Our Story

Our Story

Our doors opened in 2005 with one thing in mind; Italian flavor! After traveling the hills of Tuscany and sampling the best cheeses, pastas, herbs, meats, seafood and pizzas in the world, we knew the heart of St. Petersburg – our beloved home – needed a restaurant that blends Italian cuisine with the modern bustle of a New World urban lifestyle.

BellaBrava: New World Trattoria is where our vineyard-lined dreams have come alive! We are overjoyed that the community has embraced us as the Italian Trattoria of Downtown St. Pete since moving to Beach Drive in 2010. Less formal than a ristorante, the service is casual, the prices remain low, and the emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than haute cuisine.

Old world flavor mingles with new world flair here. Whether sampling our seafood or our famous American burgers with a Tuscan twist, we are positive the whole family will find something delicious to savor! Our menu has a wide variety of pastas and antipasti, but we love to share our unique Woodstone ovens that cook the most delicious flatbreads, pizzas and calzones in the region.

With a friendly staff, European-style outdoor seating, a large horseshoe-shaped bar and the longest happy hour on Beach Drive, we aim to make BellaBrava the most family-friendly dining location in St. Petersburg. Bring your kids to sample our flavorful meals, your coworkers to grab a refreshing cocktail, or your four-legged friends for wine outside and watch beautiful downtown St. Pete come to life.

Our patio offers a clear view of the iconic St. Pete Pier, gorgeous Tampa Bay and bustling Beach Drive. St. Pete has again been named the #1 Mid-Size Arts City in the nation, and BellaBrava is within blocks of the Chihuly Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts and Dali Museum. Call (727) 895-5515 to book your reservations today.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Executive Chef Jeffrey Jew

Executive Chef Jeffrey Jew is known for his taste for adventure, in the kitchen and in his widespread travels.

A North Virginia native, Chef Jeffrey’s career began at The Culinary Institute of America, then on to restaurants in New York City, Miami, Washington D.C., and London, and an appearance as a contestant on Top Chef.

 

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2Bhospitality

2Bhospitality

2BHospitality focuses on brands that offer creative food and drink at an affordable price in a great atmosphere. Currently our brands include BellaBrava and Stillwaters Tavern.

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