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Seafood Brodetto at IL Ritorno Downtown St. Pete

IL Ritorno - Seafood Brodetto

Everyday the type of seafood incorporated into this dish changes according to what is fresh. On this evening, the seafood was Clams, Mussels and charred Octopus accompanied by Preserved Tangerine, Celery Hearts and a dash of Chili. Poured table side over the dish was the sauce which Chef Dave describes as, “almost like a creamless, flourless chowder, but we’ve thickened … Continue Reading

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IL Ritorno Ramps Up Their Spring Menu

IL Ritorno - Cappelini Nero

It’s no secret that since the first time we went to IL Ritorno in the summer of 2014 that I fell in love and that has never changed. Here is the first review I ever wrote about IL Ritorno. The quality of the ingredients and Chef David Benstock’s ingenuity with those ingredients keeps the ever evolving menu fresh and exciting.… Continue Reading

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Review of IL Ritorno’s Event with Green Bench Brewery – Collide

Written and Published on Facebook in the St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews Group by Josh Biskup on May 24th, 2016

I had wanted to check out IL Ritorno for some time, and once they announced their first beer pairing dinner with Green Bench Brewing, I had to go.

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IL Ritorno does Lunch…A review

IL Ritorno Lunch Smoked Shrimp

So when Chef Dave announced that they were going to open for lunch this week, August 15th – 19th, Kevin and I were thrilled!  Chef sounded invigorated and excited as he was telling us about some of the menu items.  They told us that they were going to see how lunch would go as they have never been open for … Continue Reading

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