foods Market

5.0
5
129 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Quality Foods Market offers a unique culinary experience, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, in a relaxed, elevated casual, and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy a seasonally changing, from scratch menu, featuring both classic and modern pastas; hand cut steaks from USDA Certified Premium Hereford Heritage 1881 Beef; New Zealand Lamb Chops; USDA Certified Prime Veal; and the freshest seafood available, flown in from around the world throughout the week. In addition, Quality Foods Market offers a curated wine list with selections from all over the world, and an unrivaled craft and imported beer selection. Executive Chef Christopher Houp takes the time to interact with each and every guest throughout the dining experience, taking the Chef's Table concept to a whole new level. Tables are limited, with just 16 seats inside, and an additional 16 seats for al fresco dining. Our guests are treated to a true Italian dining experience, as we allow a minimum of three hours between reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 373-5466
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Houp
  • Private party facilities
    Guests can book our entire dining room and/or patio for private parties.
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    Bearss Avenue
  • Parking details
    Handicap parking available
  • Public transit
    Bearss Avenue at Florida Avenue and one mile north on the east side of Florida Avenue next to The Hound's Meow.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Overall

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Food

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Service

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Value

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Good for special occasions

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Italian

  • Tampa

    Best Overall

  • Tampa

    Best Food

  • Tampa

    Best Service

  • Tampa

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa

    Best Value

  • Tampa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Tampa

    Great for fine wines

  • Tampa

    Good for special occasions

  • Tampa

    Italian

129 Reviews
  1. Casey

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite date night restaurant! The food and service are spectacular. There is no better Italian restaurant in Tampa and we've eaten at all of them. The wine selection is absolutely insane, and Chef Chris always manages to find just the right bottle for the night. Tonight we went all out and did a coursed meal. The artichokes are to die for and my husband loves the escargot, although they are called something different in Italian. Lol. The house salad and bread are amazing too. In some places they are an afterthought but not here. The roman flatbread is soft and chewy and the salad is in a class of its own. We then had back to back pastas, the pesto and the arabiatta. Both were perfect, but beware of the arabiatta, it is quite spicy! We finished with the 1881 ribeye with anchovy butter. Wow oh wow! Best. Steak. Ever. Out of this world! It cut like butter. This was better than any of the fancy steakhouses in the area. We've already decided to come back for Father's Day instead of picking one of the three crowded steakhouses we normally go. We skipped dessert and went with some after dinner drinks instead. I had some kind of wine digestiv that is hard to explain, other than to say it was a beautiful ending to my meal. My husband is a port guy and went with a 10 year. Chef Chris helped us pick both. By this time it was midnight, and we were worried we had over stayed our welcome, but Chef Chris said he was happy to have late night guests and asked if he could join us for a drink. We felt so at home. When people say hidden gem, this is the kind of place they talk about. I hope everyone reading this comes and supports this wonderful restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. Chris

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG! I am so happy this place opens now for lunch. Dinner here is an amazing experience, and lunch was no different. Chef Chris was out with talking with tables. His lunch menu today consisted only of wood fired pizzas and they immediately took me back to my trips to Italy. We shared several. First time, so we had to get the traditional margherita. It was the freshest tasting pizza I've ever had. We also had one with spicy sausage and broccoli rabe, and another one with mortadella and arugula. I am already looking at my schedule to see when I can come back. I want to try the seafood pizza!

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  3. mac2mom

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute gem of a place. Food is superb. While perusing the menu, a bread service was brought to the table with balsamic, evoo and cracked pepper. The bread was a basic looking flatbread but omg did it impress on first bite. I could eat that everyday and be totally content. Hubs and I had the scallop appetizer and were blown away. The scallops are wrapped in prosciutto and pan seared to perfection. The flavor is the right combination of salty and sweet. We also had the artichoke app, mussels and artichoke pasta dish. Everything that came to the table was outstanding. Found our new date night spot close to home!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This place looks like an unassuming pizza joint in a basic neighborhood shopping. In reality, the chef that holds down the fort is fully dedicated to providing an authentic Italian culinary experience with food that is literally overnighted from Sicily, Sardinia, and Rome to name a few places. Fine dining a few minutes from the neighborhood, just what we needed.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. FoodieGirl

    Tampa

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While we are frequent diners at Quality Foods, it is always a treat when Chef Chris offers special menus and the Mother’s Day Prix Fixe menu didn’t disappoint. The first course was a delectable pancetta wrapped scallop topped with gremolata. The scallop was huge, tender and a combination of smoky and sweet. Course two was beef carpaccio with an arugula salad. A generous portion topped with briny capers and shaved cheese. Yum! Next was an 8 oz Prime filet and two scampi (scampo?) tails served with eggplant and roasted marzano tomatoes topped with pecorino cheese. The filet was cooked perfectly and one of the most tender filets I’ve ever had. But let’s talk about the scampo! I’ve never even heard of these miniature lobsters but if I could eat a bowl of them, I would! Incredibly sweet and absolutely delicious. Served with a side of butter for dipping…perfection! Finally, Chef made a twist on tiramisu by making an almond-flavored version with amaretto and topped with almond brittle. So good I suggested he add it as a rotating option on their dessert menu. Overall, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Bravo Chef Chris!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. KristenK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are outstanding. Chef Chris provides a personal experience for each table, making every visit unique. We've been here three times and Quality Foods Market has shined each time and has fast become our favorite restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fortunate that we caught a night with lasagne, rarely on the special. Spicey sausage was flavorful but not so hot having you wish you opted for the cheese offering. Simply delicious. Both Chris and Emily stopped at the table to make sure everything was perfect, which it was.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. KMAL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a late night table (10pm) and was the last table for the night, but the service and food was just as outstanding as I would have expected during a busier time. I've dined here a few times now and each time has been great. I enjoy the interaction and the education Chef Chris provides and every time has felt special. There is no other dining experience like Quality Foods Market and as far as Italian, it is the best in Tampa.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Chris

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been eating here at least twice a month for close to two years now, and there has never been a time that my experience wasn't as good as the last. The food and service are excellent and Chef Chris is always on his game. Quality Foods Market is so consistent with their level of service and food, that after spending decades dining all over the globe, that I keep coming to the same conclusion, this is one of the best restaurants in the world. It's one thing to have an amazing experience some or most of the time, which is par for the course at some of the best restaurants around the globe. But to have an amazing experience every single time, over many dines - that's something special and unique.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. PatrickC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best classic italian food we’ve had since our trip to Italy! Definitely a hidden gem. Chef Chris cooking is amazing! Cannot recommend enough!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Quality Foods Market is rated 5 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Quality Foods Market

16307 N Florida Ave, Fl 33549, Lutz, FL 33549-6131

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bearss Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Handicap parking available
  • Public transit
    Bearss Avenue at Florida Avenue and one mile north on the east side of Florida Avenue next to The Hound's Meow.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Houp
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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