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Cassariano Italian Eatery
Cassariano Italian Eatery

Cassariano Italian Eatery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cassariano.com
  • Email: cassa73@yahoo.it
  • 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
  • "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
  • "Being from Boston, I am leery of Italian restaurants outside of Boston, NYC, Chicago (or Italy for that matter). The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent! Everything we had we well-prepared with excellent accompaniments. Keep up the good work! (ps - don't expect pasta with red sauce, although I'm sure they do it well if it's offered.)"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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 main room is very noisy. If you are hard of hearing, the room in the back is quieter."
    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
  • "We had been here visiting family at the old location and loved it. The new spot sees a real up to the menu.. amazing gnocchi, incredible mozzarella. The meatballs were enormous… we took some home. Can;t say enough about the food.. though the ambiance while lovely, spacious and modern, lacks some of the warmth of the old smaller location. But to be clear you will have an amazing meal here!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our turn-to place. Everything is delicious, no matter what we order. Our guests always love it too."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Get local restaurant. Food was excellent. Luca, one of the owners, is very personable and made us feel special from first entering and through out the dinner experience. Our waitress April was very pleasant and attentive and didn't rush our meal. Highly recommend this spot for great Italian food."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The waiter had no personality and was very slow. Also half of our table order minestrone terrible no taste. The serving was served in a huge bowl though barely covered the bottom of the bowl. The rest of us had Cesar salad no taste!!! I would prop go there again but just order an entree."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Six of us went here last week. The restaurant has moved and is in a space double the size. This used to be our favorite special occasion restaurant as it is expensive and reservations must be made in advance. Unfortunately, it no longer lives up to its reputation. We had placed our reservation two weeks in advance, we were placed in the back room. No ambience, nor decor. No tablecloths or candles anymore. Very noisy in both parts of the restaurant. Service was very slow. it took 45 minutes just to order drinks. Bread rolls came out after an hour. Dinner was served an hour and half after we arrived. No offers to refill water. When we asked for more bread, we were given just four slices. Food was o.k. Skip the duck. it was dry."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We've been dining at Cassariano's since they opened some years back and have never been disappointed. I love their new location and I especially think the back room would be great for private parties. For some reason it was a little cooler in the back (where we sat) and the freshness of the air felt good, since the entire place it was filled to capacity. It is wonderful to have such a fine-quality restaurant close by."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had the burata as our appetizer, the eggplant ravioli and the walnut ravioli. Fantastic. Very nice wait staff."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Hardly got to sip our wine. Felt like we were being rushed out. We were there about 75 minutes."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered a glass of wine and dinner. No sooner had we got our wine and dinner arrived 5 minutes later. Too quickly !! We also were never offered bread and didn't see our waitress again until dinner was finished."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The two gentlemen who opened this wonderful Italian eatery in Venice did everything right. The interior is well designed and decorated, the ambiance is simply wonderful, the service is professional, and the food is top notch. I would recommend Cassariano again and again and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If you wear Hearing Aids take them out before having dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was awesome. Noise level was a bit loud if you sat out front. Other than that the service, food and drinks were great. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great food, attentive service, relaxing atmosphere, reasonably priced. How lucky Venice,Florida is to have a restaurant that could easily be a great success in Boston, New York, or Philadelphia ! A perfect evening out."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had friends in town from NY, and we selected Cassariano for our only night out! Always great food and energy. The staff was attentive and our guests were rewarded with food and wine, that we all savored for hours! Sarasota, eat your hearts out...we have Cassariano!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Our table was waiting when we arrived and service was excellent as well as the quality of the food. Thank you Open Table"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "was spectacular. We we're thrilled that the menu has been extended with some of our favorites still on it. We heartily recommend."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We have decided Cassariano is our favorite local restaurant. The wait staff is excellent!! Food is delicious and varied enough to please all palates. They take reservations seriously, and it is really good to make them! It is our "go to" restaurant."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The chef prepares the salmon to perfection service is always great"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Our waitress was exceptional, she treated us as if we special company to her home, we knew her menu, had delicious recommendations and was honest about what was great on the menu. The cuisine was delicious and the menu would satisfy all appetites. It was a great find and a great evening for us, thank you!!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Finally. Venice gets a restaurant that was sorely needed. All the right things are there. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Top notch service staff and a kitchen that has it's act together. This is not a spaghetti joint but, instead, is an upscale restaurant offering modern interpretations with quality ingredients beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Took a group of seven on Sunday 1/16/14. Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food and will certainly return. Maske reservation well in advance, made ours the day before and was offered 5:15 or after 8:30. It was packed with people enjoying a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was the first time we dined in the new location (just steps away from the old spot). It is much larger, but retains the same ambiance. I enjoyed the salmon stuffed cannelloni . It was "to die for" as the expression goes. Will definitely return…..soon !"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Caprese salad was not good....the tomatoes were soggy"
    Dined on 2/9/2014