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Bowled is bowled over by all our wonderful customers, our friends, and our family. We get a lot of compliments and it never gets old! Keep them coming! You encourage us to bring out our very best. Here's just an appetizer of testimonials...

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Thank you for a creative menu, delicious food, and relaxing atmosphere at an affordable price.

Today was my first visit to Bowled and I am in love. I came home and emailed all of my friends, sent them a link to your website. I described your menu as an orchestra...no section too heavy or too light. The winds, brass, percussion and strings.... everything in harmony. Thank you for a creative menu, delicious food, and relaxing atmosphere at an affordable price. This is a neighborhood restaurant with menu creations that beckon from across the globe...a neighborhood restaurant with no boundaries.... such a treasure. — Steel Magnolia, 9/15/09

I'll be stopping by often!

Since I discovered Bowled, it has become my favorite place to meet friends for a delicious meal and pleasant atmosphere. I have enjoyed every menu item I have tried. The staff is friendly and Michael is an excellent chef. The Greek Omelet, Calamari, Tomato Bisque, Crème Brulee and all the salads are superb. I'll be stopping by often! Thanks! — Anon, 9/5/09


The Grilled Vegetable Pasta and the Vegan Bowl were excellent. Also, the hummus trio was great, especially the red pepper one. Thank you! –Veggie Girl, 8/2/09

Outstanding! Amazing!

My visit here was an excellent one. The thanksgiving wrap/sausage corn chowder was divine, penne vodka outstanding, and the meatloaf was amazing. The atmosphere was just right, kinda rustic and modern at the same time. Our server was great. Finally, everything was really affordable, which is important in today’s time. — Nick, 8/17/09

You're a first class operation!

I drive by Bowled every day and finally stopped in today to check you folks out. I was super impressed with every detail! I sat at the counter while I waited for my to-go order and watched your excellent staff as they waited on customers, cashed out orders, and came in and out of the kitchen. Congrats and kudos to everyone there: you're a first class operation and I'm looking forward to my next meal there, and will make it a point to travel from Bradenton with friends to patronize Bowled! FYI: I now know where to get an excellent turkey sandwich! — H, 8/29/09

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Bowled Restaurant Review

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Bowled, a new casual
restaurant in St. Petersburg,
hits the right notes

 ...Cecere and staff are doing dozens of things right. Service is warm and efficient, moms and their toddlers feeling just as welcomed as business lunchers. The interior is cheery, with a caramel-chocolate-black color scheme, comfortable booths and easy-wipe tables.

I jumped the gun a little bit, my first visit while chef Matt Cummings (formerly at Cafe Ponte) was still getting his bearings. He seemed to have hit his stride on my second visit, impressive since the menu globe-trots all over the place, loosely organized by dishes that you can serve in bowls.

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The New Bowled Gets a Strike!

Bowled is a nouveaux cuisine bistro whose menu is as eclectic as it is tasty. The name comes from the fact that one of its main menu sections is a sampling of great dishes all served in large bowls.

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Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

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Michael Cecere opened Bowled restaurant two and a half months ago, and in doing so, he envisioned a cool, laid back place, where you could have a great meal.

Cecere made his dreams come true when he traded in his corporate job two years ago for an opportunity to own his own restaurant.

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