Wine Dine and Play: Nitally’s

Nitally’s












At Nitally's Latin Meets Asian
St Petersburg, Florida, USA
Cuisine Style: Thai, Mexican
Average Price: $
Overall Rating: 3/5
Article Updated: July 26, 2018
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Nitally's score on Zomato:
Nitally's Thai-Mex Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 



The Nitally's restaurant location on Central Ave is closed however, they are in the process of relocating to 6800 Gulfport Blvd South in South Pasadena, with future plans to open another location in St. Petersburg.














Nitally's Executive Chefs:
Nit and Ally

Nitally's / Chefs / https://winedineandplay.blogspot.com/2018/06/nitallys.html













What do you get when a Thai chef and a Mexican chef get together, fall in love, marry, then move to St Petersburg? You get chef Nit and Chef Ally at Nitally’s. They have created a new tradition based on two old ones; Fusion of Asian, Mexican, and a small mixture of others.

A Restaurant does not have to be fancy to be good, with white linen table clothes, fine china, or a big price tag, and that is something that Nitally’s embraced. Their focus was food, and very good food it was indeed. My wife has been several times, but this was my first visit with her.



Nitally's Menu:
    • Appetizers
    • Soups and Salads
    • Stir Fry
    • Curry Entrees
    • Fusion Entrees
    • Noodles
    • Tacos
    • Burritos
    • Fried Rice
    • Extras
    • Boba Drinks
    • Desserts



On their menu the logo reads “If you can stand the heat, get outta here!” and I love the twist on that old saying. Speaking of heat, I started with a Thai iced tea from their cold drinks section. Other selections included iced tamarindo, horchata, coconut juice, Jamaica drink, and the regular items that you can get anywhere from soda’s to tea, and juice. The Thai drink has a small amount of spice, but not as much as the beer special that had several Asian-Fusion spice blends. Both beverages took some time to drink down but were very surprisingly good.

Nitally's / Beer Special / https://winedineandplay.blogspot.com/2018/06/nitallys.html
Nitally's / Beer special

A menu breakdown includes your blend of Thai and Mexican from a roti-like Asian bread called chattas bread, fresh chips with house made salsa, chicken fried wontons, and lettuce chicken wraps. My wife and I started by sharing the naan bread appetizer with red curry dipping sauce.

Nitally's / Naan / https://winedineandplay.blogspot.com/2018/06/nitallys.html
Nitally's / Naan and red curry

Other sections include Thai style curries, fried rice, and Stir-fry’s, followed by the latin side of the menu with burritos and tacos. The final section was a fusion of both cuisines with a chipotle stir-fry, and a panang mole which is a perfect blend of Thai red curry with a classic Mexican Oaxaca mole. My wife had the Ghang Cua Sap Pa Ros (red curry with pineapple), a traditional Thai red curry simmered with coconut milk, pineapple, tomatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, and fresh basil served with chicken. You can also add shrimp for a small up-charge. The dish had great spice from the taste I had, full of aromatic flavors and exotic spices, making it one of the best Thai-style curries I have ever eaten.
Nitally's / Red curry / https://winedineandplay.blogspot.com/2018/06/nitallys.html
Nitally's / Red curry with pineapple

Under the fusion dishes, I chose the Panang mole, the classic Mexican Oaxaca dish I spoke of earlier, and was literally the best of both worlds. A Thai spiced red curry mixed with a touch of mole sauce, blended with coconut milk, carrots, green beans, peas, red cabbage and sweet basil. This dish comes with tofu, shrimp, seafood mixture, and the chicken which I chose of the group. The first bite was a slap on my face of flavor and aroma with a hot kick from the red curry, then the mole with its lite chocolate flavor, though not too sweet, plus all of the spices common to Central America. Both of our dishes were also served with some jasmine rice.

Nitally's / Panang mole / https://winedineandplay.blogspot.com/2018/06/nitallys.html
Nitally's / Panang mole


Dessert:
We did not have dessert on this visit, as a matter of fact, we had to box up our lunches and eat them the next day. Now that I have heard that they closed their doors permanently in May 2018 a month after my wife and I ate there, I wish we would have tried one of their fusion desserts. 


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Final notes, review basics, observations and more pictures:

Most reviews are subjective, depending on the writer; but they should also be responsible, and respectfully written, upholding the truth, and accurately conveying the experience to the best of the writer's knowledge, even if it includes metaphors the restaurant may not like to read about. My ratings are by the stars I award (from 0 to 5). The rating is calculated on a point accumulation of six separate factors based on individual experience. They include wine and other beverage selections, plate presentation, customer service, restaurant or café ambiance, food quality, and wow factor. To see more details of this rating list, read this article:

Overall from this experience, and the score factors outlined in the ‘about page’ section, based on my individual experience and rating, I give Nitally’s a 3 out of 5 stars, meaning that they exceeded my expectations and were far above the average dining experience of most restaurants.
Scores are detailed in the factor chart below:

Formula Factor Conclusions and Overall Ratings for Nitally's
Max Points Possible:
Total Points Awarded:
Total Points deducted:
Ambiance
11
8
3
Food quality
10
9
1
Plate presentation
11
9
2
Customer service
11
10
1
Alcohol and other beverages
8
4
4
Total regular points awarded
51
40
11
Total percentage — less the Bonus

0.784313725490196

“Wow” factor BONUS
5
1
0
Total bonus percentage

0.0196078431372549

Total percentage and bonus for a final star rating

0.803921568627451

Stars Awarded (see chart below)
             0 - 5
3

**A full break down and explanation of the observations and point disbursement is available in the linked article above. To receive a detailed copy of your score, feel free to contact me at any time and I will provide it to you.**


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Overall Star Rating:
3 of 5 Stars: 
80% Rating with a 2 point “wow” bonus
Exceeded My Expectations in a Dining Experience
Corkage fees:
This Restaurant does not list any corkage fee’s however, most American restaurants charge 
$25.00 per bottle
Restaurant style:
Casual dining
Cuisine Style:
Mexican, Thai
Allergen or dietary accommodations: 
Farm to Fork, Gluten-free, Local, Low Carb, Organic, Pescatarian, Vegan, and Vegetarian Options
Reservations:
Not Required, but Recommended
Walk-Ins:
Accepted, but not guaranteed
Dress code:
Casual attire
It’s Florida, everybody wear’s flip-flops!
Child policy:


The Restaurants reviewed on this site may have a kids menu or cater to them; however, for full enjoyment of food and wine, it is recommended that kids not to be in attendance, unless they have been trained in proper etiquette. 
If not then:
Hire a Babysitter! 
Experiences:
Place for foodies, Contemporary, Modern, Trendy,, Good for special occasions, Rustic, Hole-in-the-wall, and a Neighborhood Gem.
Payments:
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Parking:
Street meter parking
Wifi
The restaurants reviewed on this site may have Wi-Fi, but do not require you to go online, because the excitement of the food and wine alone will keep you too entertained instead of checking your social media and emails.
Noise level:
Low
Smoking:
Nitally's is a non-smoking restaurant
Patio or terrace:
No





Food Prices 
(excludes, alcohol, taxes & 20% gratuity’s)

$£€¥ -                Under 50.00 (inexpensive)
$£€¥ x 2 -          51.00- 99.00 (moderate)
$£€¥ x 3 -          Over 100.00 (pricey)
$£€¥ x 4 -          Over 200.00 (expensive)
$£€¥ x 5 -          Over 400.00 (very expensive)


**Currencies reflect the world’s major travelers, restaurant, or wine connoisseur’s**

Currency:
Price
United States Dollar (USD)
$
Great Britain Pound Sterling (GBP)
£
Canadian Dollar (CAN)
$$
Chinese Yuan (CNY)  
¥¥¥¥
European Union (EUR)

 Alcohol prices:

$8.00 USD



Nitally’s:

2462 Central Avenue 
St. Petersburg, Florida 
33712

6800 Gulfport BLVD South
Suite #111
South Pasadena, Florida
33707



Contact Information: 
Restaurant website:
Maître d or host:
+1 (727) 321-8424
Email contact:
Serving hours:
Eastern Standard Time
(GMT, Zulu, or UTC - 5:00)
Lunch: Wed-Sat
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: Wed-Sat
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Social Media 
and 
Accolades for Nitally's:
Nitally's Facebook link                










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The worlds best restaurants is a subjective list of who is writing it and changes on a regular basis. The Wine Dine and Play best experiences are based on my highest rated stared restaurants, meaning that the visit was an outstanding or extraordinary experience. From cafés, chains, mom + pops, hole in the walls, to fine dining including a few Michelin spots. Visit the Top 100 page to see the entire list.


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Other Nitally Pictures:

Nitally's / Chefs / https://winedineandplay.blogspot.com/2018/06/nitallys.html
Nitally's / Drinks




“Culinary perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, 
But in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
-Angelique Arnauld (1591-1661)



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