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Dinner in St Pete

scbeachnuts Apr 28, 2011 03:19 PM

Going to St Pete soon and staying at the Hampton Inn downtown near Al Lang Field. Any suggestions on places nearby to walk too.

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    Tom Scherberger Apr 29, 2011 02:57 PM

    Right next door is Ceviche, which is a fun tapas place a historic building. Bella Brava and Ceviche are just a block or two away. If you like craft beer, check out the Ale and the Witch, which also has a nice courtyard where they often have live music. Gratzzi, a cozy Italian place, is a short walk, as is Z Grill, a very modernist spot with great food. You have more choices within a short walk than anyplace in the Tampa Bay area. Enjoy.

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    Bella Brava
    515 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    1. sweet_polly Apr 29, 2011 04:16 PM

      I like all of Mr. Scherberger's suggestions. Would toss Cafe Alma into the ring as well, though. There's also a Columbia restaurant with panoramic water views overlooking Tampa Bay at the end of the St. Pete Pier.

      Pincho y Pincho (Ceviche's cafe-style little sister restaurant) is also great for breakfast and tapas in a more casual setting.

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      Cafe Alma
      260 1st Ave S Ste 100, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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        RibDog Apr 30, 2011 07:35 AM

        Ditto on Pincho y Pincho! Also, a few more blocks away is Moon Under water which is a British Pub with both British and Indian dishes. And lots of beers. Then if you like on the way back, you can stop at Paciugo's for a really tasty gelato.

      2. scbeachnuts May 3, 2011 04:26 PM

        Thanks for all the recommendations. Sounds like tapas is the best bet. Just spent some time in Northern Spain, so that will be perfect. We get plenty of good seafood here in South Carolina.

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          juli5122 May 3, 2011 05:11 PM

          I also like Zgrille, fun to sit at the bar and order their deviled eggs and dr pepper ribs. Also Crowley's is a cozy pub with good food and really nice staff.

          www.zgrille.net

          www.crowleysdowntown.com

          Enjoy your stay.

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