Gratzzi Grille
Gratzzi Grille

Gratzzi Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gratzzigrille.com/
  • Phone: 7276239037
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Tony Mangiafico
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Dominic 7276239037

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Ave South
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have parkling on the adjacent streets as well as complimentary parking on the weekends on the first floor of the parking garage directly across the street from our restaurant.
A word from Gratzzi Grille
If you're craving classic Italian food in a classy environment, Gratzzi Italian Grille is the place to eat. Choose from your favorite sultry pasta, meat dishes, including chicken, seafood and veal among others. Gratzzi's menu offers an array of feasts to satisfy your Italian cravings, which also includes classic insalatas and paninis for lunch and dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Gratzzi Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (37)special occasion (36)good for groups (26)notable wine list (24)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (19)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was my second visit to Gratzzi and it certainly won't be my last. The menu offerings are a nice variety, though both visits I was easily seduced by the specials - and they were both outstanding. The short rib risotto I had last winter and the purses with seafood I enjoyed the other night were both delicious, and I understand why the Italian wedding soup is a favorite. The serving sizes are substantial and the service is friendly and very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, consistently excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Have dined many times at Grazzi and it is always consistently excellent. The menu is varied and interesting with great Italian specialties. The "Bada bing" is a flaming delight prepared table side in a huge round of Regianno cheese that's a great Pasta appetizer for the whole table. A good wine list of reasonably priced domestic and Italian. Plus, go on Monday and all wines under $100 are half price!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic and Authentic
    Bobby48
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You can feel the energy when you open the door and then know you are in for a great experience when you are greeted by a lovely hostess and a mature gentlemen, Domenic, who happens to be the owner. The service was prompt and professional, the food divine. Put it on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite Italian restaurant
    mmmItalian
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This has been a favorite of mine for many years. It's too popular now, so inside is very loud. But on a nice day, outside tables work well! The wait staff is always attentive and pleasant. You must get a reservation on almost any night, but especially on theater nights or when things are happening downtown in St. Pete. (Which is quite a lot!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!
    Kirk
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The owner and his manager are outstanding! The food is better than my food in Italy a few months back! I asked my partner to marry me at Gratzzi 4 months ago and these folks made the occasion even more special!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch hit the Spot
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Nice relaxing lunch at one of my favorite spots. Food and service is always spot on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but been better
    ronj
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent but served warm not hot. Too hungry to send back and have others at table wait to eat. Advised mgr who said will make good but the kitchen should not send the meal out warm and server should have noticed. Spoiled a great night out and dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get enough
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is my go to place for great food and great service. They always shine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Experience
    foodlover13
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ordered Veal Parmesan with red sauce on the side (aka fried veal). Waiter brought it to the table with red sauce and didnt even remember that it was ordered with sauce on the side (or he was playing dumb). We asked that the kitchen redo it as this was a stomach sensitivity issue. Order came back 10 minutes later with the same veal with the sauce poorly washed off. DISGUSTING!!! Waiter admitted it was the same entree previously served. Other 3 diners had mediocre food. The ribs that are supposedly the house special were dry and the salmon was fishy and not fresh. What a poor experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Several years ago on a yearly trip to St. Petersburg, we found Gratzzie because we were in a "veal" mood and our original restaurant choice did not serve veal. Finding Gratzzie was the best 2nd choice. The Veal Marsala and Veal Parmesan are the best we have ever had. We now plan to visit Gratzzie whenever we are in St. Petersburg or Tampa. Service has always been good. However, it has become so popular that reservations are a must. We recommend Gratzzie highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is my favorite place in St. Petersburg. Great atmosphere, food and service. Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Too noisy. Too noisy, Too noisy. Too noisy. Too noisy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Progressive Italian
    Luby
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I love grazzi! Home made pasta and great selection from the grill- both land and sea. The service is great, even tableside for the Bada-bing complete with giant cheese wheel and flames. On a recent visit the management brought us house made limoncello shots. Great way to end a meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BOBBY
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was in St.Pete back in March of 2013 and when I returned the first thing I did was go on line to make a reservation and I was glad I did. My meal was as good the second time as it was the first. One thing for sure the next time I'm in St. Pete I will eat at Grattzi. The staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service - Walked Out Hungry!
    Kevlanm
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We arrived on Sunday at 5:30p for a pre-show dinner and were seated immediately. Our server stopped by right away and told us about their specials, which sounded great. We ordered drinks and when we didn't get them after 15 minutes we realized he was also working a room with a private party. When he brought our drinks the glasses weren't even half full. We ordered an appetizer and then waited. After almost 40 minutes with no visit and no appetizer and not even some bread - which everyone around us had gotten from their servers - we told him we were going to leave because he was obviously too busy. He said "ok" and we got up and left. What a disappointment! Had to rate the food even though we didn't have a bite of anything.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Not as good as the original but worth going to.staff needs to be more professional
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Slice of Italy in St. Petersburg
    Ilivetoeat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Every aspect of this restaurant was delightful. It was an easy walk from the Renaissance Savoy and other establishments on the waterfront. We opted for the "side" room as the dining room with the bar was quite noisy. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The menu offers great diversity. Best of all, the food was outstanding. Three of us shared all dishes and our waitress accommodated that very nicely. It was Monday night, so bottles of wine were half price. Since it was my husband's birthday, he received a complimentary tiramisu and we all received complimentary Limoncello--the best we'd had since Italy! We'll definitely return on our next trip to St. Petersburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hurray for Gratzzi's
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great meal great service - This is my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan NY Diner in St Pete FL
    NYCDINERVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Flew in from NYC for business. This restaurant was rated well and I was not disappointed. Great service, good food and reasonable prices..what more can I say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uh oh......
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Grattzi fans in a big way. last visit may signal a serious decline in oversight and execution. Seated near our reservation time. Nothing for 20 mins. Wife followed with host. Rude, glib and condescending response. Wait for your waiter! I followed with host explaining decorum. Waiter shows. Says pro ball player causing distraction. Who cares? We order a nice bottle. 20 minutes until our glib and disinterested server shows. 25 minutes for food. Specialty salad not delivered. Entrees come. Saved the evening. Food very good. After 20 more minutes I had to go pull waiter from bar to get check. Says he is taking specialty salad off Bill due to delays. Surprised when I point out we didn't get. Offers plonk bottle. Really? We will be back...once.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    crashdad
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    From the minute we walked in we were treated like family. The service was exceptional and at times was as entertaining as a comedy show. The food was amazing. Their homemade mozzarella was as creamy and smooth as silk. The chicken marsala was delicious. But nothing prepared us for the experience of the Bada Bing. So many layers of flavor going on in a dish that is Flambeaued tableside. An amazing meal finished with homemade lemoncello and a wonderful tiramisu. We will definitely be returning to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner
    Oinkoink1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    After a Rays game we walked to this restaurant from our hotel. Everything was delicious! A very nice dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the best
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Gratzzi never lets me down. Their food is awesome, the service is great and the price is spot on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get enough
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Gratzzi never lets me down. Their food is awesome, the service is great and the price is spot on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT SO FAST
    Cris
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had read a review on open table that talked about the service being so incredibly fast. Too fast for their liking. After reading that review I said to myself no way its that bad. Guess what. ITS THAT BAD! Let's just say for a minute the food is decent and maybe it is, but I certainly didn't get to enjoy it. I came in on a Sunday night at 9pm. Reasonable time for dinner. It's not like I snuck in at quarter to 10 and decided to have a full course meal. We were so rushed. Our server was literally running back and forth. Never offered us bread. Didn't read any specials. She rushed out orders and took our food before we were even done. Unfortunately the quality of the meal wasn't enough to overlook the worst service I've ever experienced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    On vacation for a class. Googled for a good Italian restaurant to try and this one got good reviews so decided to try. You won't be disappointed. Food was awesome! It's pretty loud so not for a quiet romantic evening but that's ok:)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there
    lynnVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a party of seven on a saturday early. Place was packed so needed a reservation. Service was perfect and food hot correct and tasty. Lemon cello cake was the best. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Menu is Great
    JackPat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came early this time and were rewarded with great food at very good prices. The early bird menu is exceptional. As usual we enjoyed the Italian fare and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful ambience
    fsulil
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have gone with a group of women several times. The staff is always gracious, doesn't mind separate checks, and treats us royally. I love the white tablecloths and real napkins. That is the sign of a fine restaurant. Don't forget the wonderful food, too. It it not pretentious, but has all the feeling of a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PaisleyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a new restaurant we have tried, and now have been 4 or 5 times because the food is great, they have a happy hour, and we thoroughly enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frenetic paced restaurant
    ucfphd
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Gratzzi Grill was way too fast paced for its size and capacity. The staff was running around rushing the patrons thru their meals. Our waiter must have spent a total 4 minutes with us the entire night. He threw the drinks down on the table and ran on. When he brought our soup, he almost splashed it all over my date, but didn't even notice because he droped it and left for another table. Overall, the food was incredible but the atmosphere was much too loud and chaotic. This was on a week day. I'd hate to be there on the weekend. A few days later we went to another Italian restaurant by the Pier. There were twice as many people and half the service staff, but the service was much more friendly and the atmosphere was romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stoney
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were first-timers. Loved the food, service, and look of the restaurant. The only negative things I would have to say, are the noise level was pretty high (but what can you do?), and it was definitely too warm in the restaurant. I think ceiling fans in the smaller room would remedy that.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food continues to be good at the restaurant. I felt a bit rushed to leave because they had a line of people waiting to get in and we had barely finished our meal when it was made clear that we should leave.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Took my Sister here earlier in the week and the rest of her family showed up later in the week. She raved about how good Gratzzi was so we went back again to cap of their vacation. Didn't have to twist my arm to go twice on one week!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best places in Tampa Bay
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Delicious, beautifully presented food. Warm, welcoming staff. What else could you wish for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Gratzzi's is by far the best downtown STP restaurant. I took my sister here who was visiting from out of town and she wants to go back one more time before she heads home! I highly recommend Gratzzi! Give it a try if you have not had an opportunity to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Loulee
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our meal was perfect except for the noise. A few noise reducers would help. There were times I couldn't hear the person next to me. Great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good italian food, noisy bar
    burner926
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our first trip to St. Petersburg and were craving Italian food, and Gratzzi Grille fit the bill. Good Italian dish-based menu, and my wife had the special -- truffle-stuffed pasta purses with lobster sauce. I had the gnocchi Pugliese and we were both happy with our choices. We were seated at the windows, but near the bar. Although it was a Thursday night, and we realize it's a college town, it was still WAY too noisy and packed to have a quiet dinner where we were seated.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was awesome. Service indifferent. There was an extended wait time for everything. The waiter largely ignored us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    bobbyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a Great Birthday dinner. Food was excellent and service attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.