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BellaBrava St.Pete

4.7
4.7
363 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
BellaBrava New World Trattoria was born in 2005 in Downtown Saint Petersburg. Over the years since, BellaBrava has been voted Best Restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Best Italian, and is a perennial Guest favorite on Beach Drive.

Less formal than a ristorante, our service is casual, our prices remain reasonable and our emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than haute cuisine. Old World flavors mingle with New World flair. From seafood to traditional pasta, pizzas, and more, we are positive everyone will find something delicious to savor.

BellaBrava’s unique Woodstone™ ovens cook delicious pizzas and a guest favorite, the Crostata.

Our ingredients are fresh, often locally sourced, and evoke the flavors of Tuscany and other delicious cuisines from Italy. With friendly, competent staff, BellaBrava aims to be your casual dining spot.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 895-5515

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave NE

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking 5 pm to close every evening. Ample on-street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Looper Trolley Stop 4, Museum of Fine Arts, Beach Dr

  • Entertainment

    5 HDTV's, including sports package

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 363 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • St. Petersburg

    Best Value

  • St. Petersburg

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  1. FB

    FoodieBen

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta Brava was excellent. Pasta cooked Al dente, sauce was delicious. Had the tiramisu on previous visit. Best I ever had.
  2. LO

    LongtimeOTVIP

    Tampa

    295 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    295 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our party of five had a very relaxed and enjoyable evening celebrating a friend's birthday. We dined inside but outside would have been a great option if it wasn't quite so windy the night of our visit. Can't say enough good things about our server, Kylie, who was extremely personable and knowledgeable, helped guide us through our menu decisions and was efficient without being intrusive. Excellent specialty cocktails and plentiful and fine selections of wines by the glass. We started by sharing two appetizers, the fried olives (very good) and the meatballs which were good but lacking sauce but the polenta was good. Everyone greatly enjoyed their entree choices which included eggplant parmesan, stuffed gnocchi, crostata and the fish of the day (amberjack). The tiramisu was interesting and delicious, however, the cannolis were a bit of a disappointment. We were allowed to linger over coffee and enjoy each others' company before heading out to the pier to walk off our meal. Definitely recommend and we plan to return to try the pizzas!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to place such an expansive review!

  3. d

    dave

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was outstanding I give it 5 Stars.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded 3 days agoThank you Dave!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very nice experience. Food was very good and the service was excellent

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded 4 days agoThank you for your comments.

  5. PA

    PatriciaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it! The food was delicious and the service was great

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded 7 days agoThank you Patricia. We appreciate you taking the time to comment!

  6. a

    awesome

    Greensboro

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    See review. Your restaurant “was” on our rotation until last night. Service was great. Otherwise, food was less than great. I hope it was an off night. Will try and revisit later in the season. Better restaurants maybe not as convenient but more consistent on good food. I hate paying for cold food. Wine was great. Server was too. Wished could say the same about the food. It was busy, however have been there when it’s been busier and food was good. I’m not one to complain or send food back. Just one to move on
  7. S

    Sipp

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive great margarita pie with pepperoni done perfectly light and crisp crust excellent sauce. Wedge with grilled chicken was massive looked like a half head of lettuce with great blue cheese dressing. Caprese salad had wonderful fresh mozzarella. And Bolognese was delicious we have been here before and we will be back again.
  8. M

    Mozzi

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but the meatballs were very salty!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you. Your comments are appreciated!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent . Great food great service

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you!

  10. h

    hanklovesfood

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Bella Brava! The food and service (Mark was our waiter) were excellent. One of our definite go to’s for special meals, or just an occasional treat.
  11. CM

    ChristineM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time dining here. Food was amazing!! Service was great! Will be back for sure.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 12, 2023Glad that you enjoyed your experience Christine!!

  12. RF

    RitaF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Beth was excellent. The food was delicious and when my Mom’s lasagna was not quite as warm as she would have liked, they brought her a new entree, piping hot. The tiramisu was phenomenal. I had the chicken parmesan which was also delicious. The Caesar salad was fresh and yummy with crunchy Romaine in just the right bite-sized pieces and the perfect amount of dressing. The only thing I would have changed is to have asked for a different table further away from the prep area where it was noisy as the bussers clanged tubs of silverware and the wait staff congregated with swinging doors into the kitchen.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 11, 2023Rita, Thank you for taking the time to review and for your positive comments. We will let Beth know- we agree she is great.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly service. I had a reservation for a birthday celebration and our waitress cashed us out before offering a dessert menu so that was disappointing. We felt a little rushed despite being there for an early dinner and with a reservation. This restaurant is in a busy area and parking isn’t very close. Customers should plan accordingly to not be late.
  14. RD

    RandyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had pizza, the salmon, ravioli and cannoli. Service was excellent although it did seem slow at times it is a very busy restaurant. The ravioli was a bit bland but the salmon and pizza were great. Cannoli were not as good as last time so wouldn’t recommend those. On balance, a great dinner at good prices.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 8, 2023Randy, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We take your responses seriously.

  15. JS

    JSF22

    Atlanta

    227 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My new favorite Italian in the Burg. The food nd service always areexcellent. The wine list is nice and the a Tmosphere is light and airy.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you!

  16. MR

    MRJDHUNTER

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not bad, but not really good either. Service was solid, and we were seated quickly with reservation. We had a cheerful, attentive server...although not big on pre-busing. We were seated next to the kitchen and service alley. Not a great spot, but no biggie. Drinks were good and fairly priced. The house salad and Caesar salads were small, but fresh and tasty. The Margherita pizza was subpar at best, chewy, soggy, and overpriced at $17.95. The truffle pasta was flavorful, but another small portion for $28...shrink-flation perhaps? The place was clean, but the floors needed a good sweeping. Napkins and crumbs littered the floor by cleaned/set tables. A little more attention to detail needed. Once again, not bad, but not good. Won't hurry back. Overall, I'd give BB an enthusiastic meh.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 3, 2023Thank you for taking the time to comment. Sorry we did not live up to your expectations. We take your comments seriously, and will discuss with our staff.

  17. K

    Kimberlie

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service from Nathan. Nice to have the option to sit outdoors under an umbrella. Excellent brewed iced tea. A bit pricey for a salad with grilled chicken on it.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 3, 2023Thanks for the positive comments!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was busy since it was New Year’s Eve. Service was prompt and the food was very good. It was a fun atmosphere. My server was very courteous and friendly.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 1, 2023Thank you!

  19. s

    scottm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A recommendation turned into a really FUN New Years Eve date! The reservation was there, table ready and a fun talkative but not overly so server Emily attended to our every need! The food was terrific! Wine delicious ! We’ll be going back!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 1, 2023Thanks for the stellar review Scott!

  20. RM

    RickM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was excellent. It allowed for a lovely evening and a good time conversing with my wife. We did not have to scream when speaking. The food was delicious. My wife ordered a bolognese plate which reminded me of my grandmother's cooking. The wine was also delectable. We will be returning and bringing others along so they can share in this fantastic experience and establishment.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on January 7, 2023Thank you Rick. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

  21. JS

    JSF22

    Atlanta

    228 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The most consistently wonderful Italian and brightest atmosphere in St. Pete. Love this place. I have no favorite dishes as all are wonderful. And it is ultra reliable. If you ask for Grace’s section you will have the most wonderful service in history.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buena atención, excelente comida aunque lamento que ya no sirvan la tabla de quesos y embutidos

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 30, 2022Thank you!

  23. JS

    JasonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fresh food that was out fast. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu. Will be back.
  24. HE

    HeatherE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! We happened upon it the day before and had such a good meal with such great service we made a reservation to come back!!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 26, 2022Thank you Heather. Looking forward to having you back!

  25. MM

    MicheleM

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Our favorite restaurant in St Petersburg.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 26, 2022Thank you Michele!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the service to the food everything was amazing. We have been eyeing this place since we moved here and we couldn’t say anything other than amazing!!! A must go!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 25, 2022Thank you for your positive comments!

  27. AC

    AC23

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. Great views of the Christmas lights.

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 26, 2022Thank you!

  28. D

    Dani

    West Palm Beach

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Bday celebration!! Nice location, quality food and caring service!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you!

  29. EH

    ElizabethH

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food good service and a lot of bang for your buck!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you Elizabeth!

  30. CR

    ChrisR

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Gabriel was just great a s a server. Food was plentiful
  31. TN

    TammyNY

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Consistently good!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The server’s personality was great along with the amazing arrancini but that’s about it. We were next to a table of 6 kids who were running around and yelling - awful! The wine selection was not great and the menu read well but the food itself was underwhelming - in fact our stomachs were upset. The crostata is an eye pleaser but not great. Sadly disappointed which is very rare for me.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening dining alfresco. Pizza and carpaccios were very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to dine!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Hostess was cold, didn’t say a word when seating us. Gave us the lunch menu so prices were incorrect. Sat right next to the kitchen when the whole dining room was available and constantly heard the (very bored) waitresses laughing and making jokes right next to us. Food was okay, but nothing special for $70. Bread wasn’t cut all the way, making it difficult to eat. Won’t be coming back.
  36. A

    Anonymous

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at 4:30 before it got super busy so dining inside was very pleasurable. They even prepared a dish for me that was recently taken off the menu. 💕
  37. BC

    BrandonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were very happy overall, my only recommendation is to avoid the pizzas. They’re not much on them and they’re pretty bland/simple. I recommend sticking to pasta or other dishes.
  38. RF

    RandyF

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Saturday evening on Beach Dr is always crowded and crazy. The service is great at BellaBrava. Our table was immediately available and the server was perfect. The food was very good. Chopped salad was huge which is good if you can finish it. It’s hard to take a salad home in a box. The eggplant parm was good but very fried. The ravioli was good too. There is nothing to complain about at BellaBrava. I love it and I’m Italian!

    BellaBrava St.PeteResponded on November 29, 2022Thank you for your comments Randy!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First-time visit for party of 6 and the restaurant was packed - however, it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the night of St. Pete’s Santa Parade. We were seated inside at a booth not really meant for 6 people - so it was tight and the noise level was extremely loud inside. If I could do it over, I would have reserved outside. The cocktails were delicious (highlight blueberry martini). Calamari appetizer and beef carpaccio- excellent. Pasta meals ok. Gnocchi in vodka sauce probably best of the ones we ordered. All the pesto dishes were way too strong. Hands down favorites - cannoli and tiramisu desserts. I will try Bella Brava again another time, sit outside, and order different entrees.
  40. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Caesar salad was not good at all, but the pasta genovese I got with shrimp was amazing. Good blueberry martini as well. The server also let us sample some wine to make sure we liked it before ordering, which is always nice.

FAQs

BellaBrava St.Pete does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. BellaBrava St.Pete also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 895-5515.

BellaBrava St.Pete is rated 4.7 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for BellaBrava St.Pete

204 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave NE

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking 5 pm to close every evening. Ample on-street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Looper Trolley Stop 4, Museum of Fine Arts, Beach Dr

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    5 HDTV's, including sports package

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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