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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 #33 of 557 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise! We stopped by on Monday night, Labor Day! Everyone was was so friendly and the food was Great! We will put this on our list of Great Little Secrets... And share with everyone!

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123 reviews 123 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was excited to try this restaurant based upon the positive reviews, but honestly, we weren't really impressed. My eggplant parmesan was just deep fried, then sauce and cheese were put on it, and I'm assuming it was put under the broiler. It wasn't baked like it's supposed to be. As a result, it has a greasy taste to it... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I wish I could rave about Petrella's being as good as others seem to think but I'm afraid it isn't even the best in Pensacola. This was our (my wife and my) first visit to Petrella's. We started with an order of Bruchetta. We were surprised that we didn't receive the traditional pieces of Italian bread covered with Pesto and... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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 restaurant reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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