Restaurants With a stunning, beachfront downtown, plentiful Gulf of Mexico seafood and pan Latin culinary influences, St. Petersburg restaurants have a unique Floribbean appeal. Even though St. Petersburg is an artistic city with world class fine art museums, the ideal backdrop for a memorable seafood dinner is the aqua blue beauty of St. Petersburg s Tampa Bay. Colombia Restaurant on the Pier, a popular St. Petersburg attraction, boasts Spanish and Cuban influenced seafood dishes in an upscale setting with incredible views, while Chacha s Coconuts, on the top of the Pier, boasts nearby Caribbean influences. Kitschy St. Petersburg beachside gems like Crabby Bills, feature fresh local seafood including signature conch fritters and iconic grouper sandwiches and daily beer specials. In addition to Latin, Caribbean and seafood restaurants, St. Petersburg s many excellent Italian restaurants pay aromatic homage to the city s 19th century Italian immigrants.