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Petrella's Italian Cafe

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2174 W Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534-9413
+1 850-471-9444
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pensacola, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here a few times and the food is excellent, seems pricey. We always have good service. Not sure if they take reservations but I'd suggest it because they are usually busy. I'm not fond of the lighting, it's too dark for me, I like seeing what I eat. Other than the lighting issue and and pricing be just... More 

Thank TimTerryPanhandle
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After using trip advisor to find an Italian. Restaurant. We gave it a try. Best real Italian I have had in many years. Many things are made by them. Salad dressing etc. Help couldn't have been better.

Thank Roegarrison
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We were child free for the evening and in the mood for Italian that wasn't a pizza joint or a chain. Looked this place up and figured why not. I am so glad we did. The place is unassuming from the outside but the inside is super cute. I love the lights above the pergola booths. My husband ordered the... More 

1 Thank Susan S
Fayetteville, Georgia
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155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Lots of people in there and the food looks great. I made the mistake of ordering a pizza. Hawaiian and ham on thin crust. Well it's a burnt flat bread. My piece when placed on plate the pizza crunched. The waitress said it wasn't burnt. But my morning toast is lighter then this crust. We won't go back.

Thank Penny F
Pensacola, Florida
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

After several visits I can say this place is as close to Federal Hill restaurants in Providence that I have found yet. Small almost cozy feeling. Lines out the door and people waiting in the door opening kind of cafeteria like. Food is very well prepared. Tasty. Portions are moderate. The veal dishes are a little skimpy. Lasagna is excellent.... More 

1 Thank wayne l
Halstead, Kansas
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413 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by family, so we tried it. The boom boom shrimp was excellent but the rest of the meal was just okay. Our server was great, though.

Thank beth ann k
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We discovered this place last year when we stopped in Pensacola. We loved it then and purposely came back this year to confirm our opinion. IAmongst our family and friends my wife is considered the queen of alfredo. She taught it to our sons who have used it as their opening move when they first cook for a girlfriend several... More 

Thank patrickrA5747CI
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We dine here once or twice monthly. Locals favorite! Authentic Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. Our favorite night is Saturday night for their Prime Rib special.

Thank vbeachbella
Milton, Florida
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was on that side of town, late in the day, and did not want to cook that night. I went by Petrella's and ordered to go. I was able to sit outside at the tables and enjoy some conversation with family while waiting for the food. It was prompt. It was still warm when I arrived home. It was... More 

Thank srpanderson70
Pensacola, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Recently moved to the Pensacola area and we are trying a lot of restaurants. This one was right down the street. What a great lunch time meal, I had the Pasta Rustica with shrimp, chicken, bacon Fettuccine oven baked, caesar salad and bread. Wife had Baked Manicotti, salad and bread. Both dishes were wonderful and very filling for lunch. Prices... More 

Thank Dan and Bonnie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2174 W Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534-9413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-471-9444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?