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The Laughing Cat

The Laughing Cat

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Historic Ybor, Tampa
52 Tips and reviews
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  • Hornblasters
    HornblastersOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Chicken Yolanda is the greatest thing I've ever eaten.
  • Albizu A.
    Albizu AcevedoSeptember 1, 2013
    Crab cakes, crab cakes....
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GriffithJuly 26, 2013
    This gnocchi is no joke huge! Don't get it unless you can share or take home leftovers - the tricolor was good
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MillsApril 12, 2013
    Best, most tender chicken and pork I've eaten. Extremely generous portion of swordfish. Plates are pricey but could easily feed two.
  • @SlopFunkDust
    @SlopFunkDustFebruary 21, 2013
    ask to sit in Mic Deluxe's section.
  • Matt M.
    Matt McculleyJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your appetite!!!!!
  • Harry B.
    Harry BSeptember 14, 2012
    Went for 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.
  • Lace
    LaceSeptember 10, 2012
    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
  • Mary S.
    Mary SzafraniecAugust 17, 2012
    Sweet potato gnocchi is delicious!!
  • Terri M.
    Terri MAugust 9, 2012
    The lunch buffet is a real deal. Will be crazy busy but worth it.
  • April M.
    April McRaeAugust 3, 2012
    The food is banging !! And ask for Roy . He's the sexiest man there and will give u the full monte if u ask
  • Heather S.
    Heather SuperdockJuly 18, 2012
    The lunch buffet is incredible!
  • Roy S.
    Roy SansburyJune 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Mateo Otto
    Mateo OttoJune 22, 2012
    @ the Cat, sometimes they get fed milk...oh and the charge for bread
  • Stan D.
    Stan DownsJune 10, 2012
    I LOVE this place but had some service issues tonight. Time from seat to food out: 1 hour and 5 minutes.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LopezMay 12, 2012
    Food is good. Service is amazingly slow.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MitchellMay 7, 2012
    Come for lunch, the buffet is full of good food
  • Randy O.
    Randy OBrienApril 28, 2012
    It should be a crime to leave here without trying the seafood bisque.
  • Okie T.
    Okie TiloApril 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The lunch buffet is a must!
  • Okie T.
    Okie TiloApril 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    1 dinner entree is large enough for 2... the gnocchi is heaven!
    813area.comApril 10, 2012
    The lunch buffet is where it's at.
  • John F.
    John FawcettMarch 11, 2012
    Wait staff slow
  • John F.
    John FawcettMarch 11, 2012
    They charge for bread be careful
  • Adam C.
    Adam CarrollMarch 11, 2012
    They charge $3 for bread - at an Italian restaurant. Enough said.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MlinekDecember 27, 2011
    I meant chicken yolanda
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MlinekDecember 27, 2011
    Get the chicken Poland
  • Alison M.
    Alison MyersNovember 30, 2011
    Great place to have dinner (with leftovers) before a show at the Ritz! Ask for Benjamin as a waiter, he rocks!!
  • Gavin P.
    Gavin ParkerNovember 25, 2011
    Lunch buffet is the best deal in Florida
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AustinNovember 17, 2011
    Huge portions, very tasty, nice owner
  • Jacquie P.
    Jacquie PrayOctober 26, 2011
    Portions are quite large...keep that in mind when ordering, or you'll need doggie bags.
  • Jacquie P.
    Jacquie PrayOctober 26, 2011
    The chicken marsala is outrageous. Instead of a side of blah pasta with marinara, ask for papardelle noodles in marsala sauce, yummy.
  • Rose V.
    Rose VasOctober 14, 2011
    going next week for sure with everyone!!
  • Hornblasters
    HornblastersOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Fills up fast!Make a reservation for dinner!
  • Darrell M.
    Darrell MoyersSeptember 22, 2011
    Once the service got going, it was better. Food was excellent and huge portions.
  • Darrell M.
    Darrell MoyersSeptember 22, 2011
    Might be a bad night but just got here and the service has been horrible.
  • rose v.
    rose vasSeptember 11, 2011
    WONDERFUL, like Italy ... but soooooooo much better!!
  • Polar B.
    Polar BillSeptember 5, 2011
    The best Italian food and service in town.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KoontzAugust 7, 2011
    Best Italian in Tampa. Sweet potatoe gnocchi will make you believe in God. Also, flourless chocolate cake is amazing.
  • Rose V.
    Rose VasJune 29, 2011
    Chicken Yolanda OMG looks sooooooooo good!!
  • Hornblasters
    HornblastersJune 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This is delicious food porn. The Chicken Yolanda is the best thing I've ever eaten.
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomJune 21, 2011
    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.
  • jorge i.
    jorge illichMarch 26, 2011
    Dont check in! One step above Olive Garden. Seriously
  • Amy L.
    Amy LetoMarch 19, 2011
    Absolutely everything was wonderful. The portions are huge. The Chicken Parm was like your mom made it.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CorchoMarch 5, 2011
    Try the Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CorchoMarch 5, 2011
    Try the Chicken
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FaraoneFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Gotta love all you can eat lunch!
  • Kristy H.
    Kristy HammonJanuary 5, 2011
    The wild mushroom soup is absolutely amazing!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SiglinDecember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is THE best restaurant in Ybor City!
  • Clayton L.
    Clayton LongDecember 2, 2010
    The lunch buffet is hit or miss. Also, desert is no longer included in the price of the buffet. It's still pretty good food & a good value too. But it is not the same caliber of food as dinner.
  • Sonny D.
    Sonny DelMay 11, 2010
    Chicken Yolanda can feed three easily
  • DJ H.
    DJ HamiltonMay 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Veal Chop. PURE AWESOMENESS
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeyersNovember 30, 2009
    One of the best Italian restaurants in the city!
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