Sociale Italian Tapas + Pizza Bar
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.
Fun atmosphere! Don't skip the skillet cookie for dessert! It was SO good.
Waiter was great
Timely food service
But small portions
Very good! :)
Ok food. But not even close to being considered excellent Italian. Great waiter tho
Great experience! The bartender Carly was very nice!
None of kitchen staff were wearing masks, very disturbing!! Pasta sauces mediocre *too strong, overwhelming); however, pizzas very good.
We had a delicious meal and Edwin provided fantastic service.
Pizza crust was very burnt
Our server was so adorable and very attentive! The food was amazing. We’ll definitely be back!
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.
Love this place hidden gem lol, good food,drinks, and service.
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.
Great service; good food & atmosphere
Great food and fun vibe
It was a great Neighborhood Spot lovely atmosphere
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.
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.
Great neighborhood place!
Every dish is yummy great wine list and craft cocktails make this my new favorite spot!
My wife and I love this place, very casual but great food and a good place to go with a group.
Great place - we really enjoyed the food. It got crowded fast so make a reservation and army !
Our favorite girls night getaway! Great to be back out in public with fantastic food and espresso martinis
Great service and amazing food! Always have a 5 star experience at Sociale
GREAT food and service. Would definitely go back again.
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.
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.
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.
Great food and wine and at a reasonable price! Definitely will go back.
Friends in town. Great meal and ambiance
Loved the food, the ambience and the cost for what we got! Perfect for Valentines Day
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!
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.
It’s been great food every time we go there. Good drinks. A good place to have dinner.
It was a great place to take a date! Loved the food, the drinks and the atmosphere!!
The live band should be outside. Too loud inside.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.