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If It Is Italian Food That You Crave - You Will Want To Visit These Restaurants


Whether you are craving the perfect pizza that feels like pure happiness in the first bite or something like the truffle sacchettini that makes your mouth water, these Italian menu items and more can be found in our members’ restaurants. These restaurants and their Italian dishes do not disappoint.  Ready to learn more about the best places in the Sarasota area to experience amazing Italian food?


You will feel right at home in this casual, comfortable dining environment.  Amore Restaurant offers a delightful Portuguese & Italian fusion.  If you are looking to enjoy a tasty Italian dish, Amore restaurant is an excellent choice.  Pappardelle Bolognese or Chicken Livornese will have you saying - yes, please!  Take a look at all of their menu options here.

Bevardi’s Salute!

Do you love house-made pasta, authentic Italian food, and fresh seafood?  Bevardi’s Salute! Is the place for you!  You will be dining in an award-winning, family-friendly local favorite spot offering a full bar and a charming indoor dining ambiance.  Their menu items raise the bar and are an absolute must-try.  Ravioli Aragosta is their house-made lobster ravioli topped with grilled shrimp in a brandy blush sauce.  This dish along with others on the menu is sure to satisfy your Italian food cravings.

Café Gabbiano

Café Gabbiano 

Café Gabbiano brings Italy to Siesta Key!  Their menu is brought to you by a talented team of chefs who expertly create each meal according to family recipes.  The choice isn’t easy with these amazing dishes, but you can not go wrong with any of them.  For sure you will be coming back for more of Café Gabbiano’s Italian cuisine and its welcoming ambiance.

Cassariano Italian Eatery

Cassariano is the place to be for all things Italian food.  Is Spaghetti Carbonara a favorite of yours or are you looking forward to trying their Cassariano’s Cannelloni di Salmone al Pesto?  You will fall in love with all of the dishes on their menu.  How could you not?  They have locations in Venice and Lakewood Ranch for you to experience true Italian cuisine. 



If it is pizza that you are craving - try Flavio’s Brick Oven & Bar on Siesta Key.  They are known to have the best pizza according to locals and visitors alike.  They also offer homemade pasta and fresh seafood at the Siesta Key location.  

Flavio’s on Main serves up some Italian favorites like their Lasagna made with handmade pasta and Parmigiana di Melanzane with aged Asiago.  Check out the menu to select your next scrumptious meal.  

Last but not least, Ortygia Restaurant will reopen on July 6, 2023, and they are worth the wait.  Offering authentic Sicilian cuisine, at this Village of the Arts gem, you can experience the cuisine of the Monzu.

 Sarasota-Manatee Originals and our members make it easy to Eat Like A Local.  Buon Appetito!