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About Cassariano Italian Eatery

Contemporary Italian Cuisine in downtown Venice with a casual-elegant atmosphere. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING

313 West Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Nassau Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 485-0507

Website:
http://www.cassariano.com/

Catering:
Private parties, private parties in house and corporate Events.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Pariano

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cassariano Italian Eatery Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for a Date (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Authentic (31)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Romantic (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
People Watching (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (13)
Fun (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Healthy (7)
Live Music (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Cassariano’s always exceeds our expectations! From the ambiance, friendly staff, the great service, to the unbelievable food, it’s by far our very favorite restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Organic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food is very tasty, portions are much too large. Nice service; very good wine list at reasonable prices. Too noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is always great. They could not find our reservation and seated us anyway, even though it was very busy - and I see now that I thought our reservation was for 630 but it was at 6 so we were 1/2 hour late. They were still gracious. Classy place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very fresh and tasty. We had lunch and each ordered a salad/soup and half a sandwich which were excellent and filling. There was a good selection of choices and our
waiter was friendly and attentive. It was even better than we had expected.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We love dining at Cassariano because the food is always first rate. The specials are good too. Can’t find a better meal in Venice FL

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal but noise level was so high, conversation difficult

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our third visit to Cassariano and we have enjoyed the experience every time. Their staff is knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and fun! Anthony was our server this past visit and he was outstanding! The food was so good - fresh and prepared the way we asked. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I felt like we were ignored after we were first seated. It took forever for a server to acknowledge us and bring us water. People seated after us were served before us. That was annoying. Yet, once our server appeared, we were pleased with the rest of the experience. The food was amazing and the house wines were very good. Our server was pleasant but not really attentive. Mixed feelings about returning. The food was wonderful and would like to have more of it; but really do not feel like our business was appreciated or that we were welcome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Tasty, well prepared food, professional , attentive service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Another wonderful dinner with friends. Best overall restaurant within 20 miles

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Found the presentation to be spot on, the service was above my expatiation. The shrimp was over cooked in the seafood linguini and my swordfish was very over cooked and dry.
Will give it a second try at some point. Martini was yummmyyy- Tiramisu

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best Italian Restaurant on Venice Island. Open Seven Days

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Northern Italian fare with panache. Best restaurant on Venice Island. Owners Luka and Antonio make a good team with maitre dei and chef. Service is excellent. Palau attends to your every need as host. This is a 4 star restaurant based on a 4 star rating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Once again, the food was all fabulous. Every entree in our party was totally different and they were all great!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on January 5, 2018

They had a pork chop special that was the most amazing pork chop I've ever eaten. I was the last to get one of them and I felt the envy of my neighbors!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I requested a corner window seat, which wasn’t available but we were seated at a quiet booth table, so we were happy with the seating. Atmosphere was festive but not too loud to hear our own conversation. Waiter was polite and attentive, food and wine were great.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We dine here @ least twice a month and have since it opened. Caring owners and excellent staff. Our favorite restaurant. Can be noisy, close quarters and open kitchen contribute to the din.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We've been going to Cassariano for years and have always been treated like family and the food is consistently great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good food very noisy almost left before checking in

Tags: Happy Hour
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and ask for Giorgio as your server. Knowledgable and a gentleman.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First dining experience, NYE 2017. We had a fixed price, limited menu. The choices were great. Honestly a little pricey at $85PP. NYE - they are trying to turn the tables for 3 settings (understand). However, the timing was spaced far enough for each of the settings that they could have slowed the food down a little. We were rushed. We had two wait staff, because they were adding tables to the room as we were eating; we started with one and ended up with another. The first guy (could have been Anthony) was absolutely arrogant and rude. On fixed menus with a couple of glasses of wine; we were all spending the same money - no one wants to be treated like they don't know anything. I didn't know what Brazilian Sea Bass was called - he was pompous in his response. We needed to ask the second server for PEPPER (pretty basic) for a Caesar salad AND for another glass of wine. Anthony (or whomever) found some of his regulars and decided to ignore us.....luckily the female wait person (second server) was great and was able to fill in. I would recommend this restaurant. I would like to try it again at a different time. NYE is tough.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We are seasonal regulars at this restaurant and have always enjoyed their food. However, our last time there was on NYE which was a 3 seating, prixe fixe dinner. We chose the 2nd seating and arrived punctually for our reservation. Unfortunately, our experience wasn't as pleasant as usual...the service we received was sub-standard and we felt like we didn't get the value for our $. Would recommend dining at this restaurant but perhaps not on a special event date such as NYE. You will feel rushed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Once again this restaurant provided us with spectacular food and service. My pan seared grouper with artichokes was one of my favorite meals in 2017, my son had pasta stuffed with salmon, and my wife had a chicken dish that was beautiful and delicious. I don’t think there is a better restaurant in Sarasota County.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food service ambiance!!!! Perfect location ! Great selection of food appetizers drinks !!! Great servers and beautiful restaurant and music ! We go as much as we can when we visit our friends in Venice and eventually we will be moving there and this will be our favorite restaurant for sure !!!! Can't wait !!!! For every perfect meal !!!!!

Tags: Vegan, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Organic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Quick Bite, Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had relatives visiting for New Year's weekend. We all loved it . . . the food, the ambiance, the service, all excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service is exceptional! Luca is a great host and Antonio is the best Italian chef!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world. They are not easy to find. The food here was good but definitely not in the top 10.
When we finished our desserts my husband and I had a full glass of wine left each. We had been there about 2 hours and never rush through dinner. As we sipped our wine, 3 of the restaurant workers stood about 5 feet away from our table, shoulder to shoulder, and glared at us. Their message was loud and clear however rude. We thankfully tipped the waiter greater than 20% and left. For this reason we will not be returning there.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service. Thank you Anthony for your excellent service, wine suggestion and letting us linger over lunch. This was my 6th lunch at Cassariano..and we’ve enjoyed them all. I had the chicken with arugula (I forgot the specific name) and my friend has the grilled salmon. Both were delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was excellent and the food fantastic. Great place to bring someone as it never fails to win kudos. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Never disappointed here. Food and service was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fabulous restaurant with great ambiance in the front room. We willingly dined in the back room. Unfortunately, there were many large families with children. It didn't have the same sexy adult vibe as previous meals. Our waitress Liz was fabulous. We shall return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

When ever we are in Venice we eat here. Fabulous food, consistently great and wonderful service. Not to be missed!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Michael is a good waiter and the food is usually good. It was very noisy the last 2 times we’ve been there. May try outside next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent as always! Food, service, always a personal greeting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food is delicious and creative. It is like art on a plate. Friends driving from Baltimore to Sanibel always request that we meet here, because it is always a great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was our third dinner here in two weeks and the homemade pasta is tremendous. As good as the pasta I had in Italy this summer. I highly recommend the Beef Carpaccio for an appetizer and for the pasta course or main courses, pappadelle bolognese, and the veal stuffed ravioli with mushrooms and marsala.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Presentation made great food experience even better.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The portion sizes are large. If you want a salad to start, consider sharing one for two people.

Both the pasta dishes and the seafood are superb.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Cassariano's never disappoints you. A terrific staff from the hostess to our server. The cocktails are excellent using the best alcohol and ingredients. The appetizers, let's just say there are many and all prepared to perfection. We dined on one of the specials of the night - stuffed pork chops with Prosciutto and fontina Cheese, superb. Cooked to perfection, juicy and tender, seasoned without being over barring. We can not say enough about Cassariano's. Go, relax and enjoy!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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