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Chanta, Tampa, FL

Chanta

4.6
4.6
32 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
We would like to invite you to enjoy dinner in little Europe. Our restaurant is fully family-owned. You will meet the grandma who's cooking everyday at the restaurant, you will enjoy our freshly baked bread and delicious food!
The Chanta family invites you to our home, where we will offer you authentic European food, hospitality and warmth! We started our restaurant business in Romania, over 8 years ago and we have three restaurants there. This is our first restaurant in the States, which opened in June 2020. We highly recommend the lamb chops specialty and all the homemade breads we have. The restaurant is beautifully designed for a cozy,intimate dinner.
Enjoy your journey!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Hungarian, German

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 605-4011

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Romantic

  • Tampa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tampa

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tampa

    Romantic

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  1. GD

    GDeV

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was nice but not spectacular. The ambience was good, but some tables were too close and people at another table could overhear each other's conversation easily. The staff added an automatic 20% gratuity even though we were only a party of 4. This is presumptuous! I like to determine my gratuity myself and honestly found 20% to be over the top.
  2. RG

    RyanG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for date night. Good food and ambiance. Recommend sitting outside
  3. NA

    NotAHappyCustomer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    The food was great but there power and computer system went down while I was dining there after I left the restaurant they charged my card 3 times and still have not refunded me the extra money they took out of my account. I receive emails but no one has help me resolve the issue it os extremely unprofessional considering the food at the restaurant is a bit costly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great people! Seriously, the food tastes like a home made meal! I got the Hungarian goulash and it reminded me of my childhood. I will absolutely be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic European cuisine. We had the goulash and veal schnitzel. Even had dessert and it was amazing Family own!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing!!! Will definitely be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was absolutely delicious. Reminded me of my moms cooking. Service was equally as great. However the room was very hot. We were seated near the kitchen and it got unbearable
  8. RC

    RichardC

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New place for us and enjoyed the family owned atmosphere. Vanessa did a great job taking care of us.
  9. S

    Stephy

    Tampa

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Chanta was a pleasant surprise. Though a little pricey for the serving size of some of the entrees, the flavor was delicious. It appears to be family run so the service was a bit delayed but nothing that would prevent me from going back. I’m sure we will return in the future and try another menu option.
  10. W

    Westtampafoodie

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding except the Schnitzel was a little dry, needed some lemon and some type of sauce. Highly recommend the cabbage rolls, Hungarian stew, stuffed mushrooms, doughnut like dessert, eggplant dip appetizer, French fries, and polenta was great! Lovely people and authentic. Really enjoyed this homemade food, I felt like I was a personal guest at someone’s home. Overall great evening. :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Not the absolute most flavorful dishes I’ve ever eaten but everything was fresh and homemade. My wife had the schwein (pork) schnitzel with the mushroom cream sauceand it was delicious. I wanted to try a few different things and they were able to accommodate me with a smaller portions of the ribs, minieri (sausages, I’m probably butchering the spelling) and stuffed cabbage. All were unique, fresh and certainly homemade. I like bold flavors but I must say everything was a little on the bland side. Definitely worth a try!!
  12. s

    sassygator

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Started with the 3 cheese bread- the best bread I have ever had!! For entree we went with the lamb and lasagna! It was such a good experience and even better food! 5/5 on everything! Their Romanian wine was super tasty!
  13. H

    Hermann

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food in a nice family atmosphere place.
  14. H

    Helene

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dining experience. Excellent food and plan on returning sometime in the future.
  15. V

    Vicki

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! Nice ambiance. Delicious food. A huge variety of selections from Hungarian goulash to pizza. I would highly recommend Chanta for a wonderful dining experience. They have a wonderful selection of wines including several from Romania. We were told that only Chanta and a NY restaurant have Wines imported from Romania. Chanta is a gem!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Just a really nice place to be!
  17. N

    Noona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All good Service was excellent Servers were pleasant Very cozy and small
  18. h

    haroke

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Goulash and creamed mushrooms were delicious. Desserts were amazing (Papanashi and Berry Crepe) and worth forgoing appetizers, so don’t avoid. Service was excellent. Tables were a bit high for antique chairs but okay. Will return.
  19. MT

    MilaT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Food, Perfect Ambiance, Perfect Service! Always wonderful!
  20. RV

    RaeV

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Absolute hidden gem. My husband and I discovered Chanta "by accident" and we are sure glad we did. This family owned/run Romanian/Hungarian restaurant was wonderful. Its an "at home feel", but quiet (romantic even.) The staff were very friendly and pleasant and the food is unique and tasty. They take pride in their presentations and emphasize the details. Its a small spot, beautifully decorated and reminds you of formal dinner with families. I would highly recommend and I look forward to our return.
  21. n

    narito

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the chicken paprikash and the romanian stew. Wow, they were delicious and I wish I knew how to cook them. The server/hostess was very nice and everything was just so great. I would love to visit there again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can't wait to come back. Quaint and unique. Food is very flavorful and cooked just right. The Goulash was was very comforting with the homemade bread. The weiner schnitzel was so crunchy, went great with the cremed mushrooms. Don't skip on desert and get the homemade donuts with the homemade raspberry sauce! Service was perfect , our waitress never made us feel rushed and yet was attentive.
  23. KG

    KennyG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully delightfull evening - good food, good wine and great background music set just right
  24. DR

    DRR540

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! I literally felt like I was dining in Europe. Food was delicious and everything made from scratch right when you order. Definitely recommend!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Can’t wait to go again
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Not a great experience, service was poor, food was very salty & the dining room was cramped so it was hard to have conversation & get in & out of the chairs.
  27. D

    Dave

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food is ok to good. Appetizers were ok'ish. Main course Salmon my wife had was dry. My lamb was very good. Wine menu is very limited and as noted by other reviewers, expensive. Only 3 white wine selections and 1st choice was sold out. Location is on a pretty busy street close to Tampa University, so you can sit outside but there are a lot of cars going by.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with great service. Vanessa is great and we had a great conversation with her. Thank you Chanta, we will be back!
  29. EH

    ErikH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, I would highly recommend we haven’t had this type of food before and can’t wait to go back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic ambiance, customer service! And THE FOOD was absolutely amazing. I loved the Schnitzel and make sure you try the homemade bread and butter. Its a wonderful family owned gem in Tampa. We will definitely be back!
  31. MW

    MarisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! The wine and specials were outstanding! We’ll definitely be back!
  32. JS

    JimS

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Children options are limited though food and service exceptional!

FAQs

Chanta is rated 4.6 stars by 32 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


Google Map for Chanta

113 S Hyde Park Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-1929

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Hungarian, German

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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