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Cassariano Italian Eatery
Cassariano Italian Eatery

Cassariano Italian Eatery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cassariano.com
  • Phone: (941) 485-0507
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Pariano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private parties, private parties in house and corporate Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nassau Rd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cassariano Italian Eatery
Contemporary Italian Cuisine in downtown Venice with a casual-elegant atmosphere. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent restaurant! We love it! Everything is fresh and beautifully presented. The owners take great pride in serving the best and taking care of their customers. We drive 30 miles to eat at this restaurant. It is our favorite restaurant in the Sarasota/Venice area."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent... both in taste and presentation. Server may have been a bit stretched working from front to back. Good support with the busman. Jazz ensemble was way too much. Couldn't carry on a normal conversation even being in the rear of the seating area. Group was very good, but much too loud for the size of the room."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Shellfish overcook, halibut was cold n raw in middle. And my husbands pasta was undercooked not al denti but tough. 100 dollars for 2 pp the quality should be better.:((("
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Bartender, Armando was quite accommodating. We were celebrating our friend's 60th and he had made a new drink which our friend got and named perfect pair. Waiter, Ivan was there but wasn't there, which was great. Food came in waves and made for a very enjoyable evening. He was attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My family has never had a bad meal at the restaurant. You do not want for anything when you sit down, all you do is enjoy yourself."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience every visit. Food was not only delicious but the presentation was exquisite and service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The menu was so incredible that we didn't know where to begin. We decided to share the lamb meatballs on homemade spaghetti, topped with a light tomato sauce with goat cheese melting into the sauce.My husband then had the veal osco bucco special, which just fell off the bone. I choose the grilled, boneless duck breast that was prepared with a fig reduction. Everything was just outstanding! We will certainly be back whether in or out of season..."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "yes, the town of venice has hundreds, if not thousands of italian restaurants. it's almost absurd. actually it is absurd. but, cassariano is a gem, and the best of the best. every item i've tried has been superb. the presentation and quality of the food is surpassed only by the skill of the chef and line cooks. the servers are friendly, as is the management. great spot."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Luca and Antonio have created an amazing place for locals and visitors to the area to gather and share amazing dinners. I always enjoy coming here and sending out of town friends here for dinner. Dinners are like piece of art and presentation is everything. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We love and remain loyal to the restaurant because of the always excellent food and caring good service. We are not fans of any restaurant's noisy open kitchen and busy bar in the midst of the dining area. Often conversation is impossible in most areas of the restaurant because of the kitchen and bar noise. We always ask for seating as far away as possible from these work areas and still find it noisy and echoey. Perhaps more ceiling or wall baffles would soften the noise. We like the food, servers and conscientious owners. Judy Wolff"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Beautifully designed dining spot with amazing food and outstanding service. I consider the service good when the you don't even notice the server and not asking every other minute how everything is because they are confident that everything is good. Great martinis and nice wine list. My husband had the grouper special which was fabulous and I had Ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and ricotta in a pear sauce. A treat for the palate."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is a consistently terrific restaurant, in all facets."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Outstanding authentic Italian menu. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere if a bit crowded. Always a favorite when in Venice."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This was my second visit. Came once for lunch, which was terrific with good specials and once for dinner, which was also great with many choices. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Dining at Cassariano is always a treat, never a disappointment!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have been visiting Venice, Fl. for the last 20 years. While we were searching for a new restaurant to visit, I came across this place on Open Table. We absolutely loved the atmosphere, the service and the food.....everything was beyond our expectations. We have told several friends about this restaurant and will continue to make it one of our favorite stops when visiting Venice. We loved the homemade pasta and the tenderloin dish, outstanding! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing. I went twice in one week because I loved it so much. As a vegetarian I was super excited to see that there were choices for both appetizers and entrees- a rarity. The dishes were interesting without being over the top odd."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Took out of town guests here Can always count on it being good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Not your typical Italian cuisine. Attentive service and great presentation for a variety of tasty dishes."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This restaurant brings welcome fine dining to Venice. Thank you, Cassariano!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "First visit since they expanded and moved down several doors. Still maintains it well-earned reputation for exceptional food and service with unique combinations and presentations. A favorite."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed bringing clients for a nice lunch. Food was delicious and waiter friendly."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "My husband and I were referred by my parents to try the restaurant. We both loved our appetizer which were part of the Special for the evening. We both didn't love our meals. My husband got the veal. He didn't think it had much seasoning especially the scallop potatoes. I am not a meat eater but I do like seafood but not all seafood. Since I was getting the crab salad special, I asked if I could have pasta with crab. They were unable to do that so I just had a plain penne with garlic cream sauce. I didn't care for it and wasn't in the mood to eat chicken that came with it. My cocktail was good though and so was the bread. My parents have raved about this restaurant. When we are back in town, we'll try again and give it another shot. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is our favorite place while spending time in Venice! The food is always perfect and I'm a fussy 100% Italian! We celebrated my husband's birthday, Palma and Paolo gave us excellent service and made his special day memorable. Thanks so much. Will be back in a few days with friends."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "In a city that offers mostly tourist options and chain fare this is simply the best restaurant in town. The menu is superb and balanced with inventive nightly and weekly specials, the staff (owners on site most nights) are attentive and professional. The food is fresh and you can easily find light options as well as more traditional if you are looking to splurge. Locals from Boca Grande to Sarasota are in the know, so better make reservations in season if you want to enjoy this local gem. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I walked in off the street and they found a place for my wife and I although they were very busy. The food was excellent! We licked it so much we went back two nights latter. Every part of the dining experience was great. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here on a crowded Saturday night, then again a few days later. On both occasions the food was excellent, artfully presented, and service good. Prices a little high, but the food is excellent and portions generous. My husband and I had fish the first night: he the grouper, I the snapper. Both were delicious. Others at our table enjoyed their pasta. On our second visit, we had veal scallopini and ahi tuna. Again, each entree was beautifully presented and prepared. The only thing a little unnecessary was the lemon foam which topped my tuna. Tasty, but it looked like someone had been washing dishes and spilled soap suds on my tuna. Small thing but a little over the top and not really needed. Reservations good idea."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The main room is very noisy. If you are hard of hearing, the room in the back is quieter."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food and service in this restaurant are outstanding! The staff is dry attentive. My beautiful date requested an alternate on a dish and they happily obliged her request! This is our second visit and the food consistency has been exceptional on each visit. Portions are very generous and the price is a great value for what you receive. I wish the restaurant was slightly larger since the the tables for 2 are in pretty close proximity and some are in the middle of the restaurant where the staff walk by frequently. The restaurant on our visit was 90% full and it was somewhat loud at times. However I could forgive all that for the quality of the food. I plan on eating here every time I visit the Venice area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This place is one of the best in Venice. Excellent food, top notch service, very nice décor in the new place, although can be a bit noisy at times. We have been a couple of times, including as a foursome, and have tried different things on the menu. Every single dish is superb! Well worth the price."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Absolutely outstanding restaurant! We have driven 25 miles to have lunch or dinner there at least 5 times. It is like eating in Italy!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The Cassariano's (a few doors east of the current one) was intimate and warm with good food and excellent service. We always discovered a new and affordable Italian wine because the waiter would spend the time to explain the choices. The new spot is bigger and brighter but they don't seem to have added new staff. Our waited was running a full speed most of the night and barely had a chance to explain the specials to say nothing of giving advice on the wine. That said, we had a very good meal. For a Sunday night, the sea bass was excellent and tasted very fresh. The appetizers were first rate and, when we finally got a glass of wine, we had a serviceable red from Tuscany that was okay with the fish. We still like this restaurant but.."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Tables too close together which made it feel like you could join into a conversation at next table. Food very average at best. My dish came with thinly sliced potatoes that had no taste and I had ask what they were. We will not be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "In all the years that my family and I have been eating at Cassariano we have never had a bad experience. Everything is always great."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "There were 4 of us dining, and each ordered a different entree. Each one was outstanding. Kudo,s to the chef and wait staff."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Before spending a Sunday night in Venice we made a reservation for dinner, expecting a slow evening. Cassariano Italian Eatery was completely filled with patrons waiting at the bar for their tables. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We would return again and again. Reservations are highly recommended. It was clear to us that most of the guests around us were regulars and many were there for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I go there at least once a month. The owner is kind and always remembers his customers. The food is BEYOND excellent, along with the service. I would highly recommend this to any body. The best Italian in Venice. You would think you are in Venice, Italy. :)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The kind staff let us in before they opened. Acoustics in the main area is poor when it fills up and somewhat cramped table arrangement. The food was amazing but the price reflected it. Although we were centrally seated the owner made rounds with many regulars but did not approach us."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We continue to enjoy Cassariano and do highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our turn-to place. Everything is delicious, no matter what we order. Our guests always love it too."
    Dined on 3/25/2014