Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen

4.7
306 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen meets at the crossroads of traditional Italian classics and contemporary Italian cuisine. With the finest and freshest ingredients that have been sourced from Italy, Europe and the mainland you will 'Taste the difference in every bite'.

Join us tonight on our beautiful patio, inside our dining room, or at the bar!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
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Phone number
(941) 216-3562
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
http://wheatpluswater.com/large-party-take-out-menu/
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
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M
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Good service, great food and great atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was super friendly and attentive. The manager/Owner greeted us and visited the table. The food was delicious as well, Good variety in the Menu. We have brought several friends to dine with us and so far everyone likes this establishment. I give it A++

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fourth visit here, and the food is consistently delicious and the server, which we had three times, we excellent. I especially love the margherita pizza and local beer selection.

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r
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow this evening. Bar drink was not very good and did not follow the classic mixology for the ordered drink. Very disappointing. Food was above excellent as usual and the wait staff was helpful and professional.

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l
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table of 4 for fathers day. Artichoke app was wonderful and calamari was cooked perfectly which is not an easy thing. To little and its soggy and if cooked to long you have rubber bands! Dinner of osso bucco and lobster rav's also excellent. Service very attentive without being pushy or feeling rushed. Had an early reservation and it was not crowded on arrival. Nice table, but the only thing we couldnt figure out was why it was so hot in the dining room as can sometimes happen when the room is crowded. Very hot day so maybe the ac was doing the best it could but would have been better if the dining room was cooler All in all a 5 star dinner! Thanks

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l
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

the place is ok; the service is good; the food is great

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HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here often. It has great service and never disapoints. Always a great meal with friends. The pizza is great and so is the chicken marsala.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going to this restaurant. Eileen our waitress was very attentive, had some great recommendations. Overall very impressed. Will definitely be back to try some other menu items.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is good. service is good. That’s why we go back. Very nice people

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M
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meatball appetizer. Scallops and shrimp were tender.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was genuinely surprised at the quality and authentic variety of food. Being a bit of a food snob, having lived a number of years in Mascalucia, I tend to be picky/disappointed with a lot of Italian restaurants for the general spaghetti and meatballs type of menu selections and processed quality ingredients.
Not so here!
You can taste the difference. And the prices were so much more affordable than I would expect for the taste. Well worth the hour drive!

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Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am new to the area and saw some nice reviews about this place. Was excited to see arancini on their menu. They were delicious! Also loved with fresh meatballs with fresh ricotta cheese

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have eaten at the Wheat and Water on many occasions and the food has been outstanding and the service has been excellent every time. We have recommended it to many of our friends and they have enjoyed it also. One of our favorite restaurants.

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d
Tampa
149 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Milton, our server, was excellent as usual. Shrimp and scallops were delicious, as was the veal marsala. Like to see them institute a smaller plate of some of their entrees. But, everything was great tonight!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All around great Italian restaurant one of the best of the area definitely recommended i

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MO
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selection. Special requests were no problem and all the food was served hot and exactly as requested. It was our friends first visit and they plan to return soon. It's one of our favorite places.

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my dad and family here for birthday dinner. Food was excellent! I’m Italian and pretty picky. This place was awesome! I’ll going back for more!

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PB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a fabulous meal at Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen. We love to go there because is reminds us of our favorite restaurant in New York.

A must try

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ST
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent high quality food, great dinner, a real keeper

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Milton the waiter was great. Great time.

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SG
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Authentic Italian food. My veal parmesan was delicious and my husband loved his pizza - it was a thin crust pizza with a generous portion of meat. The salads are very fresh and cold. The service was excellent. We had a slight problem when we were there and the chef/owner bent over backwards to make it right. This is our favorite area Italian restaurant - most like NY/NJ Italian fare.

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PB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This local spot turned out to be a hidden gem. We have been meaning to try it since it opened, and somehow never had - that is now a major regret.
The food was excellent, and the prices were also. They used fresh, high quality ingredients, and new how to bring them together beautifully. It was refreshing that they did not have a stock menu that duplicated every other restaurant in the area.
My husband and I are both major foodies, and this place delivered on quality and preparation. We went at what should have been a terrible time for the restaurant - the end of the evening when they had actually started to shut-down early. The staff was gracious and meal presented was wonderful, authentic italian. We were not rushed, and they did not try and steer us to dishes they wanted to get rid of at the end of the day.
This is now going to become a regular place for us. I highly recommend others try it, it is worth the trip.

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BF
Tampa
97 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were lured in by their anniversary dinner and drink specials. Unfortunately, so was everyone else - the place was full and crowded but we had a reservation and got seated on time. With it being a warm day and with the large crowd it was uncomfortably warm inside. The service was okay considering the big crowd. I thought the lasagne portion was a bit stingy but the food was very tasty as always.

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HJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is excellent as is the food. My one concern is since i'm am a weekly patron and make a reservation asking for a specific table. I have not been given that table. I called about 35 minutes before my last reservation to remind the hostess. She said, no problem and when I arrived she had given the table to another diner.

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

service was horrible--after ordering iced teas and sodas waiter came to table 2 times because he couldn't remember our drinks (he was too busy chatting with others), we ordered appetizers, 15 mins later he came to our table with bread. we inquired about the appetizers, he said, "oh i'm sorry, i forgot them, i never put them in. i can do it now, the risotto balls will be out shortly but the meatballs will take much longer" we said we still wanted them. 5 mins later he brought out the risotto balls, and 3 mins later the meals arrived. never got the meatballs and never mentioned it the rest of the night. he knew we were celebrating a birthday and wanted dessert, he never asked, just cleared our dishes. when he tried to give the check we stated we were ordering dessert. he took our order, 20 mins later dessert and coffee arrived. at that time we did ask for the check and it took another 15 mins to bring it. we put our credit card in the holder and it sat on the table for another 20 mins before he took it and 10 mins before he returned it. he only had 3 tables waiting on. service was horrible!

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DH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Never disappointed. Food is amazing.
The server was great.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The vodka sauce was not good. It seemed as though it was not cooked enough. Vodka was very strong and overpowered sauce. It's the second time I had it. I did not remember it was like that or would not have ordered. Also red sauce was good but very little put on pasta.
Also vegetarian two were with me and the waitress was not accomodating. She would not allow them to have choice of pasta type on their dish. And all it was was pasta with sauce.
Salad was very good. Sour dough bread was excellent but was not offered oil with it. Desert apple pie had mimimal apples. It was excellent time before but just average this time.
The fettuccine and salads were excellent.
Overall good experience.

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S
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dinner here
With another couple. The food and service are excellent. There are excellent choices for dinner and prior to dinner, there are delicious appetizers that can be enjoyed with hand crafted cocktails, wine, and beer.

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SK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Wheat and Water! The food and service are wonderful! So happy this restaurant continues to excel.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My eggplant parm with a side of strignbeans were awesome, our artichoke appetizer was great as well. The toss salad and the Italian chocolate cheesecake were outstanding.

The scallops, not so much. Gritty (sand/shell?). Too much risotto. A vegetable to offset all that starch would have been a better idea.

Our fault for not bringing it to Tim's (our server) attention.

Will be back to give it another try.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had reservations, sat right down but it took over an hour to be served after we ordered our appetizers, the waiter was very good and apologized many times he didn't say it but it was obvious there was a problem in the kitchen, the food was good but waiting that long for your food is no fun!

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service wasn’t great. Had to ask for water three times. Linguine and clam sauce needed salt, pepper and lemon but the clams were tasty. Drinks, salads and appetizers were great! Good happy hour prices!

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j
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time we have dined here has been a very positive experience, keep up the good work.

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I are very picky eaters. The calamari was perfectly cooked. The base wine was very good. Very nice pours. My main course was excellent, chicken breast with prosciutto. My wife had a pasta dish that we both found a bit boring, very basic flavors, needed a more flavorful topping. Overall a very good experience. Service was excellent.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, this place has exceeded our expectations. Our special request reservation was honored without hesitation. Our server was knowledgeable, patient, and very pleasant. And the food!!! Can’t be beat. No matter what we order, it’s always just right. Wheat & Water is the best affordable Italian Restaurant within this region.

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GW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Our third time back and brought another couple. They super enjoyed it. Thanks again.

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SK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wheat and Water is chef-owned and it shows. The food is outstanding and service is good. We try to go there weekly when we are in town.

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Went with a friend for dinner. Made reservation and seated promptly. Server was good but forgot our app order. Didn't need it as the main portions were good but a tad pricey for the location. Glass of wine pour was also weak for $9. My main (shrimp and scallops) was very good. Friends pasta was not cooked properly and stuck in clumps. Place has potential.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Drinks, food, and service were all outstanding. All menu items are a good value and our friends all enjoyed their different entrees.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent pasta! Absolutely live the grilled artichoke appetizer! It is amazing.

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