Florida Trend’s Golden Spoons are the oldest and most coveted dining awards in the state. The magazine started the awards 50 years ago as a guide to executives traveling around the state. The classic Golden Spoon recognizes outstanding fine dining restaurants that have demonstrated consistency in high standards and longevity, usually earned after three years in business or more. Sea Salt St. Pete has been awarded since 2018.
Chef Fabrizio Aielli’s passion for freshness and purity has built two gleaming palaces to seafood and salt (130 kinds). They are temples to oysters with diverse oyster bars and towers of shellfish, plus icy piles of finfish ready to grill. Fine pasta and sides, especially gorgonzola artichokes. Aielli’s Naples menu includes Barbatella for casual Italian and now Dorona for steak in a sleek modern format.