Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar

4.5
177 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar, we make your dining experience a social affair. We have a unique take on what going out means. We think everyone should Eat, Live, Be Social!

Our menu consists of traditional Italian flavors, presented tapas style. We think this will allow each and every customer to fully enjoy every aspect of Italian cuisine without over indulging.

In addition to Tapas style Italian Dishes, we offer a wide variety of wines, and hand-crafted cocktails.
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vipFloridabelle
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere! Don't skip the skillet cookie for dessert! It was SO good.

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lelandb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waiter was great
Service great
Timely food service
But small portions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Ok food. But not even close to being considered excellent Italian. Great waiter tho

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ShannanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The bartender Carly was very nice!

TN
vipTNKW
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

None of kitchen staff were wearing masks, very disturbing!! Pasta sauces mediocre *too strong, overwhelming); however, pizzas very good.

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vipAmeliaM
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal and Edwin provided fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pizza crust was very burnt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so adorable and very attentive! The food was amazing. We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have been to this establishment prior however never in a large group as this visit we had a party of 9. I would not recommend going if you have a large group. There was hardly anyone there when we arrived so it was not busy however our waitress was all over the place. Food orders were missing or did not get placed, everyone's food came out at different times so while some were eating others were left just watching and never were dirty items from the table removed unless we asked for the waitress to take them. The food was not great either, some came out cold and some dishes were extremely salty. Not sure how this place has gone downhill so quickly such a shame.

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RajB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place hidden gem lol, good food,drinks, and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Excellent/Will bring me back: the pizza, the friendly and attentive service, lively and fun atmosphere, cool decor, bar area, location.

Needs improvement: eggplant stack (eggplant hard and tomato mealy), calamari (rubbery and nothing special). Asking too much $$ for subpar shareables.

I wish them well, will give it another try because there were many positives but in the end I’m spending money there to eat. I recommend manager/staff try what they serve, unannounced.

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Gatorvail
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service; good food & atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and fun vibe

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Neighborhood Spot lovely atmosphere

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ChristineN
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were regulars at Sociale before Covid. This was our first time back since January. We were pleasantly surprised that it was wonderfully the same good good and great service. We even had the same lovely server. I forgot her name, but she is terrific. We brought our friends, who had never been. They enjoyed it as well.
The meatballs were terrific, and my favorite is the roasted veggies and chicken Ben. Yummy!
The only con I see is that the wine is quite expensive. Glad we can bring our own, with a corkage fee.

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vipAlena
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is my second visit. I had the eggplant tier, but the eggplant was sliced so thin it basically tasted just like breading. I also had a pizza which was decent. Since this was in the middle of summer, we expected the tomatoes to be much more plump and ripe, but they were light pink and somewhat disappointing. My other friend had the Gorgonzola steak tips and the meat was tough. I also had that dish on my first visit and the meet was tough. They need to use a better cut of meat. Some of the other dishes we had were the Caesar salad, chicken Marcella, shrimp scampi and all of those were very good.

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vipLATPA
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place!

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Elcee
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is yummy great wine list and craft cocktails make this my new favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipMike
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place, very casual but great food and a good place to go with a group.

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vipDarcy
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place - we really enjoyed the food. It got crowded fast so make a reservation and army !

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our favorite girls night getaway! Great to be back out in public with fantastic food and espresso martinis

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morganh
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! Always have a 5 star experience at Sociale

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

GREAT food and service. Would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Love Sociale! Have been going since they opened...reliable great food and nice wine selection. Unfortunately, they allow smoking outside. Not very pleasant while dining.... several that night.

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vipVicki
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It is served tapas style so dishes are served whenever they are ready. An appetizer of oysters was ordered as an appetizer and it was served after the main course was eaten. The 4 main courses for our group were delivered at differed interval.
Food is excellent ant the value is very good. Our waiter was extremely personable.

JB
vipJoyceB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We live very close by and enjoy having a place so close. One complaint is that the owner is never friendly- he never makes eye contact with us, I never see him smiling or interacting in a nice way with the patrons or staff. We miss having his Dad there. He was always so inviting, friendly and sincere. Its great that the food and ambiance is nice but it is nice to have the owner be friendly and appreciative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine and at a reasonable price! Definitely will go back.

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elleno
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town. Great meal and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the ambience and the cost for what we got! Perfect for Valentines Day

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Cayli
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent! Staff very accommodating. Food came out super quick when we let our waiter know we had a plane to catch, even though it was a peak hour during valentine's day. Highly recommend!

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LisaR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was not impressed with the $21 alfredo. It was bland. The devil eggs were salty, the stuffed pepper we had return it was so salty. The kids pizza and the chicken ben tasted good but the chicken was over cooked. I had the arugula salad and there was more prosciutto than arugula. The dressing was light brown - really expected more of a sweet dark brown drizzle for arugula. The meatballs were cool to warm in the center. Just not impressed especially with all the new restaurants opening in South Tampa. The plus was the drinks were cheap. Do not expect to go again voluntarily.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s been great food every time we go there. Good drinks. A good place to have dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to take a date! Loved the food, the drinks and the atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The live band should be outside. Too loud inside.

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vipsushi4life
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful selection of tapas to choose from and share. The music is energetic and just the right volume to keep a steady conversation. Highly recommend the Pork Osso Bucco. Olivia provided excellent service!! We'll be back soon.

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vipChrissy
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, I really enjoyed this place and will definitely go back. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars were because some details were lacking. I was there with five people, so we got seven or eight different tapas, and not one of the dishes came with serving spoons. We had to ask for them, and then the following dishes after that still did not come with serving spoons. Also, we ordered the cheese and meat board, and the girl put it down without explaining anything about it. Generally, when you get a charcuterie board they walk you through what the items are on the board. The food was delicious, and all five of us are happy with everything that we ordered.

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DawnWalls
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met as a group there for a business meeting. It was a very clean and nicely decorated place. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was amazing...... Plenty of parking. The gentleman that helped us was very attentive and a big help. I would go back every time I am in the area.

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vipCarlosA
Tampa
88 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time here. They have a great wine list and some great craft cocktails. This is a hidden gem. I highly recommend it as a regular dining or, one time we did a birthday, and they were so helpful.
I promise to be back again and again

FAQs

Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 374-9302.

Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.