Il Ritorno

4.7
794 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Italian for the discerning palate. Il Ritorno brings a new taste of fresh Italian cuisine to the community—introducing new, interesting flavors and combinations that add elegance to a traditionally rustic genre. We want our food to be enjoyed and memorable to all those dining at Il Ritorno. Therefore, we are well prepared to handle special requests and dietary restrictions. Speak with your server for options or questions.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Divine . We reserved the Chefs bar 10 course evening.

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ScottF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great creative food specials and fabulous menu items. Service was spectacular and overall a very nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a wonderful evening with friends. The food was memorable. My new favorite restaurant which I hope to return to soon. Prices were not super crazy and the food was high quality.

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vipAlena
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I decided to share three Primi pasta dishes. The short rib ravioli is absolutely by far the best. We also tried the Bolognese with crispy pig years and another lemon pasta dish with zucchini and roasted tomatoes. It’s one of the best dinners I have had in quite some time and I dine out usually 50% of the time! Our server, Dana, was fantastic as well and let us sample a couple wines before choosing the bottle. Il Ritorno is one of my favorite places to dine in Saint Petersburg.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary and love it! Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish...portion of appetizer was small (crudo) but delicious.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did well at maintaining social distancing tables were far apart. The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. We ordered the prefix and couldn't be happier with the food and the service.

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ThomasK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great; presentation is sensational; service terrific!!

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BartC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was very good. Charcuterie plate, crudo, duck ravioli special and duck entrée. Got free glasses of Champagne for our anniversary.

Only negatives were , there was only one server for entire dining room, she was trying really hard, but, needed a helping hand. No managers visible in dining room. Watching the hostess cleaning menus was disappointing. She only casually wiped the outside of the menus and not the plastic pages.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience3

My food was delicious but my daughters pasta was very hard. And we had to send it back. Also my martini was not to my expectations but I ordered a margarita and that one was ok. The mútela gelato was delicious!

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vipMARIANOC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Sat in the backroom
Felt like been in a dungeon could improve the decor there

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vipDanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent - Harry was knowledgeable and attentive. The menu was fine, seasonally adjusted which you would expect at this price point. We started with the snapper crudo which for me was the star of the meal. For our prime, the bucantini was overcooked and made mush of the red sauce, but the agnolotti was a treat. Overall I was underwhelmed for the price, but would give them another shot.

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EricH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in the Tampa area. The chef is an interesting person who keeps interesting things on the menu. If you want something other than normal Italian go to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente, muy buena comida y muy buen servicio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very cool, quiet atmosphere. The service and food was great. The short rib ravioli was delicious amongst the other items we ordered.

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vipBruceP
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing at Il Ritorno. We had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby was absolutely wonderful. Her service was amazing. The was amazing as well. We will definitely return.

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Dragon
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with the tasting menu and it was an outstanding 5 course (great sized portions - not too much) meal. Service was outstanding from our waiter along with the rest of the staff. Best experience we have had in the Tampa area in years.

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vipNone
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slow. Our starter charcuterie was very small , overpriced. Our pastas were delicious.

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vipCatherineS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was delicious. High quality. It’s very loud at times. There are only hard surfaces because of the industrial design, which is lovely, but very hard to have a conversation as a result.

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razor
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 👏

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Can never go wrong here.

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DougM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing. I had the caramelized brussel sprouts which were delicious and im not a brussel sprout fan unless they are done this way. So flavorful and then i had the short rib mezzaluna which by far both exceeded my expectation. Im new to the area and in search of good food around town wether its breakfast, lunch or dinner and this is one of the best dishes ive had down here.

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vipLocalady
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipMariaK
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect date night at Il Ritorno. Seating was limited due to COVID-19 and our table wasn't ready yet. So the manager Tony took great care of us by making us a drink at the bar. We were the last reservation of the evening but wanted to try the Chefs tasting menu. Our waitress was wonderful, assuring us that we were no burden and took great care us as well. The food was superb. I don't eat gluten, and they were able to accommodate with the most incredible gluten free short rib ravioli for me and full gluten for my husband. Overall our experience was divine. Highly recommend. Cannot wait to go back.

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Joan
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. I had the short rib mezzaluna, and it is the kind of dish I'll dream about in years to come. Also loved our other dishes, the prosciutto wrapped burrata, the smoked meatballs (although the smokey taste did not come through), and the wonderfully just-spicy-enough Pork Campanelle. I wanna go again!

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PierO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Wasn’t the level of food I was expected when reading the review over the internet.
It is far from Italian food as I know it. Miss the taste, freshness, sun and surprise in allour plates.
It would have been correct if it was just an American pasta restaurant.
Also the environment is not really pleasant and the table next to the restroom ( even if we were in the first table for dinner) was dark and not great To celebrate a birthday.
The expresso and ice cream were the good surprise.
The waiter was really nice and helpful.

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reeseyreese
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great from the moment we walked in. Fantastic craft cocktails at the bar and then seated for dinner. Our entrees were fantastic and so was the wine selection.

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viprons
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in St Petersburg. Flavorful and unique food, nice presentation, great service.

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AriS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food!! Definitely my family's new favorite restaurant! You will want to go every week to try everything on the menu and because the menu changes based on the freshest ingredients.

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vipasbran
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was awful! Service was good, our waitress was super nice. Sauce felt like it was out of a Ragu jar and the whole restaurant felt like it use to be a Japanese restaurant. Only saw a few employees washing hands constantly when touching other things. And do t get me started on all the gross stuff they were doing! No gloves when handling the food at all. I didn’t feel comfortable at all eating here under the circumstances of COVID. Seriously need to consider something with the food. Pasta....awful but even a simple summer salad was just awful! They also need to lay off all the salt.

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vipBlushG
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars as always, pandemic or not. I had mangrove snapper such a treat.

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JamieB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. The short rib mezzaluna may be the single best entree I’ve ever had. Amazing. So was the charred octopus. Highly recommend

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LeiaS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner and we ordered the Chef’s 5-course Tasting. It was literally the most incredible meal I’ve ever had in my life. Worth every penny and can’t wait to do that again.

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vipfjpj2000
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Complements to the Chef!

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GeorgeR
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. We took advantage of the Friday date night happy hour. The tables are well spaced for COVID and the staff is very considerate of social distancing and masks.

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vipKent
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good! We enjoyed visiting StPetersburg!

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Sapan
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and experience! Would recommend trying their 5 course tasting menu. The Basil Panna Cotta was especially sublime.

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Johnny
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was top notch, great food and service. Tables were nicely separated and all of the staff wore masks. Made us feel safe. What a great place- Love it, and highly recommend to anyone looking for a very nice upscale culinary experience.

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Il Ritorno is rated 4.7 stars by 794 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.