Tampa-based Argentinian restaurant expanding to the Burg

Curious what will replace Z Grille in downtown St. Pete? The answer has arrived in the form of a popular Argentinian restaurant known as Renzo’s.

“We bring to downtown our commitment to showcase the bold & savory flavors in our steaks, and great value in executive lunches,” write the owners. “A wine program offering the best wines of the Andes, and desserts that emote old-world nostalgia; evolved by the Americas and its various ingredients.​”

The restaurant offers a selection of more than 100 Malbecs and other rare South America Varietals like the Carmenere, Torrontes or Uruguayan Tannat. Diners can expect to sink their teeth into skirt steak or picanha sirloin churrascos, served with freshly made chimichurri.

Dessert at Renzo’s is next level good. The menu is resplendent with options like the chajá cake of dulce de leche, to our Alfajores cookies and baked empanadas.

“Renzo’s St Pete will bring the true Buenos Aires bistro experience, where time seems to stop, and conversation is easy,” the owners wrote in a message on the restaurant’s website.

An official opening date is still to be determined, but a soft opening should be coming before the end of 2018.

Renzo’s St. Pete will be located at 104 2nd Street South.

Can’t wait for their St. Pete debut? You can find Renzo’s at 3644 West Kennedy Boulevard and 14445 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.

Follow Renzo’s on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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