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Columbia Restaurant

Ybor City Historic District 

A Unique Setting For Your Celebrations, Corporate Events and Holiday Parties

Voted “One of the Best Restaurants for Groups in America” by OpenTable, the original Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City offers the perfect venue for your party or special event. The Columbia is Florida’s oldest restaurant, founded in 1905, and still owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation family members.

Please contact us at 813-248-4961, or at [email protected] for information or to book your event.

Private dining areas are available for your birthday, anniversary, banquet, business lunch, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, holiday or other group event for 10 to 400 people.

Fifteen distinctive dining rooms filled with hand-painted Spanish tiles, beautiful antiques, rich colors and a classic elegance will enhance any gathering. An experienced, on-site catering and banquet staff offers stress-free events.

Meeting space is available for groups of 10-175, and a food and beverage minimum is included in the contract.

Make your event memorable by incorporating our fiery flamenco dance show, offered nightly during dinner except Sunday, a private show also can be arranged.

To have guests remember you long after your event, send them home with unique Columbia mementos such as the history and cookbook, “Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating a Century of History, Culture, and Cuisine.” Signature items such as the Columbia’s Columbia Sangria Mix, 1905 Dressing, and All-Purpose Seasoning also are available. Please click here for gift ideas:

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Offsite Catering

We can also help you with all your offsite catering needs. We offer a full line of catering options, including food, beverage and service. Our staff will coordinate all rental equipment, setup and service. Call us at 813-248-4961, or at [email protected].

Tour Our Dining Rooms

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