Wow!!!!. I went to this restaurant a few months ago for a family function. I cannot say enough great things about the service and staff. The view is amazing as well. The food is pricy but you get what you pay for! Best dining experience I've had in a very long time!!!!
Great Hotel BUT.... It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at referer.us/8/GoodHotelDeals They usually have some pretty good deals on there!
some good some bad.
In my two trips last week due to 2 groupons about to expire we had
CALAMARI FRITTI wonderful cooked just right just to many
INSALATA DI CESARE one of the best ceasr salid i ever had including all the ones I had while I growing up in NY
BRODETTO D’ARAGOSTA this lobster soup was a disapontment as it tasted like they used burbon in it and was very sharp tasting
ANTIPASTO MISTO good but some items just were not to our taste at all
SCALOPPINE DI VITELLO ARMANI’S the veil was great and the truffle sauce was wonderful but the mascarpone polenta was horrable
GAMBERI E CONCHIGLIE CON PAPPERDELE ALLA CARBONARA this was perfect
LIMONCELLO cheese cake perfect end
Best place in Tampa for upmarket Italian cuisine. I ate at Armani's last night and it was the best meal I had in a long time. The food was superb and full of surprises. I ordered the seabass and the server poured the sauce at the table (nice touch) Everything we consumed was of the highest quality and it sure rectifies the prices charged. My wife had the lamb and again, this dish has also a surprise element build in. (The sauce comes in a french press and is pressed at your table!) I have been living here in Tampa over 8 years and this restaurant used to have a boring and overwelming menu. Now it is exciting, tasty and of the highest quality ingredients. I was most impressed by their new bread and olive oil presentation. You start your meal with stunning olive oil and aged balsamic vingar. They also hand out small chunks of real parmesano reggiano! To die for, I could have just had this all night. Leave yourself some room for dessert though, because the blueberry goat cheese strudel is stellar. If the service wouldn't be so stuffy, I would go more often.
OVER RATED. This used to be one of the best but I really think this place is over rated. The food was not good, service was very slow and it was too presumptious as well as stuffy. Oystercatchers is definitely giving this place a run for their money. They might want to think about renovating or making changes here as well to keep up with the new demands.
Our first experience there was 6 years ago and it was great...
So when our 5th wedding anniversary came this was our place of choice...
We were very very disappointing... Obviously the chef had changed, and so has the menu. The dishes offered are very common and unrefined. Gone is the fine dining experience, honestly the food was just as good at Macaroni Grill, and I am not exagerating. Have I also mentioned that I got sick within 20 minutes of leaving the restaurant? The dress code that was once enforced seems to have faded away...
Overall, it was an overpriced version of a mediocre Italian restaurant!!!
Extraordinary food and location. We went to Armani's yesterday and were told they have a new chef and brand new menu. We were very pleased with both the food and location and if our experience is any indication, this restaurant deserves every star it has! As other reviews have noted, the level of service is very high. The cuisine was very contemporary and classic at the same time, and there seemed to be attention to detail for everything on the plate. We can't wait to go back and try more! This is a great place for a romantic evening, especially if you are a foodie.
Enjoyed our 35th Wedding Anniversary at Armani's. We like dining early and arrived a little before 6pm. This was our 3rd visit to Armani's in a number of years and, quite frankly, I was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the Armani reviews the evening before as the reviews did not express what I remember from before. Once we arrived, we were invited to be seated in the lounge to watch the sunset. Having heard good comments about the terrace, we asked about it. We were then invited to the terrace. I especially enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, as we were the ONLY ones on the terrace. We took many photographs of a WONDERFUL sunset and then went back in to see if one of the servers would take our photograph together. Qasim eagerly accepted and took a lovely photo. In fact, after taking one, he asked if he could take another, as he was not satisfied with the first one he took. We figured we should tip him for his efforts and he refused our tip. We found this rather astounding after reading reviews about greedy servers. We decided to ask the Maitre D to seat us with Qasim. We were not disappointed. Armani?s was exactly as we remember it. At the end of our meal Qasim presented us with two lovely chocolate covered strawberries that looked like little tuxedos ? Happy Anniversary was written across the plate. They were not only beautiful but also delicious. We found this to be a special treat. This is not something to be seen most anywhere. We have always enjoyed dining at Armani?s and consider it a special treat. Yes, it is exceptionally pricey but it is rated the number one restaurant in the Tampa Bay area and I am sure their rent is rather high, located on the top floor of the Hyatt with one of the best views in the Tampa Bay area. It is important to factor in location and rent as part of the operating expenses of the restaurant when comparing entree pricing. We both have birthdays coming up and will consider revisiting Armani's. Should we revisit, we will be sure to ask for Qasim Khan.
The romance died at Armani's. Suprisingly the rates on meals were not so $$$$ like everyone said. They were comparable to any other fine dining resturant I have been. Your looking at about 30-60 dollars a plate. The food was excellent as would be expected for the price being paid. If you are going on a business dinner it would be a great place. But, however, the layout is somewhat a square with the couples sitting in the middle and the parties around the outside. So the light conversations of a romantic evening are disrupted by the noisy parties which are also partially blocking the beautiful views of the harbor. So for a romantic evening I highly advise going somewhere else.
Wonderful date spot!. I took my wife here for her birthday. Everything was fabulous. Great meal, great drinks and drink selection. Excellent service. The view all around is spectacular, and you can't miss the antipasta bar! I will be back for sure.
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