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“What a GEM!”
Review of Alesia

Alesia
Ranked #87 of 931 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 11, 2013

What a treat it was to enjoy a Saturday lunch at Alesia! We've lived in TI for a little over a year now and I have passed Alesia so many times, it just looks so inviting from the outside.

We were not disappointed. Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere inside and out.

We had the summer rolls as our starter. So fresh and you felt good for eating them! The Peanut sauce, you could eat it with a spoon!

Main dishes: Prosciutto Spinach Salad - they even mixed in some spring leaves per my request which was FAB! Please see photo.

Pho soup for my hubs - loved it and slurped up every last drop of the broth :)

With plenty of beverages to choose from, you are sure not to go thirsty either.

So many great things to go back for, we cannot wait until our next visit!

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2  Thank Christina G
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Finally west St Pete has interesting hip and healty food! We are so close to the beaches that locals sometimes succumb to tourist fare and the bland food and service that comes with it, or end up standing around at a chain restaurant in Tyrone with a beeper. Thank you Alesia for hopefully bringing the downtown vibe out west (we need more like you!). Nice wines and ban mi, Pho and noodles - plus some nice breakfasts. France meets Vietnam. Nice outdoor dining in the pation too. This building has been everything from resturants to a motor scooter store..but if Alesia keeps this up, they are here to stay!

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5  Thank BGBurgChick
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We love Alesia. We eat there a lot... and when I say a lot... I mean that the owner and the staff know us. We love it here. Our 5 year old BEGS to go here. When we dont eat in we order out. It is healthy, hip, and after living in London for 4 years, our new "local". We take guests here and everyone loves it. Sometimes our vegetarians leave a bit hungry, but that is the only negative I can think of. This place is the best in St Pete. I wish there were more creative and classy places like this. There is NO old folk feel here. No booths, no trying to be hip... it just is hip, cool, and classy.

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2  Thank neah01
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Even though we visited at an off time, the place was busy. It took a while to get seated and the service was a bit spotty, but the food more than made up for it.

We had the egg rolls, summer rolls. Banh Mi, & Pho. Everything we tried was excellent, fresh, and very tasty. The standouts were the summer rolls (see picture) and the Pho (see picture).

The Alesia Pho was similar to a rare beef noodle soup that you would find in a traditional Vietnamese restaurant, but masterfully prepared by a careful chef. It had a Rich elegant broth teeming with fresh vegetables. If you order it, you will finish every last drop.

The atmosphere is nice and has a good vibe. The prices are reasonable (expect them to go up in the very near future).

It's great to see a solid restaurant in this part of St. Pete. The owners have done a great job. We look forward to coming back and trying other items!

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3  Thank TheTechTravelers
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Alesia is a little gem of a place. It's quite a drive from Tampa but we make the trek when the mood hits for French/Vietnamese food. Everything we have tried has been terrific. The Mi Vit Tiem soup, short ribs and bun are stand outs. We also love the clean simple decor of the dining room and the spacious patio. Last but not least, the prices are incredibly inexpensive for food of this quality. Don't hesitate to give it a try!

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3  Thank bhtpa
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