Renzo's has announced a new location in downtown St. Pete. Taking over the former home of Z Grille, the South American steakhouse from Renzo Menzerotolo will introduce its signature cuts of beef at 104 Second St. S. by the end of the year.
Started in South Tampa in 2009, Renzo's is definitely known for meats, but also wine and house-made desserts. The steakhouse — whose passion for "asado," or Argentine-style grilling, is showcased in everything from skirt steak to Brazilian picanha — offers a list of more than 100 malbecs, plus other South American varietals.
As for the sweets, Uruguayan chajá cake is the house specialty. This dessert consists of vanilla sponge cake layers, peach syrup, dulce de leche, chopped meringue cookies, whipped cream and peach slices.
"We bring to [downtown St. Pete] our commitment to showcase the bold & savory flavors in our steaks, and great value in executive lunches," wrote Renzo's in a Nov. 3 blog post. "A wine program offering the best wines of the Andes, and desserts that emote old-world nostalgia; evolved by the Americas and its various ingredients."
Renzo's expanded with a second Tampa location in Carrollwood five years ago, which makes St. Pete its third. Diners can keep an eye out for the opening date of Renzo's St. Pete, which should be released soon, on social media.