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Cafe Largo, Largo, FL

Cafe Largo

4.8
4.8
59 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Meet Chef Linus & Yvonne, the new owners of Café Largo! The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday, serving the finest European cuisine. We've been overwhelmed with the warm embrace of the community, we recommend a reservation so we can have a special table waiting just for you!

Established in 1986 and located in the Tampa/St Petersburg area near the beautiful Belleair Bluff’s neighborhood, Café Largo is nested at the end of a quiet courtyard in the Galleria Plaza. You will be greeted by the Chef's lovely wife, Yvonne Rickenbach, into our intimate dining room that creates a perfect atmosphere for a romantic night on the town, a quiet evening with friends, or even an elegant family celebration.
Chef Linus Rickenbach specializes in a revival of classic French cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients, everything we serve – from breads and soups through entrees and desserts - is prepared locally in our kitchen. Café Largo is truly a fine dining restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (727) 596-6282
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Linus Rickenbach
  • Private party facilities
    We have a separate room for 25-30 people. Perfect for family celebrations, business dinners

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Romantic

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Good for special occasions

  • Clearwater

    Best Food

  • Clearwater

    Best Service

  • Clearwater

    Best Ambiance

  • Clearwater

    Great for fine wines

  • Clearwater

    Romantic

  • Clearwater

    Good for special occasions

59 Reviews
  1. Xoxo

    Alabama

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully authentic food with fresh ingredients, expertly prepared.

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  2. LV14yr

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here before and always say it’s the best place in town and we need to go more often

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  3. JohnR

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finest dining in the beach strip area. Classic European fare by a master Swiss chef and wonderful service, tight but classy wine list. Best pate de foie gras I've had, any of the beef dishes perfect, daily catch always superb.

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  4. KBLargo

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still Excellent After all These Years Four of us enjoyed an excellent meal at Café Largo. It was Wednesday and the place only had a couple of other tables full—one was a large birthday party. The restaurant is clean and inviting. Our server, the wife of the couple that owns the place, was very sweet and helpful. The food was all delicious. We shared an order of the appetizer scallops and the foie gras. For mains we had a fantastic veal chop and delicious lamb chops and a couple branzino. For dessert we enjoyed the chocolate mousse, the ice caffe glace and their homemade ice cream--all wonderful. It’s nice to have an option for some excellent wines. The Margaux was very good, but the Pomerol was even better. Café Largo is an excellent choice for any kind of special event dinner. I hope it won’t be too long until our next visit.

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  5. SandraC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first, but not last, visit to Cafe Largo. We did not know what to expect but heard that it was very good French food. It was. What we did not know was how lovely an experience we were to have. Entering the restaurant we immediately felt a slower pace - a real European feel. We were greeted by our hostess, co-owner Yvonne. She made us feel welcome, relaxed, not rushed. This is exactly what we needed on a Friday evening following a challenging week. As stated, the food was delicious, as were the wines we tried. Twice during our dining, co-owner chef Lionel visited our table, introducing himself and making sure the food was to our liking. We assured him it was! Cafe Largo is a wonderful restaurant, as are its owners. Plan to spend quiet time there and also know that the menu is not "bargain" priced plain fare to gobble down so you can get to another event. The restaurant itself is an evening's experience.

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  6. LouisM

    Las Vegas

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic. Fresh ingredients and prepared with great imagination

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  7. BobB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner on Friday night and place was not even half full. Wine list is okay. I ordered escargot and it was okay but lacked Garlic in sauce. Main meal had the Lamb Chops and they did not look like the picture they show as they were covered in a brown sauce but lamb was tasty. Dinner 2 had the Duck with Orange Sauce. Skin was not real crispy. All dinners came with Green Beans. Bread was good. Will not rush back.

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  8. JohnR

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The finest most elegant restaurant we've found on the peninsula. Chef Linus is Swiss-trained and Cafe Largo is fine continental dining all the way from the perfect foie gras, the tender filet cooked to perfection, and sweet moist scallops. Dessert by a continental chef is as decadent as you'd expect. Classy European-level service by Yvonne.

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  9. PhillipV

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Linus and his wife, Yvonne provided an evening of delicious excellence. From the overall ambiance to the scrumptious meal to the exceptional service. We can’t wait to return to this hidden local gem!

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  10. MarkP

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Largo was a delight. The atmosphere is elegant and quiet. The food delicious and the wines by the glass selections are quite good. I had the Bordeaux which exceeded my expectations. My wife had the filet with béarnaise sauce. Outstanding. Give Chef Linus & Yvonne a try.

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  11. JOSEPHp

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All meals done superbly and to taste. Service personalized and excellent. Advice on appropriate wines was exact and complementary to the meals.

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  12. KatieP

    Tulsa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A previous review said this place was a hidden gem, and it was spot on! Quiet, lovely. You could have a conversation without screaming. You could hear yourself think! Yes, there was music, but it wasn’t “in your face” loud music. It was lovely background music—the way it should be in a restaurant. Superb food, outstanding service. We had the escargot and the duck. Fabulous! We don’t live here, but travel here for business, and we will most definitely be back!

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  13. RitaW

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 42nd anniversary on a quiet Wednesday evening. This was our first time there and enjoyed the friendly service. The chef came out a few times and made his way to the tables. I love that in a restaurant. I had the escargot to start and it was delicious. My husband had the pumpkin soup, he enjoyed that. We also had the duck and lamb chops. Every thing was outstanding.

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  14. Buck

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem - new owners, same excellent food and service

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  15. Lbg2

    Tallahassee

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a neighborhood jewel. The food is outstanding and the service is great. Everything is home made and we have never been disappointed in anything we have ordered. If you haven’t been it should be on the top of your restaurants to try.

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  16. FredC

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best kept secret in Largo. If you never been , you must!! Nothing else like it around.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and delightful service! Escargot was the best I have ever eaten. A very enjoyable experience.

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  18. JoelT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A European home cooked meal that you can only get in Switzerland right here in Largo. Chef Linus and Yvonne are an awesome duo. They make you feel like family. The food and wine outstanding!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent meal Veal chop perfectly cooked Black grouper was also good

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  20. PaulK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant with excellent food and service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dinner we had celebrating our Anniversary at Cafe Largo! The food was excellent! The service was excellent! The owners and Chef made sure everything was perfect for us. I highly recommend trying the Chicken Cordon Bleau and Veal Chop. The scallops appetizer, the Swiss chocolate mousse and milles feuilles was also superb! I wished we lived nearby. We would make it a weekly date! Thank you for a wonderful evening! ❤️

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  22. Lbg2

    Tallahassee

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great hidden gem. The food is outstanding and you are always appreciated as a guest. If you haven’t tried this restaurant you are really missing out. Try it you won’t be disappointed.

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  23. CalvinM

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences that I have had in many years. The quality of the food was world class. In terms of French/Alsatian/Swiss cuisine, this was inventive and superbly executed. Yvonne and Linus could not of been better hosts.

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  24. BearlyChatty

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We finally had a chance to visit Cafe Largo and experience the European innovations introduced by the new owners. She's a perfectly delightful hostess and he's an amazing chef. Everything was perfection from appetizer to dessert. Unique flavors, scents and textures from beginning to end. Cafe Largo is a truly European dining experience. I wish them many years of success with their delightful establishment. We're already planning our next visit. My only regret, the two absolutely perfect ravioli's I left behind. Apologies to the Chef. Our hotel had a tiny refrigerator and no room for a leftover box. I have now added tiny containers to my things to keep in the car. The ravioli's were very probably the best I have ever had anywhere in the world. And the glazed goat cheese on the appetizer was truly unbeatable.

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  25. LelandR

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The four of us will be back and are already making plans for another fantastic dining experience.

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  26. DavidF

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, owners are warm and welcoming!

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  27. LauraR

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is absolutely the best food I have had anywhere in the world in decades! Bravo! We will be back again and again, and again! I came for a nice bottle of wine and an appetizer and ended up with a four course meal because we just couldn’t stop! Everything was magnificent and just enough different to get you hooked! You should absolutely run to Café Largo!

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  28. CAROLE

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Largo was chosen for our 45th wedding anniversary dinner. We were extremely satisfied with the meal as prepared. The service was exceptional by both Yvonne and Linus. Both gave above and beyond what was expected. The deserts were the finishing touch. We are planning our fall birthday celebrations, same place, same tremendous meal, same exceptional service. A GREAT CHOICE AND EXPERIENCE. Carole/John B.

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  29. Local

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was beautiful and very tasty. They are also very friendly. I'm happy that the restaurant is still here after switching owners. The food quality is just as good as ever.

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  30. DASFL

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous attention to detail from the wine selection to one of the finest European chefs in Florida...a hidden gem in our backyard.

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  31. Giovanni

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hervorragende Küche, ausserordentlich nette Bedienung, gemütliches Lokal. Zusammengefasst, ein sehr schöner Abend

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  32. JamesG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible! French with a touch of Swiss. Linus and Yvonne give the restaurant a feel of eating with friends.

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  33. RobertC

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As alway a perfect experience . I had the veal chop which was delicious. Chef Linus and Yvonne make you feel so at home.

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  34. AriaT50

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Largo is a hidden gem on Indian Rocks Road in Largo - it’s tucked into a little shopping center - if you blink you might miss it! Don’t blink! You will have a wonderful evening of fine dining, delicious wine, and stellar service. A very different experience than what you might be accustomed to down by the beach. Chef Linus and Yvonne welcome you into a lovely dining room with nicely spaced tables with elegant table linens. The menu offers a variety of meat, fish, and vegetarian options each of which is presented with European style and flare. Chef and Yvonne make the experience particularly special as they engage with you throughout the evening with a light touch to ensure you are happy and satiated. A little history - Chef Linus and Yvonne made the restaurant their own after 3 decades of success by a prior restaurant family. The location is hidden away - don’t miss it! And get the word out to help us have such a lovely fine dining option!

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  35. GretchenW

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another terrific meal! All around outstanding. The owners are warm and welcoming. This gem will be on my list every trip to the greater Tampa Bay Area.

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  36. LouisM

    Las Vegas

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic and we will be back again

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  37. SBryan

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and a friend of ours, always go out to dinner 1 a month and wanted to try something new and different. I found Cafe Largo on open table, and after viewing their menu and reading reviews I booked a table. This is not your typical get them in and out place. Be prepared to spend some time there. We order 2 glasses of wine and a coke for my hubby, as he does drink wine. The wine was fantastic and we had time to figure out just what we would like for dinner. We ordered the escargot and scallops for our appetizers, absolutely perfection. For our main course, I ordered the viennaschnitzel, beef stroganoff and the fish, both of the latter dishes with their homemade noodles, which were fantastic. And of course we couldn’t pass up dessert, crème brûlée, chocolate mousse and the apple tart, which was a work of art. We all agreed that we will have to go there again, because there are more dishes we want to try! So if you are looking for a place for a great date night you have found it. Love hidden gems like Cafe Largo.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Largo is a hidden gem in an otherwise residential neighborhood. The food was just fantastic! We are French Americans and we found all the flavors and textures we know from our native French food. The gratin was as good as my mom in law's! The duck, the veal, the oignon soup, the raviolis... all of it was divine! Now let's talk about service: if feels like Yvonne is welcoming you in her own home with warmth and attention. Linus, the chef, brings you the food directly with the pride of a job well done. This dinner was the best out of our little Tampa vacation and probably ranks in the top 10 dinners we've had in the US in the past 20+ years. The place is so unassuming: you will be pleasantly delighted, whether it's a chance encounter on vacation or a planned celebration if you live in the area.

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  39. bgoop

    Indiana

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The highlight of our Florida vacation for 4 years. Excellent meal, appropriately priced, greeted by the chef and his wife who is the hostess.

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  40. JanetS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfectly cooked and delicious!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Cafe Largo is rated 4.8 stars by 59 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 3 times today
Google Map for Cafe Largo

12551 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774-3038

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Largo
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Linus Rickenbach
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Wine
  • Phone number
    (727) 596-6282
  • Private party facilities
    We have a separate room for 25-30 people. Perfect for family celebrations, business dinners
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