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Frankie's Italian ChopHouse, St. Petersburg, FL

Frankie's Italian ChopHouse

4.6
4.6
205 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Frankie's Italian Chophouse, where Italian family tradition meets innovation and passion meets expertise. Established by Frank Schittino, a seasoned restauranteur in north east St. Petersburg, this culinary gem is an extension of his long-standing success at Cafe Cibo's, a beloved local Italian eatery since 1999. Motivated by his deep connection to this community, Frank's desire to create a second restaurant was fueled by his passion for exquisite meats, fine wines, and authentic Italian cuisine. Together we've created a welcoming family/fine dining experience while serving high end steaks, seafood, veal, and traditional Italian dishes. We feature live music Wednesday through Saturday and offer food and beverage specials throughout the week.

Our warm and inviting atmosphere, combined with our exceptional service and attention to detail, will make you feel right at home.

Buon Appetito Famiglia!

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (727) 220-0345
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Frank Schittino
  • Private party facilities
    Large open dining room available for full service daytime private parties (corporate luncheons, bereavements, baby showers, birthday parties, holiday parties) for parties of 25 or more. Call restaurant for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    St. Petersburg
  • Cross street
    Gandy Boulevard, 89th Ave N, 4th Street N
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

205 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were delicious and service was great!

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  2. AndreaL

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is extensive- a must for meat eaters, but the linguine with clams is also delish! Service is super, and the wine list is great too!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoyed our meal. The calamari and wedge salad and tiramisu were delicious My husband ordered the linguine with clams. While the meal came out hot, the dish needed more garlic and lacked flavor. The pasta tasted like buttered noodles. I ordered the mushroom pasta and it was very good. While we dined, the music was too loud. It was a Friday night and there was a musician playing in the bar. We requested the speaker near our table be turned down but that did not happen. When the musician took a break, they turned the music up even louder. We could barely have a conversation and hear ourselves talk. Dining in a restaurant of this quality, I would expect management to know that people come to dine and converse with their friends and family. The atmosphere did not lend itself to allow for comfortable conversation. The dining room was extremely loud as it is an open layout with tables very cramped and close together. We had a booth but there is no privacy and again the dining area is very noisy.

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  4. JacquelineC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing, Yvonne was a great server as well!

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  5. stephenl

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    More excellent server, Russell. The bartender was outstanding as well. Not much for ambiance.

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  6. Dontshootthemessager

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I overall enjoyed my night at the restaurant. They had a singer walking around singing Sinatra. My date's chicken dish was delicious. Unfortunately, my veal chop marsala was over cooked. The part of the veal chop that was pounded thin was dry and tough (well done), the part next to the bone was cooked medium, this part was tender. Too bad the majority of the veal chop was pounded thin :( I had a veal chop marsala at a private club in NYC. That was cooked medium throughout the whole chop because it was pounded thin.

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  7. DiegoS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, the food, the music the drinks, all fantastic

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  8. LineyR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!!! Best steak I had in long time!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi, my name is Jeffrey Freeman and I left my v chase credit card at your location. I would love to be able to pick it up tomorrow or the next day, my wife might be by to pick it up on Tuesday if you’re not open tomorrow on Monday. Thank you so much very much appreciated. Happy new year !

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  10. BrendaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Frankie's for New Year's Eve. We were rushed to eat our meal. We specifically asked the server to wait on bringing our next course. He did it anyway. I hadn't even started my salad when he brought the main course. After our meal, we sat at the bar and ordered drinks. They never came. Apparently, the disgruntled server said my husband had too much to drink. He had 3 beers. He is handicap from a motorcycle accident so walks with a limp. Especially, after sitting for a long period of time then getting up. One might think he's swaying and drank too much. So sad this happened. We will not be back!

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  11. GinnyV

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for New Years Eve. Everything about Frankies was wonderful. We rarely say that about a restaurant, but in this case it is definitely warranted. We were seated at the time of our reservation, the waiter was attentive, and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They had a fixed menu that was disappointing. We did not find out about the fixed menu until we arrived which also was disappointing. The food was only ok. The filet was good and the ribeye was not good and had more fat than good meat. I wished they had NY strip instead of the poor quality ribeye. I do not think we will ever go back for NY Eve dinner since they have a disappointing fixed menu. We have had good experience with their regular menu and will go back for their regular menu.

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  13. JenniferM

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! The staff were friendly & professional. The food was absolutely delicious!! The atmosphere in the restaurant was fun! Even the valet guys parking cars were very friendly & efficient!

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  14. RickB

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious as usual - food, drinks and service. Thank you!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST! All of the Specials are excellent & so is everything on the menu!

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  16. Fran

    Nashville

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Reservation honored immediately and service was good given it was a full house. Veal rib was delicious and other dinners in my party were amazing. Having the singer made the experience complete.

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  17. GillisonS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! A very prompt and courteous staff! We will definitely be back!

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  18. SandyP

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an early dinner. The staff was very helpful with food explanations and service. Food was very good.

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  19. TopGuns

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Rib Eye steak a couple of us had was very tasty but much smaller than we expected. Overall, the experience was very good. It has great bar and live music. Mark the bartender is an excellent one!

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  20. DavidG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks, excellent service. Definitely on the list of "must go back to" restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent!! Can’t wait to go again.

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  22. CathyR

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was slow with respect to bringing the wine list and taking our order. I ordered a medium rare filet and it was definitely medium

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  23. Bernard

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent quality food!! High recommend for a family to visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak around! 10/10 from start to finish

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  25. OneLinFL

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar area was nice. Lots of room for people to hang while waiting for a table. Service was very good and food was as well for the most. Unfortunately my husband had a ribeye and it was very tough. He’s not picky at all and never sends anything back but at $55 he has to say something and ordered something else (the bolognese which he liked a lot). The hand pulled mozzarella was amazing. I could have ordered that only by myself and been happy. It was very large made for two. I don’t eat meat so had a limited menu for me. Had the spaghetti marinara which was very flavorful and good. I would like a couple more choices for non meat eaters. We don’t always want just a salad. Two friends has the pork chop and said it was very good. We will go back for sure.

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  26. AnthonyG

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere. Had to send my undercooked steak back and still did not come out as the desired temperature. Server kept forgetting things and did not even acknowledge that my steak went back as I had to flag down another server.

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  27. RobP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food!! We had the elk steak special and ribeye steak. Nice char on the outside of both. The elk were two good sized chops, lean, very tender and not gamey. Nice balanced flavor. Im so glad I decided on it. We had an early dinner and only two elk specials were left - because its prepared to well they sold out fast! The ribeye was so tender and juicy and rich with flavor! The calamari was the best we've had anywhere - period! Fresh, tender! Great selection of burbon whisky, the old fashion was smooth, flavorful, smoked nicely - delicate not harsh. And the teramisu martini was bursting with my favorite flavors and topped with just a bit of a thin froth layer. It was a nice touch, the man in the black tuxedo walking throughout singing a Frank Sinatra song into the microphone. He only came through one time while we were there, though. Not bithersome at all. Everyone seemed to enjoy that nuce upscale touch. The waiter was very good He was enjoyable, personable and helpful making sure we had everything we needed. The place always has a full parking lot which speaks to its success but there is lots of seating inside and people have no problem parking. Its pretty pricey and a la cart but great food costs.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carolyn took great care of us at the bar. She is amazing. The food is incredible---the veal milanese one of my favorites. Thanks for being consistent with service and food quality. We love it here!

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  29. JohnD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our second visit to this restaurant. The food was great, as it was on the first visit. Service was attentive but our orders were mixed up and my wife received a completely different order. She ordered Veal chop and received Lamb chops. She said the lamb was good but wanted the veal chop which i had had last time. The crowd was better dressed this time but it is still very cramped. We are by no means large people and it was not very comfortable. The noise level remains quite loud making conversation difficult. This restaurant has great food, it is just not pleasant to dine there.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience and the food was great. Wonderful customer service too.

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  31. Jamie

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The stretched mozzarella with tomatoes appetizer was outstanding. The lamb chops were smaller than usual from other high end restaurants. The veal milanase cutlet was huge. There is a "Tony Bennett" like voice and music who moved around singing live. Julissa was a wonderful waitress that we strongly recommend. The dining area is a large open space that needs some sound dampening. With some further work it could be made into a more romantic, special dinner event location. There are some pasta dishes that are of good value.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had seen some mixed reviews but really wanted to try Frankie’s. We had the best time. Cocktails were amazing, service was great!! Our food was out standing. I had the lamb chops and Parmesan risotto , and my husband had the steak tips and Alfredo, both amazing!!! We finished with a great crème brûlée. The bread and sauce is always worth it. They even had a live lounge singer that evening who sounded just like Dean Martin!! Highly recommend and will be back!

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  33. ScottC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to go for consistently good food. Consistent good vibe and the people that work there are just SO nice.

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  34. Topchop

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frankie’s is a new gem in St. Petersburg. It has a great selection from select meats to delicious Italian. Frank of course is a great host and can be seen circling the tables making everyone welcome.

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  35. DonnaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Didn’t think I would ever have great Italian food in Florida but I was wrong!

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  36. TomB

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, great service and food. Prices were fair. Staff was great.

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  37. SharonR

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and loved it! Perfect shrimp scampi and ribeye steak., Will definitely be back many times!

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  38. SeanS

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jaleesa was a wonderful server. She was knowledgeable of the menu and you can tell she was experienced. The menu was good and the calamari was surprisingly delicious. The marinara sauce was bland but the house butter was out of this world. The filet was perfectly prepared and delicious. The meatballs were juicy and large.

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  39. Stavros

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and food were good. Our biggest complaint is that the kitchen rushed our food out. Our salad was served with our appetizer and our entrees came out only a few minutes later so we felt a little rushed. I also thought it was a little odd that bread was not served with our meals.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and conversation with bar staff. Very informative. Offered recommendations. Thanks to Mark and Zak !!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Frankie's Italian ChopHouse is rated 4.6 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

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8901 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3125

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Gandy Boulevard, 89th Ave N, 4th Street N
  • Neighborhood
    St. Petersburg
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Frank Schittino
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (727) 220-0345
  • Private party facilities
    Large open dining room available for full service daytime private parties (corporate luncheons, bereavements, baby showers, birthday parties, holiday parties) for parties of 25 or more. Call restaurant for more information.
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