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IL Ritorno

449 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-897-5900
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Il Ritorno was very disappointing. I booked a reservation for our 25th anniversary based on reviews and the menu, and both my husband and I were looking forward to dinner. We were promptly greeted and escorted to our table. Our appetizer, bone marrow, arrived in an acceptable amount of time and was nice. After the appetizer was cleared away. we... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Being that this was our 46th year if marriage, I thought I should put forth the effort to track down a place that we haven't tried before. Il Ritorno seemed to fit the bill. Let me start off on he downside of the experience. Parking! I hate driving around and around downtown St Pete looking for a spot somewhere in... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

So, Kevin and I have sung the praises of Il Ritorno before, however, I must share the absolutely AMAZING experience we had last night. We were seated, in our favorite spot by the way, and greeted by our server, Mike, who asked immediately if we wanted by name the same bottle of wine we had last time (two weeks ago... More

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was our first visit, after reading all the great reviews it was exciting to try it. The octopus appetizers was to die for. It was so tender and prepared to perfection. We both had fish for our entree, yellowtail snapper and swordfish, but were great. Christiane was our waitress, she was very nice and entertaining as well. I'll definitely... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had dinner there for the first time. Had a great meal and service Food was out standing. You must have their bread. It is outstanding. Short rib raviolis. Light and flavorful Sea scallops were fresh and perfectly cooked Will be going back

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This small casual fine dining restaurant is the gem of downtown st pete. Beach drive may be where the big, well known places are, but this cozy place on central avenue may be the best of the bunch. It's only a matter of time before everyone has heard of il ritorno

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went last night for husband's birthday dinner. Service was personal and added greatly to the occasion. Our daughter had called ahead and ordered us a bottle of very nice Chianti Classico. Their wine list is well rounded and reasonably priced. We ordered and shared an appetizer, broiled octupus; a primi, squid ink cappelini with lobster and a kick of... More

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51 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our party of 3 had: seasonal salad, mussels, caprese, short rib mezzaluna, yellowtail snapper, and scallops. Everything was excellent and the server was knowledgeable and helpful with wine selections. We ordered one dessert to share (the peach/pistachio cake), finished it, then ordered another one! Would have been 5 star if the hostess (who is, I believe, also an owner) was... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a fabulous meal! Their Octopus Puttanesca is to die for...super tender & flavorful. Lovely modern setting with some of the best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Don't miss their mezzaluna pasta or the incredible tiramisu. Excellent wine selection by the glass. Can't wait to go back!

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Bradenton, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Friends invited us to join them for dinner after their neighbors raved about their meal at Il Ritorno. We were not disappointed. The menu is limited, and everything we tried was exceptional. We decided the chef was wisely focusing a a smaller number of outstanding items. Not only was the preparation beautiful, but the food was scrumptious. From the grilled... More

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