Pascone's Ristorante

4.5
425 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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vipchristineh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was our first time there, the food and service was excellent. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipHerbR
Naples
89 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful local restaurant that should be tried.

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JohnH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat here regularly. Service is always outstanding. Food is always very good.
They are struggling to get help as are so many establishments.
This is a time to be considerate of the plight of all small business establishments.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Markus are so awesomely service to us. Love him!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a little gem tucked in the shopping center where Kohl’s is located. Marcus our waiter was wonderful from the
Minute we arrived until we left. The food was delicious, everything we ate was good. Best THIN crust wood fired pizza we have had since leaving NJ! And best of all, no wait and they take reservations! We will definitely be going back soon!

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vipSteve
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First and foremost Judy and me enjoyed the excellent service provide by our very attentive server Marcus. The chef prepared our food but Marcus’s service enhanced the taste.

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vipMotif88
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Finally a decent restaurant that doesn’t require a drive to downtown Sarasota or St Armands. The food was very good. While the service was good, I wonder how they would do if they were truly busy… we don’t like or need waitstaff on top of us but, there were more staff than customers and we had huge gaps in anyone paying any attention to us.

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vipDD20
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. It’s always a great experience and a pleasure to dine with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcus our waiter is full of energy and fun. We enjoyed the Tete a Tete. The food was truly amazing, you could tell the chef made it with love. The Italian way!

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vipjljinmich
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Pascone's and it was a great evening. Anthony was our waiter and he was absolutely outstanding and made great recommendations for both food and wine. We also got to meet the owner, Judy, who came around to check on us and she was delightful. We will be back again.

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ColinC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were here with friends for my wife’s birthday. The Veal Piccata and the short ribs were very good. Our waiter, Marcus, was very attentive and entertaining.

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DavidZ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decor excellent. Dinner (7PM) maybe 1/3 full. Quite. Service slow. Way too much pepper in ravioli sauce. Moderately expensive.

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vipRanndyK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service (thanks Marcus). Meatballs are amazing. Carbonara and lasagna were perfect main courses. Definitely will be our go to place in Sarasota!

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vipSandyMac
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Snapper Française not to be missed! We also believe their pizza is best in the area by far. Top-notch new waiter, Karim, did a fantastic job!!!

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vipRawtp
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent staff. Love this restaurant.

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vipSteve
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server very good. Efficient and on top of his work. Piano player knew the perfect sound level to allow for conversation. Rack of lamb very good potatoes excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cath’s birthday, just back home after 2 months away. What better place to go to? Nice place, great servers and bartender, food is excellent and a great pianist! Family owned-all good!!

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CheriN
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went w very good friends. Our server, Anthony, was wonderful and funny. Enjoyed the pianist who played great dance tunes.

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vipMikeK
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not a great start to dinner, seated at worst table in the house by kitchen, bar, travel way. Asked to be moved and was refused, dinner was average, won’t be returning. Waiter was good, that’s about it

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DonnaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pianist is fabulous! Service not personalized. Superb food presentation… yet lacking flavor. Not sure if I’ll go there again

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JohnL
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was great. I would have enjoyed it more if we had had a table a bit farther away from the piano player. While we all enjoyed his playing, it was just a bit too loud for us to have comfortable conversation. Next time, the only thing I’d change would be to sit at another table.

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vipLWRancher
Tampa
95 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All 4 of us loved our meals. Quantities were more than necessary but we all took home leftovers. . Our waiter gave us excellent recommendations for wines.

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vipPamelaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around wonderful place

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vip31TN
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions and friendly service

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BruceB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service & Ambiance outstanding. The evening was outstanding. Only negative, I thought little pricey for area. Overall very happy & will return!

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vipSteve
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anthony our server made the food even better he was an excellent server. Very attentive, efficient, friendly, and had a great personality.

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DeborahL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were a party of three. We enjoyed the specials and the desserts but felt the staff did not go out of their way to fill our water glasses, offer cheese or fresh ground pepper with our entrees. (Lots of staff standing around and not being observant of the tables. Our dinner reservation was for 4:30 pm on a Sunday and there were only 14 people in the restaurant-total of 5 tables occupied.)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was good but service super slow. The live music is very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We’ve tried Pascone’s 3 times and had similar experiences each time. I have a dairy allergy which I had to keep reminding the servers of as they were making suggestions. The first time I had the Salmon Salad, the second time I had the Roasted Chicken. Both tasted very good, however, each time I experienced digestive issues, leading me to believe the dairy allergy was not properly considered by the kitchen. The third time I had the Shrimp Scampi and they were able to accommodate this and I felt fine after, however my partner had the Roasted Chicken (because it does taste so good) and also experienced digestive issues afterward. The food is very good and others seem to have no issues, but if you have a food sensitivity or allergy, I would not recommend.

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Trixie61
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Pascone’s to celebrate a friend’s birthday!! Only our second visit but we have intentions for many more! Anthony was our server, by choice, as he could recite the ABC’s and make them sound delicious! The owner, Judi Stanley, makes you feel you’re having dinner with family. The four of us shared the antipasto starter - fabulous! Friends enjoyed the Eggplant and Veal Parm - wiping the sauce off their plate with homemade bread. The Scallops were divine - large and plentiful!! The sides of pasta - cooked to perfection. Wish we lived closer - the Happy Hour menu would keep my kitchen clean and sparkly! Love this place and highly recommend!! Yummy!!

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JanT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I understand you are probably understaffed but our waiter “Anthony” was extremely poor. Never took the drink order of our friends just turned around and left after my husband ordered a bottle of wine telling him just for the two of us. Mostly ignored us. Never came back to refill our wine glass . Never asked our friends if they wanted a drink refill. Never offered any water refills. Was very short and abrupt with us. It would have been nice if he had told us in the beginning the restaurant was understaffed and he might not get back to us as quickly as usual The food was very good. The noise level is very high. Had to do a lot of yelling. I don’t know if it’s the pianist or acoustics or a combination.

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PaulD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine.
I will be coming back.

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vipGaryZ
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Excellent service. Overall great dining experience. Highly recommend.

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BarbB
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, server Marcus was very attentive and personable. Sat outside it was very comfortable. Will go back for sure

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MarianneM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday with another memorable dining experience. Doreen, our server, was outstanding. She was knowledgeable about dishes, attentive and efficient. The food was delicious! I had the chicken special that Doreen recommended and it was very tasty. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Italian restaurant! Very authentic and delicious Italian recipes from scratch. The ambiance was very chill and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The owner also came out and greeted our table, and she was very friendly! Highly recommend this family owned restaurant for impeccable Italian food!

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RozB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and knew that service would be slow, so we had our expectations set properly...they just don't have enough staff. That said, we asked for Anthony, who is our absolute favorite server (here or anywhere). Apparently, we're not alone, as half of the guests asked for him. :-) He's a gem, and we appreciated the fact that he agreed to add us to his tables, even though we were the only ones outside.

As always, the food is excellent. Among the four of us, nobody had any complaints about the food. The yellow snapper - which I usually get - was, as always, scrumptious (one other person had that, too). And, as always, the portion is so big that half of it came home with us. My husband's clams came just as he wanted... and the other fish dish was also exceptional. For starters we had the Italian latkes and the other couple shared a caprese salad. Both were great.

Sorry...we dug in and didn't take any photos!

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vipEloise
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

our first time ever at Pascone's! The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.
Doreen told her favorite dishes and explained the menu. The French fries were fabulous...real potatoes and fresh! The caeasar salad was delicious and nice and lightly dressed. We loved the piano player!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, the service was great. The only reason I gave 4 for noise and probably not fair, because we sat outside. 4 for price because it was a little pricey but worth it. We will return.

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vipGaryZ
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony is always professional and takes very good care of us when we come for dinner.
This is our favorite Italian Restaurant in the area.

FAQs

Pascone's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 210-7368.

Pascone's Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 425 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.