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204 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Ranked #21 of 723 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Ave NE
Transit: Looper Trolley Stop 4, Museum of Fine Arts, Beach Dr
Description: Contemporary Italian fare with a New World interpretation. Extensive beer & wine selection. Outdoor seating on beautiful Beach Drive.
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82% Recommend
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We've tried this place twice now, and both times, it was just okay. This last time we went, I ordered what they called the tomato bisque. It was more like a tomato puree. There was no cream in it whatsoever, and the very definition of bisque is that it is creamy. There are better restaurants in the area. I'd pass.

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rlsand, Owner at BellaBrava, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm am of course disappointed that you were not completely satisfied with your soup, as many others find it to be one of their favorites. I do wish to correct your statement that there is "no cream in it whatsoever." This is incorrect. We put 4 cups of cream in every batch and perform line... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent experience ... Great all the way around! our food was great, and excellent value. we will return! No doubt!

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The experience was great. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait, but no sooner had we gotten our drinks from the bar than our table was ready. For appetizers, we shared the mussels and the ahi tuna carpaccio. The mussels were quite a large serving and delicious. The only problem was that it came with two tiny... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bella Brava has become my go-to restaurant in downtown St Pete. What keeps drawing me back is their excellent varied menu as well as moderate pricing. When the weather permits, we love to sit outside and people watch. Makes every meal feel like a special occasion!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate at BellaBrava this past weekend had a great meal. It's been a while since either of us have been to BellaBrava but can't wait to return. We shared a few appetizers and a margarita pizza they were excellent, this is new favorite date night spot.

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Clearwater, FL
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My friend has been recommending that we try this place for years. Every time we go to St. Pete for a bite, we end up at one of two very popular places down the street. This was a delightful change of pace. We ate at the bar and enjoyed awesome cocktails and sangria. I loved the sausage lentil soup so... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was in St Pete for business this past week, ate at Bella Brava on the recommendation of friends that live in town. I ate at the bar as I usually do when traveling and was greeted by friendly, smiling faces. The service was excellent and so was the food. The bartender - I believe her name was Rachel recommended... More

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loved everything about Bella Brava! Great location, excellent service, good prices and mouth-watering food! We will definitely return when we visit the area again.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been going to Bella Brava for a couple of years now. Anytime, I have friends or family in town I take them to this AWESOME place called Bella Brava. The staff was fantastic great service and attention to detail. The food just rocks!!!! I just had to write this review immediately after turning home from eating there today.... More

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Tampa, FL
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154 reviews 154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very loud; difficult to converse across the table. Service was decent. Mussels appetizer was good. Pizza was distinctly mediocre.

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