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Fado Portuguese Cuisine, St. Petersburg, FL

Fado Portuguese Cuisine

4.4
4.4
186 Reviews
$31 to $50
Portuguese
We brought Portugal's authentic flavors to St. Petersburg Florida! Experience a gastronomic and cultural experience without the plane flight.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Portuguese, European, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 346-5389

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Petersburg

    Innovative

  • St. Petersburg

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Petersburg

    Good for special occasions

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  1. A

    Atlas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. I have the Alheira and the Surf & Turf. Everything went to the table with the right temperature and taste. One of the best restaurants in Tampa Bay.
  2. IG

    IvyG

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, amazing staff, nice menu. Will be going back.
  3. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bit pricey but great food and the wait staff was outstanding
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  5. s

    sherylc

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely ambiance, great music, spacious seating. I just wish I could have found a dish I would have liked more. Lots of codfish entries but little variety with other options. I would go again and find an different dish to try.
  6. KA

    KtampaA

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    SLOW service. 20 min before a server arrived. 2 hours for dinner. Very friendly people, but they must be understaffed. They kept stacking dirty glassware on the bar. The row of dirty glasses had to be 10 ft long by the end.
  7. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place and ambience to enjoy delicious Portuguese cuisine. Will definitely be returning!
  8. WO

    WilliamO

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being of Portuguese decent I can tell you that the food was authentic and delicious. Staff very accommodating and personable. Highly recommend.
  9. A

    Alvarod

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Restaurant is cute and service nice. I was able to practice my Portuguese indeed. But food is overpriced for the quality and quantity
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, huge portions, and consistently delicious. Very authentic Portuguese cuisine.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying Portuguese food and it did not disappoint! The staff was very friendly and our server (Bruno) offered up amazing suggestions. The drinks and desserts were also fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Fado to anyone that would like to try authentic food that speaks to the region.
  12. f

    foodie123

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I ordered the lamb with mashed potatoes and the potatoes came out cold. I sent it back before checking the lamb, bad mistake. The lamb was supposed to be medium rare and it was medium so I sent it back again. This time it came out rare. I did not bother to complain. What I found most discouraging was the fact that both time the plate was reused and the mashed potatoes were reheated in the microwave. Very disappointing. The manager checked in to see if everything was ok the second time and did not offer even a complimentary dessert or glass of wine. Very poor business acumen. Finally, my husband’s dish was placed and he was expected to eat while I had no food.
  13. RC

    RichardC2018

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice american songs but no Portuguese music at all.
  14. J

    Jenn

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit - we ordered the Carne de Porco Alentejana and the BIfe na Pedra. The pork was dry and could have had more flavor. The clams were great. The steak was chewy. On our previous visit we had the octopus dinner and that was delicious. The chorizo appetizer is awesome.
  15. P

    Portuguesa

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were greeted by a gracious hostess. Waiter neatly dressed and made our visit a memorable experience for us. Husband's octopus meal was photographically perfect. I am Portuguese and my ancestors from same Azorian Island as chef and emmigrated to same city, New Bedford, MA where I was born. Menu authentic and many choices. everyone should try Portuguese food. I would recommend Fado have a night complete with Portuguese music and possibly authentic Portuguese clothing.
  16. J

    Judy

    Tampa

    77 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Just awful! The food was tasteless and the service was inattentive. Totally disappointing. It’s no wonder that at 6:30 on a Saturday there’s were 10% of capacity. Never again.
  17. MN

    MarkN

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! The most authentic Portuguese food outside of Portugal we have ever had! The menu has flaming sausage, tender octopus, at least 8 bacalhau dishes, and genuine pasteis de nata. The staff are all Portuguese or Brazilian, and the service is attentive & friendly. Although the setting is cool & ultra-modern, there are traditional Portuguese touches everywhere, from the olive oil dispensers to the video montage of Portuguese landscapes. Everything was delicious, so good we went there 2 nights in a row during our stay in St. Petersburg!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Ambience and decor was nice. We tried the octopus and calamari appetizer, it was good, really soft octopus. My husband had Steak on the stone and it was awesome, you get to cook it yourself however you want it (they help you slice the meat). I ordered the lamb chops, but I wasn’t impressed, too much chimichurri sauce and I feel it made my meat kind of gooey. Wine suggestion was on point. And for dessert we had the Pastéis de Belem, they were delicious.
  19. K

    Kris

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food unique and delicious; Beto was our wonderful server
  20. JB

    JBelo

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time being at a Portuguese restaurant in Florida and our experience was incredible. I’ve been to many Portuguese restaurants in Toronto, Canada where I’m from and this restaurant is a major contestant to places from my home. Undoubtedly one of the best Portuguese restaurants I’ve ever been to. Thank you for the amazing hospitality.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Authentic cuisine
  22. GZ

    GiaZap

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining, great atmosphere, wonderful service. Food was delicious. Highly recommended.
  23. LA

    LoveAmor

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good for a special date night.
  24. c

    cacti1

    Tampa

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Personable, attentive service; flavorful Portuguese food and large portions; simple, comfortable and attractive decor; plenty of parking and location is easily accessible. All positives!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    What you’d expect from a Portuguese restaurant: Excellent choices of cod, but the chef is choosing to under-season …Por quê Kick it up, chef! - this beautiful room should be filled. Capable service and bar. I’ll try again.
  26. EP

    EricaP

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good service was poor. We waited 15 minutes for our drinks to be delivered-they sat at the bar ice melting waiting for someone to bring them to us. No one seemed to care. Our server never checked on our meal or asked if we wanted refills or needed anything. We had to flag her down to get the check.
  27. SD

    ScottD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistenly excellent Portugese cuisine. Lots of GF/DF options.
  28. JC

    JerryC

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Interesting experience. First time trying Portuguese. The flaming sausage was great, the rest was ok.
  29. EZ

    EugeneZ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend,great atmosphere,fantastic food,the food was delicious,great service!
  30. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The server at bar sent the wrong drink to our table which we returned and still charged us after being asked to remove it. He was very disrespectful to my friend when she asked him to remove the drink.
  31. KJ

    KrisJ

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The Octopus was tough and dry and the steak on a stone wasn’t great. Service while good was really slow. Just not the experience I expected.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate my mother's 82nd birthday and everything went extremely well.
  33. BE

    BelenE

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Surprised this place is in St. Pete. Everything was very authentic and delicious. The grilled sardines were to die for.
  34. c

    cacti1

    Tampa

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Flavorful authentic Portuguese food accompanied by personable attentive service and prices are very competitive for the quality and quantity of food you receive!
  35. a

    artshell

    Portland

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Fairly authentic Portuguese cuisine.
  36. WW

    WilliamW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a great meal and a great time.the food and service are outstanding
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Fado to celebrate a birthday in our family and we had an AMAZING time there. Our server Rafael was great, very polite and energetic, he took really good care of us. We’ll definitely come back there soon! Food was amazing.
  38. N

    Nate

    Tampa

    474 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    474 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Fado ever since they opened. We love the fried sardines. I had the steak and egg. The steak was cooked to perfection. My wife had the branzini and our friend had the huge tiger shrimp. Everything was delicious. Our server was Carla. She was great! I need to brush up on my Portuguese.
  39. TC

    TCFIB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place, authentic Portuguese food, great service. They also have a nice bar with lots of seating and also plenty of parking outside.
  40. j

    jimbob

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Pushed several expensive bottles of wine on us. They didn’t have many of the bottles offered on the menu. The fish was dry and overcooked. The only part of the meal that was good was the seafood stew

FAQs

Fado Portuguese Cuisine is rated 4.4 stars by 186 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 11 times today
Google Map for Fado Portuguese Cuisine

435 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-8011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Portuguese, European, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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