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Review of BellaBrava

BellaBrava
Ranked #25 of 1,005 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Ave NE
Transit: Looper Trolley Stop 4, Museum of Fine Arts, Beach Dr
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

Food was OK but nothing to make me go back. We ordered the lasagna and the Osso buco and we weren’t impressed. Server was really nice but we were expecting better food.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank teffy28
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

Located on Beach St in the downtown waterfront. I was solo and looking for a good Italian meal in a warm and inviting setting for a meal at the bar. I enjoyed a glass of wine and a pasta pie dish with rigatoni and Italian sausage. Tasty and filling. SUGGESTION: the only thing that deterred from this warm and inviting dining experience was the lack of uniforms for wait staff. Please consider black pants, white shirt, or the like to pull-through this final element of a nice restaurant. The denim shirt on one guy and untucked shirt under a sweater on another, just doesn’t convey the type of dining experience this warm inviting restaurant represents.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank MEOLZ
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Had the Osso buco and was told that it came with Marsala sauce.
It didn't.
It was way overcooked, as were the mixed, roasted, dry veggies, with very little flavor.
Salad was average.
Wine was good.
Now for the upside.
My friend's soup was good, as was his pasta.
Pasta was not over cooked and had good flavor.
Look, this, in my opinion, is a bar, serving average food, in their rear rooms with good drinks.
Service was good.
Maybe other menu items are better, but we won't be back to find out.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank jcgreenleaf
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

It is a very nice, well located and very well attended Italian restaurant. We tried the mushroom pizza and the carpaccio both were excellent!!!!! We went for Sunday late lunch

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank wiznitzerm
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Really tasty. I had the salmon. One of the best. My wife enjoyed the Margherita pizza. Good prices. Nice location. But we ended up sitting next to two very noisy tables.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank AhmadFaruqui
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