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Paciugo

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300 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-209-0298
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 423
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite gelato!

I have eaten a lot of ice cream in my day including plenty of gelato in Italy, but this is the best I've ever had! There were 32 flavors to choose from and they were beautifully displayed. Every kind we tried was so creamy and flavorful, that we ended up getting another piccolo cup. I was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2014
Summer115
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have eaten a lot of ice cream in my day including plenty of gelato in Italy, but this is the best I've ever had! There were 32 flavors to choose from and they were beautifully displayed. Every kind we tried was so creamy and flavorful, that we ended up getting another piccolo cup. I was very excited to find... More 

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Thank Summer115
Palm Harbor, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

great selection and quality. Great location with outside seating, clean, friendly. Located in great part of St. Pete

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Thank bodietip
New York
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Not really sure how gelato should taste, but mine was good. Just stopped in to get a cup while visiting the area.

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Thank Cabo07
St. Petersburg, Florida
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Finally! Real-deal gelato. It is much creamier yet lower in fat than ice cream. Calling it ice cream is akin to calling a hamburger steak. Violet is a palate-cleansing favorite...get past the purple color and sample it for a guilty pleasure you will want to experience again and again. Outdoor seating is available which overlooks the waterfront park.

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Thank GoBucsGoRays
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Icecreams are absolutely delicious, portions are generous, flavors and creaminess are superb. For exemple, with the flavour of Chocolate there are at least 4 varieties, all spetacular.

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Thank Berendo
Washington, DC
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've really enjoyed every Paciugo I've gone to. They make good gelato. The St. Pete's location gets extra kudos for working effortlessly through a holiday crowd.

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Thank fude4thot
St. Petersburg, Florida
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

As a vegan, I love their dairy free and sugar free gelatos. The Strawberry Balsamic and Chocolate are my favorite in the piccolo size. Just outside is great Beach Drive people watching too...It's a perfect finale to any meal!

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Thank Jacqueline D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

OK, did I say GREAT?. Best Gelato ever. I love ice cream and will go out of my way to go here. When I am downtown, I will always come here. It's worth waiting in line, it's worth what might seem to be pricey delights. Go here before or after a movie or theater downtown. Great location, wonderful staff and... More 

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Thank sokemike
Auburndale, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly. They let us sample before choosing and provided suggestions. The gelato was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Melann543
Largo, Florida
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you're in the Tampa/Clearwater area, it's worth a trip to downtown St. Pete's for the excellent gelato at Paciugo. You can taste any of their large selection before you make your final choice. And you can combine flavors so you don't have to commit to just one! I highly recommend the pistachio. You can eat in air conditioned comfort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-209-0298

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?