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717 South
Italian Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 11:00 PM
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717 S Howard Ave Tampa, FL 33606
717 South Howard AvenueUSFloridaTampa33606
Italian Restaurant, Pacific Rim Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Pacific Rim Restaurant
American Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 11:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 PMSunday 5:00 – 9:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
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
"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."
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Ken Goodwin
3 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 - 2 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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Craig Fox
2 weeks ago
Good food and service. Awesome fish tacos.
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
We're so glad to hear this, Craig! Nothing's better than a good fish taco, except maybe great service to go along with it. Hope to see you again soon. -717 Management Team
Mike Pacitti
11 months ago
Trendy environment and elegant presentation, but that's all. This place is a paper tiger. Overpriced food made with mediocre ingredients. You can find a much better meal for the price.
Response from the owner - a month ago
We're sorry that you weren't impressed by your experience with us, Mike. Although your review is a bit old, we still would love to have you back to give us another shot and prove to you that we do have quality ingredients and creative dishes. Hoping to see you again soon. -717 Management Team
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Jodie Hawley
10 months ago
We had dinner here early on Saturday night. The food and service was impeccable. Our server picked my dinner for the night and I'm certain I couldn't done better myself.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Although this review was a while ago, Jodie, we just want to thank you for dining with us and leaving your feedback. We're delighted that you entrusted your meal-making decisions in the hands of your server and that you were so happy with the outcome! We'd love you to come by again and try some of our other staff favorites. -717 Management Team
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Alyssa Clement
2 weeks ago
This place is awesome! I highly recommend going here for the lunch :)
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
We're glad to hear you're a big fan of our lunch, Alyssa! Your recommendation means a lot to us. Hope to see you again soon! -717 Management Team
Tom From Tulsa
10 months 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 - a month 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
Barbara Curley
a year ago
Wow, we were so happy to find 717 South! We were in Tampa for the weekend (from Palm Beach County), which included our Anniversary, and I used my phone to find a local restaurant that wasn't one of the high-end chains. We had a wonderful experience, a booth toward the back, quiet and almost private, our server, Michael, was terrific, and our meals were perfect. This restaurant offers great value for the meals, drinks and service. Both thumbs up! They do accept reservations even though we didn't have one (we went fairly early) and there's even parking.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
It sounds like your night with us was truly wonderful, Barbara, and we are so glad we could help make your anniversary special. Although this was quite some time ago, we wanted to follow up with you. We're delighted Michael's service and the dishes you ordered were both great. We hope that if you're ever back in Tampa, you'll stop by again! All the best. -717 Management Team
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Spiro Telegadis
a year ago
Like many of the other reviews I found myself feeling a bit disappointed with my expectations. The menu reads great. The ambiance, location, and wait staff was more the acceptable, but the chef skills and recipes were definitely lacking. It was palatable but far from great and boarderline good. Just acceptable. Really disappointing. I had really hoped for better.
Response from the owner - a month ago
It's frustrating when high expectations are not quite met by the food in a restaurant, Spiro, and we're sorry to hear this was the case. Although your review was quite some time ago, we wanted to check in and make sure we addressed this. We take the quality and execution of our dishes very seriously, so we are troubled whenever we hear something like this. We would love you to give us another chance to prove that our food is just as great as the ambiance and location you enjoyed. Hope to see you again soon. -717 Management Team


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