The Love Chef

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Address: 211 - 2nd Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida
Phone Number: (727) 623-9037

Hours: Lunch and Dinner
Reservations: Recommended
Credit Cards : Major
Description of Restaurant:

At this unique-handsome space in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida is a jewel of a restaurant owned by two dynamic Italian partners, Tony in the kitchen and Dominic in the restaurant. Its menu and wine list hit the mark to truly delight your senses.

I was thoroughly impressed with the wine list, which was favorably priced and contained some fairly decent wines. The menu will please everyone – from the Cavatelli Bada Bing . . . a Ricotta Cavatelli flambee inside a padana Parmesan wheel with Italian made proscuitto, tomatoes in a basil/vodka sauce @ $21.00 (Dominic will flame it at table side). Includes house salad or soup.

The Rib Eye Pizzaiola – a 12 oz cut is embraced with kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, garlic, capers, fresh tomatoes and basil @ $25.00 the dish; accompanied by a soup or salad and special four cheese mashed potatoes – I’m hungry again just writing about it!!!

The fish and other numerous items are all deliciously presented with perfection, and their Early Bird Dinner selections are a tremendous value for the quality of food.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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