Pensare Italian Bistro
Great new restaurantEveryone in our party of five had a delicious meal. We will definitely return, however, we will eat outside. It was way to noisy inside, and very difficult to carry on a conversation!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat new rest. in DunedinThe waiter we had is an original Italian and it added a lot of insight into the food and wine. He was our waiter at the chef's previous restaurant Casanova's. The place is busy which means the noise level is a little high, we were at a table next to the kitchen which added to the warmth and noise level. I had brought a special bottle of wine and a gift for my wife of 30 years before hand and they brought it out as a surprise and it all turned out just wonderful. Great food. I would recommend it.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMour first visit was a greatour first visit was a great success - we will be back5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat patio diningOur table was preset and ready for us when we arrived. We sat outside so our party of 8 was able to easily converse. Some complained about the sun in our eyes but it soon disappeared behind a tree. Server Sarah was attentive and chef Ciro stopped by to confirm all was well. Everyone enjoyed the entrees and salads. The sufficiently large eggplant parmesan appetizer was a hit when ordered as the entree. All in all, this was a nice evening out with friends.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific ExperienceWhat a surprise to find this gem of a restaurant. Thanks for the folks at Pensare for an outstanding dining experience in our own backyard.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemWe have dined at Pensare several times now and each time we have had a very positive experience. The food has all been wonderfully prepared and Aldo's excellent service adds to the night's charm.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and friendly service!Great food and friendly service! it is in the best
Little city of the west coast. "Dunedin"5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best Italian mealsone of the best Italian meals that I have ever had.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS!In a nut shell - great experience from a local! Food was amazing! We sat outside for lunch on a beautiful Spring day! Great location, best pasta ever, and great wait staff; service was impeccable.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAn authentic Italian TratorriaThis will be on our regular schedule. Exceptional Gnoochi Gorgonzola . My (Italian) wife loved the lobster ravioli. Chef/Owner visable and attentive.
You will be pleased with the excellent menu and food quality.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favourite! We'll be back!Great food ...exceptional ! Very attentive service. Will go back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Italian - Quality = PriceCelebrated a promotion here the other day. Everyone was thrilled with their menu selection. Average bill was about $40 after tax, with average alcohol consumption of two glasses per person..4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went back for my wife'sWe went back for my wife's birthday. We had gone there on St. Patrick's Day and were terribly disappointed so we were apprehensive.
We were pleasantly surprised. The food and the service was wonderful --like it was the first time we tried the restaurant. We will just remember NOT to go on a Holiday from now on. They are on our "go to" list once again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!My wife and I met another couple for drinks and dinner. None of us had been before, so it was a first impression for the 4 of us. Each one of us had a wonderful meal and a great time. Our waiter Aldo was excellent and made very solid wine and dinner recommendations which worked out well.
The food was excellent, especially the cannelloni Dunedin. Highly recommended. The noise level is high inside and it is a bit tight. Next time we will sit outside once the sun goes down. Before it does, the western exposure leaves the tables fairly exposed.
We will definitely return.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPensare Love.Everything we ordered was incrediblly delicious. I have never tasted seafood so delicious, even in Maine. Reasonably priced. I already recommended to several people. Way to go Dunedin for adding this restaurant. I give the food six stars.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPut it On your date night list!Pesare is new, but wow, the good is great! Service was awesome, from a very experienced hand who helped us choose wine and food. The scene -hip. Visit it now!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIn my top tierPensare continues to deliver high quality food and service. This is one that I have made a regular spot on my list. Excellent cuisine, great atmosphere and exemplary service make it an experience you will not forget.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the best dining experienceProbably the best dining experience we've had in years. Well-served, an able and experienced waiter, never felt rushed. We ate outside, thus avoiding what seemed to be a rather noisy inside, and it was lovely. We're recommending to all our friends.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special occasionThis was a special occasion for me and my friends. Everyone's entry was perfect and the waiter was wonderfully attentive without hovering. I would definitely recommend you to others and I'll be back myself. Thanks so much for making our day special!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinite redoExcellent service and atmosphere. Food came out in a timely manner, fresh and hot. We will go back again.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDunedin gemOur 3rd time dining at Pensare, so that, in itself, says we like it. Before, as the restaurant got going, if there was any unevenness in service and food prep, it is LONG GONE. Chef Ciro has things running very smoothly and Michael, our waiter, was great. All of our dishes exceeded expectations this time. We will be back!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were drawn to the restaurantWe were drawn to the restaurant by its interesting location and were pleasantly surprised in all areas. We enjoyed our meal very much. Our waitress was charming and helpful. We will certainly come back next year. Thank you.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the evening..Really enjoyed the evening.. Everything was perfect!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Wonderful!I love it when you arrive for your reservation, and you are greated very warmly by both the staff and owner, and your table is actually ready and waiting! So many places anymore dont know what "reservation" means and you end up waiting 20 minutes or more after your time. Anyway, food was incredible - wine list was very good, some really good priced wines. Service - impeccable. The only negative was that it was very very noisy. The outside patio looks like a great place to dine and watch the downtown visitors go by. We will definately be back to this gem of a restaurant!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 4th visit toThis was our 4th visit to Pensare,twice for dinner the other times for a glass of wine in the early afternoon.We enjoy the food and the staff,especially that the owners Mike and Robin are working hard to make it the best restaurant in Dunedin.
We wiil be back often when we are in Dunedin over the winter months.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was simply wonderful............It was simply wonderful.............I'll be back!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM