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“Small place, big taste.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petrella's Italian Cafe

Petrella's Italian Cafe
2174 W Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534-9465
(850) 471-9444
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Ranked #70 of 612 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews
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“Small place, big taste.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It's appropriate that this restaurant is located next to a Publix grocery store considering how fresh everything tastes. I've been enjoying this restaurant for years and I've never had a bad experience. If you want the best veal marsala in town, look no further. It's my "go to" dish. My wife loves the Chicken Torrino. They also have excellent calzones. For the brave, you can try and take down "The Godfather", a huge calzone filled with toppings and cheese. Service is friendly and prompt. Prices are very reasonable. Just a fine dining experience.

Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Oh, that sauce!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

The strip shopping center won't win any beauty contests, but the food is a Gold Medal candidate! The Italian red sauce is amazing! The fried cheese was delicious! Service was prompt & friendly.

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Pensacola, Florida
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“Never have gotten a bad choice here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is a great place to eat Italian. The salads are wonderful. Their specials are delicious as well as menu items. We have never gotten anything bad here. We usually have leftovers, too.

  • Visited July 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Comfort food done right!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Very casual dining. Friendly service. We waited 25 minutes, and it was worth it! Cozy setting. Good vino & fine aps (we had the fried cheese - excellent)! Next came the pasta ... Everyone was happy!!! Go & enjoy!

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Seattle, Washington
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“Great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This restaurant was up the road from the hotel I stayed in, so my friend and I decided to get a quick lunch here.
I ordered the special for the day - tilapia stuffed with crab over pasta. The fish was tender and tasted great, and the whole meal was only $7 - awesome value!
I would recommend this if you're looking for good food and a casual experience.

  • Visited July 2012
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