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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

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Good for a Date (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Authentic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Casual (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Business Meals (15)
People Watching (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (5)
Live Music (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Waterfront (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 8 hours ago

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.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined a day ago

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??

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

Been here before, everything we remember. Love it.
Great food, good energy with people talking but not to loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Meeting old friends for a night out. Cassariano is our “go to place” and it didn’t disappoint. Our waitress Kendall was excellent with many good suggestions.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Cassariano’s is my “go to” place on Venice Avenue when showing guests around town who have had their fill of seafood. Great service and food. The maitre de was able to provide seating in the front section which enabled family to catch up and enjoy great food and ambience.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Primarily disappointed in service. Had heard stellar reviews about the restaurant from friends and colleagues. However, waiter was inattentive and abrupt, almost bordering on rude. No attempt to make us feel welcome. That basically negatively colored our dining experience.
May return at one point, but would definitely request a different server. Noticed that other wait staff appeared far more friendly and agreeable with their customers. Owner or manager also appeared very friendly and welcoming.
Season may not be the right time to patronize this restaurant.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great, great meal. Appetizer was very good, dinner was excellent. Service was a little slow.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great experience at this Venice establishment.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great food and service at a moderate price. Enjoy eating outside during the nice weather.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. We are from Long Island and are acustomed to top notch Italian food and Cassariano filled the bill. Great time. We will go back again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was very nice, and the presentation of foods were very good. Our dinners were lukewarm at best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food is excellent. Veal Caprese a must!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the Sarasota/Venice area. Great food (pork tenderloin with mushroom/red wine reduction sauce was phenomenal; halibut on very thin layers of spinach and potatoes was imaginative, gorgeous and foam-trendy— most importantly it was delicious). Great service. Nice location for indoor or outdoor seating.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our server and food. This is our second time there and we were delighted again. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First time there! They were very gratuitous about our change of reservation time!! Food was excellent!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our first time to this restaurant, recommended to us by many people. Had a horrible table in the middle of the
Room. But after meeting our server, enjoying the fabulous food, we could have cared less where our table was!
The service was outstanding. The appetizer was the best I’ve had in a long time. Lobster ravioli special was
Generous and delicious.
Very very loud and hard to talk.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing bone in veal chop , cooked perfectly! One of our favorite restaurants in Venice!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We've been there many times and they never disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We have eaten many times at Cassariano and have been very pleased in the past. This particular evening, January 29th, was a birthday celebration. The food, which is usually of excellent quality fell short of expectations. Hopefully, it was just a "bad night" for the kitchen staff. One veal dish was tough and serving it on a large plank, in lieu of a porcelain plate, was off-putting. We will continue to patronize Cassariano, but hope there will not be a repeat of this disappointing meal. Service was, as in the past, very good and friendly. It was a busy evening, but that does not excuse the mediocre food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I thought the presentation of the food was great. Service was very good. I did find the restaurant very cold inside. They had a tarp outside the front of restaurant but it was till very cold inside. It wasn't pleasant but everything was great. not fun to enjoy a meal and be cold.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, great service and food. We love going on Sundays to hear the wonderful jazz band. Always a superior meal and experience!

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was awesome .. and the noise level low enough to have a casual conversation.. I would come back

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food, the wine and the ambience were perfect as always.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great Italian restaurant with excellent service. Very small bar but everything is first class...

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved the appetizer, entree special, normal entrees, and drinks. Great outdoor service as well. A great high end restaurant!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was excellent and came out very quickly. Very good service. Extremely loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Being a snow bird, I look forward dining here as it is a favored restaurant! The service is always wonderful. The food delicious! I have never not enjoyed a meal here. The house wines are good, with a varied wine list. The menu changes stay true to their heritage. It Is Always A Pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Outstanding

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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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 (Naples)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Dallas)·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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