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   Circa 1921  *  St. Petersburg



From the time she could talk and
walk, Pia was mesmerized by the
preparation rituals for the flavorful
soups, antipasti, pasta, salads,
fresh fish, and panini (Italian
sandwiches). 



But there is much more to Pia's
than authentic Italian food.  The
 outdoor tiki hut, as well as the cozy
bar and indoor space, provide an
 intimacy akin to visiting someone's
 home.   To Pia, customers are "like
 having company.  I like to
spoil my guests." 



Their young daughter works
 part-time as a hostess, while their
son sells gelatos from the sidewalk
 in front.  Speaking of desserts,
their tiramasu is "to die for."

If you're in a hurry, try somewhere
 else.  Pia's is a place to linger, to
savor, and to become part of Pia's
 growing extended "family" of
Gulfport locals who stop
 in regularly.

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Pia's Trattoria
Pasta & Panini
Cafe'

St. Peterburg

Yes, there is a Pia at Pia's, and
her beauty is surpassed only by the dishes she cooks.  With no formal culinary training,  Pia relies solely on "what my grandma taught me,"  Growing up in Italy, her social life revolved around frequent elaborate dinners attended by her extended family and friends. 




Today, they all can be found on Pia's menu, in addition to 3 or 4 daily specials, which are based on fresh local catches and produce.  All of the cooking is performed by Pia herself, along with the help
of a prep. cook.




Her husband Tom, a Florida native
whom she first met in Venezuela,
  selects the wines; Pia, who once 
ran a beer garden in Germany, chooses the imported German
 and Italian beer.

           (727) 327-2190
3054 Beach Blvd. S.
Gulfport, Fla.

Hours

OPEN for Lunch Tues thru Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and for Dinner Tues thru Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Closed  Mon.  

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