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IL Ritorno

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449 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-897-5900
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High end and delicious

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and we were impressed. This is an expensive, high-end Italian boutique style restaurant. The food was delicious and they even had gluten-free options. An awesome dinner for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Elizabeth L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and we were impressed. This is an expensive, high-end Italian boutique style restaurant. The food was delicious and they even had gluten-free options. An awesome dinner for a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I absolutely LOVE Il Ritorno. The food is like none that I have eaten anywhere. It is not your typical Italian fare. No spaghetti and meatballs. But, instead, it is very high quality food that challenges your taste buds. I have gone many times since I Iive nearby. I have tried different foods each time and have never been disappointed.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We have been trying to eat here for awhile but has not worked out, as they are usually full on Weekends and we rarely plan ahead. We finally had the chance last night, celebrating our Anniversary. We are blessed to have traveled extensively and to have amazing food in all corners of the world. In a word - WOW !... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place only has 10 tables & is not quite in the noisy "restaurant row" of Beach Ave. the service was impeccable. (Thank you, Torian.). I wish I could describe how wonderful the food was, but it's impossible. We started with the cheese board, mussels, and beat salad. Wow! I had rye capellini for my entree & it was fantastic.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have been anxious to dine here after reading several raving reviews in the local publications. We celebrated my daughter's birthday here on a Tuesday night. We were a party of 14. Geoff our server took excellent care of us. The restaurant itself was not crowded that night in fact I think thee may have been one or two other... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I know the title of my review is confusing, but it sums up our varied experiences dining here. The first time we had dinner at Il Ritorno, I thought, "finally a place in Saint Pete that could hold its own in bigger foodie towns the likes of Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, New York"...well you get the idea. So we visited... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

excellent food had the Burrata with heirloom tomatoes excellent our fish dish was yellow tail also excellent and was there on a night they had half of bottled wine.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food, atmosphere, and service were all fantastic. I highly recommend the chef's special. They select the courses for you and all you have to do is enjoy

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Oldsmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great all around dining experience..fabulous food. If you have 6 - 10 people, there is an awesome couch/table in the back that can be reserved.. There is also a great selection of fine wines and draft beers.

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Mount Tabor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've eaten at Il Ritorno once before, and it was time to 'return' for another visit in March of 2015. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. There is a delicate sophistication to this Italian food. You will not be overpowered with heavy red sauces, melted cheeses and garlic. Don't get me wrong - there is a time and place for... More 

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Address: 449 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: 727-897-5900
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 449 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-897-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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