📍601 Central Avenue
Bonu Taverna is a Sicilian-inspired neighborhood restaurant and bar, bringing a laid-back neighborhood vibe for lunch and dinner. The seasonal Italian menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, pasta, “pinsa” and a bar menu featuring Italian-inspired cocktails and wine. I Love the Burg
📍6242 66th Street North, Pinellas Park
Mochinut, a wildly popular sweet spot, is opening on September 17!
“Mochi donut is the titillating product of the happy union between Japanese rice cake (mochi) and American-style doughnuts, which originated in Hawaii,” writes the Mochinut team. Read the full story!
📍 17 3rd Street North
The concept promises to bring back simple, old school burgers to the downtown dining scene. Prep your taste buds for thin and crispy smash burgers. The concept has had a pair of preview nights and is expected to open in August or September. Read the full story!
📍5530 4th Street North
Offering artisan ice cream and “bakery quality” desserts like cookies and brownies, Small Batch Creamery is an eclectic, funky and welcoming spot. Ice cream is available by the scoop, bowl or in cones, and their variety of flavors provide something for every palate.
📍Pinellas Ale Works – 1962 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL
Tacos and beer? Sign us up. Pinellas Ale Works, one of our favorite local tap rooms, announced that Made Fresh Taqueria has now taken up permanent residence at the brewery. The Latin food truck will be open every Tuesday-Sunday at PAW. Read the full story!
📍260 1st Avenue South
The team behind Dirty Laundry, The Avenue, No Vacancy, and Park & Rec are opening a new asian fusion restaurant and cocktail bar on the ground floor of Station House St. Pete. The new spot will have a sushi bar, small plates, karaoke, and extensive selections of Japanese whiskey and sake. Read the full story!
📍260 1st Ave South, St. Petersburg FL
Station House is a celebrated co-work space in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Its second floor features a common area open to the public with myriad tables (and outlets) for visitors to enjoy. The massive coffee bar area is outfitted with a chic bank vault door to elevate the already photogenic space.
📍2253 1st Avenue South (at Par Bar St. Pete)
Meanchi’s showcases delicious Peruvian-inspired cuisine, specializing in Peru’s famous street sandwiches, as well as bowls and salads, featuring house-made sauces and frequent specials. Nicknamed “Meanchi” after his grandmother, the owner of Meanchi’s is a first-generation American who spent his childhood summers with family in Peru, where he fell in love with Peruvian cuisine.
📍1804 4th Street N, St. Petersburg FL
One of St. Pete’s best spots for healthy eats has moved to a new 4th Street outpost. Karma Juice Bar and Eatery has closed its location downtown on Central Avenue, and is now open every day.
📍1572 Central Avenue
After years of anticipation, the food hall and lounge has finally opened, bringing five different concepts to the Burg. Edge Eatery’s concepts include the Italian Carne D’Vino, The Cuban Sandwicherie, and the Colombian-inspired Sangrias at Saint Pete. In the back, The District Lounge is an upscale listening room with high-end cocktails and a live DJ on weekends.
📍17814 Gulf Boulevard, Redington Shores
A new restaurant on the beach is bringing a combination of high-class dining, delectable handhelds, and a laid back atmosphere to the area. Coco Wood Grill just had its ribbon cutting at 17814 Gulf Boulevard in Redington Shores, and already the new spot is making waves.
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📍409 Central Avenue
The highly-anticipated restaurant on the 400 block of Central is bringing old school doughy Italian goodness with its brick-oven fired pizzas, as well as an extensive wine bar. The restaurant describes itself as “the wine bar temple of pizza Napoletana contemporanea.”
Restaurants Coming Soon Near St. Pete
Here are some of the best upcoming St. Pete restaurants you need to keep on your radar.
📍685 Central Avenue
Bringing Canadian-fusion desserts to downtown, the sweets parlor and churreria is known for customizable milkshakes filled with various toppings, frozen fruit slushes, and of course, fresh churros with dipping sauces. Chiki Churros also offers a variety of coffee-based beverages. Read the full story!
📍575 Central Avenue
A new fun dining experience is coming to downtown St. Pete, as ‘The Crane’ announced a January 2022 opening at 575 Central Avenue. The steak and seafood concept is being opened by the owners of Mangosteen, which has proved to be massively popular since it opened earlier in 2022. Read the full story!
📍 6832 49th Street North
A sprawling market and cafe is coming to Pinellas Park, with DeCosmo eyeing a September opening. Specializing in imported Italian goods, fresh pastas and produce, bakery items, sweets, and prepared meals, DeCosmo will bring an entire world (well, country) of delicacies and delights to St. Petersburg. The market will include a sit-down cafe/restaurant for sandwiches, gelato, coffee and more. Read the full story!
📍95 Central Ave, St. Pete
One of downtown St. Pete’s most historic buildings will soon be home to an upscale restaurant to match it. Fortu, an “elevated Pan-Asian steakhouse experience,” is opening this fall on the first floor of the Ponce de Leon Hotel in the former home of Ceviche. Read the full story!
📍2450 5th Ave S, St. Petersburg FL
Tampa Bay’s beloved HaleLife Bakery announced that it will be opening HaleLife Bistro in the Warehouse Arts District this summer, what they are touting as the first gluten-free and vegan bistro in Tampa Bay.
In addition to their popular baked goods, the bistro is expected to have a full dining menu of gluten-free and vegan dishes. Additionally, HaleLife said in the announcement that the new concept will also have gluten-free alcohol for guests to enjoy. Read the full story!
📍6623 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
In a project that’s been in the works for more than two years, hometown favorite Kahwa Coffee is opening a first-of-its-kind café in St. Pete. This new café will not only feature a drive-thru, but it will be constructed entirely from repurposed shipping containers. Read the full story!
📍1650 Central Avenue
From the owners of Noble Crust and Fat Beet Farm, this will be a mashup of the two concepts, creating a craft cocktail bar, taking the atmosphere of an old world tavern, and wrapping it into a modern design. It will take over the ground floor of the new Tru by Hilton in the Grand Central District. Read the full story!
📍229 62nd Avenue North
There’s nothing like homemade spaghetti, and Pasghetti is bringing exactly that to 4th Street. The new casual dining concept will showcase the family spaghetti recipe alongside other Italian favorites. Keep following us for the full story!
📍231 Central Avenue
The star of the new concept coming to the old Caddy’s on Central is the New York-style pizza which is made from family recipes for the dough and sauce that have been passed down for generations since its patriarch moved from Italy and perfected the recipes in NYC. It will also feature a hefty lineup of a local craft beer, as well as burgers and sandwiches. Read the full story!
📍231 Central Avenue
Red Mesa’s fourth concept is the aptly-named Quatro, a new food truck dishing out its own style of Americana cooking. While an official opening date has not yet been announced, we’re told this new approach – in both cuisine and form of delivery – will be “coming VERY soon to a Green Bench near you!” Read the full story!
📍6001 Central Avenue
One of our favorite downtown spots for tasty Mexican eats is about to open a west side location. Red Mesa Group announced today that Red Mesa Mercado is debuting a second location in the Pasadena area, at 6001 Central Avenue in St. Pete. Read the full story!
📍6445 4th Street North
Taking pride in their “island cuisine,” Rumba has an expansive food menu of seafood-forward appetizers, hefty sandwiches, rice bowls, meaty favorites from the fire pit, and fresh-catch seafood direct from their own fleet of dayboats or flown-in fish. Rumba also offers a daytime lunch menu, kids menu, extensive list of sides, and flavorful salads. Read the full story!
📍TBA – Downtown St. Pete
The celebrated food truck, which has three regular locations throughout Tampa Bay, is finally opening its first brick-and-mortar. Shiso Crispy is beloved for flavorful dumplings, sticky rice dishes, bao buns, and made-to-order lobster rangoon.
📍2245 Central Avenue
While details on the menu are being kept under wraps, owner Jeff Baker said his dream for Zoie’s – named for his lovable chihuahua – is to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere where anyone can be comfortable, a reflection of St. Pete’s diversity and supportive nature. Baker said Zoie’s will offer an immersive and unique experience, while welcoming the community to a laid-back and familial vibe. Read the full story!