Cassariano Italian Eatery
Overpowering lemon sauceThe halibut with sundried tomato crust was very good. However, the lemon sauce that is served on many dishes, including the halibut, was overpowering. The potatoe slices were undercooked and would have been more flavorful and interesting if sautéed. When I mentioned the overpowering lemon in the sauce, the waiter made a comment that led me to believe others had expressed the same opinion. I hope that the next time I dine here, the sauce and potatoes have been improved.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicioso!My husband and I took another couple to this restaurant -- all I can say is everyone was very pleased with their meals --- it was just delicious. This is a small restaurant so make sure you make reservations. They do have some outdoor tables. Their soups are delicious as well as the entrees. I can't speak for dessert because we were too full to order dessert!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a perfect meal!We love eating here...the place is fun, the food is really exceptional and the service is the best in Sarasota County! The wait staff is so well trained but they not only know the menu and wines (Nick!!!!) inside out, they really enjoy what they are doing....the menu is very extensive so there is something for everyone! We would love to order one of everything most nights...and the specials are always incredible. Order anything with polenta, best we've had since we were in Tuscany! You never feel rushed and the place is so comfortable that you don't want to leave! We ate here this week and are returning again this weekend...highly recommend Cassariano if you want quality food, wine, great service, and a wonderful evening on Venice Island!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in VeniceBest restaurant in Venice FL. Will only get better when they move to their new, larger, location.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Cassariano'sHave been to Cassariano's several times. The food is always excellent and the service impeccable.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is wonderful, I had aFood is wonderful, I had a grouper special which was delicious, my partner had the ravioli stuffed with eggplant. Everything is so fresh and cooked just right, we will return without a doubt, and we highly reccommend this restaurant.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDr. JohnOne of my favorite restaurants. Great owners, personable & competent staff AND
consistently delicious food.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Food outsideBest Italian Food outside of Italy...and I'm from Philly with outstanding Italian restaurants. I was with four people- we each had something different and each was fabulous...highest quality ingredients, expertly prepared and served artfully.
I am in venice for the week and we are returning on Friday for dinner...can't wait!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCassariano's in Venice IslandCassariano's in Venice Island was fabulous! I only wish we had found this gem earlier on our vacation. Glad they'll be enlarging and moving just a few doors down. We frequent Federal Hill in Providence, RI for good Italian food, and Cassariano's in Venice Island is just as good, if not better! Enjoy!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRegularsWe go here as "regulars." The owners are always interesting to talk to if they have time.
We usually have fish and a salad. Pasta is always a good choice. They have a nice wine selection. They make it fun. Cindy, our usual server, is just a sweetheart. What is funny to me is we talk about some of these negative reviews with them. Their story is usually quite different than the negative reviewers.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is consistently goodThe food is consistently good at Casarriano. The atmosphere is wonderful, much warmer and classy than others in Venice. The service is excellent. We have been there many times.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant never disappointsThis restaurant never disappoints us. It would easily be a hige success in Boston,NYC, or Philly. Lucky us!! We have it in Venice!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA very charming restaurantA very charming restaurant in downtown Venice. Didn't expect the quaintness when we entered. Truly a good find for us. Food was outstanding!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCasual Dining at its FinestThis place deserves its high praise. The food is terrific. One of the specials was lentil and sausage soup. If they have that when you go, just order it. It's ridiculously good. Everything we had was excellent. Fairly priced too given the quality. Some of the presentations are a little passe... they like to stack things up on the plate... but easily overlooked given how great the chow is. Casual dining at its finest.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time delight! ThisFirst time delight! This place is a gem! Food was outstanding! We will definitely be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in Venice FL.Best Italian in Venice FL. Great location along Venice's quaint main street. Tiny ( but expanding soon) therefore must have reservations. Noisy and cramped but worth it for the food and cheerful staff. All our guests rave about it. Hope the ambience improves with expansion.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM