• Eugenia Lung

Dinner at Pane Rustica Bakery and Cafe in South Tampa Florida

I have only recently started liking Italian restaurants in Tampa! I know this sounds weird because everyone loves Italian! I use to not go to them because I never had FRESH pasta at the places I went to (this was back when I was in high school and poor 😜). The fresh pasta at good Italian restaurants is what hooked me! My friend told me about how good Pane Rustica in South Tampa was so we had to go!

Fresh Saffron Pappardelle- This comes with jumbo shrimp, lobster, a big sea scallop, spinach, tomato, fennel, tarragon, and sherry butter sauce. I really loved this dish. The combination of perfectly cooked seafood, fresh pasta, and the delicious sauce makes this one of my most favorite pasta dishes! If you love seafood and pasta, you will have to get this!

NY Strip Special- This was on their special menu so it may not be available when you go. Steak, potatoes, and avocado makes a pretty darn good balanced meal! Right?! The steak was cooked a medium rare and the was seasoned nicely. Everything was very good but it was not as outstanding as the pasta dish!

Espresso Cookie Sundae- This came with vanilla gelato and WOW! My boyfriend, Matt, is not a dessert person but he gobbled this thing up with me! The espresso cookie is so big and moist! Please order this! I PROMISE you will LOVE it!

Looking got a place to eat in Tampa with fresh pasta and a great dessert?! Try Pane Rustica!!

Pane Rustica

3225 S MacDill Ave

Tampa, FL 33629


*All items were purchased myself.*

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Hi! My name is Eugenia and I am a Tampa food blogger! I love trying out all the Tampa restaurants and St. Pete restaurants. I also love sharing my home cook recipes when I'm not eating out!


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