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Osteria Natalina

#108 of 1,883 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
+1 813-831-1210
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17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

You don't come by a lot of real Italian restaurants that are fresh, so that is what makes this one unique. It's a very small restaurant but the food was excellent, the service was good and the prices were decent. They apparently have no reservations and very few tables so don't expect to get seated right away. It's worth trying.

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Thank Tara A
San Diego, California
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The waiter did a sampling of their different pastas for us as an appetizer - I would have been fine with that and a salad. But he said they'd make Veal Saltimbocca for me, so I'm in...it was delicious. Everyone really enjoyed their food, and will be back.

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Thank BlondieOriginal2014
Sao Paulo, SP
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157 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Don't miss it !!! If you are a good food hunter,this is the right place. Small and cozy spot, familiar restaurant, you have to wait a little to have your table, but at the end you win that fantastic experience... staff really nice , the owner is a real chef and I'll come back for sure... I highly recommend it!

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Thank adrianahaddad
CLEARWATER, FL
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We are there tonight. The food was excellent. Wine reasonably priced. We will return. No reservations

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Thank CORNEA1
Tampa, Florida
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If I could give a zero star review, I would. Drove 45 minutes to this restaurant to find the door locked. At 6pm on a Sunday...why you ask? Because all of the tables were full. Only when we called (standing outside) did someone answer the door and tell us..."we full. Need to wait 45 minutes. 70 maybe." What? Who LOCKS... More 

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Thank Steph S
Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place was so cute and the food was outstanding! We were a party of 6 with reservations. Because the place is small and thats what makes it a great experience. The chef takes the time to come out and introduce himself while he explains the evenings specials. The lasagna is legendary and the meatballs melt in your mouth! I... More 

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Thank samsadieMaine
Tampa, Florida, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Good Italian places are tough to find. Especially since the Laughing Cat closed. Thank goodness we found this place! Everything was terrific, the food, the service, we will definitely be back. I can't say enough good things about it.

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Thank nick c
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Hands down the BEST Italian restaurant in Tampa. The lasagna and gnocchi are to dye for if you choose the pink sauce it is a slice of heaven.

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Thank Lauren B
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a smallish italian restaurant located in the corner of a plaza on MacDill Avenue just south of Bay to Bay Blvd and a block off Bayshore Blvd. While the decor is nothing special (it is good), it does not matter because it is all about the food and service here and both are great. The menu is not... More 

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Thank John S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant, they do not take reservations or children under 7. It is a small restaurant in a strip mall, very unassuming. The moment you walk in the door you feel welcomed. Started with the meatball appetizer, 4 large meatballs covered in sauce and cheese. They were gone before I was able to snap a photo. Delicious. Could not decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-8239
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-831-1210
Description
This is THE authentic Italian restaurant in Tampa. Spartaco (owner) is amazing

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?