Sea Beans, Cured Grapes, Fermented Tomato Vinaigrette, Pea Shoots
Acquerello Riso, Burro, Grana Padana, White Abla Truffle
Pan Seared Chicken
Smoked Corn Gnudi, Shishito Agrodulce, Charred Baby Corn, Corn Crme
Absolutely Divine . We reserved the Chefs bar 10 course evening.
Always great creative food specials and fabulous menu items. Service was spectacular and overall a very nice experience.
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.
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.
My Husband and I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary and love it! Would highly recommend!
Delish...portion of appetizer was small (crudo) but delicious.
They did well at maintaining social distancing tables were far apart. The food was amazing!
Fantastic dinner. We ordered the prefix and couldn't be happier with the food and the service.
The food is great; presentation is sensational; service terrific!!
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.
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!
Sat in the backroom
Felt like been in a dungeon could improve the decor there
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.
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.
Excelente, muy buena comida y muy buen servicio.
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.
The food is always amazing at Il Ritorno. We had a great time
Gabby was absolutely wonderful. Her service was amazing. The was amazing as well. We will definitely return.
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.
Service was slow. Our starter charcuterie was very small , overpriced. Our pastas were delicious.
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.
Excellent food, excellent service. Can never go wrong here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
One of the best restaurants in St Petersburg. Flavorful and unique food, nice presentation, great service.
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.
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.
Five stars as always, pandemic or not. I had mangrove snapper such a treat.
Great restaurant. The short rib mezzaluna may be the single best entree I’ve ever had. Amazing. So was the charred octopus. Highly recommend
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.
Consistently excellent. Complements to the Chef!
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.
The food was very good! We enjoyed visiting StPetersburg!
Fantastic food, service, and experience! Would recommend trying their 5 course tasting menu. The Basil Panna Cotta was especially sublime.
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.
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.