7736 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: South Pinellas beaches
Bustling, intimate, without unnecessary razzle-dazzle and just plain good homemade Italian pizzas and pastas, Verducci has been discovered by snowbirds and winter tourists at the beach. With no shortage of places to eat along Blind Pass or Gulf Boulevard, what stands out here is a commitment to making food from scratch. There's the dense almond chocolate tart and the lighter ricotta cheesecake; buttery garlic knots and calzones lush with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan; even the creamy balsamic dressing on the included side salad is clearly made in house.
Hours: noon-3 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., noon-3 p.m. and 4-11 p.m. Fri., 4-11 p.m. Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun.
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