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Paninoteca Mediterranean Cafe

519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“baba ganoush” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic Greek food. Everything was so good. The hummus and pita was great. My husband had the hummus wrap and found it filling. Had a Greek salad and it was so fresh

Thank Kattia47
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just went to have a greek salad. Service was okay. Greek salad was lacking, you have to like potato salad on your greek salad. I little sprinkle of feta cheese. Greens were not as fresh as they could have been had a few pieces on...More

Thank Mudgoddess8
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a downtown lunch staple, for great salads and sandwiches. Their lamb is tasty and tender. I make a meal of the baba ganoush and hot pita.

Thank MissLaughsALot
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, and nice atmosphere for the win. They didn't have a wall sign oddly, just a chalkboard sign on the street, so keep an eye out!

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Bottom Line: For light Mediterranean fare done right and quick, eat at Paninoteca. My wife and I ordered four small plates: tapenade, ceviche, lamb meatballs and tabouli. It was more than enough food to constitute two dinners. What's more, it was delicious. Admittedly and in...More

Thank BBQ22
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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
Phone 813-341-2525. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/30/740947/restaurant/Tampa-Bay/Downtown-Tampa/Paninoteca-Mediterranean-Cafe-Tampa
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