The Best Pizza in Sarasota

The OpenTable Team

A natural wonder in the heart of Florida, Sarasota offers a sun-splashed spot in the south with a thriving cultural and culinary scene. The best pizza in Sarasota serves up cheesy slices and tomato pies with a Florida twist. But where are the smartest, savviest diners headed out to for pizza in Sarasota? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners to put together this list of the best pizza in Sarasota. From hidden-gem neighborhood favorites and local restaurants to upscale fusion places and cutting-edge hotspots, the best pizza in Sarasota delivers a taste for everyone. Book a table tonight!

Restaurants:Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, Beulah, Il Conte
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary Italian
Neighborhoods:Sarasota, Bradenton
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Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
1,287 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The classic Mediterraneo restaurant has all the touches of the best Italian spots. Stop in for a meal in the quiet and relaxing dining room boasting exquisite white tablecloths andRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sarasota / Bradenton

Beulah

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
512 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This local favorite is a traditional upscale Italian joint with some of the best pizza in Sarasota. For a spicy pizza treat, go for the Diavola (or “Devil”) pizza, with mozzarella,Read more
96% recommended
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Il Conte

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Bradenton
346 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Head out to nearby Bradenton for some classic Italian charm and dishes at Il Conte, a spot with some of the best pizza in Sarasota. The diverse pizza menu at Il Conte boasts a spicRead more
82% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Tampa / Central Florida West

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Longboat Key
103 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
La Norma Ristorante & Pizzeria in nearby Longboat Key is one of the top pizza places in Sarasota. This family-owned, authentic Italian restaurant offers up a wide selection of creaRead more
86% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sarasota / Bradenton

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
115 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
The traditional Italian pizzeria called Bavaro's is one of the more relaxing spots for an excellent Italian dinner in Sarasota. Grab a table in the brick-accented dining room with Read more
89% recommended

Pascone's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Lakewood Ranch
232 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This upscale, fine-dining Italian restaurant delivers some of the best pizza in Sarasota. Before the pie, be sure to start the meal with some of Pascone's excellent appetizers. ForRead more
96% recommended

Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
150 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
This family restaurant is in the Sarasota hot spot of St. Armands Circle. Grab a table to enjoy the beautiful Florida atmosphere and some of the best pizza in Sarasota. Made with fRead more
92% recommended

Flavio's Brick Oven Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Siesta Key
503 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
The retro-themed Flavio's is a stylish and upscale spot for an intimate dinner with friends and family. The pizzas come from a passed-down, third-generation family recipe in the woRead more
100% recommended
Italian in Sarasota / Bradenton

BRIO Tuscan Grille - Sarasota - University Town Center

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
2,168 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
BRIO is a modern and sophisticated Italian restaurant in the heart of Sarasota's University Town Center. Stop in for some excellent Italian creations and some of the best pizza in Read more
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Sarasota / Bradenton

Baker & Wife

$$$$·Global, International·
Sarasota
392 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Baker & Wife is a hip, modern restaurant in the heart of town with some of the best pizza in Sarasota. The “never perfectly round” hand-crafted pies are creative and playful takes Read more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sarasota / Bradenton

Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
203 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Bravo is a laid-back classic Florida restaurant with a casual vibe and excellent menu of favorites. Stop in for a few of the restaurant's small plates for a light lunch or dinner. Read more
89% recommended
American in Sarasota / Bradenton

Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
839 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Brick-oven pizza is only one of the specials on the menu at this Sarasota neighborhood favorite. Stop in to try one of Clayton's unique pizzas, like the “Rustica” with Kamala oliveRead more
98% recommended
American in Sarasota / Bradenton

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
390 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
For a bit of upscale fun, exceptional people-watching, and an excellent meal, Sophie's at Sak's Fifth Avenue is the spot to go. Head out to this Sarasota hot spot for a bit of shopRead more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Rusty Bucket - Sarasota

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
68 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
The city's Rusty Bucket restaurant is home for some of the best pizza in Sarasota. This cozy and family-friendly restaurant is a casual spot with an excellent beer list, plenty of Read more
85% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Red Lobster - Sarasota

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
5 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
One of the country's most reliable and beloved sources for seafood is also the home to some of the best pizza in Sarasota. Stop into this national institution for the famous Red LoRead more
100% recommended

Gio Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Bradenton
17 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Cozy
This Bradenton favorite is a lively spot next to a movie theater. Stop in here before or after a movie for one of the signature Gio pizzas accompanied by their fabled martinis. TryRead more
100% recommended

Evoq

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
152 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
This elegant Sarasota spot a short walk from the waterfront is a local favorite. Featuring a mix of classic American favorites and southern dishes, it's also home to some of the beRead more

Bridges

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Sarasota
25 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Head up to the 8th floor of the city's Embassy Suites for an excellent look at Sarasota from the air and some of the city's best pizza. Try the cheese pizza or spice it up with pepRead more
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PIER 22

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Bradenton
1,785 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
This elegant upscale restaurant on the Manatee River is an excellent spot to bring the family for lunch or dinner. It offers one of the best kids menus in all of Sarasota, with cheRead more
92% recommended
Good for Groups in Sarasota / Bradenton

Fratello's Chicago Pizzeria

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bradenton
59 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Groups
For a taste of Chicago in Florida, head to this lively spot specializing in deep-dish pizza. These heart pies feature a butter crust, toppings on the bottom, and chunky tomato saucRead more
87% recommended
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