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Moscato's Bella Cucina

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475 Central Ave Ste 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3846
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting something delicious and instead we got raw chicken, flavorless shrimp scampi with over cooked pasta, rationed bread ( they charge you extra if you want more bread), and a long wait for your meal. For the price at almost $30 a plate I was expecting something delicious instead we left hungry and disappointed. There are better places... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Totally unexpected! We had dinner at this wonderful Italian restaurant. At 9:00 some sweet jazz/blues music started to waft up from below. Who knew that there were basements in St Petersburg?? The band was amazing and the ambience reminds me of the excellent jazz clubs in Chicago. Definitely something to experience on a Saturday night (and the Pinot Noir was... More 

Thank Sandy B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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161 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went with another couple. We were looking for a place near an art gallery opening that we were attending. Moscato's was a great place. We were all impressed and we all cleaned our plates! After dinner we headed downstairs to listen to jazz. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night in St Pete.

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Thank prettywoman65
Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Do NOT eat here! They served my friend raw chicken. Literally the chicken was NOT cooked at all. She could not cut into it. So I turned my phone flashlight on (due to dim lighting in restaurant). It was not cooked at all. Absolutely NOT acceptable! I wanted to leave, but my friend was embarrassed since we already ordered. They... More 

Thank Ava289
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Moscato's is my favorite Italian restaurant in St Pete. The pasta is all made in-house and the sauces are magnificent. The owner is a butcher, so if there's a meat special it's usually worth a try!

Thank John M
Manchester, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We were looking for Italian food while on vacation in the area and found Moscato's in St Pete. Good find. It was a Tuesday night and we were seated right away. We had the bruschetta as an appetizer and it was very good. A salad came with the meal and I had the Caesar salad which was very fresh and... More 

Thank RHR3
Effingham, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Dont wait for a table to open up this place has plenty of seating and gets you in right away. The food was excellent. The bread to start you off and drinks were well made and selection was excellent. Will come back for sure.

Thank Kevin R
Peoria, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Had dinner at Moscato's, and it was wonderful! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a warm welcome, ordered cold cocktails, and had a delicious meal. Next, we headed to the basement for live music and more cocktails. This place should not be missed! Terrific!

Thank rooski729
St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Rarely do my husband and I agree on restaurants but we will be returning to Moscato's again and again. The most reasonably priced restaurant in St Pete. When we saw the prices we expected mediocre food. We were pleasantly surprised. The vegetarian selection was great! My husband had Shrimp Linguini. The pasta was cooked to perfection. Everything is created in-house.... More 

Thank kshawn
Palm Harbor, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Had been looking forward to this visit as had heard that there was a unique combination, for this area, of good food and live jazz. Unfortunately neither turned out to be the case. Restaurant was too noisy. Service very slow and inattentive. Food quality inconsistent. One entrée, truffle ravioli, was excellent. Other, Tuscan pasta, was inedible. We mentioned this to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Central Ave Ste 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3846
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-322-4313

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?