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Paninoteca Mediterranean Cafe

519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“greek salad” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This little Greek/Mediterranean spot downtown is consistently good. Love their dip platter, Greek salad and chicken pancetta sandwich. They have a decent selection of wine and beer too!

Thank StefJax
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and looking for a light meal close by. Walked past the Paninoteca Cafe and almost didn’t stop because there weren’t too many people inside. Read a few reviews and decided to try it. We are glad we did!...More

Thank ChgoJohn
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We tried the taboule which was fresh and full of flavor, we also tried the labneh. It was very creamy and smooth, with just the right amount of honey drizzled on top. The ceviche was spicy and delicious, the shrimp were the perfect consistency. We...More

Thank Francesca003007
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great food. The service was slow, but excellent. I think they may have been short staffed. Outdoor seating available with some shade. Only 1 bathroom for all patrons. Will go again - good selection.

Thank Nthomas177
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We come here before straz shows. The sangria is refreshing and everything on menu is great. Served fast hot and tasty! I usually just stick to 1 item on most menus but here venture out and try all. Great choices for carnivores vegan etc.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Anytime there is lamb on the menu, I have to try it! It was served hot and tender in a warm pita with plenty of lettuce and tomatoes and tzatziki. There was a nice side salad that accompanied it.

Thank hjcbirdbath
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This was the first restaurant on this street to take advantage of sidewalk seating. As I look now every place on this block is doing the same. Thisvwas timeless and refreshing, in mybopinion the reason for the revitalization of downtown and the restaurant scene. They...More

Thank scenes2me
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The title says it all! We had baba ganush, olive tapenade and a lamb gyro. All were delicous, fresh and flavorful, exactly what we had hoped for. The sangria was good and there are several tables outside so that we could sit with our dog....More

Thank lara_lox
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

we were very impressed with this restaurant! The food was just outstanding, the right amount and the flavor was fantastic! We have lived in Detroit and San Paulo, Brazil where the 2 largest Lebanese populations and have tried a lot of these dishes! The sangria...More

Thank gtasso
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Strolled round the centre looking for food, very glad I stopped here. Efficient service, fabulous tapenade, soft warm pitta was yummy. The herb roasted lamb was excellent in a really great soft bread, lamb melting inside topped with yoghurt and onion garnish. A definite recommend....More

Thank Chris_in_WBay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
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