This was a "light lunch" date with family from out of town. We drove 20 minutes and they drove 90 minutes. The food was good, the selection was good, the ambiance was just right. The service was a bit brusque, but maybe the waiter's wife yelled at him that morning. All in all a very good experience (the waiter even warmed slightly).
Excellent cocktails (Campari spritz and Margarita) and great food. We sat outside; the service was fine.
Always a wonderful meal at Cassariano!
We love this restaurant! We only eat out when we know it is going to feel special and the food is going to be great. Anthony is our favorite waiter!
So we have rented down here for almost 3 months! We have eaten out quite a bit— 3-4 Times at Cassariano. Tonight was the best! For a Jazz and music fan like me, you cannot beat the combo of a jazz quartet and terrific food. Every Sunday from 6- 9 they have live jazz! Excellent combo playing a mix of traditional jazz and some pop. Pair that with their superb presentation and far reaching menu and you can’t go wrong. Tonight? Huge, fresh seafood salad; the immense veal chop- pounded thin, breaded, perfectly done ( seriously, the size of Florida!!); a great chicken dish and the wonderful spaghetti with lamb meatballs and goat cheese. Got a well priced Baby Amarone, got great service from our British born waitress ( seriously, born in Odstock Hospital in Salisbury, where I worked for a summer while in Med School!!!)! What could be better!!! One suggestion: they need some gluten free pastas!
Went for a birthday celebration. Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Excellent find.
Out with friends. Excellent!
Excellent! Our favorite restaurant in Sarasota County
We went for a romantic dinner for two for a birthday celebration before attending the Venice Theatre on Saturday evening (Feb 17). The place was quite full, but we had a reservation & were seated immediately. It was too loud by the open kitchen, and the hostess was very accommodating to move us to a quiet corner booth. The atmosphere was very inviting & we felt cozy, but not cramped in our booth two top. Our server, Michael, was attentive & knowledgeable. My boyfriend started with an espresso martini which was hand crafted & he said it was one of the best he has had. The wine list was adequate for wine novices like us & Michael recommended a very good Chardonnay. My boyfriend & I shared the crab stack appetizer (Panzanella di Granchio) & the spinach/goat cheese salad (Insalata di Spinaci e Balsamico) which were both excellent. The wrong salad was initially brought to us (the one with beets - yuck) and the manager/owner? immediately and apologetically exchanged it in a flash. We both ordered ravioli - mine was stuffed with veal with a marsala sauce (Ravioli di Vitello al Marsala) & his with walnuts & ricotta topped with pears (Ravioli di Ricotta e Noci con Gorgonzola e Pere) and both were obviously well thought out with layers of flavors that were heavenly. To finish, Mike brought a parfait glass full of tiramisu layers to my boyfriend for his birthday (on the house). We both highly recommend this restaurant & everything that we ordered. We live in Sarasota & do not get to Venice often, so we were thrilled to find out that they have another location opening soon at UTC!
First time - but not the last. Sandy our server was excellent, pleasant and very attentive. The food was GREAT - tuna tartare , salmon, special rack of lamb, risotto (very special) . It was my 88 yr old mother - in- laws birthday and they made her feel very special!
Even the valet, a sweet gentleman stopped traffic so she could take her time to get to the car. Now it has to be said - we live in Naples - where there we are regularly treated to outstanding food and service — that said the food and service we experienced on Saturday was as good as it gets— anywhere.
Salads were very fresh and big enough to share. Sea bass and salmon outstanding, pasta very good but ask for a little more seasoning. Great drinks too!
Just excellent all around. Service was great. We were out for a special occasion and always choose this restaurant for t ghost odd special times. Good was so good
Sat outside for dinner Feb 16. Pleasant ambience and service. Food toward the upper scale for the usual Italian cuisine. Not inexpensive, but attractively presented. This rating would have been higher but the arugula salad was tired and limp. Served quickly after we ordered, so could not have been prepared after we ordered. Left over from the previous evening??
Food was delicious, best in town. Restaurant accommodated my sons taste by allowing him to order two smaller portioned dinners. Our server, Anthony, was excellent. This was not our first time nor will it be our last! Great place for dinner and highly recommend!
Been here before, everything we remember. Love it.
Great food, good energy with people talking but not to loud.