Casantica Ristorante

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Italian
Your host Roberto Ercolani comes to Sarasota from Rome, Italy, bringing the best and most delicious authentic Italian dishes to this area. He has been in the restaurant business since his youth. As owner of CasAntica, Roberto provides a refined and unique Italian culinary boutique atmosphere.
The restaurant occupies a 1926 historic home nestled among the trees on the edge of downtown Sarasota. Patrons may choose indoor or outdoor dining (weather permitting), including our lovely rooftop seating area, tucked in under the branches of the old live oak trees that surround the building. The perfect setting... exclusive, romantic and intimate.
CasAntica: a place to gather with old friends, meet new friends, and to enjoy a beautiful dining experience!!!!!

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Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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KK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

First, the good. Set in a charming 1926 home decorated nicely. We were greeted promptly and seated in a cozy nook. House wines were very good.

Now for the rest. We wondered why we were the only diners, given the online reviews. We ordered the Pollo Saltimbocca and Pollo Florentine. Both were tasteless and the smallest portion of a chicken breast ever....maybe we each got a quarter of a chicken breast and it was cut into two pieces. The chicken was hard to cut as it was so rubbery and tough. My husband didn’t eat any of the spinach as it tasted bad. My green beans and carrots were decent but the asparagus was way over cooked...almost like mush. For $25.00 a plate, it was also over priced for both the quality and quantity. Not one other diner came in the entire time. I can see why. We would never go back and strongly suggest you give them a pass.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience- wonderful menu and ambiance
We will be beck!

TS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

No liquor, food was very average for the price. I would not go back

LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall experience. Very nice atmosphere, excellent range of dinner choices all very well prepared. Reasonably priced. One of our regular spots. Consistently very good.

PM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have had better food at Casa Antica and was a bit disappointed on Friday.
The food was not hot enough. Two people said their meals were too cool.

I like the restaurant and the staff although they have had a change over and the staff do not speak very good English. I think it has become overpriced for the quality of food and service.

BS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cas Antica, in our opinion, is the best restaurant in Sarasota. The food and service are always superb. This visit did not disappoint. We brought friends with us and they enjoyed it as much as we did.

EF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food and excellent wine list. Very friendly.

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seven of us loved it! Celebrating a friend’s birthday, we had our own room! Wine, food, service all stellar. I think we closed the place. We will return.

SH
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat in our own, quaint room and table. Wonderful atmosphere. Great, attentive service. We loved it and will be back.

SA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

if you like Italian food from the Rome area, this is the real deal. Take your partner for a romantic evening or wow a client. Food is fresh, delectable. Ambiance is legendary. They could charge much more for this experience, yet they don't. Excellent wine list.A few more West Coast reds would be appreciated.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed it!!.

F
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a group of 6. I enjoyed my choices as did my wife. Unfortunately, the other 4 guests weren’t pleased. Too salty, too dark, too small etc. Nice location and more consistency. Good luck!

j
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love savor Sarasota.You get to try different restaurants, some of them I’ve never heard of before. That is the case with Casasantica Ristorante. My lovely date had the savor Sarasota .She thought the salmon was tasty and cooked properly; the “Caesar salad” was satisfactory and reminded her of the one you can buy in Costco. The pasta ,which is a side dish,and a very nice feature was cooked properly but lacked flavor. I ordered the pasta and seafood ,plenty of mussels ( which were tasty) but only three small maybe 4 shrimp. Unfortunately,the calamari were chewy. The sauce was ok but something was missing; not sure what could have made e it more tasty. This is a good restaurant, probably 3 1/2 stars. Prices were a little steep, but I’d have to eat more of their selection to give a definitive review.

P
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends over an outstanding meal in a very relaxing setting. My wife and I had the bruschetta, veal piccata and their ricotta/rapini ravioli special. It was all excellent. Our server, Maria, was attentive (just right) and very pleasant. We finished our meal with the almond cake which we will definitely get again.

BE
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at CasAntica and we visited during Savor Sarasota. Each of us had a fabulous meal and our server was fantastic. The almond cake was very interesting and delicious and the soup of the day - creamy tomato basil - was exceptional. I know we will return.

AK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very quiet and cozy. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

M
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I’ve been wanting to go here for the longest time, but was unfortunately very disappointed. We chose the Savor Sarasota menu. The choices were fair. Salad was over dressed and not very creative, arugula with a few pieces of shaved cheese. Veal Marsala was tiny and almost no sauce for the pasta . Service was about as bad as we’ve ever had . No one came to offer grated cheese for that or did they even asked how we liked our food. We decided to have another bottle of wine (there were 4 of us) she brought the wine list but never came back to take our order. Really? They ran out of desserts, so we had to settle for another choice. A really bad overall dining experience.

TH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The seating is too tight, the menu is limited, and the food is fair, at best. Service was very good but when you're serving so-so food in a tight space, the staff can only do so much and still be enthusiastic. Would not go back. Even receptionist was dour.

H
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner as part of Savor Sarasota. The ambiance was romantic, the service impeccable and the noise level relatively quiet.

F
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

best Veal we have found since Italy. Good Friendly service. Excellent Savor Sarasota Menu
Easy to get a reservation.
Very good decor. Cozy small dining room downstairs up front. Outside dining available
Located close to Theater District

S
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been at this restaurant previously, we knew what to expect. Food was outstanding and made even better by the service that Bruno provided. Both my wife and I participated in the Savor Sarasota event and very pleased. The bruchetta , veal , and lobster ravoli couldn't have been better. The setting of the restaurant, a 1926 house made this evening quite unique. Great for any special occasion.

Z
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Ambience is special. Service is terrible. Food is quite good but portions are small.
Not a busy night so puzzling why service was so slow. Our dining took over 2 hours and would have been longer if we did not insist on the bill at dessert time. Tricolor salad was two colors. When we inquired why they said that’s what it is. Yet the next table did receive a normal tricolor salad. We had a table of 4 yet bread basket contained 4 very small pieces. An additional Oder would be $5.50! What? Very puzzling experience.

LK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner, a good table, a very good bottle of wine and the food was well presented and was very good. The service was great 👍 we will return.

KL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The Savor Sarasota menu posted on the Visit Sarasota website Included a side of pasta to the order. However, staff checked and said hat it was not. The portion we were served was inadequate at best. Between that and the discrepancy between what was advertised and what was served convinced me I would not return to this restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our 1st time dining here, we appeared to be the early arrivals (6pm Res.) which was OK, we were seated inside in the heart of 'antica", a nice old fashioned decor tastefully arranged, the atmosphere was quite genteel initially but did get somewhat louder as the room filled with patrons, as we were at the end of our meal we were not bothered bythe overly loud couple who appeared to be attempting to broadcast their selections, not just for the room but for every nook & cranny in the restaurant.
Overall it was a nicedining experience, very good food, nicely served & presented by our attentive and pleasant waitress.

BC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Took my wife for Mother’s Day. Sparcely populated for this special day. Should have been an indication. Food was ok but server was more interested in her iPhone than us. Plus we opted for no alcohol and the service went downhill from there. Smell of restaurant is old and musty. Not what it’s cracked up to be especially for the price. $75 for two entrees and a salad.

M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding local Italian restaurant in an historic old home.

JL
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very quaint place, wonderful atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service was great. Definitely will be back again.

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most charming, old world European ambiance in downtown Sarasota matched with superbly gracious service and delicious food. Family run with a much appreciated commitment to quality, a warm welcome and that lovely personal touch. Highly recommended!

P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the hostess/our waitress when we got there, the bread was great, wine great, we shared the bruschetta and tagliatelle with lamb and both were really good. Definitely would go back.

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always include a visit to Cas Antica in our annual visit to Sarasota from Canada. This is because we love the ambiance of the charming quaint heritage house, with its intimate rooms at several levels, and expansive open ground floor. The authentic Italian food is excellent, and the service is always friendly.

MA
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. The ambience was amazing cute, romantic, and quiet. Perfect for a date night! Food was prepared fresh with delicious ingredients and dessert was amazing as well. Will definitely go back!

TB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding.

s
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repeat visits will continue. One of our favorite place in
Sarasota.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Was very dissatisfied for our anniversary dinner. Requested roof top but forgot all about that till we were seated and partially served

Told them on request it was Anniversary. No mention what so ever.

Ravioli was way more then el dente.

Very disappointed. Thou my kids went several weeks before and loved it.

d
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Veal Parma was tough. Everyone else enjoyed there meal

H
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was super sweet and the food was decent. However, the chef was rude and unaccommodating. He wanted to charge us $12 for one spoonful of plain spaghetti noodles. When we asked for a scoop more, his ego kicked in and refused. We spend a good deal of time in Sarasota, as do many of our friends, and most restaurants are very accommodating to children (especially ours who have grown up going to nice establishments, have great manners...). We will never return to this restaurant and will be ensuring our friends avoid as well. I don’t care how good your food is, the manner in which you treat your guests tops it all. And, by the way, the food was just OK. There are so many amazing restaurants in Sarasota so don’t waste your time here!

IM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Portions could be larger. Food delicious.

s
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The house had a musty smell which we noticed right away. The service was ok but not as warm as many of the better restaurants and both of our dinners were way too salty and food got cold quickly as plates were not heated as they are in better restaurants.

MT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outside dining was very enjoyable. Service was a bit spotty

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