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“Wow - Northern and Southern Italian Cuisine doesn't get much better than this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BellaBrava

BellaBrava
204 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-895-5515
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Ranked #27 of 744 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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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.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wow - Northern and Southern Italian Cuisine doesn't get much better than this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The food, wait staff and charm of this downtown St. Pete eatery is well worth the wait but I recommend reservations. Ask for server: 'Liss'. She's awesome!

Visited February 2013
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“Good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Honestly I heard a lot of hype from this restaurant. Located on the water the decor is very elegant and creates a great mood to dine. It's very small so you can hear other tables conversation. The menu is veggie friendly and has many options. Service was great as well. Food was good but I could probably make similar at home. Overall you're paying more for the "foofy" experience and presentation than the food itself. Good, probably would not return if I was hungry for a tasty and plentiful meal. I ordered the pasta and the plates were small like appetizers. Good but not great.

Visited April 2013
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“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Sunday night. Very crowded, but we only had to wait about 20 minutes to get seated (did not have a reservation). We both ordered the Chicken Marsala entree, which was delicious. Very tastefully decorated restaurant. Would definitely recommend to others!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Italy
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Lobster Mac & Cheese!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The food here is just wonderful! I had the lobster mac and cheese with truffle sauce that was to die for. It has a nice ambiance, out door seating, knowledgeable staff. They make good drinks but I feel like they're a little pricey; still delicious though. Definitely worth checking out, just be prepared to want to go back!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Impulse Pranza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Walking the streets of St Pete, we decided for a respite from the heat with an early lunch at BellaBrava (indoors). I had the Margherita Flatbread ($6.99) and my husband had the Hot Sicilian Flatbread ($8.99) and we both opted for the House Misticanza salad. My husband was not prepared for the true heat of the Hot Sicilian (banana peppers) but enjoyed the rest of the meaty pizza. I found the Margherita lacking in flavor (more basil perhaps? some garlic?) but the portion was more than adequate for lunch and the price. Service was very pleasant and efficient.

Visited April 2013
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