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Il Ritorno

449 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3863
+1 727-897-5900
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“octopus” (10 reviews)
“short ribs” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
449 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3863
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening. The grandparents were thrilled, the teens were thrilled and we were thrilled. Kristin was a great server. The food was creative and perfectly prepared.

Thank Carrie216
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Il Ritorno is our favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area. Although we have eaten there 4-5 times a year since they opened in 2014, and wish we could do so more often (we drive an hour each way), this is the first time I've...More

Thank atwc
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I knew I liked Il Ritorno the second I noticed that it had a dress code of sorts. Diners are requested to wear "business casual," they said. I don't know what business casual means but I know what it isn't. Management was adamant--no beach attire,...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

According to the local paper, the restaurant had half-price pasta on Thursday's. The reason I had not been here is because it is pricey, but quite good, according to all reports. I phoned to make sure the half-price pasta was still offered. The woman on...More

Thank 954bonnie
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a celebratory dinner as I'd just received a new job opportunity. We walked into the restaurant and we're greeted w a friendly staff member. We were seated and "almost" greeted by our waitress Kristen. She was rough and borderline unfriendly for the...More

Thank DrBrundage
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Don't expct large portions or sharing plates. Food is definitely well prepared and while choices are limited to chef, the pasta we had was outstanding. tables seem to fill up fast, We ate early because we had a flight to catch, Service professional, atmosphere appealing.

Thank Sandyarnie
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Excellent meal and service (thanks Kristin). Creative and attractive dishes, and first rate fresh pasta with superb sauces. Pretty place with very nice ambience. Will definitely go back next year when we are back in St. Petersburg.

1  Thank decdc
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and have been wanting to try this restaurant since I saw it ranked in the top 10 restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area by a local newspaper. My boyfriend and I recently went for dinner and it did not disappoint! He had...More

Thank Jewel W
Reviewed 8 November 2016

we were taken to Il Ritorno by friends for my birthday and never having been to downtown St. Pete's before for dinner I was excited to try their dining suggestion. From the first course of our meal I was blown away.... OMG deliciousness, amazing service...More

1  Thank Chef Dennis L
Reviewed 7 November 2016

After all the hype we finally made it to Il Ritorno. And the food hype was real - really excellent. But it was coupled with really disappointing, snooty service. We enjoyed everything we ate so much that we would go back despite the service; but...More

1  Thank piegirl52
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joel a
8 March 2017|
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Response from atwc | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday is half price on most bottles of wine ordered before 7pm.
joel a
8 March 2017|
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Response from j0ebike | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that I do not know this answer as we visited this fantastic restaurant only once
Jaikar R
23 February 2016|
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Response from cathySoPo | Reviewed this property |
we went very casual (but neat). My partner was in nice jeans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3863
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-897-5900
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