Taste the Mediterranean in St. Pete Beach at Branzini

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Taste the Mediterranean in St. Pete Beach at Branzini

Opened in December 2023, Branzini is a charming new addition to the St. Pete Beach dining scene, perfectly located near public beach access. Beachgoers can enjoy a delightful brunch before hitting the sand or unwind with dinner and drinks after a long day in the sun. The restaurant boasts an inviting atmosphere, with a large, full service bar enhanced by garage doors that open up to create a seamless indoor-outdoor experience.

Branzini Interior
Branzini Interior

With a focus in Mediterranean flavors and seafood, the culinary theme at Branzini revolves around bright, fresh flavors and simple ingredients cooked to perfection. Every dish we sampled exemplified this philosophy.

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The menu at Branzini offers an array of options, including appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, meats, seafood, and pizza. While we couldn’t try everything, several dishes caught our eye and are on our must-try list for next time. These include the crispy fish croquettes, the baby octopus salad, and the highly recommended lamb shank. The short rib and wild-caught grouper also promise to be great choices.

Grilled Octopus

The Grilled Octopus was a standout, perfectly tender with a slight crisp on the exterior. The freshness was palpable, and the accompanying potatoes were cooked to perfection, making for a delightful combination of textures and flavors.


The Ceviche is served with white fish, shrimp, garlic, onion, peppers, avocado, mango, and jalapeño, and featured large fresh chunks of seafood. Unlike typical ceviches, it wasn’t drenched in sauce, allowing the quality of the seafood to shine. The light, airy bread served alongside was the perfect complement.

Prosciutto Pizza

The prosciutto pizza featured a thin crust that struck the perfect balance between crispy and chewy, topped with red sauce, cherry tomatoes, arugula, shaved parmesan, and prosciutto. The light, fresh flavors of the toppings made each bite a delight.

Lobster Ravioli

While all the dishes were delicious, the lobster ravioli was my favorite. The ravioli was filled with a luscious blend of lobster and a hint of ricotta, and the garlicky, lemony cream sauce was both rich and refreshing. The lemon in the sauce added a bright note that lightened the dish, making it feel indulgent yet not heavy.

Whole Branzini

The restaurant’s namesake dish did not disappoint. The whole branzino was perfectly cooked with crispy skin and flaky meat, showcasing the kitchen’s expertise in preparing seafood. Served alongside the fish was swiss chard and potatoes.

Branzini’s ability to deliver simple yet sophisticated dishes in a relaxed, beachside setting makes it a must-visit. Whether you’re coming off the beach for a casual meal or looking for a special dining experience, Branzini promises to impress with its fresh, flavorful fare and welcoming atmosphere.

Branzini Menu
Branzini Menu
Branzini Mediterranean Restaurant
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  • Rated 5 stars
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  • Branzini Mediterranean Restaurant
  • (727) 580-6206
  • Seafood, Dinner, Pizza
    • Sun - Thu 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    • Fri - Sat 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 6800 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706,

Mediterranean Brunch and Dinner with a focus on seafood in St. Pete Beach.

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DISCLAIMER: Kevin, Lori, Abby, Haley, Lindsey & Mahika do not dine anonymously (this would be impossible) and we sometimes get free food (though never expected). However, we dine with the locals and we support our own. You will always get honesty in a respectful manner. We do not include any large national or regional chains in our ratings and reviews. We focus on independent locally owned eateries exclusively.

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