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About 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.

211 2nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Continental

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
2nd Ave South

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 623-9037

Website:
http://www.gratzzigrille.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for more information.

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.

Executive Chef:
Tony Mangiafico

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Dominic: (727) 623-9037

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gratzzi Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Casual (15)
Authentic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
People Watching (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, but I fear we made a mistake. That bada bing pasta cooked at the table is delicious but INCREDIBLY rich. I can't imagine anyone eating a full serving of it, so the two of us picked at it and also shared our other entree of a linguini with seafood. We saw a group of four order the bada bing and divide it by four as appetizers. Now that's a good idea. Something happened with service. Greeted nicely, got our drinks, had our soup and salad and then sat for over 45 minutes never even seeing our waiter. We appeared to be his only table in our dining room. Finally we called over the host and asked what was going on -- apparently they had totally forgotten about our entree and then within minutes they wheeled over the cart to do the pasta at the table and the seafood pasta arrived magically out of nowhere shortly after.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in St Pete's. Excellent food and service always!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

We loved our experience there and look forward to coming back again soon.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

When I got to Gratzzi they did not have my Open Table reservation. I showed her my confirmation. They were able to sit our party. I don't think I got my credit for it. That has never happened before!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a good meal- though we were seated in the back corner near the restrooms. Booked about a month in advance because I had a great meal here on conference about 5 years ago, and was excited to bring my husband this time while in the area. Sort of thought they figured they’d put us in the corner because we were younger patrons and less likely to complain. We drove 45 minutes from our place in Clearwater just to enjoy a meal and would have appreciated a better table. There were other couples seated in the booths that were empty when we arrived (and these couples entered after us). I don’t know if Opentable allows for restaurants to see when a reservation is booked, but if it is booked far enough in advance, it would be safe to assume the diners are on a special occasion. Oh well...

The waiter warmed up after our first encounter when he didn’t hear me say “hello” and repeated himself because he didn’t hear me. Fair enough- but I didn’t care for his tone on the second greeting. Left me with a little bit of a sour feeling. In perspective, we spent less than $70.00 on the evening an likely would have spent quite a bit more if I felt like we were getting top-notch service. It’s not uncommon for us to visit restaurants such as Norman’s in Orlando and drop $200+ between the two of us, and tip graciously. Perhaps young age doesn’t necessarily embody the customer they believe will bring the most dollar value to their establishment. Again, oh well. This restaurant books solid often and they probably don’t care.

Overall- probably won’t return because it’s out of the way for me and it wasn’t as memorable this time due to the aforementioned comments.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent excellent food. Service was very good considering it was Super Bowl Sunday. Thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wanted to treat my grandson to a nice dinner. He dressed up and was so excited and hungry. Food did not arrive for an hour and a half he ate bread and fell asleep. We asked our server to bring his food as quickly as possible and it still did not arrive until all meals came. It was sad for him.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I have been here several times. The food is always good. I have tried multiple different entrees and I have never been disappointed. This time I had the pork osso bucco with portobello risotta. It was fantastic but the serving was large. I took it home and it made a great lunch the next day. The cocktails are good. The staff is friendly and prompt. Make sure you reserve a table because they are usually booked a day in advance.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 29, 2018

It's been a while since I've eaten at Grazzi and was pleasantly surprised. Reservations are a must, especially on Mondays when the wine by the bottle list is half off. The bar had only one tender and she was scrambling to serve the packed bar area dinner and make all of the drinks for the house - an extra helper would have eliminated the 15 minute wait for a glass of wine while waiting for our table to open up. The escargot appetizer was amazing in a velvety tomato cream sauce with mushrooms, leaving not much room left for dinner but a salad, and a good one at that. Good experience and will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great evening - as always food was perfect and the atmosphere the best. Dominick makes everyone feel special...as if he is welcoming you into his home.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Gratzzi Grill is the best place for Italian in St Pete. WE LOVE IT. We are going back for my husband's birthday on Feb 24.

IT IS IMPECCABLE

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful food - great ambiance and makes for a wonderful evening. All of our meals were wonderful - and large.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Some interesting combinations of fresh pasta. Most items were quite heavy and filling--not for strict calorie watchers!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing as always!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I found this restaurant to be schizophrenic in that there are tablecloths and table side service but the bar area is in the center of the restaurant and can get very loud. We were there for a date night and loved the food and service but were disappointed to have to see and listen to the bar crowd yelling at one another doing shots and taking selfies. We also found it distracting to have people waiting for tables standing directly in front of our table with their backs to us. We did enjoy the staff singing happy birthday to my wife and bringing a tiramisu and limoncello shots to celebrate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Grattzi’s is a keeper. Great ambiance, very diverse menu selections, and well managed!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 16, 2018

A couple friends treated me for my birthday. The early bird $15 menu had at least a dozen different choices. House wine was $3.50, I ordered the steak, w/ mashed potatoes, salad, bread, and cream brule'. I can't wait to return, but I live 20 miles away--wish the restaurant would open one closer to my home.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We went here because we had heard good things about the place. I had Pasta E Fagioli soup, it was tasty but didn't really taste as it should, didn't detect any sausage. The salad had a peculiar taste in it that we were unable to determine what it was, again, not horrible but not what we were expecting. Ordered Chicken Marsala, it was very tasty, but the chicken was kind of tough, didn't eat the last piece because I was unable to cut it with the butter knife. Not sure why, but everytime we go to an Italian restaurant, there is always a woman that feels the need to laugh as loud as she can, this occasion was no different. Not the restaurant's fault of course. None of us were drinking, so we didn't try any of the wine, so we can't comment on that. Overall it was a pleasant visit with some small annoyances, but the service was excellent, Cloie was an attentive and efficient server.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and great service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I had the Bada Bing dish, it was great. The early bird specials are a great value also, and very tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent value when ordering from their early bird menu (before 5:30).

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Went for a birthday party. Made a reservation on open table but the restaurant claimed to have no reservation. Luckily it was a slow night so we were still able to get a table. The table service was great with fergie and food was amazing as usual. The steak tartare is my favorite in the world. Gave a 4 star rating because i jad the reservation in my phone and even received a confirmation. Had this been a saturday and we couldnt get a table after all I would have been very upset. Birthday girl got the special which was lobster ravioli with scallops and shrimp. Dish was very good except that the shrimp were in a cream sauce and birthday girl had to take the tails off her shrimp. We all found this strange considering it was in a sauce but then she had to use her hands to remove the shell? We got lucky though with being able to get a table for 6 still and the rest of the night was perfect.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nous avons aimé, comme l'an dernier, notre rencontre à ce restaurant.
Peut-être parce qu'il avait foule que les plats étaient moins délicieux.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

we go there frequently with friends usually before a movie. Food and service are very consistent, and very good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

First visit to Gratzzi and absolutely delighted. Service was truly five star from Toni. Menu is a real challenge with so many delicious choices. Four of us shared two appetizers which were fantastic and all chose different entrees , everyone was delighted with the choices and food tasted amazing. It was my birthday and they gave us a complementary Tiramisu which was sooo good we also ordered a Creme Brûlée to share... will definitely be returning. A new favorite in the area

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had a very delicious meal at Gratzzi. Our server was excellent and had a great sense of humor. The restaurant ambiance is unique and lovely. We all loved our individual pasta dishes! The only thing I thought was odd was that we were charged for the birthday dessert they brought out for my friend's birthday. Usually that stuff is free, so we thought it was odd. Overall, a very lovely experience and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The best Italian food I have had since moving to Florida.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter, Casey, was great. Ambience terrible; noise so loud you couldn’t even hear the person next to you. Food was average. Heard great things about this restaurant so was very disappointed.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great! We enjoyed our date night! Free parking available across the street. Walking distance to Mahaffey Theater.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful evening. Great food and service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always a great experience

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was outstanding and I will be back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Organic, Vegan, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great italiian food! Big enough menu. Good service. Pleasant decor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Grattzi’s Management was so nice. We arrived on time and it was such a beautiful night in St Pete we asked to be seated outside. They were so accommodating and advised us we may have a wait but they did have one table that had paid their check and if we were patient, we would have that table. The paid diners took forever to leave their table but once they did leave, four other tables opened up at one time. Casey our server was very good. Seems he has the knack of short pours and he kept out white Wine chilled and cold. Our meal? Just as we expected: excellent. My husband loved his spaghettini and meatballs and Grattzi accommodated his request for meat sauce. We thought the tab for this was inexpensive. Two, new to Grattzi’s , diners loved the lasagne and the eggplant parm and as always my eggplant rollatini was delicious. We did not finish our bottle of wine and Casey made no bones about following the Merlot to Go Law. He put the cork back in the Wine, put the bottle in a sealed bag with a receipt and sent us on our way. We love Grattzi Grille and always have a delicious meal here. We are not hesitant about ordering anything on the menu.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great as always.
Just did not care for the baked ziti

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We have always greatly enjoyed Gratzzi. Good food and great service. The one thing we don't enjoy is their lack of wine lists. They never ever leave one when we're seated. We always have to flag someone down to bring one and then god forbid we keep very long! They need to let loose of some $$$ and purchase a few more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Nice comfortable atmosphere and good Italian food. Service was very good. The wait staff are very attentive and prices are reasonable. Wine list pretty good too!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Grattzi’s a long time favorite for us and in all our years of coming here we never tire of their well prepared Italian food. We admit we order Cavatelli Bada Bing too much but it is a signature dish here and we love it. This is truly a restaurant where you need not be afraid of trying different foods.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Monday is 1/2 price day for bottles of wine. Their Mac & Cheese is Great

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Never disappoints! Come Mondays and wine under $100 is half off!! Food & service are first class, wine list excellent.

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