2924 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Features: Children's menu
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Beau and Madonna Wallace, longtime Chicago restaurateurs, have opened this
neighborhood Italian spot, serving up wide bowls of pappardelle Bolognese, and orecchiette, little ears of pasta into the whorls of which soft white beans had snuck, wisps of spinach lending color and a bit of grassiness, and juicy, monster pork chop Vesuvio-style, topped with an avalanche of green peas (why have green peas fallen so out of favor? Give peas a chance!) and creamy plank potatoes, all of it glossed with a garlicky wine sauce. Deals like half-price pasta on Wednesday, half-price wine bottles on Tuesday and buy-one-get-one-half-price on Thursday add to the comfortable, inviting vibe of a neighborhood favorite. Hours: 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
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