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Sola Bistro & Wine Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Description: Sola is a casual bistro-style restaurant with an eclectic menu featuring specials influenced by world cuisines, and of course, our own Armenian and Russian roots. While the menu has a great selection of Mediterranean dishes, we love experimenting with unique ingredients, and fuse different techniques and preparations with the best products we can acquire. Similarly, the wines we offer are carefully selected from the world over to compliment our wide range of internationally inspired dishes. Located on St Pete Beach, FL, we feature the best seafood around, source very high quality meats and poultry, and make as much as possible in-house, thus cutting out the unnecessary preservatives and chemicals. We strive to create and serve only the freshest food and the best wines, at very reasonable price, in a comfortable, relaxed bistro-style atmosphere.
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Description: Sola is a casual bistro-style restaurant with an eclectic menu featuring specials influenced by world cuisines, and of course, our own Armenian and Russian roots. While the menu has a great selection of Mediterranean dishes, we love experimenting with unique ingredients, and fuse different techniques and preparations with the best products we can acquire. Similarly, the wines we offer are carefully selected from the world over to compliment our wide range of internationally inspired dishes. Located on St Pete Beach, FL, we feature the best seafood around, source very high quality meats and poultry, and make as much as possible in-house, thus cutting out the unnecessary preservatives and chemicals. We strive to create and serve only the freshest food and the best wines, at very reasonable price, in a comfortable, relaxed bistro-style atmosphere.
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Food was fresh. Good sandwiches tasty, an looks attractive.
Side dishes are good. I love szaki they have too much dill for my taste.
Saved money did not eat out an we were satisfied

1  Thank Serenity42
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

After reading all the reviews, we expected more from Sola. Restaurant could use some updating, especially the chairs and menus. Waitress was nice but was seen on her phone back near the bar a few times and we waited more than once for more water, the check...
Wine by the glass options were pretty good, they need better beer options to match the level of food. The polenta with shrimp was a nice starter - the polenta was creamy and shrimp was cooked perfectly. The pasta carbonara was authentic and very good. The grouper was too salty and not trimmed enough.
Gave it 4 stars but it was more like 3.5. With all the options in St. Pete, not sure we'll return next time we visit.

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1  Thank The-Lap-of-Luxury
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

We made a reservation on a Wed night for dinner and Jazz. it was just wonderful. The place is a bit small and you do need reservations for Wed. I highly recommend the Burrata Caprese appetizer. The homemade mozzeralla cheese melts in your mouth. There is a bit of a challenge for parking, so make sure you go after the beach traffic is cleared and you have the ability to park in closed businesses parking lots. But it is a great place and well worth the effort!

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2  Thank kardan127
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

My wife and I did a 4 appetizer blitz. Shrimp polenta, carpaccio, pork belly and fig and chorizo. Rinsed down with an excellent Riesling. Calvin was a great waiter. Don't miss out on this cozy bistro.

2  Thank lib448
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Sola is an awesome restaurant: superb service, delicious meals, exquisite ambiance, and an appreciative owner. Went on a Friday night, I highly suggest making a reservation as every table was filled during our visit. Started with their cheese board for two, we had their blue cheese and their Prosciutto-perfection. The plate was filled with numerous side items that were wonderful. Alesia, our server, was wonderful with suggestions and recommendations. She suggested we share their house salad because their portions are large, we took her recommendation and shared a great green salad. Greg had their Grouper Mykonos, it was pan-seared and served with garlic sautéed spinach, tomatoes, feta and a creamy risotto and I had their Sterling’s Rib Eye Steak with Maker’s Mark au poivre sauce, black peppercorns and roasted vegetables. Both were prepared perfectly, served beautifully, and tasted great. For dessert we had the lightest most delicate chocolate mousse I have ever tasted. The restaurant was full, every table and ever seat filled, but their service was exceptional. The owner was constantly checking on tables, servers were consistently making their rounds and the chef came to tables to make sure entrees were tasting good. Very impressed with this gem. If you are in the St Pete Beach area I highly recommend having dinner with Sola.

3  Thank Harold S
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