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“Great Local Italian Dine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Petrella's Italian Cafe

Petrella's Italian Cafe
2174 W Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534-9465
(850) 471-9444
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Ranked #66 of 590 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Local Italian Dine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Petrella's continues to provide an great dining experience at a reasonable price. Have never been disappointed and this is a favorite go-to spot and when in the area eat there an average of once a week. Expect a wait at dinner time. They usually feature a special nightly and it will be good. A bit off the usual tourist track but well worth the drive if you are visiting this area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bratt, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Don't Overlook based on Location/Appearance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We get our laundry done in this strip mall and had driven past this little stripmall restaurant for months before deciding to give it a shot. Am I so glad we did!! The best Italian food we've found in the region. We had the special that night, a seafood stuffed shell I don't see on the regular menu that was wonderful beyond words.

The location is drab. The restaurant itself is practical and not fancy. The staff is friendly and efficient. The price is comperable to Macaroni Grill/Olive Garden. But the food - to die for!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A small quaint restaurant . Food very reasonably priced. Had spaghetti and meatballs, the best I've ever had. Daughter had the pizza and it was wonderful. Will go again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pensacola, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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“Small restaurant, Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Petrella's is tucked beside Publix in a strip mall. If you get there much after 5PM expect a wait but it will be well worth it. Have never had a bad meal there in over 5 years of frequent dining. Service is wonderful as is the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Joplin, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We picked Petrella's based on it's close proximity to our hotel and from tripadvisor recommendations and were very pleased with the choice. Their prices are very reasonable for the portion size. We had a variety of items. We had the combo appetizer which included 2 crabcakes, toasted ravioli, fried mozzarella, fried mushrooms, and chicken wings for $11.95. All of it was good. My 6 yr old and I split a combo platter that had alfredo, lasagna, and meat ravioli (you get to pick 3 items of a list of about 8-10. My son got the shrimp salad, which had a lot of shrimp for the price. My husband got the seafood alfredo (scallops, shrimp, and blue crab) and said it was the best he had ever had. Overall we were very pleased with the food and service and would definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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