About Pane Rustica
Pane Rustica is a Zagat-rated restaurant and artisan bakery featuring handcrafted baked goods, savory lunch items and enticing dinners. Lunch customers can choose from hearth-baked pizza, sandwiches and salads in a casual atmosphere. In the evening, the menu and service style elevate to fine dining, serving unique wood-fired entrees, appetizers and small plates. Our wine and drink menu offer delicious choices to pair with our menu items.
Fusion / Eclectic, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday:11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 500pm - 10:00pm
South of MacDill and Bay to Bay
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Pane Rustica offers an extensive menu to guarantee your satisfaction for any party or event - lunch or dinner.
Private Party Facilities:
Pane Rustica is the ideal destination for parties and events. We offer detailed planning along with unique food and beverage options that will make your experience truly memorable. Our private rooms can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated event and approximately 85 guests for a cocktail reception. For those that are adventurous, try our "Shut Up and Eat" catering; tell us the parameters of your function and we will take care of everything else.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pane Rustica Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I went to Pane Rustica for d ...
My wife and I went to Pane Rustica for dinner for her birthday Saturday. i had the smoked pork shank and she had the sea scallops. i enjoyed the smoky flavor of the pork and she said the scallops were great. Our server was wonderful - perfect amount of attention. This was our 3rd trip there. We will continue to vista regularly.
Our table was ready on time. Hostess was ...
Our table was ready on time. Hostess was quite gracious and server was beyond excellent. The food came out at a perfect pace...no rush or long wait between courses. The filet was VERY good but then all the food was wonderful. Tasty desserts!
Awful service, the server seemed like he ...
Awful service, the server seemed like he was stuck with our group. Every time we asked him a question he seemed bothered and gave some vague response. We had to remind our server to check on our food after sitting there for 30 plus minutes. It was one of our guests bday, which we told the hostess and the server, the bday was never acknowledged. Some of the food was lukewarm like it was sitting for a while. We were a table full of all physicians and we were treated like young broke 16 year old. I used to be a server, so I am fully aware of how to treats guests. Will not be returning!
Pane Rustica is me and my husband's FAVO ...
Pane Rustica is me and my husband's FAVORITE restaurant in Tampa!! We had our first date here, went here with family the night my husband proposed to me, and it's our go-to whenever we just want a nice night out. When we try other restaurants, we often find ourselves saying "we should've just went to Pane Rustica." We've never had a bad meal or bad service and the prices are so good for the value!! Highly recommend!!
Consistency....for years...wait staff su ...
Consistency....for years...wait staff super. Menu can be adventurous with some superb hits and others that are reliably good, to the occasional try at something that is marginal - no problem with that though. Noise level not suited for quiet conversation, it is very lively.
Food was average nothing to write home a ...
Food was average nothing to write home about. Under noise level above it says energetic I would considerate noisy. It was very difficult to hold a conversation. The service was very good and Lisa did a great job explaining all the entrees. I would not put this restaurant on my "have to go again" list.
Food is excellent. Small plates and oth ...
Food is excellent. Small plates and other menu options accommodate all budgets. Great place where you will find local residents. If you are dining with one other, you may be seated at a table that is very close to the next table so quiet conversation can be difficult to manage over the surrounding noise. However the atmosphere is perfect for bigger groups who are seated at tables that are farther apart. Service is great. Everyone is friendly and attentive.
We were very impressed with the food, an ...
We were very impressed with the food, and had it not been for the BIRTHDAY PARTY with 8 loud people, balloons, presents, etc. seated right next to us (after we'd been there about 20 minutes), we would have been even more impressed. It was my husband's birthday and I had asked for a quiet corner so we could talk. Go figure. Another quiet couple came in after us, ate very quickly and left. We were the only other ones in the party room.
We will certainly go again, the food was excellent. We will ask NOT to be seated next to a large group of partying guests.
Pane Rustica is noted as one of the best ...
Pane Rustica is noted as one of the best lunch spots in Tampa. But it also has a wonderful bar and is a terrific dinner destination. The menu is varied and the dishes are superb. We had Norwegian salmon, tuna steak and scallops along with a Rustica salad. The dinners were somewhat pricey but exceptionally good. You cannot go wrong for lunch or dinner at Pane Rusitca. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
Just TOO loud for the $$$ you pay. Could ...
Just TOO loud for the $$$ you pay. Could not have ANY real conversation with friends and that was very disappointing. Unless that were to change, we will not be back. We could not enjoy the evening because we could not enjoy one another's company.
Food was amazing! Tried the boar that w ...
Food was amazing! Tried the boar that was on special and it was incredible! I wish I had enough room left in my stomach to eat some dessert. The waiter was nice enough to give us two espresso cookie to try later. My boyfriend and I tried them the next day, and couldn't believe how soft and delicious they were. Only bad comment is that the food took forever from the kitchen and that the waiter took a long time to give us our bill.
Took my husband to celebrate Fathers Day ...
Took my husband to celebrate Fathers Day. We saw that the restaurant was highly rated and wanted to check it out. All in all, it was an excellent dining experience. Our waitperson (Lisa?) was friendly and welcoming. Our food was brought out promptly by assisting wait staff. I ordered the pappardelle--the pasta tasted homemade and the seafood was very fresh. My husband had the duck with couscous--my husband was new to couscous and was just okay with it but raved about the duck as excellent. We shared the espresso cookie dessert which was just okay. Next time, we want to try the carrot cake and tiramisu.
Our go-to favorite restaurant in Tampa
The food and service are exemplary. Of the many great restaurants in Tampa, this is the place we can count on for a wonderful night out every time. We've been there more than a dozen times and have never been disappointed by Pane Rustica. You can have a fun breakfast or lunch here, as well as a romantic dinner. The bar booths are cozy, the main dining room is festive, and the back rooms are intimate. I've taken friends, family and clients here - and we even had a birthday party for 40 people in the 2 beautiful private back rooms last year. As far as staff goes - Topher is a true professional when planning an event. He ensures that your event is perfect in every way - accommodating special diets, decor requests, menu planning, etc. Our server Eddie (this past Saturday) was terrific, and made excellent recommendations upon my request, from drinks to dinner. And then he surprised us with complimentary gelato! Delicious food and attentive knowledgable staff keep us going back again and again.
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