Treviso
Treviso
  • Address:
    Visitors Pavilion at Ringling Museum of Art
    5401 Bay Shore Road
    Sarasota, FL 34243
    Neighborhood:
    Sarasota
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Treviso

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trevisorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9413593183
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch 7 days a week: 11:00am - 4:30pm Dinner 7 days a week: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Coyne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All food and beverage on Museum grounds for weddings, meetings or private parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free onsite parking.
A word from Treviso
Offering one of Sarasota’s finest dining experiences, Treviso redefines the idea of “museum dining” with a unique and fresh approach. The clean, minimalist, modern dining room offers an enlarged black and white engraving of the city of Asolo, sleek and comfortable chairs and banquette seating and a stunning spiral staircase leading to the restaurants second floor dining room a favorite spot for winemaker dinners, private parties, rehearsal dinners and business meetings. The patio area boasts the best view of any outdoor eating venue in Sarasota. Treviso is located in the John M. McKay Visitors Pavilion at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which allows guests to enjoy Treviso’s culinary delight beyond normal museum hours.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Treviso reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (40)great for lunch (38)scenic view (30)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (24)great for brunch (15)special occasion (14)good for groups (8)romantic (6)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • food was good; service was great !
    joanVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We arrived close to 3:30, very hungry after a Ringling Festival performance. Our thanks to proactive waitress for heads up on kitchen closing at 3:30. Then after a short time on the patio, we realized it was too hot; our great server moved us inside w/o a sigh of complaint. She made the lunch as fun and festive as the Festival. We both had burgers. Very good and generous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Management Problem
    GreatExpectations
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The restaurant was busy and they couldn't handle it. It took for ever to get our food and it was so bad we couldn't eat most of it. The three tables around us had the same experience. One table had been there for over an hour and still did not have their food. We complained to what we thought was a manager and he said to come back another time and they would do better. What are the odds? It's a shame because this restaurant could have it all. Location, ambiance and great outdoor options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen needs a revamp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Treviso has a great outdoor terrace and reasonable indoor accommodations. But it has a really tired menu and an erratic kitchen. I don't think the menu has changed since the restaurant opened a number of years ago; it's the least interesting menu of any art museum restaurant I've eaten in. We've eaten here fairly often as it is convenient for both the museum and the performance center of the Asolo Rep Theatre and the Sarasota Ballet. This time we went during the Ringling International Arts Festival. The kitchen clearly wasn't ready for the crowd -- we got there early and didn't get our entree for 40 minutes. The food was mediocre to embarrassing -- no meat in the Bolognese. They need a new chef!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food along with great art
    Robfl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A visit to the Ringling Museum is not complete without a visit to Treviso. Great food and service with a lovely atmosphere combined, make it a destination restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy
    KateVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and the food is always wonderful. Unfortunately, and not the restaurants fault, there was a power washer machine being used nearby during our entire meal. Usually all you hear are birds and the water running but it was just loud and annoying. I realize the Ringling Museum needs to maintain the property but doing maintenance on a Friday night at dinner time next to a restaurant is just very poor planning and the restaurant management needs to work with maintenance on this issue. Otherwise the meal was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i never get my first choice
    schlomo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    gazpacho was excellent. chicken piccata was wonderful. however, the last time i ordered salmon and they were sold out. this time i ordered lamb shank and they were sold out. if you want you first choice you have to come early
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place Near SRQ
    NY2WorldVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were staying near the airport and were happy to try a place so nearby, especially since almost nothing else was in the neighborhood. We had their prix fixe which was, I think, 45 for two 3 course dinners with wine -- quite a nice deal. We are also grateful that it made us come through the gates of the Ringling Museum, which we have passed repeatedly over many trips to this area. We are now sufficiently charmed that we will return now for the museum AND the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Picture perfect patio setting
    FLMEMA
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have eaten here several times before and the food is always delicious & service wonderful. But this was the first time we were able to eat on the patio as it is usually too hot. On this evening, we were having a rain event and we sat outside watching the rain fall on the pretty pond and natural vegetation. It was relaxing and wonderful. We enjoyed what will likely be our last summer duo special until next year. It's such a great value for the excellent food & wine. Looking forward to next off-season!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Fresh, excellent service and moderate prices. We'll go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum!
    srqfoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is always very good. We miss the Ahi Tuna entree choice on the summer special menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    Bernard
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Treviso is reliably very good. It's more fun to eat outside on the terrace, but, you know, 95 degrees....And inside is just fine, without being special. The food is just what you would want for a nice lunch, except it is not nearly as expensive as most museum restaurants. WE were pleased enough to book for next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don
    DinerDon
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My first experience dining at Treviso was excellent as expected. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. The service was timely. The food choices were excellent and our meals were wonderful. The price was very good for the value of the meal which had wonderful flavor. Portions were just right and not too large. The dinner for two with the bottle of wine was a great option for us. The watermelon gazpacho was very appetizing and light with a host of flavors, and the potato crusted mahi was perfect! We will definitely dine at Treviso in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expecting better
    Hoping4More
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Setting was below expectations - this is the Ringling - chairs, floors, etc, all seemed worn, not clean. Food was a disappointment-advertised fresh, farm-yet, not a single fresh veg. Salad wilted, old lettuce, and too small. Dinner veggies seemed artificial they were so poor. Not fresh, doused in some sauce. Lacking in healthy, vegan, or vegetarian options. Nice and quiet when empty, but could not talk once restaurant was half full. Our waiter was very nice. Will NOT return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bobbyg
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great meal for the money! One cannot go wrong with Trevisio's summer dining special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our Return
    JackPat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our second visit and it won't be our last. The food was very good and best of all it was their summer special menu with a exceptional price. This could become a weekly event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    anuncommonman
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The number of negative on-line reviews about Treviso made me leery of trying it, but we went to catch the summer dinner special. We were pleasantly surprised to find good service and good food. The service staff didn't really seem to fit in with what is sold as an "elegant" dining venue, but they were friendly and competent. The place was full and it seemed understaffed, with servers and bartenders handling multiple tasks. Yes, portions were small but they were tasty and well-presented. Dining with the pre-theater crowd gave the place a good energy; people seemed to be having fun. We combined our visit with the extended hours on Thursdays for the circus museum directly adjacent. A nice evening, and I want to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value okay food. Very noisy
    Elparker27
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was a wonderful value, but food was just okay and the place is very noisy. I would go back for this deal but probably notd otherwise
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  • Lovely Environment
    DonnaT
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Treviso is a lovely setting for visiting with loved ones. I took two of my daughter's there to celebrate their birthdays' - we really needed to just relax and enjoy each other. The maître"D, hostess and servers were very attentive and pleasant. We ordered the special they had going and although the menu we could select from was limited, and the entree's were not exceptional, we found the house wine that was included was very nice. We told our waitress we were in no hurry to make a show - she gave us the right amount of attention without being pushy. One recommendation would be to allow enough time to walk the gorgeous grounds; everything closes at 8. So thank you Treviso for allowing 3 women to enjoy their night out. We will all be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art and Dinning at it's Best.
    Luv2din
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Best Summer menu and deal in town. Food and wine where both a pleasure for the palate. The beautiful surroundings make it a delightful evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    very good will come back enjoy dinner, but wish I did not rushed between coures,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theatre convenience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My daughter in law and I have visited before anyway but we had a time crunch due to attending the Asolo the same night. The summer menu was excellent value and we have a great meal with wine and had time to spare to walk across to the Asolo which added to the whole evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, OK Food
    JazzyChazz
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were attracted by the 3-course meal for 2 plus bottle of wine for $45 deal. The ambience reminded us of a cafeteria. Too bad the nice patio is directly in the afternoon/evening sun, way too hot for enjoyment - needs umbrellas or similar. The food was good but not particularly memorable. First course - greens from a bags, nothing special. Entrees - Mahi Mahi tastey but overcooked, small Filet nicely cooked, tender and juicey - both served with same sides - green beans almandine from a freezer bag, enjoyed the risotto but it was a bit bland. Dessert - raspberry sorbet or key lime pie - both seemed ordinary, from the grocery freezer section. As for the wine - it was cold and enjoyable. All in all worth the price but nothing special.
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  • For a Ringling visitor good eatery!
    OtterB
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Convenient to Asolo and Ringling museums Treviso is a very good eatery. Modern decor indoors and patio overlooks a sweet garden pond.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre-theater
    Lori
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My dining partner and I enjoyed the fixed price summer special - $45 for a bottle of wine, soup or salad, entree and dessert. The menu was not particularly inspired, but the food was nicely prepared. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat at Treviso, but for a pre-theater meal it was better than adequate.
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  • Treviso Scores Again
    NotableNoshes
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and I were once again impressed with the food and service at Treviso at a recent lunch. As it was an extremely hot day, we chose to be seated in the pleasant dining room rather than the otherwise very inviting patio. We both choose the Crab Cake Benedict, which was perfectly prepared and served with al dente freshly-steamed asparagus. Heaven! For dessert, we shared a wonderful mango-raspberry mousse on a light sponge cake. Thus, amply fortified, we were ready for a lengthy tour of the Ringling Art Museum.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    FloridaNative
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our group of five would rate the food and price as really good for the amount and quality. The grouper sandwich I had would not be a recommendation. We will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Restaurant
    frannie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We made reservations so as to let the restaurant know one of our party would require wheelchair accommodations. When we arrived they were expecting us and gave us a table with perfect for wheelchairs. We had an excellent waitress. One of our party members was late but she did not appear to be upset by this and shared a very good sense of humor. Because of this we had an excellent lunch experience. I also might add it was busy for a Sat lunch out of season.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NanaBanana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Enjoyed a lunch before the Summer Circus Performance. They did not have any regular brewed Iced Tea available...but did bring a flavored tea. The Pizza was delicious....our server was gracious, informative & attentive....the salad portions were generous .....the French Fries yummy....all in all we enjoyed our visit and will return again. One of the main problems we were confronted with was that the salad serving plate (rectangular in shape) would slide around when attempting to cut the food with a knife....due to the fact that there was no table cloth ....we asked for an extra cloth napkin and placed it under the salad plate which seem to solve the problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unome
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Exceeded all of our expectations. A wonderful reunion site. We dined over our delicious meals of choice and Relaxed while sipping wine. What more is needed for an evening with friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Creative menu, generous portions, great food, comfortable setting, nice presentation
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treviso restaurant
    singinghealer
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Several years ago, Treviso was good. Now, the food looks like it is pre made. My marinara sauce looked like the tomatoes were opened out of a can.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Museum find
    Laney
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    A nice place to dine. Food and prices are very good especially when special is running. We have dined there frequently prior to theatre and museum events.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant gem!
    Dining2
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our visit to Treviso for an early dinner before viewing an exhibit at the museum was a pleasant surprise! Ambience of restuarant and view of pond was relaxing and allowed our party of four to talk and enjoy our meal. Service was outstanding. The biggest surprise was their fixed price meal for two, something I do not usually like in restuarants. The entree choices were varied enough for allowing you "real" choices for your meal and the quality of the meal was exceptional. Overall we feel we found a gem right in our neighborhood !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very satisfied patron
    enjoyed2175
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had family from from out of town and we spent the day at the Museum. The restaurant exceeded our expectations for a dining experience. The service was outstanding as was the food. We ordered a variety of entrees and all were presented beautifully and were delicious. I will definitely recommend it to friends and will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy dining destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Perfect for pre-performance dinners, also a nice place for lunch, whether or not you plan to visit the Ringling Museum.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dining Treat!
    Mac4104VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed Treviso's Summer Special! Beautiful setting, top-notch service from Gina!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of salmon
    schlomo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    summer special at $45 includes a bottle of wine, salad, entree and dessert FOR 2. a great summer special but they were out of salmon which is the entree i would have ordered. it was quiet because it was a slow nite. wife had the 4 oz filet which was perfectly cooked and wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rita
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Convenient for museum or Asolo. Good value in special summer dinner for 2.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Special
    srqfoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The summer special menu was missing the tuna entree on our recent visit. The wide food choice pleased everyone in our group. The noise level was really high when the dining room became full. Treviso is a great value in a unique setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great service
    joanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    perfect for our lunch meeting. Service much improved since last visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.