We were looking for Italian food, and happened upon Moscato's Bella Cucina. Noticing a Trip Advisor sticker on their window, we knew that was a good sign! We were so WOWED and AWED that we returned 3 times during our holiday. Would've eaten there every day, except they were closed over Christmas to honor their familia. We thought it was another good sign-the owners taking time out for the important things in life.
The owners, Bill and Yolanda and their lovely daughter Allesondra greet their guests with such warmth and friendliness, we felt like we were invited into their home. The cafe is small but elegant and comfortable and nicely decorated.
Bill is the main chef and he has such passion and respect for food, it translates into a truely amazing experience for the diners. He makes from scratch and on site: pasta (fettucine and angel hair), bread, sausage, meatballs, all sauces and salad dressings. The home-made bread is so fresh and delicious, we had to stop ourselves from asking for more and spoiling our appetite...it was so tempting. The salads tasted (and looked) freshly picked and the dressings were to-die-for. The soups are hearty and flavorful. The pizza was the best I have tasted since we visited a pizza parlour in Little Italy in NYC. Actually it was better! Bill makes his own crust and it is divine. The toppings were fresh and tasty. We also consumed a few meals of the worlds best pasta! The aroma as it was brought to the table was mouth-watering. The flavours were a joy to the palate. We thought we were in heaven!! All the portions were generous and filling. Try to find some room for their desserts and coffees. We weren't able to, but will try on our next holiday!
Prices are incredibly reasonable and the presentation is beautiful. There is live music on friday and saturday nights. The service, and quality of food, in our opinion, is the very best in all of St Petes, and thats says it all, as there are many good places to eat in this city. We can't wait to return! Outstanding!
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