Pascone's Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to an Unforgettable Dining Adventure! Family owned Pascone’s Ristorante' recreates recipes passed down from generations upon generations. Enjoy Italian classic cuisine from many regions of Italy.

Specials

Wine Down Wednesdays!!

Enjoy any bottle of wine in our extensive inventory at a 20% discount off wine list price

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 29, 2019

Ends: May 30, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:30PM-9:00PM

Calamari Tuesdays!!

Half 1/2 Price Tuesdays!! All night! Make each Tuesday fun night at Pascone’s with our delicious lightly dusted Point Judith Calamari fried to perfection

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 28, 2019

Ends: May 29, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:30PM-9:00PM

What 232 People Are Saying
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Miami
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have been to Pascone's a number of times and have always enjoyed it fully.
This past Saturday evening they had a large party of 35 and unfortunately we waited a very long time before we got our meals. we were seated at 7pm and our entries did not come until 8:20pm.
We will be back and I hope this will not happen again.

W
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We sat outside because we prefer it, but also to avoid very noisy dining room. The mosquitoes did arrive but that’s just nature and no fault of the restaurant. One liked his Linguini Vongole, the other two found both meals way over salted and not up to expectations. Our waiter Anthony did his job well. Do not plan to return.

JT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Home cooked Italian fare with a diverse menu of pastas, meats, and seafood. Hosted business party of 10 and everyone enjoyed themselves. Array of reasonable bottles of wine as well as by the glass. Service and ambiance were exceptional. Would highly recommend Pascone's; you won't be disapointed!

DT
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food well served. Very quiet!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Anthony was fantastic. We loved the food and the entire experience.

H
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had been once to the bar a few weeks ago and had great drinks and calamari. Decided to try for dinner and was disappointed. Food was too salty. Overpriced pasta. On a positive, piano player was a nice addition and added to the ambiance. Probably won't be back.

LL
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on New Years Eve. The restaurant was full but that did not impact the service or the quality of the food one bit, I had the filet with white truffle spinach. The filet was a perfect rare and the spinach was tasty. My companion had the veal and he said it was very good, we both enjoyed the pumpkin lobster bisque although it is a bit pricey. The Caesar salad was big enough for two. We will certainly return to this restaurant,

SL
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treasure! I have eaten there twice (with very fussy friends) and we love it. Highly recommend the Snapper Francaise and the Chicken Rigatoni. Wine list is extensive and very well priced. The Wente Pinot Noir is amazing. Waiter Markus provides wonderful individual attention and is truly engaged ensuring your dining experience is great. Owner Judy is attentive and committed to this family owned restaurant. This is so much better than any of the chains. The atmosphere is lovely, with dark woods and white table cloths. I feel as if I am in Tuscany. Prices are very reasonable and the food is fresh and delicious. This is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota.

D
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eagerly awaited the opening of Pascone's and loved our first meal there when they opened. My favorite was the Lobster Thermidor, which is no longer on the menu. However, they do offer a Lobster entree. The service is stellar, efficient, knowledgeable and involved. The food is excellent and nicely presented. The management is spot on! We plan to take many more meals with Pascone's!

BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

54thanniversary

C
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Pascone’s. We have only good things about the place except for the waiting time from the moment you order the food till the time it is served. On both occasions it took an hour for the food to come.

This is something that has to be fixed for this restaurant to get the highest rating.

GH
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent menu and different than most other Italian restur.. service always very good, large portions , comfortable chairs and booths. Tables are not on top of one another.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was amazing. Great waiter, Marcus.

FB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We rave eaten at Pascone's ristorante a few times and it remains as one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the Sarasota area. The ambiance is a subdued modern elegance. Also subdued is the noise level which allows one to enjoy a conversation with one's dining partners. The servers are attentive and knowledgeable about the wine and the menu. We ordered the antipasto for 2 . It was nicely presented and was large enough for the 3 adults. I had the linguini with white clam sauce twice and it is excellent. This time I had shrimp scampi. The shrimp were large and plentiful, but there was too much pasta which soaked up the tasty sauce. My wife had the ravioli with porcini cream sauce. The sauce was delicious, but there was too much of it that the ravioli were swimming in it. The portion was large enough that she had some to bring home. Our daughter had the manicotti which she declared was out of this world. It was light and the filling was delicious. We did not order desert. There is only one menu selection that I would avoid: Italian latkes. Latkes should be made with potatoes, not stuck together angel hair pasta and fried. We came on a Wednesday which is the day bottles of wine are discounted by 20%. When the bill came, the discount was missing. I pointed this out and the bill was immediately corrected. Despite these deficiencies we would still return to the restaurant.

BR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pascone's! This is a family restaurant with a personal, family touch. The food is excellent and service excellent. The servers remember us and make us feel we've come to our neighborhood Italian eatery. They'll make your pasta anyway you like, just ask. (I like mine with made with angel hair, no sauce, just oil and garlic and one meatball. No problem.) The owner, Judy, is always on duty (or so it seems) making sure everything is just right. We love it.

R
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh.

DH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very tasty. We waited a looooonng time, though. Were told at the end of the night there had been two large parties in the back, which was the reason for the wait. They probably should have given us a word about this when we arrived, or at least comped us on the dessert. We had friends from out of town with us and wished we had made another choice for dinner. Not sure if we'll be going back.

BA
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After open table kept canceling my reservation, the owner called me to verify my party of 6 was still coming.
Food was excellent. The entire group raved about their meal. Marcus our server was so attentive and entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed everything. We’ll go back

MD
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server Anthony was very nice. The entres were very good but the house salad was not very good except for the candied pecans and the Caesar was good but skimpy on the dressing. Both salads needed salt.

LW
Tampa
83 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was a bit overcooked. Attentive waiter. Good wines.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Too long of a wait to get your food otherwise food was good little pricey

OT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Marcus did an outstanding job!

B
Tampa
91 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

four for dinner. One person has lots of allergies. The owner & the waiter and the chef all made sure her multiple issues were handled perfectly. All four of us had wonderful meals with fabulous service. WE would definitely return

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and service

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SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server made our dining very special and fun. The menu selections were excellent. Some priced well and others a bit too high.
All four dinners exceeded our expectation.
The Calimari starter was extraordinary.
Very pleased that we took out out of state visitators. Wine was good, too!

f
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first trip was a hit. Service was very attentive. Food met our expectations. Keyboard player was nearby, but not intrusive. Great dining to live background music tailored in both sound level and selection to listening enjoyment. Excellent food and presentation from appetizers to dessert. Can't wait to return.

BP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It's hard to NOT recommend a restaurant that has food as wonderful as Pascone's, but that's exactly what I'm doing. For one thing, it is quite pricey, but that's not the main problem. We had the rudest waiter that I have ever experienced. He was arrogant from the get-go, arguing with my friend about what wines were dry or sweet, pushing a featured wine on my husband and I, etc. When we asked that the bill be split between couples he would not, telling us we could just split in half and pay with two cards. But the icing on the cake was that at 7:20, right after we had paid our bill, he came over and told us we needed to vacate our table for a 7:15 reservation. Our reservation was for 6 PM. Did they really expect us to leave in an hour and fifteen minutes at a pricey restaurant?? We were embarrassed and insulted and told the manager we couldn't believe our treatment and that we would not be back, which is unfortunate because the food is good!!

LE
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual we had a delicious Italian dinner. We all had different dishes and enjoyed them. The service was very good. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. It is a neighborhood 'go to' for us.

a
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great value

LL
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice restaurant; annoying live music; service needs a little improvement although it's not bad. The food is generally good, if not outstanding. Overall a decent dinner.

s
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I fully enjoy Pascone's Ristorante. It is a family restaurant that caters to its clients. You can meet and fall in love with the owner, Judy. The staff is fantastic, especially Marcus. The food is wonderful. I am so glad it is nearby without having to go downtown or to UTC.

DM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and everything from the waiter to the food and the atmosphere was perfect. I could not have had a better birthday dinner. Thanks, Debi Mote

C
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was very slow. Drinks came out after the meal and the meal took 30 min !
The food was excellent though!!

J
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This family owned restaurant is a hidden gem. Service, food, keyboardist and music are all great. The owner is there on site checking every table to see if customers are happy. Pascones is worth your visit.

SS
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with friends. However, a waiter dropped and broke a glass by our table and glass splinters landed on our table and on one friend’s plate. No damage though.

AP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is diverse and interesting. The food is always delicious and the cocktails perfect.
As for service, impeccable . Marcus is the best waiter ever!! Humor and great service delivered with a smile.

D
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was room temperature. Service slow and was all about pushing the wine. We ordered wine, but came to have dinner. If they are going to push the wine get a sommelier so the waiter can serve the food when ready. Do not plan to return.

SQ
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pascone's was a pleasant surprise...not your run of the mill Italian restaurant. The food is delicious and well prepared. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend it!

D
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service a little slow. Understaffed that night

RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly upon arrival. Waiter very knowledgeable about food and wine list. Food very good. Will return often.