Oh boy, I’m in trouble. St. Petersburg’s famed Mazzaro Italian Market is doing a spinoff – a brand new wine and tapas bar and its going to be located RIGHT NEXT TO MY OFFICE on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg! As yet unnamed, taking the place of AnnaStella Cajun Bistro, the new venture will be at 300 Beach Drive NE. Owner Kurt Cuccaro is hopeful a by-the-glass wine program and a tapas-style concept — along with the Mazzaro connection — will draw locals as well as tourists to the new establishment. Can’t wait! With all the craft beer that’s come into St. Petersburg of late, we needed a great new wine bar!
If you have been living under a rock and haven’t been to the main Mazzaro’s location, it’s located at 2909 22nd Avenue N. and features fresh produce, amazing meats, prepared dishes, the most amazing hot italian sandwiches, a wine room, a cheese room, a coffee bar and a bakery. Ask about the $3.00 pizza at the bakery, and don’t forget to ask for a sample of the fresh mozzarella in the cheese room – it’s handmade daily!