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Chocolate Pi

#100 of 2,017 Places to Eat in Tampa
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1205 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
+1 813-831-2195
11:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything I've ever tried from Chocolate Pi has been delicious! I'm particularly partial to the chocolate cake, but you can't go wrong with the macaroons. Last time I was there, it was around 9 p.m. on a Saturday. It was quite crowded, but definitely worth the wait. I wouldn't necessarily recommend Chocolate Pi for groups, as you can only fit... More 

Thank Megan H
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Chocolate Pi several time and have NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. The desserts are decadent and inviting and remember my fist experience there as clearly as I do my last. If you're looking for a great place in Tampa for a fancy dessert, I highly recommend it.

Thank kmyall2016
Port Charlotte, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stopped in before checking out of the wonderful Epicurian Hotel. Wow. We loved the VANILLA, SALTED CARMEL AND ESPRESSO MACAROON COOKIES!!! Thank you, we can't seem to get any bakery in Russia to delivery a box, we didn't remember to ask if you all delivered to nearby little towns like Port Charlotte?

Thank WendyS556
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I live right down the street from Chocolate Pi and i seriously eat there way too much. I love it!!! They're the BEST!

Thank L V
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had slices of banana nut cake and salted caramel cake on site - cute little tables. Cakes, macrons, cupcakes and lovely fruit tarts. All week presented. They also make fancy wedding cakes.

Thank Lisa S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I adore this cute place! It has tons of different treats. Something for everyone. I personally love their macarons.

Thank EmilyCo23
Houston, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a really bad dinner (See Shells review) and I needed something good tasting. We found this little desert shop next to the Epicurean. The pastries were AMAZING!! I could eat there every night.

Thank Glenn S
Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to Chocolate Pi because of the reviews, and Instagram pictures. The palce is cosy, the staff is perfect, but every cakes, cupcakes is full of sugar...we cannot eat it. The prices are horrible! Take care! The hotel nearby the Chocolate Pi is awsome.

Thank Iam_Simonsmith
Jadeky, Manager at Chocolate Pi, responded to this review

Hi Iam, Oh no! We always hate to hear after the fact that you found the cake too sweet (in the event that you are unhappy with anything, we would really love to do our best to help you out in store as there are many non-sweet options we could have replaced your cake with)- the cake is 100% our... More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

You walk into this establishment and your eyes are greeted by a smorgasbord of sugary delights that are beautifully presented. We ordered a cupcake, a slice of cake, and a couple of drinks. We all found the icing on the cakes to be overly sweet and it took away from the cake itself. The salted Carmel cake, cake part was... More 

Thank CJ982
Jadeky, Manager at Chocolate Pi, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review! Our cakes are definitely our sweetest desserts, with our cupcakes being intended for icing lovers. Everybody has a different palate and different preferences, some people love the sweetness of the cake while others prefer the richness of our other desserts- so we make sure our staff is very knowledgable on the taste and sweetness... More 

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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I moved to Tampa from NYC a few years ago and I have been pining away for my favorite cupcake bakery since. But I am pining no more! Chocolate Pi is as good as the best in NYC. Amazing. The wedding cake cupcake is incredible. And they make their own ice cream in house! And the coffee! My few favorite... More 

Thank lisatO9221MB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-831-2195
Chocolate Pi is a Vintage Confectionery as imagined by Owner and Pastry Chef Kim Yelvington. An inspiration of European quality, Old World Traditions, and Southern flavors. Absolutely everything is made in house, from scratch, with fresh ingredients, no artificial flavorings or preservatives, from our very own recipes.
French Macarons, Chocolate Bon Bons, Truffles, Marshmallows, Cupcakes, Cakes by the Slice, Ice Creams, Mason Jar Desserts, Pi, Italian and French style Artisan Sodas (made from our fresh fruit and produce infusions), ganache based hot chocolates, teas and coffee drinks.

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