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About Cassariano Italian Eatery
Contemporary Italian Cuisine in downtown Venice with a casual-elegant atmosphere. INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DINING
Venice, FL 34285
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parties, private parties in house and corporate Events.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cassariano Italian Eatery Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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