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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
727-894-4429
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 19
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  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view of the marina

While my partner and I were taking a sailing course we had two opportunities to eat at this bistro. The food is good, the service was good and the atmosphere is what you can expect at a marina. We were in a rush and our waitress did everything possible to get us in and out as quickly as possible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Marlene T
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Ottawa, Canada
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Tampa, Florida
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Last night, Tuesday 9/1/2015, I ordered the Seafood Pasta with Pesto for $20. It was 'horrible' because the pasta and seafood were basically in a 'soup' or 'bucket' of oily pesto that just looked like a big barf of food put together in a plate. We also ordered the Yucatan Egg Rolls which were DEEP FRIED! when I had this... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While my partner and I were taking a sailing course we had two opportunities to eat at this bistro. The food is good, the service was good and the atmosphere is what you can expect at a marina. We were in a rush and our waitress did everything possible to get us in and out as quickly as possible. We... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I very rarely give such a poor review...but they need to close their doors. I've been frequenting this venue for several years now...and after the chef from years ago left it has done nothing but go downhill. At first...it was the place to go for amazing food, craft drinks, and atmosphere. We could dock our boat right there and have... More 

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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I ordered a ceasar salad chicken but this one was way to salt. I think a couple of people of the staff didn't feel like to work. They were friendly but not really enthousiastic. We want to pay but it took a very long time before they get the card. Maybe we just had a bad day. The location and... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My daughter and I had lunch here. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and great view of the marina. Our waitress recommended the Blackened Salmon Carbonara. It was prepared with bacon, garlic, red onion, roasted red pepper and cheese tortellini in a creole bruschetta sauce and was absolutely delicious! I never eat salmon, but thought I try it. Can't wail to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The did is really good and you are right on the water. The have a good Sunday brunch and is a great place to sit outside and dine

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Have eaten here many times, this visit was business dinner. Since it was late, I ate somewhat light having ceviche (some of the best you will ever have) and the ahi tuna salad. The tuna was fresh and seared, the lettuce crisp. My associate had the lobster bisque and a grouper meal with veggies. All was good. Awesome view of... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Looking for a casual place and read the reviews. Great view dockside at the marina on the bay. Expected the usual casual fare, but discovered unique items that were wonderful. The Yucatan spring rolls had a great fusion of flavors that were enhanced even more by the sauce. Grouper Palmodoro was light and perfectly cooked. They have lots of staff... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We boated in and tied up at the city pier. Walked over and got seated in about ten minutes. Beer was cold (very hot day) and our waitress was fast and funny. Food was good, fish in particular, while my brother opted for a Hamburger. He was disappointed, overcooked and not properly blackend. His fries were good. My house salad... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We enjoyed dinner at sunset on the deck. Our server Jess was accommodating and fast and the food and Ultimate Margarita were both outstanding. I forgot my credit card but they had it waiting for me when I came to pick it up next morning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-894-4429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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