La Violetta Rustic Italian Restaurant
The food was absolutely amazing. We can't wait to go back!
Far and away the best food in Sarasota! The servers and the cook are very food centered and knowledgeable and the entire experience is wonderful!
The restaurant continues to excel. The menu has expanded, is innovative and any choice is delicious, enticing and reflects the chef,s commitment to providing a gastronomic feast complemened by expanded wine choices. Dessert is heavenly.
The food was superb and the staff and atmosphere were very welcoming. The owner went out of his way to email wine list before our visit. Will make it a regular spot when we visit Sarasota.
Great service, wine, and authentic Italian food!
Wonderful flavors! A perfect dinner night out!
Always an enjoyable evening @ La Violetta! The food is wonderful. Rosario is a delight!
An average restaurant - nothing special. Sarasota desperately needs a good Italian restaurant
Just like eating in Italy!
Quite delightful. Enjoyed every bite!
Pretty awesome all around. Best Italian (and maybe overall restaurant) in Sarasota.
Without question, the best Italian restaurant in Sarasota.
Rosaria and Emilio and the entire staff are amazing. I feel like I have been invited into their home for an amazing dinner. The menu is truly right out of Emilia Romagna. Amazing homemade pasta and the octopus salad is to die for. Every entree is prepared to perfection.
They could teach other restaurant owners how to run a successful restaurant.
Excellent food and service for the whole evening
The food is exquisitely prepared . The owners are from Parma and food authentic . The staff super friendly.
Read great reviews, but that was not our experience.
My wife’s crabmeat appetizer was so salty she couldn’t finish it. My dish, veal scallopine , tasted like it has been sitting on the counter for 10 minutes before being served.
Kitchen was very slow.
Authentic delicious Italian food with attentive, personal and friendly service. Quality is consistently high no matter what you order. Pasta done right (best we’ve had outside of Italy) and meat dishes are also great.
Never disappoints!!!!! The service is impeccable and the food is a delicious old Italian delight.
Everything was very good here. My wife and I greatly enjoyed the bread , salad and the excellent pasta dish.
Everything was outstanding as usual,.but our service was on the slow side.
Everything we ordered was beautiful and delicious. Dinner was such a delight. It was not cheap, but the prices were fair for the quality and portions. It was an amazing meal at the right price. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great meal in the area.
Always exceptional! Flavors are wonderful and service is consistently pleasing.
The best in the area. Authentic italian flavors, great service, desserts, everything.
Best Italian restaurant in Sarasota
The food and service were excellent. Very small restaurant so make reservations well in advance.
We enjoyed La Scarpetta for the first time. Unfortunately the folks at the next table were celebrating a birthday and were very loud to the point it bothered my wife. I wear hearing aids, so it didn't bother me nearly as much.
Very good, authentic Italian dishes. Great service provided by server. Looking forward to our next dining experience there.
It was absolutely wonderful to eat there as often as I do!! Look forward to many more times there!!
Absolutely superb... we love Scarpetta and we have brought family and friends and they love it, too!
Truly outstanding prepared food. Service friendly and unobtrusive. I would eat there 5 days a week, but I could not afford new clothes that often.
Well worth the trip near of far.
Excellent service and food. Our waitress was great!
Service excellent. Food selection creative
Amazing experience, food and service!
Food and service were outstanding. We would definitely return, and would recommend to others.
this is most recent of several visits to this restaurant. always wonderful.
Finally, a truly authentic northern Italian restaurant that shines! The best feature is the quality of the food - spectacular. We had the octopus salad (tender, perfectly seasoned), the pappardelle with sausage ragout (homemade pasta with perfect balance), and the rack of lamb in balsamic fig sauce (no words). All were exquisite, and immediately transported me back to the dozens of times that I have dined in Italia. Quite honestly, we cannot wait to go back. The service was very good, the atmosphere very comfortable and quiet, and the dessert (panna cotta) was the best I've ever tasted. Buonissimo!
We enjoyed a special dinner with our friends July 31. The food and wine were fabulous and the service perfect. We had time to relax, talk and enjoy each other. A word of advice-call for reservations. La Scarpetta is always full.
Great restaurant. Lovely food. Need to book as generally very busy
The food is unbelievable. Everything (including pasta and bread) is homemade. It is Italian food you've never had before (most menu items you do not see anywhere else), but would come back again and again. The servers are fun, knowledgeable and accommodating. An amazing food experience.
Had heard this was a great Italian Restaurant, the decor was pretty neat and the service was average. The food itself was just ok, was expecting something much better.
Great, low key ambience. Good spacing of tables. Staff are wonderful. All very well versed on menu, offer suggestions and add to the overall experience. Food is superb. I typically chose from the pasta specials which are both unique and delicious. Our consistent go to restaurant