Best Italian in Town
Excellent chow here.... everything you would want in a neighborhood Italian restaurant. This place is real Italian, not fussy... and prices are very moderate considering the quality... also, most dished come with a salad or soup. Definitely try the Italian wedding soup... maybe the best thing I had there... amazingly good. We had to try the Bada Bing Pasta... we shared it as an app... it's all it's cracked up to be... great concept and so good... highly recommended. Only the duck entree was so so.
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience.
Excellent dining experience. I was on vacation in Treasure Island and found this restaurant on Open table. It was well worth the trip to down town St Pete. Best Italian wedding soup I ever tasted.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gratzzi's My go to eat place!
Gratzzi's is the one place in Downtown St. Pete that I make a point to eat at. They never disappoint and always have great specials. The menu itself is chalk full of great meals. Service is spot on.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good as Little Italy in NYC
I'm a New Yorker and regularly eat at terrific Italian restaurants. Gratzzi is as good as the best restaurant's in NY's Little Italy! From start to finish, the dining experience was superb. We were celebrating my mother's 92nd birthday and my aunt's 90th birthday and the staff was appropriately attentive, the food was excellent (don't miss the mushrooms stuffed with crab meat and covered with melted parmesan cheese) and the wine list was substantial and very reasonably prices. The house-made pasta was excellent. Three of us had a delicious pasta entree which had tiny baskets of delicate pasta filled with house-made ricotta cheese, large scallops, crabmeat and a very light cream sauce. Also, the service was truly outstanding!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the scallops
Food was wonderful. Best scallops I've had in a long while. Fantastic service and romantic atmosphere. Will go back next time we're in St. Pete.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gratzzi: a gem!
My favorite restaurant in St Pete: Gratzzi Grille! Be sure to try the Bada Bing pasta, which they make right by your table, as an appetizer for your whole group -- if you're three or more. It's delicious, made in a wheel of parmesan that they bring right to you. A little rich as the primary course, but great as an appetizer. We always feel treated well there, as if they are eager to accommodate our tastes. Wonderful house salad. Tasty soup. I love having a meatball and sausage with their red sauce over whole wheat pasta. Or their fish, always fresh -- and with a great garlic tomato sauce. Consistently a tasty meal, and a nice ambiance. Occasionally a little noisy. I prefer sitting in a booth.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, great server
Wonderful food, great server and excellent wines.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always tops on my list
I am a regular at Gratzzi and will continue to be. They are bar far the most consistent restaurant that I know of. From the quality and selection of food to the service from the moment you step in the door to the moment you leave.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. Wine and food portions are very generous. Order Bada Bing for an appetizer to share! We'll return--- :)
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too much of a good thing?
My only complaint is that there were so many people in the room they put us in initially (which is quite a nice room) that the noise level was unbearable. We asked and were immediately reseated in a somewhat less nice area (outside the corridor leading to the washrooms) but at least we could hear each other. Hard to criticize a restaurant for being too popular. The food was, as always, excellent and our waitress attentive and helpful.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and service
Food was delicious and service was very good. We had a great time
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gratzzi never disappoints. Great food, great service, everything was awesome. One of my favorites. Much better than its old location.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been there three times now
Been there three times now and with every visit it gets better and better.
Items on the menu are absolutely delish. I look forward to every visit in hopes I will be able to taste everything on the menu. It is truly a piece of heaven...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best eggplant I've had in
Best eggplant I've had in a while. Will definitely go back.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't Have Been Better
We really hadn't planned on traditional Italian and were very pleasantly surprised at the depth of the menu and the very gourmet and lighter choices available to dine on the lighter side and have the perfect lunch. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Perfect carpaccio.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We me some friends for dinner that had never been here before. The food and the service were very good! They too will now be back!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food great; coffee NOT...4 stars!
Have been here several times Food is always very good and prepared in inventive ways. Service was a bit slow this last time and we both ordered specials so don;t know what to think about that. The only criticism I have is regarding the coffee. It was old tasting and required a lot of cream to lighten. On another visit I ordered espresso and received what looked like a thimbleful of espressso. When I complained, the waiter told me to next time order a double. I won;t be ordering coffee at all...what's up with getting a good cup of coffee out?
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, Authentic Italian
I highly recommend this restaurant. I wish there was one in Orlando!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had an excellent dinner with salads, entrée, bread, wine & coffee! The best Italian food I've had in downtown St. Pete!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food!! You know when an italian restaurant is good or not by the way the risotto is cooked. I tried the risotto and it was excellent!!!!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Downtown Venue
Gratzzi continues to uphold is consistently great food, service and prices. I can never get enough of Gratzzi.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another perfect meal. Best Italian since New York!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Italian cuisine. Terrific service. Energetic atmosphere. The owner even visited our table to share homemade Limoncello with us. High quality experience. It's a must try for Italian lovers.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was fantastic and the food was terrific. The chef special appatizer is very good, cheesy and delicious. The Gnochi was really good, the sea bass very good. Great atmosphere.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here before and just love the food and the people. We don't go out often and this place really leaves an impression.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gratzzi's is the Standard
If you want to know what consistent quality of food and service is a a very reasonable price then Grattzi's is the place to go to. Time and time again they deliver the goods.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
I brought some colleagues to Gratzzi's for a celebratory dinner. Gratzzi's is my favorite restaurant so what better way to let people know how much you appreciate the hard work and extra effort but good food and camaraderie!
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the Premier Restaurants in St. Pete/Tampa area. Always great food and service.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorites
Whenever we make a trip to St. Pete to catch a Rays homestand, Gratzzi Grille is a must stop. The food is outstanding, the portion sizes are generous, the wines are very good, the service consistently good and the hours are friendly to the game times. We found this time as in previous trips that a late afternoon lunch at the Grille and you are done for the day. There maybe room for peanuts at the park but that is about it. The serving sizes are large, so it is easy for your eyes to get bigger than your stomach. We recommend ordering a couple of courses and then reevaluating if you wnat more. The prices given the quality and quantity are exceptional. We will return during our next Rays road tip.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
waiter could have been more
waiter could have been more personable or just displayed a little more personality. they have this great cheese by the table dish that he could have recommended, but you were just sort of on your own when it came to ordering. Unfortunately we did not know about it until after we ordered and it was being done at another table. the owner did greet customers and was pleasant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've always enjoyed Gratzzi Grille-the early bird menu has more variety than most restaurants in our area and the regular menu is also excellent value for the money. This visit we noticed that the portions were smaller than on previous visits-I'm not a big eater but I do not believe that the restaurant should cut back like this. I'm hoping that this was just an isolated situation.
Other than that the food is always tasty-the serice good and the wine excellent.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed lunch and early dinner
I visited Grazzi a couple of times this week, both for lunch and for early dinner. Choices on both menus were plenty varied without burying me in a thousand options. Vegetables were very fresh and good in both the sides and the salads. The olive oil for dipping bread was small but delightful part of the experience. So tasty! Staff was very friendly and attentive without being in the way. Dining outside was pleasant even in August since the patio is on the east side of the building and therefore shady. The dining room looks fancy with linen tablecloths and napkins and such but the prices are not so fancy. Very good value for an excellent restaurant.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always Gratzzi's does it right
Absolutely the best restaurant in Downtown St. Petersburg. The food is always good, plenty of specials. The service is top of the line. Dominic and Jesus make you feel like one of the Family. I like good food and Gratzzi's never lets me down.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We come to Gratzzi Grille
We come to Gratzzi Grille often and it always manages to please. House salads tonight were lovely; very much a composed style salad, crisp, fresh and beautiful. We all had pasta dishes which were hot, tasty and filling although my husband felt his lasagne was a bit off it's mark tonight. He could not explain why and he felt it had a lightly burned flavor. Maybe the sauce was a bit burned?
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite local restaurants! I have never had a bad meal there. The food is always excellent! Service has always been very good and friendly!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner, awesome service and always a cut above!
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
#1 Spot in Downtown St. Petersburg
Gratzzi's is my favorite and the place to go for great food and great service.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not disappointed yet again
We continue to frequent and are once again pleased with the overall quality of the food: short ribs fall off the bone over risotto, Cavetelli with Pesto and chicken, and chicken parm with al dente spaghetti and choice of sauce (in this case pomodoro). Delivered hot to the table. Surprise Birthday Tiramisu delivered to the table along with Limoncello. We will be back.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gratzzi's is my go to restaurant for all things good!
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chose this restaurant for it's proximity to a theater. The food was wonderful- although our
waitress seemed a little bit distracted with friends at the bar. Loved being able to make a reservation
online... Would definitely go there again- and would recommend it to friends.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant continues to be a favorite because the management and staff do aim to please. Dietary restrictions are gladly accommodated. The atmosphere is energetic.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very convenient location downtown
This is a fanatastic location in downtown St. Pete. Very convenient to all downtown attractions, and is perfect for dinner before a show at Maheffey Theater. Within a few blocks walking distance, in fact.
There's a reason the reviews are so good - the food is excellent and so is the service. Prices were reasonable. Be sure to try the Bada Bing!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed out meal. The Badda Bing was quite the production and very fun. Felt like we got a show with dinner.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great everything. The owner cares. Stuart was our waiter and was outstanding. Sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed each moment and each bite.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gratzzi is GREAT!
Gratzzi is just the right size. Intimate, yet with plenty of seating.
I have had many different dishes there and each has been delicious. Their fish is fresh, the veal is tremendous, and if you want something special that you have never had elsewhere you must try their Cavatelli Bada Bing! It is prepared tableside with Flair!
The management is very “hands on” and there to make sure that your every need is met, and the wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
If you have to wait for a table, it is worth it! But I would take advantage of Open Table and reserve your favorite day and time in advance.
My words cannot express how really fantastic this gem of St. Petersburg is; you just need to treat yourself and friends and go there.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to eat.
Great place to eat. Prices are reasonable. A favorite for locals.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Gratzzi four times over the past 18 months and the quality of the food, the presentation and the service have all been excellent each time. It had been six months since our last visit and we were pleased to find that that nothing had changed and that the menu and food was up to the same high standard as before.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale meal with excellent service. Do not, however, expect to have a quiet conversation as it can get noisy when the restaurant is busy.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always #1 on everything
Gratzzi's never fails to provide great food great service and a great dining experience
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you haven't been to Gratzzi, you owe it to yourself to go. The food is great, the management is very friendly, helpful, and is always around to ensure your dining pleasure. You will be glad you went there!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Serves up the best
Gratzzi's is the most consistent restaurant serving great quality food at a great price point. They always please the pallet and the wallet! I never hesitate to recommend Gratzzi's
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM