The Laughing Cat

The Laughing Cat

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant
1811 N 15th St (at 8th Ave), Tampa, FL 33605, United States
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Open for over 10 years The Laughing Cat is Tampa's best progressive Italian eatery. From homemade Gnocchi to made from scratch Marinara sauce. The Laughing Cat delivers a unique dinning experience with a casual atmosphere. Great service and great food is the recipe for our cont... (See all)

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    Hornblasters
    Chicken Yolanda is the greatest thing I've ever eaten.(4 Tips)
    Gavin P.
    Lunch buffet is the best deal in Florida(7 Tips)
    Eric S.
    This is THE best restaurant in Ybor City!(2 Tips)
    Okie T.
    1 dinner entree is large enough for 2... the gnocchi is heaven!(5 Tips)
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  • Hornblasters

    Chicken Yolanda is the greatest thing I've ever eaten.

    Hornblasters · October 12, 2013
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  • Albizu A.

    Crab cakes, crab cakes....

    Albizu Acevedo · September 1, 2013
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  • Crystal G.

    This gnocchi is no joke huge! Don't get it unless you can share or take home leftovers - the tricolor was good

    Crystal Griffith · July 26, 2013
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  • Tyler M.

    Best, most tender chicken and pork I've eaten. Extremely generous portion of swordfish. Plates are pricey but could easily feed two.

    Tyler Mills · April 12, 2013
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  • Todd B.

    Don't expect good service with your dinner here. Good food though.

    Todd Brown · March 30, 2013
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  • @SlopFunkDust

    ask to sit in Mic Deluxe's section.

    @SlopFunkDust · February 21, 2013
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  • Matt M.

    Bring your appetite!!!!!

    Matt Mcculley · January 24, 2013
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  • Harry B.

    Went for dinner...food was salty, oily and the server....well, let's just say we're not going back. Would prefer La Terraza in Ybor ANY DAY over this joint.

    Harry B · September 14, 2012
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  • Lace

    Great service, huge portions, awesome bread, kick ass sangria but the food was under seasoned and seafood was over cooked Will defiantly Give it another shot but presently passable for florida Italian

    Lace · September 10, 2012
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  • Mary S.

    Sweet potato gnocchi is delicious!!

    Mary Szafraniec · August 17, 2012
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  • Terri M.

    The lunch buffet is a real deal. Will be crazy busy but worth it.

    Terri M · August 9, 2012
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  • April M.

    The food is banging !! And ask for Roy . He's the sexiest man there and will give u the full monte if u ask

    April McRae · August 3, 2012
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  • Heather S.

    The lunch buffet is incredible!

    Heather Superdock · July 18, 2012
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  • Roy S.

    All the food is made from scratch. It takes longer but worth the wait. This is a experience to savor. Not a in and out joint.

    Roy Sansbury · June 23, 2012
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  • Mateo Otto

    @ the Cat, sometimes they get fed milk...oh and the charge for bread

    Mateo Otto · June 22, 2012
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  • Stan D.

    I LOVE this place but had some service issues tonight. Time from seat to food out: 1 hour and 5 minutes.

    Stan Downs · June 10, 2012
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  • Dave L.

    Food is good. Service is amazingly slow.

    Dave Lopez · May 12, 2012
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  • David M.

    Come for lunch, the buffet is full of good food

    David Mitchell · May 7, 2012
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  • Randy O.

    It should be a crime to leave here without trying the seafood bisque.

    Randy OBrien · April 28, 2012
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  • Okie T.

    The lunch buffet is a must!

    Okie Tilo · April 12, 2012
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  • Okie T.

    1 dinner entree is large enough for 2... the gnocchi is heaven!

    Okie Tilo · April 12, 2012
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  • 813area.com

    The lunch buffet is where it's at.

    813area.com · April 10, 2012
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  • John F.

    Wait staff slow

    John Fawcett · March 11, 2012
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  • John F.

    They charge for bread be careful

    John Fawcett · March 11, 2012
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  • Adam C.

    They charge $3 for bread - at an Italian restaurant. Enough said.

    Adam Carroll · March 11, 2012
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  • Kyle M.

    I meant chicken yolanda

    Kyle Mlinek · December 27, 2011
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  • Kyle M.

    Get the chicken Poland

    Kyle Mlinek · December 27, 2011
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  • Alison M.

    Great place to have dinner (with leftovers) before a show at the Ritz! Ask for Benjamin as a waiter, he rocks!!

    Alison Myers · November 30, 2011
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  • Gavin P.

    Lunch buffet is the best deal in Florida

    Gavin Parker · November 25, 2011
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  • Elizabeth A.

    Huge portions, very tasty, nice owner

    Elizabeth Austin · November 17, 2011
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  • Jacquie P.

    Portions are quite large...keep that in mind when ordering, or you'll need doggie bags.

    Jacquie Pray · October 26, 2011
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  • Jacquie P.

    The chicken marsala is outrageous. Instead of a side of blah pasta with marinara, ask for papardelle noodles in marsala sauce, yummy.

    Jacquie Pray · October 26, 2011
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  • Rose V.

    going next week for sure with everyone!!

    Rose Vas · October 14, 2011
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  • Hornblasters

    Fills up fast!Make a reservation for dinner!

    Hornblasters · October 14, 2011
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  • Darrell M.

    Once the service got going, it was better. Food was excellent and huge portions.

    Darrell Moyers · September 22, 2011
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  • Darrell M.

    Might be a bad night but just got here and the service has been horrible.

    Darrell Moyers · September 22, 2011
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  • rose v.

    WONDERFUL, like Italy ... but soooooooo much better!!

    rose vas · September 11, 2011
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  • Polar B.

    The best Italian food and service in town.

    Polar Bill · September 5, 2011
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  • Dave K.

    Best Italian in Tampa. Sweet potatoe gnocchi will make you believe in God. Also, flourless chocolate cake is amazing.

    Dave Koontz · August 7, 2011
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  • Rose V.

    Chicken Yolanda OMG looks sooooooooo good!!

    Rose Vas · June 29, 2011
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  • Hornblasters

    This is delicious food porn. The Chicken Yolanda is the best thing I've ever eaten.

    Hornblasters · June 27, 2011
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  • TBOcom

    This Ybor City eatery serves enormous portions of countless Italian favorites including the best gnocchi in town, but what we really love is stuffing our faces at the incomparable lunch buffet.

    TBOcom · June 21, 2011
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  • jorge i.

    Dont check in! One step above Olive Garden. Seriously

    jorge illich · March 26, 2011
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  • Amy L.

    Absolutely everything was wonderful. The portions are huge. The Chicken Parm was like your mom made it.

    Amy Leto · March 19, 2011
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  • Carlos C.

    Try the Eggplant Parmigiana

    Carlos Corcho · March 5, 2011
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  • Carlos C.

    Try the Chicken

    Carlos Corcho · March 5, 2011
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  • Andrew F.

    Gotta love all you can eat lunch!

    Andrew Faraone · February 24, 2011
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  • Gavin K.

    Amazing. Everything is great!!

    Gavin Kwait · January 7, 2011
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  • Kristy H.

    The wild mushroom soup is absolutely amazing!

    Kristy Hammon · January 5, 2011
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  • Eric S.

    This is THE best restaurant in Ybor City!

    Eric Siglin · December 10, 2010
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