FarmTable Cucina

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$31 to $50
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Italian
FarmTable Cucina features casual, Italian-inspired, farm-and-Gulf-to-table fare on the second floor of Locale Market in downtown St. Petersburg. Our restaurant's concept is Michael Mina and Don Pintabona inspired. We embody Michael Mina's standard of excellence. Reservations are encouraged.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. Shame on Opentable for allowing us to make a reservation for this establishment and asking us to double confirm it the day before.

IP
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Meh. The Octopus could have been more tender. If you’re going to serve sturgeon, a trash fish for meat, it better be a great preparation, not! The prawn wasn’t bad but 1 large shrimp really. Rabbit ok not bad. Desert passable but not great The wines were really good. One word, disappointing.

JB
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Wish it was not closing soon.

GW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! So sorry it is closing... would love to go back for innovative fresh cuisine.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ridiculous portion size for the cost. Mall food at best.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant is closing in a couple of weeks and it felt like it. Everything just a bit off

RM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They are closing in two weeks menu was different than website but still good. We enjoyed ourselves sorry to see them go.

DS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were looking forward to trying and have heard good things. Unfortunately my salmon was overcooked and other entrees were just Ok. Cheeseboard was good but overall won’t rush back

DO
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our first visit...had a bit of trouble finding as it is located above the market. Atmosphere is nice, tables inside and out and booth options. Menu had many great options and they offer kids items.
We ordered a Caesar salad which was generous for 2 people. Presentation was lovely , greens fresh but the dressing was extremely lacking in any flavor? Occasionally a hint of lemon but that was it. No pepper was offered with the salad either. We were disappointed to say the least ,since the description had our mouths watering to try.
We ordered the potato gnocchi ($25) and the fresh grouper($33) entrees. While both entrees were delicious, we felt the quantity of food did not align with the price. Portions are extremely small...al a carte items are offered but that adds an additional $15 to your tab. Just FYI.

AG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Everything was outstanding! Would highly recommend. Our server recommended all of our dishes and it was something we wouldn’t normally order on our own but took his advice and we were not disappointed at all.

JG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Very hyped up for what the restaurant advertises. I bought a voucher from Travelzoo for $75.00 towards meal worth upto $115.00 and this promotion ended in October. We went to dine there two days ago and used the voucher for food worth in excess of $75.00 and we paid the additional dollar amount in credit card. The food is mediocre and the service was poor. We will not dine there again. Beware of Travelzoo deals and these vouchers are not worth buying!

B
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Although I know this wonderful place is closing very soon, I was disappointed to arrive at the restaurant at 6:01 p.m. and be told that Happy Hour was over. The FarmTable Cucina website clearly states that Happy Hour lasts until 6:30 p.m., which I pointed out to the person who told me I could not order from the Happy Hour food menu (yes, I looked it up right then).

On the other hand, sommelier Julian was fabulous as always.

AM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I used to love this place, but I feel like it’s clear they are just phoning it in at this point. My fish and lentils were bland, another pasta dish looked like a microwave meal, and my cocktail came out Pink.....when it was gin and champagne, so clearly not even the bartender cared. So disappointed.

M
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We used to love farm table
The food, service, atmosphere , were always excellent.
It is evident they are closing in a couple weeks
The food was mediocre , service ok.
The only consistent thing is the atmosphere

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance - delicious Italian food and beer

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and it was just ok. I was really looking forward to eating here, but it wasn’t anything special. The burrata appetizer dish sounded interesting, but was bland. My salmon was just ok and the squid ink pasta was very salty. I wouldn’t come back when there are so many other restaurants to try in the Tampa/St. Pete area. I think this restaurant must have been great at one time, but has gone downhill.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place loved the food bar tender was amazing and table service was great!

LL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Didn't know beforehand that the restaurant was scheduled to close forever on December 29th and all the employees would lose their jobs. The food and service reflected a lack of care and was not very good. A big disappointment since we were here for Thanksgiving in 2018 and the food and service were amazing. We began to suspect something was very wrong when it took almost 30 minutes to get our cocktails, at a time when it wasn't very busy yet. Then, discovering that there were no implements (seafood forks) for the crab legs, mussels and fresh oysters. We had to use our dinner forks!!! Last year's cheese board was amazing, but this year only one cheese and one salami and mortadella. No olives or other usual accompaniments. The main course was served entree-style, not buffet. The turkey was not very good and the portions were meager. When you pay $69 for a Thanksgiving buffet, you expect a buffet. In all, our bill was over $230 with cocktails and wine, two of which were comped because of the poor service. The highlight of the afternoon was the validation of our parking valet. That should say it all...

MR
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I wanted to try Farm Table Cucina before it closes at the end of the year. We have been downstairs for lunch and shopping many times since Locale Market opened, but this was our first visit upstairs at Cucina. We were seated at a nice, quiet table in the back overlooking the bar. Our server, Mathew, was very pleasant and efficient. He did a nice job explaining the menu and steered us to the fried cauliflower for an appetizer. It had various spices, bacon, and a sauce with some zip. I liked it. My wife did not. But, we agreed it was way over priced for what it was, basically, cauliflower. Our entree’s were excellent, however. I had the Triple Tail fish and my wife had the porcini and mixed mushroom pasta. We shared each other’s and enjoyed both very much. We had a reasonably priced unoaked Chardonnay that went well with both entree’s. All-in-all a nice meal in a nice atmosphere. Unfortunately, this restaurant will be gone in a month, and BE-1 is redesigning the entire space for an Armature Works type food court similar to that on Riverwalk in Tampa. I’m just hoping BE-1 doesn’t ruin this venue like they are on their way to doing to one of the best restaurants in St. Pete’s Passa-Grille. This same BE-1 acquired SeaCritters, a quaint waterside restaurant that has been a favorite of locals in this beach community, and those in nearby Tierra Verde and Bayway Isle for over 20 years. In less than 6 months BE-1 has changed the best, fresh lime-juiced Margarita on the beach to a blah mix, while raising prices, and reducing the clientele to unwitting tourists, while losing most of their loyal, long term customers. This “experiment” is a business school case in failing to listen to customers (and their feet leaving)...What a shame. Hope the new venture at Sundial in downtown St. Pete goes better than BE-1’s SeaCritters “experiment”.

K
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always the food was excellent. The only disappointment was that the tree lightning for Sundial was going on and where we sat the voice level was high and the screaming kids running around (using the restaurant bathrooms).
I am so sorry FarmTable will be leaving. My husband and I have enjoyed the dinners and happy hour over the years. Hope they will pop up somewhere else.

Thanks again.

d
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! It isn't cheap but the quality is outstanding and we love the ambiance.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m truly going to miss this place. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great in the past very disappointing this visit ... service was decent ... food lacked wow factor just average barely ... maybe just a off night usually pretty good

FS
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service excellent.
Shout out to the manager Chad & sommelier Julian👍

K
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pricey, but worth it. Noisy inside but delightful outside. Service, outstanding.

LP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! I have traveled to many places and eaten in some very well known restaurants. Who knew I had such a gem in my own back yard?!?!!! We will definitely be eating here again, taking people to dinner here and recommending it to people! Everything was delicious. The only dish we didn't eat were the potatoes. Not because they weren't good but they were "just potatoes" compared to everything else we had.

BM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sorry that Farm to Table will be closing at the end of the year

AF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at FarmTable! The food was outstanding and the service from Eric made the night extra special!

E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ordered the "tasting menu" recommended by Chef Kendra. It was a 5-course extravagant sampling of what the FarmTable Cucina has to offer selected by the Chef Kendra in our case. Once started, imaginative delicious dishes kept rolling out of the kitchen as just the right pace. Our server was great too. The tasting menu was ordered by requested and not listed on the main menu, but it ran $60 per person. Considering the scope and quality of our dishes the tasting menu was no doubt the best value, but bring your appetite because the 5 courses is a lot of food to consume...so it many not be the best choice for calorie counters, but once in a while it is OK to splurge and not just order a salad w/o the dressing. FarmTable Cucina has a good vibe and would makes an excellent GF/BF date restaurant, but for a first getting-to-know-you date it was a little too noisy.

OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect preparation! Love that they share recipes. Easy to convert measurements to make at home.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wild boar bolognese was SO good. Out of town visitors and we came to this spot two nights in a row. Great menu, quality and service was wonderful! (Eric was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive)

G
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is easily one of my favorite restaurants in the Tamp-St.Pete area. The food and service never disappoints.

E
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu with locally sourced ingredients. Quiet setting and excellent service. Particularly enjoyed the homemade pasta with clams and sausage. Ease of covered paid ($6 all day) parking across the street was an unexpected treat. Will return.

ND
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great organic food, knowledgeable servers, super location

MB
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, healthy, delicious

OT
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. My husband had the swordfish (catch of the day) and said it was the best he had ever had. My pasta dish (eggplant) was also very good but not a lot of it. I should have ordered a salad. But what we had gone there for the most was the desserts. However they changed the menu and a dessert we loved is no longer served. None of the desserts really interested us so we didn't order one. Our servers were all super nice. Our main server was also super busy. We were OK with that as we didn't need a lot of attention. But I wouldn't rave about the service. We've been there before and didn't recall it being so noisy. This seems to be a trend for the ambiance.....? We will be back.

BP
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was way too chatty. Whatever happened to the invisible service that used to be standard in fine restaurants?

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m still getting used to dining in a strip mall of some sort :) but the place is amazing! great food, atmosphere and service top notch!

H
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just overall a great dining experience!

B
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FarmTable Cucina continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in St. Pete. The food is outstanding and the wine list is exceptional. It is an excellent value, especially on Wednesdays when wine is 50% off by the bottle.

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