Highest-rated restaurants for special occasions in Tampa, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2023
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Highest-rated restaurants for special occasions in Tampa, according to Tripadvisor

Maybe you've gone to the same restaurant for every special occasion over the last decade. Perhaps your favorite spot shut its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Or maybe you're just on the lookout for a new dining experience to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Whether you're trying to find your way out of a restaurant rut, just moved to your city, or simply want to try somewhere new for your next celebration, finding a new favorite spot can be challenging.

There are lots of components that go into picking the right restaurant for a special occasion. What the ambiance is like, which type of cuisine is served, what dietary restrictions can be accommodated, the price point, and even whether reservations are accepted are important considerations. Whether you're looking for cozy-casual or fine dining, Tampa has a variety of eateries to choose from for your next celebration.

To aid in your search, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Tampa using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Bon appetit!

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#30. Elevage

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (321 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3101
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#29. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (350 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2365
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#28. Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (314 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 514 N Franklin St Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33602-4801
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#27. Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,840 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 601 S Harbour Island Blvd Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33602-5735
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#26. Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (607 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3035 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-3136
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#25. Haven

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (203 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2208 W Morrison Ave corner of Howard & Morrison, Tampa, FL 33606-2436
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#24. Maggiano's Little Italy

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (911 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 203 Westshore Plaza Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609-1810
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#23. Stonewood Grill & Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (366 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 17050 Palm Pointe Dr, Tampa, FL 33647-3504
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#22. Bernini Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (511 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1702 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3806
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#21. Mise En Place Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (427 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: International
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 442 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1494
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#20. Oxford Exchange

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,024 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1413
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#19. On Swann

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (339 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2553
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#18. Rusty Pelican - Tampa

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (873 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
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#17. Mr. Dunderbak's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (449 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: German, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33613-2860
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#16. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (817 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4110 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5740
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#15. Edison: Food+Drink Lab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (433 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 912 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1934
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#14. Redland's Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (380 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1251
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#13. Columbia Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6,443 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Spanish, Cuban
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3903
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#12. Oystercatchers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1479
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#11. Bern's Steak House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,682 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
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#10. Ulele

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,058 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-2605
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#9. Bella's Italian Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (453 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1413 S Howard Ave Ste 100, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
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#8. Charley's Steak House & Market Fresh Fish

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,530 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4444 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607-4007
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#7. Seasons 52

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (930 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 204 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-1918
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#6. Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Tampa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (204 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5007
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#5. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (529 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5717
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#4. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (858 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
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#3. La Terrazza Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (601 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1727 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3805
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#2. Vino E Pasta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (347 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Tuscan
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3603 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2607
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#1. Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,378 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
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