It’s Sunday, the end of the week, but at the same time, the start of another and you want to make reservations, not dinner. Sound familiar. Happens to us all the time, so we put together a list of some of our favorite family friendly restaurants in Tampa perfect for Sunday dinner. These 10 restaurants offer a laid back, casual ambiance that mimics home. The staff is friendly, accommodating and quick, and the food, well, it's like momma would make!
Famed Tampa chef Jeannie Pierola of Edison: Food + Drink Lab offers a whimsically unique Hyde Park restaurant experimenting with flavors and taking them to new heights as she interprets everyday favorites. Prepare to be wowed by an edible ingenuity that defies science! Chef Pierola— a four-time semi-finalist for the James Beard award—changes her food and drink menu often! You can expect to experience a wide selection of seafood as well as other treats like the Boniato-Crusted Yellowtail Snapper! It’s to die for! Even the BIG kids love her nitro ice cream specialties; her milkshakes are a must try. A fun place for Sunday dinner in Tampa, the menu alone will get the conversation going as the flavors end your week on a high note! Below is the new dessert, Dark Chocolate Crunch: chocolate mousse, hazelnut feuilleton flakes, raspberry pomegranate paint, accompanied by smoked chocolate ice cream. You'll want to save room for this! Open for Sunday dinner in Tampa from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Ella's, in the heart of Seminole Heights and minutes from Downtown Tampa, offers southern comfort cuisine with a twist. This Sunday night head to Ellas's to savor dishes like Jerk Chicken Wings to Ella’s Plain Jane soup. Ella's serves up something extraordinary for everyone in your party! Soul Food Sunday features all your favorite comfort foods, such as Fried Chicken and Waffles and Biscuits and Gravy! The perfect place for Sunday dinner in Tampa, this longstanding anchor restaurant in Tampa once served Elvis! Ask to be seated in his booth and get ready for a truly southern Sunday Dinner. Open for lunch, and Sunday dinner in Tampa from 11 am to 8 pm.
This Sunday in Tampa enjoy a taste of Southern Italy! Montauro Ristorante is a wonderful mom and pop restaurant in West Tampa offering homestyle Italian cooking; their delicious red sauce dishes are a highlight of their menu! Owners, Sal and Libby Procopio, prepare each dish themselves while their expert staff treats you like family from the moment you walk in the door! This is the perfect place to visit for Sunday dinner in Tampa anytime you are in the area. I went this past Saturday, and the Eggplant Parm still has my taste buds buzzing! It was perfection from beginning to end, preparation on the eggplant was perfect. Crispy on the outside, it stood up to the red sauce and cheese as it baked. I can't wait to return and try more items on the menu at this quaint restaurant. Open for Sunday Dinner in Tampa from 5 pm to 9 pm.
The Refinery is a neighborhood bar and restaurant located in Seminole Heights. Organically appetizing The Refinery locally sources their menu with sustainable fish, including everything from their meat to their condiments, all are made fresh and from scratch! From artisan beers to your run-of-the-mill familiar brews, this place offers a wide selection of spirits to wet your whistle with, along with a fabulous meal! Their Refinery Burger is delicious, but their menu changes often, so head on in to see what Chef created for dinner Sunday night at this Tampa favorite. Open for Sunday dinner in Tampa from 5 pm to 10 pm.
A dining destination in Carrollwood where everything that happens around the table is considered sacred where we celebrate food, flavor, family, and style, you see everything here from families enjoying Sunday dinner to couples on dates or celebrating anniversaries. Making our list of perfect places for the incredibly creative menu paired with affordable prices. The first time we dined at Sacred Pepper we were surprised to realize our wallet was not going to take a hit at the end of the night. One of our 'best bang for the buck places in Tampa' if you've not yet been, add this to your bucket list and go this Sunday! Shown below is the Goat Cheese Baklava, an appetizer. Open for Sunday dinner in Tampa from 4 pm to 10 pm.
The new OGGi can be found on Davis Islands; the original is in North Tampa on Bearss. Our first time visiting we were struck by the number of Italian families dining with the ENTIRE family. Many of the long tables accommodated several adults and as many as 7-10 children.Imagine the tab, right! To our surprise, we learned all kids meals are $1. Yes, $1. OGGI greets you with a chilled glass bottle of spring water and tasty antipasti! All of OGGI chickens are free range; they source all natural meats raised without antibiotics or hormones for their delicious recipes. We started with the mussels, not on the menu, our server enquired as to what we like, and they threw this appetizer together for us. The atmosphere is quaint, wooden, relaxed and with perfect acoustics, quiet and relaxing even full of kids. We have returned several times, trying something new each time we go and have yet to be disappointed. Most in our party took advantage of the wines on tap, blending their favorites, wine was $3 per glass, and the pour was nice. We encourage you to give OGGI a try. Open for lunch, and Sunday dinner in Tampa from 11 am to 10 pm.
Anise Global Gastrobar in Downtown Tampa is internationally inspired, located on the first floor of Tampa's Skypoint building. Here you find French, Korean, Japanese and Spanish-influences. Always a fan of deviled eggs we had to try theirs! Heavenly was the first word coming to mind. Can’t decide what part of the world to treat your palette? We recommend the Japanese Chae and the Lobster BLT. Perfect for Sunday night dinner in Tampa, Anise is warm, welcoming and boasts an excellent location. Following dinner take a stroll on the Riverwalk and enjoy Tampa's waterfront for an unforgettable Sunday night. They open Sunday at 11 am and close at 1 am.
Bernini's is an eclectic Italian eatery serving inspired cuisine in the heart of the historic Ybor City. The exquisite menu, fully stocked bar and wide selection of wines keep us coming back for more. A Sunday dinner favorite, Bernini is affordable, especially if you are an early-bird. Entrées are half off every day from 4 to 7 o’clock, so hurry in, and treat yourself to something special like their Penne Sicilia or their Tiramisu, enormous and delicioso! Open Sundays for dinner from 4 pm to 9 pm.
The Stein and Vine is a locally owned Brandon craft beer and wine bar. This location also serves delicious upscale pub style appetizers and entrees. Giving you affordability, with style this Sunday dinner, you and your family can stop by Stein & Vine or take out! Try their escargot or delightful Drunken Shrimp; we enjoyed both. Moms will love the wine menu while dad will smile at the draught list! Open for lunch and Sunday dinner in Tampa from noon to 12 am.
Though in South Tampa for twenty years, locals manage to keep Cicci's a best-kept secret when it comes to this great neighborhood gastro tavern. Head in for a vast selection of craft beers, wines, classic drinks and a laid back environment that's truly relaxing this Sunday for happy hour and dinner. The Ciccio team sees every last detail to perfection making each of our visits to this eclectic restaurant in Tampa, divine. Happy Hour is from 3 to 7 pm, Enjoy Cali inspired bowls, unique sushi rolls, oven fired pizzas, and THE most delicious calamari I've ever had, all made to order from scratch. Head over to the Ciccio Water on Howard Avenue for Sunday dinner in Tampa where they are open from 11 am to 9:30 pm.
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