Past ten years, Tampa has seen a major transformation in its culinary scene. Fine dining restaurants are making way for trendy food halls and fast-casual eateries. Also, a surge of immigrant-inspired cooking has left its mark on imaginative tasting menus and new Tampa restaurants. Looking ahead to 2023, the city offers plenty to explore.

Let us find the list of the top 10 restaurants in Tampa. 

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Bern's Steak House
4.5  5 Rating (19)
1208 South Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
The restaurant contains 740 seats in separate rooms. A private room with a back door is available for celebrities and U.S. presidents. The red lobby and exterior are a bit unexpected, but the extravagance of the place makes up for it.
Talking about the food, there is a menu with a page devoted to caviars, soups, salads, and of course, steaks. There are also 35-plus desserts that you can enjoy in a private booth with a phone to ask the resident pianist to play a song. There are 200 wines by the glass and over 80 in the Dessert Room – you’d love it all!
4.6  5 Rating (9)
1810 North Highland Avenue, Tampa FL, 33602
Ulele is an acclaimed eatery situated at the north end of the Tampa Riverwalk. Their menu is inspired by Florida's native population and features fresh, local ingredients in creative flavor pairings. Menus keep changing with the seasons.
Ulele's location in the refurbished city waterworks building gives it a rustic-industrial chic atmosphere, with a comfortable, open-air dining area.
Edison: Food Drink Lab
4.0  4 Rating (1)
912 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa FL, 33606
Jeannie Pierola, a 4X James Beard Best Chef Semifinalist, is the creator of this popular restaurant, Edison. This restaurant is like no other in Tampa, with its industrial science theme in the dishes and the decor. Patrons can experience unusual flavor combinations, such as jalapeno Cracker Jacks and a fried oyster and bacon po-boy with kimchi. The atmosphere is quite fun too!
Station House BBQ
4.9  5 Rating (4)
16319 North Florida Avenue, Lutz FL, 33549
Station House BBQ is cooking all of your favorites with a hip new spin on the traditional barbeque. Using the freshest ingredients, we make real food for...
Columbia Restaurant
4.4  5 Rating (9)
2117 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Columbia has been regarded as a Tampa staple for over a century, providing diners with a unique and delicious taste of Spanish and Cuban cuisine. Its extensive menu features an array of traditional beef, pork, and seafood dishes, all prepared the same way for generations.
4.5  5 Rating (4)
6200 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL, 33607
As soon as you step into Oystercatchers, you will be taken away by the breathtaking vista. This seafood eatery, tucked between lush, tropical vegetation, shows off its position along Tampa Bay. The interior is decorated with cheerful, modern accents, making the perfect scene for the views and delicious cuisine. The menu highlights a range of locally-obtained fish served either wood-grilled, blackened, or sautéed.
Casa Santo Stefano
5.0  5 Rating (1)
1607 North 22nd Street, Tampa FL, 33605
Casa Santo Stefano, a Sicilian restaurant opening in Tampa's Ybor City on Thursday, November 19.
Bon Appetit
148 Marina Plz, Dunedin FL, 34698
Bon Appetit is a family-run restaurant boasting one of the best views in the Tampa Bay area! European style décor featuring halogen lamps over the tables, and multi-level seating for a view of St. Joseph's Sound, make for a memorable experience. Don't forget to sample the chocolate mousse and apple strudel. There is also a more casual menu for outdoor seating.
Mise En Place
4.7  5 Rating (3)
442 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL, 33606
At Mise en Place, Chef Marty Blitz offers a constantly evolving menu of contemporary cuisine in a warm, inviting atmosphere. The décor is designed with subtle lighting and open space, creating a comfortable feel for diners. Luncheon appetizers such as "quesadilla of the moment" and "soup of the moment" promise to tantalize with different flavors.
Rooster & the Till
Restaurant $
6500 N Florida Ave., Tampa FL, 33604
The Rooster & the Till, in Tampa's trendy Seminole Heights, is a celebrated eating spot in the city. Showcasing culinary creativity, this exclusive restaurant serves up big flavors and specializes in farm-fresh cuisine, outstanding service, and small plates.
Donatello Italian Restaurant
4.8  5 Rating (11)
232 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa FL, 33609
The romantic atmosphere at Donatello has been a hallmark since it opened in 1984. From the soft pink lighting to the cavernous, clubby dining room to the sound of Italian-American big-band crooners playing softly and red roses on every table, it's no wonder that everyone looks better here. Guido Tiozzo and Caesare Tini have kept the restaurant alive for 35 years, serving up classic Italian cuisine that has kept its reputation as one of the city's most beloved spots.
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