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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Tampa / Central Florida West

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Tampa / Central Florida West? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Quality Foods Market restaurant
5.0
5 (127)
$50 and over
Italian
Tampa
About the restaurant
Quality Foods Market offers a unique culinary experience, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, in a relaxed, elevated casual, and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy a seasonally changing, from scratch menu, featuring both classic and modern pastas; hand cut steaks from USDA Certified Premium Hereford Heritage 1881 Beef; New Zealand Lamb Chops; USDA Certified Prime Veal; and the freshest seafood available, flown in from around the world throughout the week. In addition, Quality Foods Market offers a curated wine list with selections from all over the world, and an unrivaled craft and imported beer selection. Executive Chef Christopher Houp takes the time to interact with each and every guest throughout the dining experience, taking the Chef's Table concept to a whole new level. Tables are limited, with just 16 seats inside, and an additional 16 seats for al fresco dining. Our guests are treated to a true Italian dining experience, as we allow a minimum of three hours between reservations.
Top review
mac2momvip
Dined 3 days ago
Absolute gem of a place. Food is superb. While perusing the menu, a bread service was brought to the table with balsamic, evoo and cracked pepper. The bread was a basic looking flatbread but omg did it impress on first bite. I could eat that everyday and be totally content. Hubs and I had the scallop appetizer and were blown away. The scallops are wrapped in prosciutto and pan seared to perfection. The flavor is the right combination of salty and sweet. We also had the artichoke app, mussels and artichoke pasta dish. Everything that came to the table was outstanding. Found our new date night spot close to home!!!
A photo of Sushi Spot Hibachi restaurant
5.0
5 (145)
$31 to $50
Hibachi
Clearwater
About the restaurant
;Welcome to Sushi Spot Hibachi Largo, FL since 2006. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to your home to great sushi place. We serve only the freshest and finest ingredients.

Here at Sushi Spot Hibachi you will experience the liveliness and excitement of our exhibition kitchen. Our extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event. You could view our menu and online order ahead - no hassle.

Sushi Spot Hibachi

Top review
ScottP
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
We always have a FANTASTIC experience when dining at Sushi Spot. The service is impeccable and the food is fantastic! The staff is very accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and family and strangers alike. It is our favorite go to.
A photo of Stan's Epicurean restaurant
4.9
4.9 (147)
$50 and over
American
North Redington Beach
About the restaurant
At Stan's Epicurean, our focus is on the quality of our food while providing our customers with an enjoyable fine dining experience. Each weekly tasting menu is designed to bring passion to the plate with the finest ingredients from local fishermen, ranches and farms. We have quaint indoor and beautiful outdoor seating. Stan's Epicurean is across from the beach in Redington Shores, nestled between Treasure Island and Belleair. We are reservation only, and our menu changes weekly. We look forward to serving you.
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Pedro
Dined on May 12, 2024
now that I know about you guys, wish sunday brunch was open further off-season. Would appreciate more drink selections especially cappuccinos and espressos. Thanks
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Sarasota restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1783)
$31 to $50
Steak
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Your Sarasota Fleming’s is located on the corner of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and Siesta Drive, just across the street from Westfield Southgate Shopping Center and minutes from downtown and the Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Regency Hotels. Fleming's in Sarasota is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out – we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. With premium Prime steak options on our Dinner Menu as well as best-in-class seafood and innovative plant-based options, we have something to offer everyone you are dining with.
Top review
JeffLvip
Dined 3 days ago
Our server Edgar is the best!! We love to go to Flemings!!!
A photo of La Dolce Vita Authentic Italian Cuisine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (322)
$31 to $50
Italian
Sarasota
About the restaurant
We welcome our guests to an authentic Italian restaurant: here we offer traditional cuisine, with a modern take on northern and southern Italian recipes. Mauro, the chef, and his wife Tina, have an huge amount of experience behind them.

Mauro is from Naples, Tina was born in a little sicilian town near by Enna.
He began to learn everything about the southern cuisine by his experience in Naples since he was a child, from “Polipetti alla Luciana” to “Paccheri ai frutti di mare”. Furthermore he moved in Milan and he had the chance to learn the northern cuisine, from “Risotto ai funghi porcini” to “Polenta grigliata”, one of his favourite specialties!
From an ancient sicilian tradition, Tina learnt everything about the desserts by her grandmother and her mother, from “Millefoglie” to “Cannoli cake”.

We hope you enjoyed reading about us. but it would be great if you would have the chance to taste our fantastic dishes! It will be an amazing experience with no

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
WOW! What a fantastic experience! Tina and her staff were amazing. It felt like I was having "Sunday dinner" with my family. From the appetizer to the last sip of espresso were perfect. One of the best meals I have had out in a long time. We will be coming back next week for sure!!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Sarasota restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1282)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Sarasota
About the restaurant
We are highly committed to providing a healthy and safe environment with the highest of standards for our guests and team members. Reservations are highly recommended.

We are the premier fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. At The Melting Pot Restaurant, we offer a dining experience like no other. A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It’s always a good treat to eat at the melting pot.
A photo of Chanta restaurant
4.7
4.7 (262)
$31 to $50
European
Tampa
About the restaurant
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!





Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Absolutely amazing authentic dinner here. The food was absolutely delicious. We got the schweine schnitzel and the Saccottini Vanessa. The pasta was as good if not better than some pastas I had in Italy. The Schnitzel was good but was a little dry. Could use some sort of sauce or gravy. Only thing we were shocked about was our Moscatos were $15 a glass and wasn’t too big of a glass either.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Sarasota restaurant
4.1
4.1 (397)
$30 and under
Chinese
Sarasota
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
MarinaE
Dined on Apr 24, 2024
Our waiter Tony was absolutely amazing, excellent! Thank you for making our experience delightful!
A photo of Acqua Pazza Coastal Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.0
4 (25)
$31 to $50
Italian
North Port
About the restaurant
EMBRACE THE FLAVORS OF THE ITALIAN RIVIERA IN DOWNTOWN WELLEN PARK

Enjoy delicious Coastal Italian Cuisine inspired by the food made famous in the Mediterranean and Adriatic regions of Italy.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food and service were excellent! The place has a lot of tile though so it is very noisy. If your plan is to have a quiet dinner, this is not the best place for that. It wasn't terrible, but you're going to have to talk somewhat loud to hear each other, other than that, it's excellent!
A photo of Surfside Taphouse restaurant
3.3
3.3 (187)
$30 and under
American
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
Surfside Tap House finally answers the question where can you can find the coldest draft Beer, excellent Chef prepared healthy flavorful food, & refreshing Frozen Drinks/Tropical Cocktails served daily by our great friendly staff ! Located a few short yards from the world famous Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Surfside Tap House is your year-round destination for Lunch, Happy Hour Daily, Dinner, Live Music and Late Night. It’s Always 5 PM at the Surfside Taphouse! The ambiance at Surfside Tap House is pure chill. We feature a indoor/outdoor Bar, outdoor seating where you can bask in the sunshine and the gulf breeze, amazing live Entertainment daily and a spacious inside area with Hi-Def flat screen TVs perfect for sports and variety of entertainment including the popular UFC and MMA live events.
Top review
Boomerwilson999
Dined on Mar 26, 2024
Great location, awesome food with great prices. The wait is not long, and everyone is welcoming.
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