The service was horrible...simply horrible. After we were seated we waited 25 minutes just to be acknowledged. We finially gave an order for drinks only to be followed up by another person coming to the table 15 minutes later asking for the same drink order. The first drink order was missing. The staff was rude and surly. After an hour my wife asked for some bread. We had only received water by this time. Water that we had to request. She was told you only get the bread after you place your order and the menus are removed so you don't get butter on the menus. She was told to be patient. While the food was satisfactory the waiter had no idea who ordered what. Our dinner wine arrived after we were finished with the meal. I sent the wine back and asked for the check.
No apologies for the horrible service. I regret not leaving after the first 30 minutes.
Great dining experience outside near the fireplace. Authentic Italian & the service was exceptional. The servers are from Italy & are very friendly & helpful. We went before theater reservations & they got us out in time.
Overrated in all respects. Service was frantic as though a few servers never showed up. Food was OK at best
Excellently prepared Italian dining and professional service in a great space. IT has it. We love the laid back bistro vibe. It's already becoming one of our favorite go-to places in Sarasota.
susie + bob
Italian Tradition was an exceptional restaurant. Creative but not weird. Traditional but not hide-bound. We had the gnocchi alla genovese and they were like no other gnocchi I've ever had -- and among the best! Beautiful presentation, amazing texture and taste, generous portions. The zucchini flan was wonderful, and the semifreddo just out of this world (pistachio semifreddi, honey, chocolate sauce, just a fabulous dish of flavor and texture.
Service was unobtrusive and easygoing, the wine list extensive. If I could afford it I would eat here every week. Bill was $80 for two -- shared appetizer and dessert, two (pasta) entrées, tax & tip. Good value for the meal, just beyond my everyday budget!
And I really appreciate that they say up front that they cater to vegan, vegetarian, etc.
Fabulous food, delightful ambiance, Outdoor seating around a fireplace. Delightful and efficient staff. A must.
Fabulous Italian gem! Beautiful, stylish, chic restaurant. What a wonderful surprise! The meal was sensational! Cant wait to go back!!
Authentic Italian, beautifully prepared and presented. Delicious. Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings. A must try!
Great food but pricy. $200 for two with an inexpensive bottle of wine seems much for a Friday night.
Nice little restaurant with a pleasant staff. Portions are on the small side, between tapas and standard fare. Taste was there, kind of left on the hungry side of satisfaction. Worth trying again.
Lovely restaurant with very nice regional Italian options. Outdoor dining on the terrace is beautiful. Very relaxed service. If you want to enjoy your company and a leisurely dining experience, Italian Tradition is a wonderful choice.
Great service. The quality of the food is good but slightly overpriced for what is offered in the menu. The experience was very nice. The management takes the time to talk to each table to make sure everybody is having a good time. They have a short list of specialty cocktails with interesting receipts. I would recommend this place for a romantic dinner.
We went to IT for Christmas dinner and were very happy with the menu options, service and atmosphere! Our meal was outstanding!
While we enjoyed our dinner, my husband thought the food(ravioli special) was very bland and not worth the price. The restaurant was pretty empty for a Sat. eve. and this is very telling .