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The Laughing Cat - CLOSED

1811 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605-3658
+1 813-241-2998
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
18 Nov 2015
“New location on Big Bend Rd Riverview”
29 Sep 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1811 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605-3658
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Extensive menu with both typical and unusual Italian-style dishes (Crazy Chicken was very good). Appetizers were OK. Huge entree portions on large plates, could easily split one. Yummy desserts. Casual atmosphere. I love that it's right across from the trolley stop. A bit pricey for...More

Thank TampaTodd
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

The last time I went to this restaurant, it was wonderful. This is the reason I went back. Lunch was all the time I had. The buffet just did not appeal. I ordered the cannelloni (exactly what I ordered last time) and was disappointed. The...More

Thank mapdsp
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Tried this spot out after a friend recommended it. Well, decor not on the top of the list. It was almost as if we were eating at a bingo hall. The chairs were very dated, worn out and pretty dirty. The menu was huge, a...More

2  Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I visited the restaurant with my visiting parents and husband on a glowing review per a co-worker. The floors were a bit dated and the chairs looked from a Chinese take-out, but even the tastiest foods can come from the funkiest appearances. Unfortunately, the enormous...More

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We visit Tampa yearly and ALWAYS, ALWAYS make a trip to The Laughing Cat in Ybor City. We first went there when it was in a smaller location, then it moved across the street into a bigger one. My favorite is Linguini Malafemmina === Shrimp,...More

1  Thank Jeanie H
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Appetizers were the bomb!! Tasty, varied. Bruschetta, calamari, studded portabella mushrooms, and sautéed mussels. All GREAT. Entrees were large most with a tomato cream sauce. From fish to chicken to veal, all was good. Pasta done al dente.

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 9 August 2013

not sure if monday closure is only for the summer for $10.95,you can't beat it a little salty but probably a matter of taste meatballs,sausage,chicken cordon bleu,pork chop,and more, including unique things there was plenty and it was actually HOT absolutely worth a visit

Thank molllly
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My coworker found this restaurant on a trip to Tampa and it was great. The staff was friendly and the portions were generous. We had delicious bruschetta and calamari for appetizers. The bruschetta had cheese melted on it and was addictive like crack! I had...More

Thank rogerroy1974
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I've been here many times. Great food, atmosphere and service. Perfect for date night or a special occasion. Not a place to bring kids. Big wine list. You will have leftovers. People watching in ybor is always fun- get a window seat.

1  Thank Marlo26
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The food was delicious and real authentic Italian. The buffet was amazing, I had 3 plates. If you can, try to make it to the buffet Monday – Friday (11am – 3pm).

Thank minimevind
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1811 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605-3658
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: +1 813-241-2998
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