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Ragù cucina italiana, Palmetto, FL

Ragù cucina italiana

4.7
4.7
55 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The White House, with the red roof.
Mom always says:”the key ingredient in doing anything is passion”.
Ragù is an authentic Italian restaurant in palmetto, our secret is to bring the passion and fresh products on the table everyday

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 462-8605
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Palmetto
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

55 Reviews
  1. CMKW

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh delicious pasta with excellent service. Will definitely go back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful discovery…two Italian brother waiters were efficient and interesting to talk with…great food. Don’t let the old house exterior appearance fool you as it’s very cute and cozy inside. Limited wine and beverage menu. Overall a very enjoyable dinner and experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & Italian food Great atmosphere

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  4. KeriC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food with very personalized and friendly service.

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  5. RochenH

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful from start to finish - excellent service, delicious food, and the ambiance transports you to Italy!

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  6. KathrynG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. We will be going again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious authentic Italian food in a nice setting with great service. The white lasagna is amazing and the shrimp linguine is a hit every time.

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  8. MLTofTN

    Nashville

    100 reviews

    1.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    One and done. I WANTED to like it, but it simply was not good. Weird smell immediately noticeable upon entering. Lasagne was dry and possibly was reheated from earlier preparation. Daily fish special was sodden and seemed like it was old. Nice folks who don’t know how to cook. A waste of money and time.

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  9. GeorgeC

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lasagna was best I’ve ever eaten. Felt like dining in Nona ‘s kitchen. Server were there before you needed them. Going back this week to try the pizza.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately I had to put my noise level rating to high because I was sat next to a rowdy bunch of kids, that’s no fault of the restaurant though. It is what it is. Other than that I enjoyed everything a lot. They do have a limited menu but what you get is delicious. I was only able to order 2 things on the menu because I’m pregnant and am limited so that was a little disappointing. The kitchen is very small so it felt me to wonder how much food was truly cooked to order and what was sitting out being preheated. Service was a slow start but everyone was very friendly. The restaurant is very charming and I will definitely be returning one day.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were very friendly but seemed overwhelmed. We did not see our waitress very much. The food was just ok. Both of our dishes seemed to lack something

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  12. ErikaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love having an Italian chef in the kitchen! Food was delicious. We had the white pasta , traditional pasta and lobster ravioli. Everyone cleaned their plates. We had a peach cheesecake parfait…..that was amazing! The place looks nice, we were able to have a nice conversation and just enjoy our time. I will definitely recommend coming here if you want real Italian food! I’ll definitely be back! :)

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  13. CindyD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as well as the service. Will definitely be going back!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing authentic Italian food. I’d wanted to try Ragu for a while because it’s in a cute sodden house. My husband and I finally decided tomorrow go there on a date night and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a small space with a few tables, so it felt cozy but not suffocating. I got the linguine pesto with shrimp and he got the lasagne bolognese which was divine. I had espresso and delicious cannolis for dessert. Left full and happy.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming, family-managed restaurant located in a historic Florida house, serving seriously good, classic Italian fare. A favourite restaurant stop.

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  16. SarahG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem! Absolutely delicious, waiter recommended a great red wine for us as well. Can’t wait to go back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing dinner! Loved everything that our table ordered.

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  18. KG84

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic italian food. The food and service were top notch. Nice wine list. Will go again.

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  19. SusanS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, very nice waiter. We will definitely go back!

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  20. Smartbobby

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great genuine Italian cuisine. Excellent personal service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this little neighborhood, bistro for the food and atmosphere. They always have interesting specials on the menu which keeps it exciting. The owners are authentic, Italian, and very accommodating.

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  22. 1HappyTraveler

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We do not live nearby but we have tried to support Ragu by going occasionally since it opened. Maybe they have had a change of chef. For the last few visits we found that the sauce is not as tasty, the meatballs are hard with little taste, veal was a huge thick piece that was not tender. Staff is attentive while serving but someone does not pay attention to emails or requests put on Open Table. I asked if possible to have gluten free bread and dessert for one of our party and mentioned we were celebrating our daughter's birthday. Nothing was addressed. We reserved a table for 5 people and it was set for 6. Little details do matter.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! It’s so cute on the inside and you can tell all the food is homemade. The servers were genuine, kind, and attentive. We will be back!

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  24. Tony

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food and service very good. Have never had a bad thing to say, Enjoy.

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  25. CynthiaV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic, delicious and worth the short drive to Palmetto!

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  26. Shanana

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will not be disappointed with your meal! This is a don't walk... run for good authentic itialian food.

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  27. CMKW

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional and the restaurant has a wonderful charm.

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  28. Babs

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary Ragus is highly recommended. Unfortunately, they do not offer their pizza on the weekends which is a problem if you have children with you. Their pasta dishes and desserts are wonderful.

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  29. Puma

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service. Food delicious but some was served only a bit warm, not hot.

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  30. JKbeachbum

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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  31. BradK

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great homemade Italian food! Daniel was our server and he was excellent!! Portion are really good size. Very romantic place! Only thing I wish they had more appetizer, because we wanted to stay longer! It was that great! We be back again.

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  32. Palmlakesman

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. food was fantastic, the waitstaff was great. Nice ambiance in an old house, unusual for this area. If I had one suggestion it would be that the menu is somewhat limited. More specials including fish would be great.

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  33. LarryS

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent . Staff friendly You should try the place

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  34. DAVIDG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from seating to conclusion. Veal parmigiana was cooked to perfection and the chef’s special of pasta, sausage, white truffle mushrooms in a Alfredo sauce was delicious.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this local Palmetto Italian restaurant. Food is great although for some might be a smaller menu options. Highly recommend and we always plan to eat here when in town.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful traditional Italian joint. Was amazing and would go back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rather disappointing for the price. My meal was not tasty. In fact I ate half of it. Chicken was very tough to cut. Pasta was not cooked enough. Sauce was excellent.

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  38. PatriciaR

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time & everything was great from the ambiance, food & service. Thank you

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  39. John

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The employees were welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The service was timely and quick. We enjoyed our evening and will be back.

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  40. ErnieS

    Naples

    593 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    593 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would like to see this restaurant make it but it has a lot of growing to do. The two brothers that own it supposedly hail from a restaurant they owned in Rome but the food served did not jive as restaurant quality. Service was friendly and nice enough and I will end this review at that.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Ragù cucina italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 462-8605.

Ragù cucina italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ragù cucina italiana

336 8th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Palmetto
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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