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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Special Occasion (27)
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Good for a Date (21)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (12)
Romantic (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Music (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food
Excellent service
Always a great variety on the menu
Can be a little noisy
Food arrives in appropriate time spans and presentation always great

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Very friendly staff. Best place in town

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We just love it....never a bad meal!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time visitor.

The seafood salad and tenderloin carpacchio was perfect!

Had the Seafood Soup with a side of pasta and it was tremendous. Great dining experience and the service was spot on!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Venice. Food is delicious. It comes out of the kitchen piping hot. Service is always good. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We have frequently dined at Cassariano’s. We routinely enjoy excellent service, great food & a professional staff providing a superior dining experience. Paulo ensues a consistency rarely found in restaurants today. For a great meal & memorable night, try Cassariano’s.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

If you're looking for a fine dining experience in Venice I would NOT go to Cassariano.

- Made Sunday post-theater matinee reservation for 5PM in advance. This was our first visit. (It was noted on Open Table that Sunday evenings would have jazz band starting at 6PM.)
- Restaurant opens at 5 on Sunday. Arrived on time, restaurant empty just opened for evening.
- Were taken to table located right next to the band; the only other table for 4 was "reserved for regulars". Our other option was seating along long tables located close together against the back wall.
- We were NOT told there is a back room which had available tables for 4! Basically rushed to eat in one hour with a band setting up 2 feet from our table.
- Spoke with the manager upon leaving to inform him our disappointment in dining experience and his NOT mentioning or offering us seating in the rear room. His attitude was total indifference! He mentioned “You were the on-line people right? You said the front table was OK". No response about reason for not mentioning or seating us in the back room.

Obviously not interested in our business, did not even offer to have us come back again for a better experience! In all my years dining I never had a more insulting tone from any front manager! This is the first time I ever felt it necessary to write any review.

It's unfortunate because the food is actually very good, the service is very professional and the bartender mixes top-class cocktails. This all gets passed over because at NYC prices the management does not want "our crowd" but is most interested in turning tables like a BYOB.
Cassariano does not know if it wants to be a fine dining establishment or a live music venue because they are more concerned for turning tables and catering to "regulars" who come for live music.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

WE HAD NOT BEEN BACK IN AWHILE AND THE EGGPLANT DISH THAT WE USUALLY ORDER WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (it was an eggplant mush instead of an eggplant parm) and the excellent house wine they had was replaced by a mediocre one.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love this restaurant ❤️ The food is always top notch. We literally have never had a disappointing meal at Cassariano. Our most recent dining experience was made even more memorable due to the excellent service provided by our waiter Michael.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Never disappoints! Had my whole family in before Thanksgiving! Everything was perfect as usual. Great service, amazing food, love the stuff in order! Try the swordfish carpaccio, veal chop Seabass, salmon, any homemade pasta. Always hot and delicious. Our favorite place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our evening kicked off with Kendall...who took very good care of us! She attended to every need and helped us craft the perfect meal for our dietary needs! We are never disappointed here...it is the BEST Italian restaurant in our area!! All 4 in our group were very pleased with the food and the overall experience. We'll definitely be back!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Too noisy!!! Good not conduct a conversation with other people at the table. The food was not up to the meals I have had there previously.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Venice. Always delicious and wonderful staff

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

When we arrived we asked if we could have s table outside. The gentleman helping us was very nice, asked us to wait just a few minutes and found us a table outside. There were four of us. We had four different entrees, all delicious. Eggplant ravioli, a meat ravioli, gnocchi and a fish dish. Waiter Sntjony was very personable, if a bit slow in follow up. All in all a great evening.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our dining experience was diminished by a table of 4 women sitting 15 feet away. Three of them were fine and kept their conversation to their table. One was obviously drunk and loud throughout our time there. The food was fine and the bartender was a hoot but the experience was not pleasant.
Our waitress and the manager apologized but did nothing to ask the woman to hold down the noise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautiful Ambiance. Top Notch Service. Phenomenal Food. Cassariano is our go-to restaurant where we always know we will have great food and a wonderful evening. The Zuppa de Pesci was full of fresh seafood in a flavorful tomato stew. The special was steak ravioli - wonderful! And of course those meatballs are huge! We had a red wine sangria which hit the spot. And our server Anthony was impeccable and the absolute best of the best. No dessert tonight as we were heading to a concert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

😊 great atmosphere! Loved the tuna app!! It’s a must!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

enjoyed our meal. they were very accommodating with special requests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We are always greatly satisfied when we go to Cassariano. Our out of town guests always ask to go to Cassariano.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My breaded chicken dish was terrible
Noise from entertainment way to loud.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fun night out with my hubby! Sunday night live jazz was fun. Not a good night to choose for a romantic dinner as it was too loud.
But the food was fantastic and the service excellent! I had the pappardelle bolognese and it was delicious. Defined would recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love Cassariano. However, we were there Sunday evening and the band was so loud we could not talk. I felt like I was at a wedding. Music is nice. But it needs to be background music. The place is small and it is just too loud. I will request to sit in the back from now on. Or outside. Please, please have them play softly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Meals were very good. Plenty of menu choices. Our waiter was very good (Anthony).

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always fantastic. Great ambiance, authentic, superior staff, run by the two greatest guys ever. Paulo is the best, too. Our highest kudos. The best dining to be found in Sarasota County.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The menu never disappoints,food is always excellent and visually appealing.We always dine with friends and have always received rave reviews from them whether new or returning. A GEM restaurant!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

ALWAYS Love this restaurant. In & out of Season. The staff is superior, food great, and just our most favorite place to dine in Venice!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Every one enjoyed their appetizers & dinners. Food was excellent. Michael our waiter was outstanding also enjoyed the jazz band...
Lee PG

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Felt rushed; very difficult to hold a conversation; no recognition of birthday celebration though had reserved under that category.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

we have been to Cassariano's twice and we loved it. We are planning to go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great place for dinner and to celebrate our anniversary

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

My wife and I have dined at Cassariano a number of times and we've always had exceptional meals. My wife ordered the Veal Scaloppini and I ordered the Linguine alla Scoglio and both meals were delicious! I found a nice bottle of Vermentino from the wine list which complemented our meals very nicely. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and provided very good service. We will definitely patronize this restaurant again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is always outstanding as well as the service. Spicy pear martini is a must. Favorite place to dine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Meal pacing was a bit fast. Next time we will pace our orders to suit. Salads came before I had my drink. Ordered entree after salad and they came in about 5-10 minutes. Excellent food. Beautiful presentation. Tables are quite close together so not so cozy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always Cassariano's food is amazing! We dined with friends who were trying the restaurant for the first time, they loved it! They plan on bringing other friends as well to try the excellent food. We love Joe at the bar too! And Anthony and Michael, both provide excellent service!
We will be back to enjoy our favorites as well as the new specials, always yummy!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always delicious and great service!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Having had outstanding lunches returned for dinner. Appetizer was outstanding, however entrees were very disappointing. Pork tenderloin over cooked and dry. Veal was dissapointing as well. For 140 not a good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

My birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My go to restaurant in Venice. Always a great experience. Paolo and team understand hospitality , something quite a few restaurants down here seem to suffer from a lack there of.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I’ve celebrated my birthday here foe the past three years! Amazing, as always!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic
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