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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants In St. Petersburg

Updated: May 2, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in St. Petersburg. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in St. Petersburg. Pick one of these St. Petersburg eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Italian Touch

Italian, $$, St. PetersburgItalian, $$St. Petersburg
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Noble Crust

Italian, $$, GatewayItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Gateway
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Creative Loafing, 2020

    The 25 ‘most romantic’ restaurants in Tampa Bay, according to Yelp

    Creative Loafing, 2020

IL Ritorno

Italian, $$$, DowntownItalian, $$$St. Petersburg, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Creative Loafing, 2018

    8 of our favorite Tampa Bay pasta spots

    Creative Loafing, 2018
  • Tampa Bay Times, 2019

    Best pasta in Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Times, 2019

Beau & Mo's Italian Eating House

Italian, $$$, Historic KenwoodItalian, $$$St. Petersburg, Historic Kenwood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Creative Loafing, 2018

    8 of our favorite Tampa Bay pasta spots

    Creative Loafing, 2018

CD Roma Restaurant

Italian, $$, Crossroads AreaItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Crossroads Area
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Cibo

Italian, $$, GatewayItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Gateway
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Gratzzi Italian Grille

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

BellaBrava

Italian, $$, DowntownItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Italian, $$, Jungle TerraceItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Jungle Terrace
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Courtside Grille

American, $$, CarillonAmerican, $$St. Petersburg, Carillon
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 7417 restaurants, and 260 lists and articles from top sources like Creative Loafing and Tampa Bay Times. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Creative Loafing - The 25 ‘most romantic’ restaurants in Tampa Bay, according to Yelp, Creative Loafing - 8 of our favorite Tampa Bay pasta spots and Tampa Bay Times - Best pasta in Tampa Bay. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Italian Touch, Paul's Chicago Pizza, and IL Ritorno are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in St. Petersburg.

There are 37 Italian restaurants in St. Petersburg.

Italy Bottega, Noble Crust, and Fronte Pizza are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in St. Petersburg.

Italy Bottega, Italian Touch, and Noble Crust are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in St. Petersburg.

Italy Bottega, Italian Touch, and Fronte Pizza are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in St. Petersburg.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your tagliatelle pasta

    Experts recommend pairing a tagliatelle pasta with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.

Factoids

  • The traditional ragu alla bolognese

    The delicious, renowned dish ragu alla bolognese needs to be had if you take a trip to Italy!

  • A tasty first

    The pasta was only thought up in 5,000 .B.C.! We wonder what people ever did without some good pasta in their lives...

  • 17,417 pounds of pasta

    Can you guess the weight of thelargest pasta ever? The surprising answer is 17,417 pounds - a record on October 24, 2015 in Poland.

Parking info

Getting a good parking spot in St. Petersburg can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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