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717 South
Italian Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
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717 S Howard Ave Tampa, FL 33606
717 South Howard AvenueUSFloridaTampa33606
Italian Restaurant, American Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
American Restaurant
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
Thursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMFriday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PMSaturday 5–11PMSunday 5–9PMMonday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest quality hormone free chicken and when possible seafood that is harvested in a sustainable fashion. We wood fire all of our in-house hand cut steaks. 

We have an extensive wine list (over 300 wine bottles) and martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. 

Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. 717 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurants in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour among many others.
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Hot spot dispatching Italian & Pacific Rim fare in an elegant dining room with a lively bar scene.- Google
"Trendy environment and elegant presentation, but that's all."
"The Pork Lollipop is awesome, although a little pricey, & is worth every cent."
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Brooks Darnell
2 months ago
Recently attended my friends birthday and would have to say the service was fantastic and they really went out of there way to accommodate us. The food was really delicious! Would definitely go back.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Brooks, when it comes to birthday parties, we're always so honored to host. On such a special day, your friend deserves star treatment, so we'll give them the food equivalent. Thanks for the awesome shoutout, and we're looking forward to seeing you guys again soon. -717 Management Team
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Adiana A
4 months ago
EVERYTHING we had was absolutely delightful! Our server Alex was quite charming! We will definitely recommend this place to our friends!
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Adiana, that's exactly what we love to hear! We'll be sending our compliments over to Alex -- seems like he really brightened up your visit. Can't wait to see you and your friends again soon. -717 Management Team
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Ken Goodwin
11 months ago
Reservations were for 6 people at 7:15PM Friday Aug 21st. We arrived promptly at 7:15Pm and were quickly seated. Drink service was slow but not terrible. Appetizers arrived in the appropriate time. We then waited well over an hour for our entrees which did not arrive until 9:15PM. Duck breast was ordered medium well, arrived rare. Pork Delmonico arrived so overdone it was like shoe leather. The excuse was they were working on a new menu. Not sure what that had to do with over/undercooking the food. Very disappointed. Noisy. Stay away.
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Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Thanks for reaching out, Ken. I can imagine how frustrating the time lapse and mix-up in temperature of your dishes was. It is true that we are working on a new menu, but that is no excuse for not properly executing your requests. If you order a dish medium well, it should be cooked that way. I hope that you will give us another chance to show you that we can indeed serve up a mean duck breast, in addition to other great dishes I'm sure you would enjoy as well. Hope to see you back. -Donald, General Manager
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Tony Brower
5 months ago
While dining a mistake was made with my order. I got a genuine apology and they were quick to fix the situation . Food was good. I'll be back.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
We're really glad we could get that fixed up, Tony! Sorry it happened in the first place, though. We really appreciate that you were so gracious about it, and we hope you'll make it back to see us soon! -717 Management Team
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Jonathan Fuhrman
5 months ago
Decent meal. Not bad not amazing. Wouldn't consider this place to be Italian. Bar area made the rest of the restaurant noisy.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
We wish that our food really stood out as spectacular to you, Jonathan. Along with that, the noise level should never affect your experience at our restaurant -- we want everyone to enjoy their conversations. Next time, we'd be glad to seat you further away from the bar area. That said, we'd love another chance to give you the delicious meal that you should expect from us. -717 Management Team
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Tiffany Rivers
6 months ago
I went to this restaurant for a group birthday dinner of 24 people. We placed a reservation for 8:30 pm and when we arrived at 8:15 we stood up for 37 minutes. Went we got to the table eventually, we were never offered anything. We eventually asked for the complimentary bread and I was advised that it is not given unless every person of the party orders an entrée. Mind you now that this a party of more than 8 and we are about to spend a great amount of money between food and drinks. I really did not like my two waitresses we had and they ruined the evening for me and the birthday guest. Please do not waste your time. I will say the food is good but the service is below average. Will never go back.
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
This is hard for us to read, Tiffany. We value our guests greatly, and we didn't show you that when you and your party came in. We apologize for the lack of communication regarding your reservation -- it sounds like we dropped the ball on that one. It's disappointing that you weren't blown away by the service, either. We hope you'll give us another shot to show you this wasn't representative of what we're all about as a restaurant. Take care. -717 Management Team
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Brent Cary
3 months ago
Phenomenal food, great wine, and the service was unbelievable. Definitely coming back when I'm in town again.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Brent, this is an incredibly kind thing to read -- thank you! It's our pleasure to share great wine and food with you, and we always believe that our service should match that. We can't wait to see you again when you're back in town. -717 Management Team
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Tom From Tulsa
a year ago
Sat at the bar on a Thursday night. A trendy noisy but pleasant atmosphere. The bartender, Christie, was excellent & did not treat me like a tourist. The Pork Lollipop is awesome, although a little pricey, & is worth every cent.
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Glad you enjoyed both Christie's attentiveness and the pork you had, Tom. The trek from Tulsa to Tampa isn't a short one, so it's great to know we were able to make you feel at home while you were here. If you're ever in town, we'd love you to come back and dine with us again. -717 Management Team


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