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Taverna Costale, St. Petersburg, FL
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Taverna Costale

4.6
4.6
507 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
When the owners of Taverna Costale originally moved their families to Florida, they did so to create a revolution in hospitality. Their blueprint for success can be summed up in two simple words: People first.

It is a commitment to those they work alongside, by creating welcoming, supportive environments in which to grow. It is a passion to deliver warm, welcoming experiences for their guests. It is the desire to make positive changes within their neighborhood through community outreach.

For this reason, the owners cultivated a relationship with acclaimed chef Fabio Viviani, who brings unmatched culinary inspiration to the table. The synergy between the two group elevated the spotlight on people, culture, and quality - making Taverna Costale unique to what St. Pete has to offer.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 954-3863

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Viviani

  • Private party facilities

    The Taverna Costale Private Dining Room may accommodate groups up to 20 guests. Our events team will customize food & beverage menus that will best suit your special event & take care of everything from the moment your guests arrive, to the moment they depart. Please reach out to us anytime at: info@tavernacostale.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Cross street

    We are located on Central Avenue, between Second & Third Avenue S.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Copper Cane Winemaker Dinner featuring Belle Gloss

    $180.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 7, 2023 only
    "Owned and operated by Joseph Wagner in Napa Valley, Copper Cane Wines & Provisions houses a collection of brands that are crafted to offer a touch of luxury for everyday indulgence. The wine portfolio includes a list of seven unique wine brands: Belle Glos, Elouan, Quilt, Beran, Böen, Carne Humana, and Steorra." - Joseph Wagner Wines Our culinary team has curated a 5-course menu to perfectly pair with these exceptional wines! Join us for a special feast for the palate!

What 507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GA

    GraceA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was very good, the waiter was such a nice guy and refilled our water glasses without my even noticing it. The food was delicious and the menu had a pretty good selection.
  2. MS

    MelissaS

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Girls weekend. Great food. Wonderful service. Great restaurant
  3. D

    David

    Montana

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous dinner before a symphony concert. Waiter was very attentive and time sensitive to our ‘clock.’ Thank you! We will certainly be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They go the extra step to make every plate look great coming out of the kitchen Taste as good as they looking
  6. J

    Jeanc

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had heard good reviews of this restaurant. The Mussels were a great started. My husband loves pasta so he had the bolognese sauce. He made himself stick to a half portion. I enjoyed the Salmon with brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes. My husband had the lamb lollipops (medium rare) but they were overcooked. The restaurant took care of the problem. I believe that most restaurants have issues with this now because of the lack of qualified help.
  7. MM

    MitchellM

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    This was our second time … the first time everything was a five however this time we waited at least 40 minutes for our food to be served to us. The server did not check in with us during this time… very disappointing ! However, the food is delicious!!
  8. DH

    DavidH

    Cleveland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dining evening. One of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg.
  9. EP

    ErinP

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful restaurant! The pesto pasta is out of this world!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was phenomenal! I will be coming back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies’ night out. Great food and service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Vacation & birthday
  13. DR

    DanaR

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a nice anniversary dinner. Excellent service and great authentic food.
  14. FL

    FLBunny

    Tampa

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We said we return, and we did! Each meal was outstanding. The service is excellent. Whether you want pasta or chicken, salmon, or Italian sausage, it is delicious!!!
  15. JV

    JeffV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks and food were great. Only complaint would be when ordering a $14 Negroni and then adding $4 for Hendricks that needs to be explained before the tab shows up!
  16. S

    Suep

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The restaurant was very busy and loud. Service took a few minutes to initially appear, but once they arrived, we’re attentive. Appetizers of burata and flatbread were fresh and well seasoned. Bucatini w meatballs was excellent, the meatballs were very tender and flavorful. Great food if a little noise doesn’t bother you.
  17. NS

    NotSatisfied

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    One main course was barely warm. They reheated but brought back with sauce on it (which was specifically asked to be without) and it was still not really even warm. Took a while to get a new plate after asking multiple times of different people. I assume it was not expedited like they said it would be. Everyone else had finished their meals for a while before the final meal was delivered. We were offered a round of drinks but the mishaps along the way should have not happened at all.
  18. B

    Bistro

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A lovely evening. Had fun choosing a wine and the food was delicious
  19. TR

    TRmicro

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Quieter table was a plus
  20. m

    maryg

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was blah. Nothing great. Kindof overpriced for what you get. Our waitress though she was great which is why I gave 3 stars.
  22. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in St. Pete in a long time! Everything was amazing.
  23. PV

    PatV

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family and friends- we were a group of six and all had a great meal!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was way better than expected... 8oz fillet was delicious, as was bone marrow appetizer
  25. J

    Jessicav

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service by Tom. Super knowledgeable and attentive We loved the breakfast bucatini and the short rib Benedict was out of this world! We will def be back next time we’re in town.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Drink list for NYE was not good.
  27. C

    Capote1

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and wonderful service. Our server was great and very attentive and wonderful to deal with. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting.
  28. KK

    KaylaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Taverna Costale for my boyfriend’s birthday. Had an excellent meal. Server (Evan) was friendly and helpful. Received complimentary dessert for my boyfriend’s birthday. Would go back to eat there again. Is a little more expensive but it is downtown St Pete.
  29. DS

    DaveStPete

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party had mussels, pasta and a couple fish dishes all of which, including the sides, we very good. Excellent service and an all around great evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved my chicken masala was absolutely delicious the pizza is interesting but it works. Been here about 4 times now deff will continue to come back
  31. JM

    JoanneM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    So accommodating for our large group of 11, they gave us the private room when we told them we were making 2 separate reservations on Open Table. They read our notes to sit us close by, and gave us a private room instead! Excellent service.

    Taverna CostaleResponded on December 29, 2022Thank you Joanne! We're happy you enjoyed everything and that we could accommodate your party. We hope you'll be back soon!

  32. B

    Boltonole

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner and service and out waitress surprised us with a salted caramel cheesecake for our birthday celebration it was amazing

    Taverna CostaleResponded on December 29, 2022Thank you for the great review! We're happy to see you enjoyed everything and we hope you'll be back in soon!

  33. DJ

    DerickJ

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good . Need to change up appetizers. Desserts need a little improvement
  34. A

    Anonymous26

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was great! Service was lacking and our server was pushy about us ordering more expensive wine and more appetizers. By the time we ordered dessert he was very uninterested in bringing more water or our check.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and will definitely be back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food as always. Great suggestions from our server. But the service got a bit slow with things like filling water, taking dessert orders, etc.
  37. d

    deneen626

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We made a reservation reluctantly for Christmas, only because we had never been before. The food and service was fantastic. We had an incorrect entree delivered to the table but they made it right! Every entree was VERY good, even the one that we didn’t order.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas lunch for family
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Expected Italian food but served only American brunch food at lunch on Saturday.
  40. JW

    JW22

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable lunch. Our server was friendly and attentive and we had a nice booth since it was still early. The smoked salmon avocado toast was yummy but it would have been nice to have a steak knife to use as the toast was thick and hard to cut. My husband loved the brussels sprout hash. We hope to return again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Taverna Costale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 954-3863.

Taverna Costale is rated 4.6 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Taverna Costale

200 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are located on Central Avenue, between Second & Third Avenue S.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Viviani

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (727) 954-3863

  • Private party facilities

    The Taverna Costale Private Dining Room may accommodate groups up to 20 guests. Our events team will customize food & beverage menus that will best suit your special event & take care of everything from the moment your guests arrive, to the moment they depart. Please reach out to us anytime at: info@tavernacostale.com for more information.

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