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Best Italian Restaurants in Longboat Key


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A photo of La Norma  Ristorante & Pizzeria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Longboat Key
Booked 4 times today
La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria is highly esteemed for its authentic Italian cuisine. Guests rave about the restaurant's food, ambiance, and service, highlighting the tasteful dimmed lighting perfect for a romantic night and the friendly and attentive staff. Guests frequently describe the food as "delicious", "fabulous", and "above expectations", praising the freshness of the ingredients, from crisp lettuce in the salads to the high-quality cheese on the pizzas. The restaurant's homemade pastas and veal Marsala have been particularly singled out. Moreover, the restaurant's atmosphere, enhanced by beautiful music and its outdoor dining area surrounded by greenery, is consistently praised. It seems La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria offers an all-around excellent Italian dining experience.
A photo of Ventura's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Bradenton Beach
Booked 4 times today
Ventura's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar is highly recognized for its exceptional cuisine and warm ambiance. Reviewers consistently praise the restaurant for its authentic 'Old World' Italian cooking and knowledgeable staff. The freshly made dishes are consistently highlighted, like the celebrated chicken francese, spaghetti carbonara, and cutlet Milanese. Reviewers also appreciate the ambiance of the place, which features scenic waterside views and an upcoming patio. The restaurant is loved for its excellent service and the homely feel it provides. Whether it's a family dinner or a celebratory meal, Ventura's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a memorable dining experience that keeps customers returning.
A photo of Scarpino's Classic Italian restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Bradenton
Booked 4 times today
We are a locally owned classic Italian restaurant with a team that is passionate about excellent food and guest experience. Our team includes our amazing Pizzaiolo (Authentic Pizza Chef) who comes to us from Italy with over 25 years of pizza making expertise! We have an extensive food and beverage menu with over 40 regional wines and a full bar. Pasta, Pizza, Wine and so much more, we look forward to serving you soon.
A photo of Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sarasota
Booked 21 times today
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano is renowned for its impeccable Italian cuisine, reflected in the glowing reviews from patrons who keep returning for more. Customers continually mention the amazing food, excellent service, and pleasant atmosphere that make the restaurant their favorite go-to spot. Their high-quality Italian dishes, from the osso bucco to the seafood pasta, are praised consistently. Visitors highlight the restaurant's ability to maintain a relaxed, upscale atmosphere, even during busy times. Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, located in Sarasota, is a must-visit dining destination. As one review encapsulates, "If you're looking for a joyful Italian culinary escapade, look no further!"
A photo of Isola Bella Italian Eatery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Anna Maria Island
Booked 5 times today
Located on Anna Maria Island, Isola Bella Italian Eatery has garnered rave reviews for their commitment to fresh, homemade Italian cuisine. Reviewers have commended the restaurant for dishes such as the tagliatelle special and carbonara, reflecting the culinary team's skill at handling even the most challenging Italian recipes. The dining experience is further enhanced by the attentive, knowledgeable staff, the fine selection of wines, and the charming ambiance. Guests have particularly enjoyed the pesto gnocchi, veal Marsala, and a variety of desserts like the handmade gnocchi to the freshly made tiramisu, proving that Isola Bella stands as a true gem of Italian cuisine even in Florida.
A photo of element: steak. seafood. pasta. restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sarasota
Booked 7 times today
Element: steak. seafood. pasta. has established itself as a top-notch destination for steak lovers. Customers describe the steak as "perfect," "very good pieces," "delicious," and "cooked to perfection." Moreover, references have been made to the quality of their Filet Medallions, New York Strip, and A5 Wagyu, all of which receive high praise. The restaurant provides an impeccable dining experience backed by the "most attentive, professional and friendly service," as one reviewer noted. Despite one minor mix-up with the steak selection, the customer was fully satisfied with their meal, highlighting the restaurant's commitment to customer satisfaction. From these rave reviews, it's clear that Element: steak. seafood. pasta. is a premier choice for steak cuisine.
A photo of 481 Gourmet restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sarasota
481 Gourmet is a hidden gem recognized for its outstanding Global, International cuisine. This family-owned restaurant has been hailed as an exceptional discovery during the annual Savor Sarasota event. The range of their menu is widely praised, from well-prepared appetizers such as the 481 meatball and Lasagna Soup, to unusual but delightful desserts like the Oreo Bread Pudding. What sets it apart is its well-prepared food, cooked to order, and an interesting menu that leaves patrons eager to explore more with every visit. With a variety of dishes fit for foodies and great cocktails to match, 481 Gourmet is a favourite among its customers who frequent it regularly. The mantra of excellent food and service, coupled with an inviting ambiance, both inside and outside on the patio, contributes to its high rating.
A photo of Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Sarasota
Booked 7 times today
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria in Sarasota is an acclaimed destination for authentic Italian cuisine. Reputed as the best Italian food in the region, its menu features unique pizza options, delectable pasta dishes, and irresistible desserts, all drawing rave reviews from patrons. Customers particularly commend the ravioli with exquisite sauce and the wood-fired pizza crafted in traditional Italian style. The inviting ambience, coupled with live music, and friendly, efficient service enhance the dining experience. As one diner put it, "This beautiful but quaint restaurant...is a must for delicious Italian cuisine." The consensus is clear: Bavaro's guarantees an unforgettable Italian culinary journey.
A photo of Osteria Southside restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sarasota
Booked 1 time today
Osteria Southside is an exceptional Italian restaurant, lauded for its fantastic food and service, warm atmosphere, and friendly staff. Diners can't wait to return and many intend to enjoy many more meals there. The fresh mozzarella is a highlight that echoes the authentic quality found throughout Italy. Despite offering a limited menu, each dish ensures high quality, a testament to the brilliance of their Italian cuisine. Although it was once a beer and wine only establishment, Osteria Southside recently obtained a full liquor license adding to its appeal. Osteria Southside truly encapsulates the essence of a quaint neighborhood restaurant with excellent Italian cuisine.
A photo of Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Sarasota
Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands is widely praised for its authentic Italian cuisine which stands out in the heart of St. Armands. Most reviews highlight the quality of the food, particularly homemade pasta, sauce, and ravioli, which some say tastes like traditional recipes from their Italian grandmothers. The staff, including the sommelier Lucca and server Stefan, is commended for excellent and friendly service. Guests have also noted they appreciated the restaurant's ambiance and large wine selection. Frequent diners consistently return because of the restaurant’s great Italian menu and reasonable prices. Visitors to Sarasota and St. Armands Circle have hailed Le Colonne as the go-to place for authentic Italian food.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Longboat Key

Explore the rich flavors of Italy right in the heart of Tampa / Central Florida West, Sarasota / Bradenton, and Longboat Key. Our curated selection of Italian restaurants offers a delightful variety of authentic Italian cuisine that caters to every taste, from homemade pasta dishes and traditional pizzas to exquisite seafood recipes and robust Italian wines. Each restaurant boasts a unique charm, ensuring an immersive dining experience that transports you straight to Italy. The dining scene in this region is vibrant and diverse, with Italian eateries celebrated for their dedication to authenticity and quality, often highlighted in rave reviews from locals and visitors alike. Whether you're seeking a casual dining atmosphere or an elegant evening out, you'll find establishments that perfectly match your mood and culinary preferences. Embrace the warm, inviting ambiance and expert preparation of Italian cuisine that these restaurants have to offer, making every meal a memorable occasion.

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