Trattoria Pasquale

4.7
149 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Trattoria Pasquale is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant proudly serving Chef Luigi Cavallaro's Northern Italian Cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 149 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Shaun
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

What a joke …. Everything is below mediocre…. Starting from the service to the food …. No even closed to be rated the best restaurant in tampa… they have a lot o work to do… amateurs ….

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TVGirl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t know what to expect from Trattoria so I was pleasantly surprised.
The appetizers, calamari and bruschetta, came out really fast. Very delicious and not too heavy. You added the bruschetta to the bread yourself.

The pasta dishes gnocchi and meat sauce were delicious. The portions were perfect along with the chicken and eggplant parmigiana. We were too stuffed from dinner so we couldn’t try their desserts. Taylor and Christine were our server and bartender respectively and were very professional and pleasant and took great care to make sure our needs are met throughout dinner. Overall I would definitely come back.

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Davisislandvisitor
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I found the experience pleasant. Food was fair. Angelica the Server was excellent and sooo friendly. Samon was excellent but wet salad on plate too much dressing. Veal marsala was good.. Mussels just good. The ambiance music,, guitar & singer were nice not too loud. Overall, it wasn't outstanding, but good., so we wouldn't recommend.

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ChrisM
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and the food were excellent. Our server was attentive but not overbearing and our meals were as authentic Italian as it gets.

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KerriF
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate an achievement and had an amazing time. Mya is always the best, as is Justin at the bar. Thank you!!

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TerriB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations at Pasquale's to have dinner with my brother & wife from Arizona. The food was wonderful, service was great, and we were able to have a conversation without shouting across the table. Very nice atmosphere, casual but cozy. The owner came by and spoke with us twice and after we finished our meal and we stayed for coffee and to catch up. We never felt rushed. Great evening and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with my family visiting from out of town. Will for sure be back!

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RichardD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were great. Would definitely recommend.

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donA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and greater service for our larger party that they helped us with for seating with last minute guest additions for a family reunion we were hosting. Thank you Pasquale’s !

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ColleenH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - Casual atmosphere - Impeccable service. Hidden gem on Westshore!

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Alocaldiner
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ordered meals for our table along with wines snd desserts. also ordered four meals to go. cant get enough if this place. everything is fabulous. Luigi snd his staff do a great job!

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vipSgaswi
Miami
90 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Most everything was terrific including pasta, seafood, cauliflower and terrific wine.
The veal parmigiana was very tasty, but a bit chewy. That was a bit disappointing, but did not take away from a very pleasant dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great post lockdown visit to an old favorite. The new location is spacious, the menu is expanded, and Luigi treats every guest like family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat night with the family

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VirtualSandwich
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We had a reservation booked a week in advance. When we arrived, we still had to wait 20 minutes. This is a front desk error. The table we eventually sat at was clear the whole time and was visible from the front door. Very upsetting.

This place has an identity problem. You can tell someone there wants to maintain some sort of classic Italian restaurant vibe but, everything else points elsewhere. The staff dress casually, jeans, tennis shoes and some sort of dark top. There are TVs displaying hockey games both in the bar and upstairs but, the layout doesn't have enough separation to escape that noise.

The main dining area has booths and small wobbly tables with white paper on top. (probably for easy changes between guests Covid) The front room is not the place to be. They had a cheesy musician paying Italian like music using a drum machine pedal. The volume of the music was quiet but, many of the songs did not fit the theme of a nice Italian place. He would be better suited for a pizza joint and or bowling alley.
The food is good, not great. I had the “Butcher's Cut” steak. It came with very thin, soggy fries that were drenched in parmesan cheese. The lasagna was good but, so hot my wife had to take half of it home to finish later. Cocktails were not very good. Very odd tasting bitters so, we had to get a clean bourbon to get by. We didn't try the wine.

This is not a nice sit-down place. Most of the patrons are young college age kids in t-shirts and sandals talking on cell phones while eating dinner. If you must come here, ask for the back room and do not settle for less. The back room desperately clings on to the idea of a sit-down restaurant. I really believe this place would be much better if they picked a theme and ran with it. You can’t be a sports bar, casual dining, and sit-down Italian all in one. Do not come here for special occasions. This should be an impulse stop at best.

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Beth
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food! Service was outstanding! We will be back!

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stephaniem
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed yet. Our meal was fabulous, our server, Taylor was the best, and Anthony introduced me to a new and delicious tasting wine . Missing Luigi and Kim. Perfect evening as always.

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RDRDMKF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On many occasions when I made a reservation...I needed to change a thing or 2 .. wherever increase the number of guests or change time of the reservation.. each time I had a great experience. Thank you all for making my days off from my kitchen most enjoyable.

Thank you to the staff at Pasquale's

Renee Furlong

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the servers are friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go almost every week. Anthony is great and the staff is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our sever was amazing and made our occasion special.

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CurtE
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dining experience. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Will definitely come back.

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Piglet
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating 50th anniversary of Steve and Sandy Casey. Food amazing as always. Our server, Taylor, was so sweet, never keeping us waiting or in need of anything. Great experience, Great Job Taylor. Love the new restaurant, booths are cozy and private. Great job Luigi. Thanks for a rememberable evening.

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DannyT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Food was amazing, server was energetic and personable , owner stopped by our table several times to make sure we were happy.

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DougP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service, had dinner out on the upstairs balcony, very comfortable and shaded from the early evening sun. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice night out!

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vipJasonP
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite in Tampa Bay - whilst the food is delicious with some fabulous specials the staff make the difference. Always welcoming and attentive with smiles - the chef often pops out and talks with clientele, the GM Anthony really knows the restaurant industry and hs passion shows through .... Jason & Dyan

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vipBillO
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality Italian throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, fun atmosphere

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Katlyn
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby and I found this cute mom and pop Italian place on the way to the bay! Food was absolutely delish, we haven’t stopped talking about it! Highly recommend!

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TrishC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st visit was on Mother’s Day & although it was a limited menu it was delicious! Made extremely fresh and all of the flavors were on point! My 2nd visit was last night for date night with another couple & decided to come back so they can experience how great the food was! They agreed completely & we all had different choices from the menu that were so good! However, my plate was bought out wrong & got something I didn’t order. They corrected it quickly, but unfortunately it was ice cold! Our waiter Jose was apologetic & corrected it & I was happy! The manager came over also apologized & gave us free dessert on the house for the confusion. This is one of my top favorite restaurants & will always go back.

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vipgeoffreyk
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service Luigi never disappoints

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morgankay
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service,food, drinks and music!!! Will definitely be returning again soon!

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TReid
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for family dinner or date night! We come early with our three kiddos. They love the spaghetti and the servers are great about getting their food out quickly and interacting with them!

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vipPatriciaD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! I give it five stars for Everything! The food is delicious and the service, exemplary!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar… service (Angelica and Kiki ) was excellent … food was delicious

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MechiB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent! The Espresso Martinis are amazing and the tiramisu out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Pre fix menu for Mother’s Day. Appetizer shrimp cocktail was only 2 shrimps on a small sauce plate. Caesar salad lettuce was wilted due to over dressing. Italian cookie cake had no flavor.

FAQs

Trattoria Pasquale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 831-9572.

Trattoria Pasquale is rated 4.7 stars by 149 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.