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As construction begins, new renderings offer a look inside of Olivia by Chef Ponte in St. Pete

As construction begins, new renderings offer a look inside of Olivia by Chef Ponte in St. Pete

rendering outside a restaurant with a sign reading "Olivia" over the entrance
Olivia exterior rendering by +api

One of the Tampa Bay Area’s most celebrated chefs is bringing his beloved concept, Olivia, to St. Pete. Known for his highly acclaimed Ponte in Midtown as well as Olivia in Tampa, Chef Ponte is set to make a significant mark on downtown St. Pete with the modern Italian restaurant, to be located at 225 1st Avenue North on the ground floor of Ascent.

Construction finally underway for highly-anticipated St. Pete location

Previously reported by I Love the Burg in August of 2023, construction on Olivia has officially begun, and is eying an opening date by the end of 2024. The Ponte Restaurant Group, collaborating with Tampa-based architectural and interior design firm api(+), has shared updated renderings of the new space, promising a beautiful and inviting atmosphere.

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Olivia will offer authentic Italian flavors with a creative flair, featuring a diverse menu of appetizers, salads, pizzas, pasta dishes, and protein-heavy entrees. The restaurant will also have full vegan and gluten-free menus, along with impressive cocktail and wine lists. Weekend brunch will include delights such as breakfast pizzas, orange blossom pancakes, and a bacon-wrapped steak with a duck egg, with a “mid-lunch” menu available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Guests can observe their pasta being made in real-time

Among the new renderings shared with I Love the Burg, some exciting features include a look at the interior bar and, located near the entrance, a glass enclosed pasta making room where guests can watch pasta being made fresh by the hour.

A glass enclosed room where pasta will be made. Guests sit by the front door waiting to be seated at their tables.
Olivia's stylish interior bar with liquor and wine on dark wood shelves with a long bar with guests and servers interacting.

Stay tuned here for more updates on Olivia’s grand opening.

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