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Moscato's Bella Cucina

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475 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-322-4313
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Real Gem

My wife and I have followed Moscatos through all three of its locations. The last one on Central Avenue was mediocre at best. However, the new and larger down the street is superb. We walked in around 5:45 pm on a Wednesday and we're seated right away. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
phmokda
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I have followed Moscatos through all three of its locations. The last one on Central Avenue was mediocre at best. However, the new and larger down the street is superb. We walked in around 5:45 pm on a Wednesday and we're seated right away. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Wine selections by the glass were good... More 

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Saint Petersburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Eating at Moscato's was an odd experience to say the least. We went early on a Friday night recently and the restaurant was at best 20% full. The hostess (whom I think is the owner) really had an attitude that night. She proceeded to seat us at a 2 person booth and I asked if we could sit at a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were seated 55 minutes later than our reservation time and upon being seated were informed that the restaurant was out of shrimp, veal, and bread. (yes, BREAD.). Appetizers came out quickly and were tasty. Entrees came out one at a time over the course of 15 minutes, so several of us sat waiting with a plate of food in... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Been several times, but recently for New Years Eve, so tasty, and my Dad is from Italy. So fresh, made to order, finest quality too. They also will serve Gluten Free pasta for any dish upon request. They just started a new fantastic pastry chef, desert was amazing....don't skip. Service was great, not at all slow for such a busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I am so happy to have found a true italian restaurant in downtown Saint Petersburg in Moscatos. This place is the real deal for REALl italian. Nice portions, great flavor and great service with Nick. He added to my experience by being attentive and fun! we started with the mussel appetizer and it was so great and the sauce was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I've read some disheartening reviews of this restaurant but my experiences have always been truly wonderful. I can't find enough superlatives to describe what I've eaten. The Tuscan style chicken with angel hair pasta is indescribably delicious. The ambience is terrific, the seating quite comfortable and well spaced. It's a lovely restaurant. The servers were always polite and well informed.... More 

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TY1970, Owner at Moscato's Bella Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We truly strive to make our restaurant a pleasurable dining experience. We succeeded often but can't always please everyone. I truly appreciate your unbiased review and look forward to you enjoying many more evenings with us. We hope you come and check out our Underground lounge and our new menu items we have... More 

Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went New Years Eve, sat a table for ten minutes and not one server greeted . It wasn't busy and they had plenty of servers.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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781 reviews 781 reviews
637 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We watched this place as it was completed over time, hoping for a good Italian restaurant in St. Pete---we got just OK. The décor and design are wonderful. However, the food was just OK. The menu was fine, but the food lacked good Italian flavor. The Bolognese sauce was thin and not very good in flavor. The Italian sausage had... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Last night my husband and I returned to this restaurant which I have reviewed several times. An abrupt woman walked up to us and said, didn't ask, "Reservation or a walk-in" as she looked at the people walking in behind us. I laughed and said "well, we walked-in and no reservation so I guess we're walk-ins." I was caught off... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went here for dinner last night with a large group of women. The ambience of the restaurant was very nice, the bar was just the right size and perfect for friends to sit and talk before going to dinner. An added plus was that they had Peroni on tap. The Pasta Alfredo I had was delicious, and the dishes that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 475 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-322-4313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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