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“Excellent food, charming ambiance, amiable hosts”
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Il Muretto Italian Ristorante
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were a group of 5 friends. Ordered wine and several different appetizers and entrees, including a pizza. Marivelioso! I think that says marvelous in Italian. Highly recommended to all.
BUT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 727-223-4917. TRIP ADVISOR HAS IT LISTED INCORRECTLY..

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Something new for Pinellas County. An Italian restaurant, owned and operated by Italians. I say this with reason. This isn't the old, spaghetti and meatballs... worn out dishes that most Americans belive is Italian food. This is how Italians eat! There is a culture to how Italians eat, drink and socialize. The first thing you see when you walk in this gem is the espresso bar... just like in Italy, where you can walk in grab an espresso or capuccino chat with some friends and go on with your day. The decor is modern Italian, a nice bright open place during the day, with outside seating. Perfect for the beautiful nights here in Clearwater. Perfect place to grab a bite to eat before a show at the Capital Theater or some free music on Cleveland St.
Wait staff is friendly, effiecient... Have patience! They are making your food from scratch and have a slight language barrier (They just moved here from Italy)
Now the FOOD... Clean, fresh dishes... decent sized portions (Italians don't eat a pound of pasta at diner) Pizza (Pizze) are served one size, personal.. like in Napoli. Aprrox a 16-18" pizza. Pizza is thin, crisp bottom, perfect amount of sauce and toppings. This avoids pizza being greasy or mushy. Salads are fresh, pasta dishes are authentic and delicious! I didn't have room for dessert, but I will be back for sure! I am sure they do it right... tiramisu, torta, etc :) Try a coffee! Espresso is served short (strong, not bitter and burned) Capuccino is perfecto al'Arianna!
I write this with no affiliation to the restaurant. I am Italian and am very particular about eating out at an Italian restaurant. I have worked in many restaurants in my life... I see this place trying to do it right and I would love to see them succeed!!! I highly suggest giving this place a try and enjoy real Italian food!
Grazie e Mille Tanti

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Reviewed January 9, 2015
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