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Fado Portuguese Cuisine, St. Petersburg, FL

Fado Portuguese Cuisine

4.3
4.3
161 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 5 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 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • St. Petersburg

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Petersburg

    Special Occasion

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  1. 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.
  2. SD

    ScottD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistenly excellent Portugese cuisine. Lots of GF/DF options.
  3. 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.
  4. EZ

    EugeneZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend,great atmosphere,fantastic food,the food was delicious,great service!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate my mother's 82nd birthday and everything went extremely well.
  8. 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.
  9. c

    cacti1

    Tampa

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 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!
  10. a

    artshell

    Portland

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Fairly authentic Portuguese cuisine.
  11. 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
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.
  13. N

    Nate

    Tampa

    473 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    473 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. GM

    GeorgeM

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent. Garlic Shrimp appetizer was delicious. I had a seafood dish with octopus, mussels, Shrimp and Clams with a broth that was great! Our waiter Beto was top notch
  17. JP

    JoelP

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Waited over an hour for food, owner told our table that it’s normal for Portuguese food to take over an hour….. wine list has Portuguese wines for $75 which retail for about $10-$15. Wish I could comment on the food more but we ended up leaving to go eat somewhere else.
  18. CJ

    ChuckJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    we were there for 1 whole hour before we got our dinner. The steak on a stone was well done before I got it, the fish my wife ordered was extremely dry. VERY disappointing
  19. RO

    RaquelO

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time there and Fado did not disappoint. If you want to try something different and never had Portugués cuisine, I highly recommend this place.
  20. AJ

    AlanJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful decor. We were at opening and the service was just ramping up. Things only got better! Food was great and the sangria was even better.
  21. RB

    RonB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Looking forward to returning 👌
  22. JV

    JoseV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best portuguese food, also best service, we are from massachusetts and ate at plenty of portuguese restaurants and nothing compares to Fados
  23. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thank you for making our anniversary lunch a fantastic one again this year! We love tasting the same cuisine from our hometown!(New Bedford) Everything is homemade and you can taste it with every bite. Thanks again Fado, see you soon!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good service
  25. c

    cacti1

    Tampa

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love authentic Portuguese cuisine, this is the place for you. Personable, attentive service; flavorful apps and entrees; very competitive prices for the quality and quantity of food they serve. Definitely a keeper.
  26. CE

    ChristopherE

    Cancun

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the Portuguese Sardines. The White Sangria was terrific. Both of our entrees were very good: Bacalao a Bras & a nice octopus & squid in sauce. We will recommend FADO to our friends!
  27. DG

    DougG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always! The owners and staff are very nice people. One of my favorite places when eating out.
  28. GB

    GabrielB

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente Lugar, atencion del Sr. Beto desde el principio al final de nuestra velada fue estupenda, sus sugerencia en el Vino y Comida fue genial, lo recomiendo ampliamente por su comida típica Portuguesa que estaba espectacular. Por otro lado el lugar era muy bonito me hizo recordar a Portugal.
  29. MD

    MartinD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    No bartender made bar service nil. Busy Saturday night needed more wait and bus staff. Food was excellent
  30. L

    Luv2dine

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was over cooked and bland. After many trips to Portugal and truly enjoying the food there, this experience was a disappointment.
  31. RH

    RichardH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience with Portuguese food. It was amazing! For a guy who's not a big seafood eater, their Bruschetta de Bacalhau was a fantastic appetizer to help me get over my "fear" of salted cod. Instead of the chicken or steak, I chose the Bacalhau à Brás, another salted cod fish dish that was absolutely yummy!!! The staff was super friendly. They were spot on with the wine selection. Atmosphere was cozy even at the bar. With Portuguese music playing in the background, you could close your eyes and imagine being in Lisbon or Porto. I highly recommend Fado for a special night out or just as a quick trip Portugal without the plane fare and jet lag!!
  32. TV

    TierraVerdeAC

    Tampa

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We have dined at Fado in the past and had wonderful dining experiences. Therefore, we choose Fado for a Father's Day celebration. They must have had kitchen and service issues as our experience was poor at best...entrees were not served at the same time (at least 10 minutes for a 3rd out of 3) and one entree was overcooked making the delay for our table that much longer. We were left at the table with dirty dishes and empty glasses for more than is normal and the server and manager were extremely aggressive in pushing a bottle of wine that was beyond what we planned to spend (over $100). Lastly, a cappuccino was ordered before dessert and arrived well after dessert was finished. As a consolation for our poor experience, the manager sent 2 glasses of port for 3 adults to share. Needless to say, we did not share and left very disappointed.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food & service. Will definitely go back.
  34. BC

    BrantC

    Exclusive

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    FADO was EXCELLENT! Our server Rafael was very attentive and helpful making our fist visit to FADO one to remember. Food was delicious , well seasoned and FRESH! If you want to enjoy a wonderful seafood meal accompanied with a Pitcher of Sangria , you need to visit FADO .
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  36. P

    Paul

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great as always!
  37. LG

    LunaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    The food is outstanding, I would say wonderful. The drinks are very limited and bad elaborated….only good option the wine. The service is slow and kind of disconnected…the noise is horrible with a singer behind…
  38. P

    Paul

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    If you want authentic Portuguese food, this is the restaurant to dine in.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food good and in good quantity. Ambiance elegant and comfortable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great people, great service and amazing food! 🇵🇹

FAQs

Fado Portuguese Cuisine is rated 4.3 stars by 161 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 5 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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