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Petrella's Italian Cafe

2174 W Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534-9465
(850) 471-9444
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Ranked #23 of 552 restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Pensacola, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have never had a bad experience at Petrella's. It gets crowded and you will have a wait if you get there much past 5PM. If you live in Pensacola, this is one of the best Italian restaurants in this area. The food is great and in my experience, consistent as well as a great value for the price. The portions... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Only one word to describe Petrella's--SUPERB! Everything I have ever eaten at Petrella's has been excellent. The salads and bread are perfect. The entrees are always superb.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

As mentioned by others, this is a casual restaurant located in a strip mall at the corner of Pine Forest and Nine Mile Road and well worth the drive from anywhere in the Pensacola area. Also, as others have stated, it fills up fairly early with many locals by 5-6pm even on weekday nights. I have eaten here maybe two... More

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New Orleans
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Take the drive! Its about 20 minutes out of downtown Pensacola, but man..... you wont leave unhappy. Yea....the review below hit on some points... It's not spotless, It could use an update on the décor, bla bla bla.. I went with a group, we all ordered something different and passed the plates around. EVERYTHING was good. No... everything was great.... More

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Pace, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate lunch at Petrella's today for the first time. Shared an appetizer of fried calamari with marinara. Very light and delicious. Husband enjoyed his "daily special" of crab and shrimp manicotti with real crabmeat. My chicken parm was tasty and fork tender. Both lunch portions were dinner size and came with salad and garlic bread. We both chose Greek salads... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

According to, “Petrellas Italian Café” This restaurant is named after Premetta & Dominick Petrella Both were born in Italy and immigrated to the United States, arriving in New York around 1910. They later met in Birmingham, Alabama in a restaurant owned by Premetta's mother. After being wed, they settled in Pensacola, sometime before 1930. I arrived at this location around... More

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St. Thomas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Petrella's is great! I had the eggplant parm and it was to die for! Great portion size & a great price too! The cannoli was perfection!!! We just ordered take-out on a whim - but now we have found one of our new favorite spots!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you are traveling and you are sick of the fast food places at every gas station, this is perfect, a very yummy italian place great service and food came out quickly, very good taste, we recommend the white pizza, it was delicious

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Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We enjoyed our dining experience at Petrella's. Good food, service, price and atmosphere. We are looking forward to our next dining experience at Petrella's.

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Pensacola, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had heard from 2 other couples that Petrella's was THE place for Italian in Pensacola so I went with big expectations. I ordered Veal Parmesan which was a great price at $13.95 compared to Macaroni Grill at $28. It was good, but only average really after all I had heard. Their Greek salad was the best part of the meal... More

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