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Chanta, Tampa, FL

Chanta

4.7
4.7
228 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
We would like to invite you to enjoy dinner in little Europe. Our restaurant is fully family-owned. You will meet the grandma who's cooking everyday at the restaurant, you will enjoy our freshly baked bread and delicious food!
The Chanta family invites you to our home, where we will offer you authentic European food, hospitality and warmth! We started our restaurant business in Romania, over 8 years ago and we have three restaurants there. This is our first restaurant in the States, which opened in June 2020. We highly recommend the lamb chops specialty and all the homemade breads we have. The restaurant is beautifully designed for a cozy, intimate dinner. Enjoy your journey!





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2 people

21:00


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Italian, German
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Thu, Fri 11:30–14:00 Fri 16:00–22:00 Sat 11:30–22:00 Sun 16:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (813) 605-4011
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Offers

  • Weekly Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 13:00 - 21:15,Tue - Fri - 17:00 - 21:15
    Come join for our weekly happy hours! Tuesday- Thursday 5:00- 6:30 PM Friday & Saturday 4:00-6:30 PM Sunday 4:00- 6:30 PM

What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Good for special occasions

228 Reviews
  1. KennethH

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the very best restaurants in which I've eaten. Excellent food, great service and really nice people. Like eating a delicious meal at home that you didn't need to prepare or serve. Will definitely go back next month with more friends.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at Chanta’s and it was absolutely amazing! We tried so many dishes and all were delicious. We loved that it is a family run restaurant with excellent quality food and service! We will definitely make coming here a regular occurrence!!

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  3. BillS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We have dined in eastern Europe and this is spot on authentic.

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  4. KailaW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best shrimp I’ve ever had! Highly recommend, lovely place for a home cooked meal!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful explaining the menu items. Every dish we ordered was perfect. Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and they made a big fuss over her which made it even more special. Will definitely be back :-)

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  6. KirkH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    100% recommend Chanta! The bruschetta and eggplant dip are amazing appetizers to get started. If you’re feeling meat, their lamb and filet are both breath taking. If you’re feeling pasta, the truffle pasta and gnocci are both phenomenal and you can tell it’s all super fresh. Make sure to save for dessert too with their blackberry/Nutella donut!

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  7. mmalka

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem. Beatifully decorated restaurant, with calm music not playing loud like most places do nowadays. Attentive service, tasty dishes well presented.

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  8. ChrisG

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, and friendly service. We had the chicken paprika and prosciutto pizza. We'll be back to try other items.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and meals were exceptional. Especially considering it was Valentine’s Day and they were very busy. Undoubtedly one of the best meals my wife and I had while visiting Tampa Bay over a six day time span.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not crazy about ambiance. It was too bright, could make it a more cozy feel if lights were turned down. Food and service were good, not out of this world.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place, highly recommend! Top 5 best restaurants I have been to in Tampa

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  12. Travel21

    West Palm Beach

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! What a treat to try something new. Not over priced. Parking a little tough. Party of 10 this time e. Tried meat sampler? Had fried meatballs sausage, cheese bread appetizer and stuffed cheese mushrooms. All excellent! Entrees Hungarian goulash is a must try. Lobster ravioli and lamb were also excellent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a true hidden gem. Take time to go over the menu everything is delicious

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  14. fishy1

    Tampa

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were with another couple and seated at a great table for conversation, better than previous visits Service by the lovely young lady with long hair is great. Food for all of us was enjoyed and we will return

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  15. CoreyL

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sophisticated quaint restaurant with white linen tablecloths ands dark work decor—servers/staff are family—very attentive and pleasant. Food was quite delicious and ambiance is a flashback small romantic European eatery. Wonderful little place.

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  16. LiliaA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. Service is great, is an small place full of warm

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  17. QueenB

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here are very good, but I do feel it’s a bit overpriced. It’s very good quality dining, but not fine dining, and yet they charge fine dining prices. Too expensive to visit every month. So, I rated them less on value. Nevertheless, it’s a very cozy restaurant with nice ambiance, and the service is great. They have a good wine list, and a decent selection of European dishes.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Seven people table, everyone got an entree, had two appetizers for the table, two bottles of wine, and dessert. We did not meet the minimum so they added a 100$ charge, we disputed it and it was removed but still left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was outstanding, the service, the food, could not have been better. Thank you to Chanta Restaurant.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server came out every 15-20 mins to check on me and didnt even say have a great day or any form of goodbye when paying for bill. Good is hot and taste good

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a wonderful experience. I loved the diversity of the menu. It was hard to decide! We had mussels for an appetizer and also ordered the sausage entree as an appetizer. They were lean and very tasty. The mussels were some of the best I’ve had with a tomato wine broth. We each ordered an entree with vodka sauce. It was delicious. Our service was great.

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  22. JessicaR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Staff is very friendly and the food was out of this world! We will definitely be returning!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best salmon i’ve ever had! such a charming spot! will definitely be back soon!

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  24. fishy1

    Tampa

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place with interesting menu. Family owned. Biggest issue is with parking since there is only street parking in a busy area.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was also good. Had a great wine recommendation by our server. However, service was a little slow at times but I think that’s because they only had two servers working. Also, the portion could be a little bit bigger for the pasta dishes. Otherwise great experience overall! Would love to come back.

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  26. SusanD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience here for an early New Year's eve dinner. The only downside, and it is not a huge problem, was the waitress wasn't attentive at our table. We waited a long time for some things, and other things came too quickly. They weren't busy when we were there. Outside dining was very nice.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience.I'm romanian and I was willing to experience romanian food in Tampa restaurant.I order mititei,ciuperci umplute and papanasi.The food was great,the staff amazing and the atmosphere so nice and quiet.I will be back soon.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one of the best meals we ever have had! There was so much flavor in every bite! Very romantic and quaint! We will definitely refer our friends and return again!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. Family owned. Personal touch. Nice and quiet. Highly recommend. Finally a restaurant that was nice and family owned traditional.

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  30. EvaB

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a shame, they didn’t have any authentic vegetarian dish. I saw cabbage rolls on the menu and that’s why I went. They told me it has meat in it and I can order pasta with vegetables. If I wanted to eat pasta with vegetables, I would’ve gone to an Italian restaurant, not Hungarian! Arugula salad was extremely salty, sizes are so small for the price and everything is so heavy in cheese! Then I was hoping to have a good dessert at least, and every dessert we ordered was mediocre too.

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  31. veganwithbennies

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single dish on their menu is absolute perfection! The bread is to die for as is the oil-based dipping sauce. They handle dietary allergies with ease and never fail to greet us with a smile! They even remember what we ordered the last time which is amazing! Family-owned. Family-run. Just simply spectacular! One of our go-tos!

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  32. Kate

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It was ok. Service was really nice but the food and the plating were just ok.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Hungarian food was great and authentic

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  34. Marco

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. It was a wonderful place to have a birthday dinner. The wine was incredible!!! Food was absolutely amazing

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  35. MichaelG

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Taste – Hands down 5/5 - We started with the Burrata and Ciuperci (Stuffed Mushrooms) for an appetizer. The burrata was incredibly creamy and rich, with a delicate texture that melted in my mouth. The mushrooms were generously filled with a savory and aromatic mixture that showcased a wonderful blend of herbs, cheese, and other delightful ingredients. My main dish was Saccottini Vanessa, a delightful blend of flavors and expertly crafted homemade pasta filled with cheese and fresh truffle with mushrooms, pancetta, onions, heavy cream and Italian brandy. Saccottini Vanessa is a must-try. - Presentation – 3/5 - One of my biggest pet peeves this year was restaurants keeping the price but cutting back on the serving. Here in lies the problem. You have pictures on Google that show you what the dishes were supposed to look like. This was the disappointment. When you peel away the onion, you realize there were only 3 mushrooms instead of 6. A person at the table ordered the salmon, which should have been resting on a nice bed of pasta with no pool of sauce. When she received her dish, it looked like soup with pasta and a small piece of salmon on top. - Service 4/5 – the initial wait for service at the table was longer than expected; it took an extended period for a server to acknowledge our presence and even get us drink orders. Once the waiter got us through getting the appetizers, it suddenly sped up. Too fast. She was slow at the beginning, and then, while we were eating our salads, the entrée came out. The Bill – This irritated me. The pre-tax bill for the two of us was $159.00. The tax was $11.93. First off, you never have to post the post-tax amount; however, the 20% they charged us was on the total amount, so it was $34.19. OH WAIT – there's more. They then had TWICE on the receipt attached, asking for even MORE money, another 20-25%. Had I followed their lead and added the other 20%, I would have given her a 42% tip. Watch your Bills, People!

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  36. StacyR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is family owned and operated. I had the Hungarian Goulash which is grandma’s secret recipe…delicious and my husband had Saccottini Vanessa also delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful experience! We will be returning.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, beautiful ambience welcoming staff.

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  38. Rob0367

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time dining . Food was good, but service was slow. Sat at table for over 10 minutes before a server came over

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  39. ThomasK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressed the food was fantastic taste seemed so authentic. If there was anything negative the portion size was a little small but just right for my wife. Would recommend for any guy to get a appetizer/salad also. We will be back Goulash and Chicken paprika are the best.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was very different because of the European flair. The owners were on vacation when we went and the kitchen and staff didn’t miss a beat. Well done

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Chanta is rated 4.7 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 13 times today
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113 S Hyde Park Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-1929

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Tampa
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 17:00–21:00 Thu, Fri 11:30–14:00 Fri 16:00–22:00 Sat 11:30–22:00 Sun 16:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Italian, German
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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