Cassariano Italian Eatery

4.7
816 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cassariano – the perfect expression of passion and culinary art in the form of “Contemporary Italian Cuisine”.

The restaurant’s name is a combination of both partners last names; Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano, both born and raised in Northern Italy. After years working together in the restaurant business both Luca & Antonio made the decision to venture out on their own and open Cassariano Italian Eatery.

Driven by their strong passion for food and a deep love for their profession, these partners prepare authentic contemporary Italian cuisine while cultivating a casual, relaxed atmosphere for their patrons.

Cassariano is the perfect blend of Bistro flavors and fine cuisine. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipspecial
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food great as usual, service excellent. Always a great place to eat.

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Reina
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. We’re never disappointed with the food or service.

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LennyG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back again. The service was excellent and the tables were very well spaced. Plenty of outside seating too.

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wholesome
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and generous portions. Outdoor seating is nice, but the road can get a little loud.

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NINAB
Tallahassee
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually dine at the original Venice, Florida spot, so this was our first time at the UTC location in Sarasota.It did not disappoint! Same excellent menu and customer service. One of the owners, Antonio, was in the kitchen and gave us a warm hello; he even sent his daughter over to introduce herself to us, as we have been longtime customers.
We think Cassariano is the best Italian restaurant anywhere. EVERY dish our friends had was phenomenal. Drinks and wine were on point and the atmosphere is modern and lively. Save room for their tiramisu, in our opinion the best in the country!

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PeterL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the food, great service, will eat here again and often.

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vipJeanR
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting at the door to departure after dinner, the service was excellent. Drinks, wine and meals are alway top notch.

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JessicaD
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, service by Andrew 5 star! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience the restaurant is very clean the ambience is very nice and the servers are excellent not even talking about the food that’s not only looks beautiful but it taste great overall that’s truly a five-star restaurant highly recommend it. Anthony was our server and we will love to go back and see him again.

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vipKDowney
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassariano’s has become our new favorite. Luca and his staff are so attentive, caring & fun, plus the food is ALWAYS delicious. Ethan our server is another reason Cassariano has become a new favorite. Ethan is a direct reflection of Luca. Good people attract good people!

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bucky
Tampa
82 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with friends and all the entrees were excellent. My wife and I shared the duck which was delicious. Service was professional and excellent. We dined outside in the late evening and it was delightful. Inside would have been a different story as it was very noisy. The restaurant was busy and perhaps on another evening when it wouldn't be very busy it might be more quiet. When we return we will most likely request outside again. All in all a very pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Isabel is definitely in the right business. She was very personable and fun to visit with!! Leo took great care of us!!

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MikeC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cassariano. Marcello is a fabulous host!
Great food, great drinks, great time!

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KirbyB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent, attentive server. Wish the ambiance was a little better

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vipspecial
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, once again. The service was spot on and we didn’t want for anything.

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vipNatashaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Andrew was amazing!!

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vipcmfoodie
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and service are outstanding. Everything is served beautifully and hot.
Unfortunately, the acoustics plus live entertainment make the noise level off the chart. Suggest musicians lower volume on the amplifiers and microphones. Table conversation is almost impossible.

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JessicaD
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed..food is outstanding, the servers are attentive, and, the bar staff makes a perfect vodka dirty martini.

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vipsrqrob
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently unparalleled Italian restaurant with a large and very menu and wine list. It has never missed for us.

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Snackin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s the little things that set restaurants apart. I didn’t expect white table cloth outside in Sarasota even though this restaurant is touted as higher end but still...no drink napkins (the table was of course covered with water from the moisture off the glasses), no glass provided with bottled beer, beer on the menu (which I ordered) that the restaurant no longer carries, etc... The wait staff was polite and attentive. I ordered rack of lamb and it was breaded with some type of wet herb crust...I found it odd and gross and scraped it all off. The lamb itself was good. My wife had scallops that she really liked.

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Jimbo
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always

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MaryannB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most amazing sea scallops wrapped in proscuitto!

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Scorpio
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner fir two to check it out! Staff was great! Attentive without being bothersome! Our meal was great! Desert was great! Going back this weekend for dinner for 6!!

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PattiM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and professional staff who make a point of greeting repeat customers!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. So yummy!

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SLivia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is great, service was not. Had to stack and clear the dishes from our table so we had room for our meal. Once waiter knew that we were splitting entree, he never came back to check on us until we asked for the check. Mind you, we both had apps, drinks, and both kids had a meal.

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vipMike
Indiana
114 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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Susan
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the entry, being greeted to the food was outstanding as is every time we enjoy our meal. The Server was outstanding and attentive. The food is succulent, visually appealing and each taste yearns for more. Can't wait to go back for another delicious meal.

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DebbieM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Food flavor and presentation is always good. We had the special lobster ravioli, chicken Milanese, lamb chops and pasta Rustica. Portion size and flavor great. No complaints. Their bread is always fresh.

We usually order wine but switched it up with cocktails this visit. Watermelon martini and pomegranate martini were good and they found an aged rum for my husband. After dinner lemoncello is homemade and always a treat.

Freddy at the bar is very friendly and gives us plenty of time to visit without feeling rushed. Marcello is always friendly and interacts well with all the guests. We have never had a bad visit.

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Juliusteasin
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and will come back

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Skybljet
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Great patio atmosphere. Reservations through open table were easy and we were seated immediately. Highly recommend!

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LABanksy
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked the waiter what his favorite dish was and he said “rack of lamb,” and he also recommended the scallops and and a few others, wow! They were absolute melt in your mouth perfection! No gaminess whatsoever with the lamb. The Burrata prosciutto is imported from Italy, and is ahmazing. We will be back! Thank you Andrew!☺️

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vipspecial
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, service was not great . Staff however, was friendly.

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JudithG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, great food, refreshing outdoor space to relax, catch-up with friends, and eat delicious food.

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vipSAVORY
Tampa
116 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding, as always.
Our server, Andrew, provided outstanding service😊

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vipJennyFromTheBlock
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Food is always amazing and the service is very friendly.

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vipTomH
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal...start to finish.wrapped around excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent.

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vipSandyMac
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food, great ½ off bottles of wine on Wednesday's. Andrew was our waiter and was most definitely one of the best - thank you, Andrew! A little loud and too cold inside but outdoor space is quite nice.

FAQs

Cassariano Italian Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cassariano Italian Eatery is rated 4.7 stars by 816 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.