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 Lists. 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, Flavio Downtown Sarasota, Il Conte
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary Italian
Neighborhoods:Sarasota, Bradenton

Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
95% recommended
Italian in Tampa / Central Florida West

Flavio Downtown Sarasota

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
626 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
93% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Tampa / Central Florida West

Il Conte

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Bradenton
397 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
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
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Tampa / Central Florida West

La Norma Ristorante& Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Longboat Key
191 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
Italian in Sarasota / Bradenton

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria-Sarasota

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
210 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
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
98% recommended
Hot Spot in Tampa / Central Florida West

Pascone's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Lakewood Ranch
353 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
97% recommended

Le Colonne Restaurant- St. Armands

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
265 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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
88% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Tampa / Central Florida West

Flavio's Brick Oven Bar - Siesta Key

$$$$·Italian·
Siesta Key
628 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Tampa / Central Florida West

Brio Italian Grille - Sarasota - University Town Center

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
2,362 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Baker & Wife

$$$$·Global, International·
Sarasota
571 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
Best Food in Sarasota / Bradenton

Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
987 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
91% recommended

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Sarasota

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
433 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quiet Conversation
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
100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Rusty Bucket - Sarasota

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
122 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
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
95% recommended

Red Lobster - Sarasota

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
6 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
  • Casual
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
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Evoq

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
187 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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
Great for Brunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

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
2,492 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
94% recommended
Scenic View in Tampa / Central Florida West