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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great Location on Beach Drive
1. Great Location on Beach Drive
"Great location across from the water"
John R
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2. Best Pizza in St Pete
2. Best Pizza in St Pete
"best pizza in St Petersburg. Nice restaurant, superb location"
Safari307725
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3. 7-Layer Lasagna
3. 7-Layer Lasagna
"The service in this place is beyond compare. The food was excellant"
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About
Specialties Casual yet urban in feel in the heart of Beach Drive in Downtown St. Petersburg. Smart, friendly service. New World Italian cuisine with modern flair. History Established in 2005. After visiting the Tuscany region of Italy several times, we were hooked. We decided to open a restaurant here in St. Pete and bring a little of Tuscany back with us.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Ate lunch there with friends. Had the meatball grinder and house salad w/ honey basil vinegarette.

Date of visit: October 2020
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rlsanderson41, Owner at BellaBrava, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much!!

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Reviewed March 19, 2020

My wife and I spent a relaxing hour on the "Sidewalks of St. Pete" enjoying lunch at BellaBrava. We had wandered the downtown area and were ready for lunch. It looked good, and proved to be even better. The service was laid-back yet efficient and...friendly. The food: wonderful. We could not have made a better sunny-day lunch-outside choice!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us for dinner. Delightful waitress and manager. Delicious entrees..the chicken piccata and an off thevmenu pasta. Will go again

Date of visit: October 2020
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rlsanderson41, Owner at BellaBrava, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much!!

Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

This is my favorite local Italian resturant. They are open for lunch and dinner and the staff and food are top notch! We love the beef carpaccio appetizer and the spicy pasta. Also, they have a great mozzarella and tomato appetizer and the pizza is...yummy!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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rlsanderson41, Owner at BellaBrava, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Thank you so much William!!

Reviewed September 11, 2020

Every time we have eaten here, we say we should do it more often. The food and service have always been great, and there are enough items on the menu that I want to have that I always have a choice. This time I had...the chicken parm, which is usually a same old traditional Italian stand-by, but here it is huge, with a blend of cheeses, prosciutto, and with a very creamy Alfredo sauce on the pasta. I loved it. As usual, the service was perfect. We need to come here more often.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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rlsanderson41, Owner at BellaBrava, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2020

Thanks so much!!

Reviewed August 19, 2020

Maybe my expectations were too high or my first restaurant visit since the start of Covid. Everything was OK. The pizza, meatballs, and Cacio e Pepe were all missing some magic. Convenient location to Pier, Museum, and other Beach Drive outposts.

Date of visit: August 2020
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rlsanderson41, Owner at BellaBrava, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

Sorry you were not pleased during your visit. We will continue to work very hard to earn back your business.

Reviewed July 17, 2020

Inside and outside seating. Seated in the cool indoors during mid day. Pasta Brava and an excellent Cesar salad with lots to take home. Very good meal. Wait staff very friendly. I will return and recommend to friends and family.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020 via mobile

Excellent pizza and the bolognanese was delicious! Outside service and view exceptional Even in the heat of July they made the outside very inviting

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020

Warm friendly atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Social distancing adhered to. Great service and very attentive staff!! A local favorite!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 11, 2020

Fully meals. Plenty of room. Mostly Italian but I thought the meal was great. Plenty of pasta. Salad was about medium size. Not too small but not huge that you don't have room for the main meal. Definitely a good place for quiet dinner or...causal meal.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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jcgreenleaf
October 29, 2019|
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Response from rlsand | Property representative |
There is street parking on Beach Drive that is metered, and on side streets there is some parking that is free but timed. We have valet parking available with validation for $6 in the evenings and on weekends. Sorry for the... More
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emdayan9
October 5, 2018|
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Response from cheryl b | Reviewed this property |
They do have seating and accommodate large groups. Contact them directly.
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PatrickL5279
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Ghita D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Most restaurants don't do that. Maybe they will do it soon
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