Gratzzi Italian Restaurant Offers Delizioso Lunch and Dinner
Gratzzi Italian Restaurant, according to their website, is “a family owned and operated neighborhood Italian restaurant located in Downtown St. Petersburg FL. We offer fine dining with a family atmosphere. We personally operate the restaurant being there to meet and greet each guest as if they were entering our own home…. Everything is made fresh daily in our own kitchen. Enjoy watching the art of pizza making at our new Pizza Bar too! We have small, light, refreshing dishes as well as hearty entrees for the big appetite. Chef Tony, born in Italy, adds his own unique twist to authentic traditional Italian recipes. You will find your time-honored Italian favorites as well as new unique dishes you have never experienced before.”
Located at 211 2nd Street South Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 727-623-9037 Menu
Hours of Operation (as of November 2015):
Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Above is one of my favorites, veal parmigiana. Or chicken will do; either are my favorite go to Italian meals, and Gratzzi Italian Restaurant here in DTSP does them as well as anyone. Yes I’m (25%) Italian, Noviello was our name before Ellis Island “Americanized” it, and yes I’ve been all throughout Italy. They do amazing pasta, the lobster and seafood is to die for – good enough to ignore my Gluten Free diet for a (few – haha, really just a few) bites. Their salads are tasty, fresh and unique enough to never be boring. I’ve eaten 100s, mom taught us that eating greens was (and still is!) good, so I just ask for extra olives and tomatoes which they always bring without even the slightest hesitation. See it’s a pet peeve of mine to have to beg for extra ingredients (that I know they have in stock) even if I have to pay a bit more, that’s fine. That’s the whole point of eating out – letting someone else handle all the stress and planning and hard work, and I trade my hard earned dollars for that experience. Gratzzi truly understands customer satisfaction and that’s why they are my #1 go to Italian Restaurant in DTSP and why they are always on my top 10 DTSP restaurants, year after year. Bravo to Team Gratzzi, in fact GRATZZI to Team Gratzzi.
Of course any Italian meal must be complimented with some vino, and Gratzzi offers a delicious range of fine wines at all price points. Recently we dined there after our weekly Entrepreneur Social Club, and we enjoyed a 2010 Barbaresco…yummy!! Too bad it wasn’t Monday as they feature “Wine Mondays! Half off ALL bottles of wine every Monday 4 – 10 pm.” Well, no matter what night of the week, you can enjoy excellent Italian dining in a warm, welcoming and busy (but not loud) environment, somewhere you are made to feel like at home. With “Momma” aka Chef Tony in the kitchen and you and your friends drinking wine and enjoying time away from the worries of the world. Gratzzi is Delizioso Italiano! (Just be smart and make reservations 727-623-9037 for dinner on the weekends. I’m not the only one who knows how fabulous Gratzzi Italian Restaurant is!
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