Sardinia Sarasota

4.7
749 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chef Carta brings the authentic simple elegance of the Sardinian dining tradition to your table. Sardinian cuisine is known for the purity of food and flavors. To insure the authenticity of the dining experience Chef has imported an authentic hood wood-burning oven for the kitchen. The menu is focused on farm fresh and locally grown food. Chargrilled meats and local fish will be cooked in the oven as it is in Sardinia. Taste the Sardinia bread, know as Pane carasau, baked fresh daily which welcomes you at your table. The pasta dough is also made fresh daily. Revel in the authentic Sardinian paella made with fregola and enjoy the unique flavor of bottarga. To maximize the pleasure of sharing good food with good friends, Sardinia has 45 seats- 24 in the main dining room, a chefs table for 10 and 13 seats in the bar area. Good food-good conversation-good friends. A true Sardinia experience you will not forget.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 749 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Prix Fixe menu with true Italian quality. Molto Bono!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Always exceeds expectations.

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Yellowfellow
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't have any complaints. We have only compliments.

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CathrynY
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Sardinia and we were not disappointed. The food and the service were excellent. We plan to go back.

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john
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was wonderful except the noise. when we go back we’ll try to go early and probably avoid friday/saturday between 7-9. but we’re old! everyone certainly appeared to be enjoying themselves.

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EBHall
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful service. There were four of us and we each had the Savor Sarasota menu. All of us loved our selections!

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vipsteve
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Really wanted to love this more, but the pasta (tagolini with fava beans and mint) was a flavorless, overcooked mushy mess. The whole meal seemed to suffer from a lack of seasoning. Had heard great things, but was really underwhelmed and disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best best food delicious , wonderful staff everything was perfection !
This is like a trip to Sardinia !

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Tastebuds2
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying friends and great food and Savor Sarasota.

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Yemek
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Sardinia. Dining room was simply but tastefully arranged.
Our waiter was efficient and helpful explaining the menu. Wine list was good, had
Good Sardinian choices. We decided to try the Taste of Sarasota menu, it was a great
Introduction to Sardinian cuisine. All our choices were well prepared and simply delicious.
From appetizers to desert we a great dinner. Highly recommend.

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vipMichaelC
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved our dinner, but had sticker shock at the price of bottled wine.

Way over priced for a restaurant like this. It will make us think twice about returning.

A shame because everything else is very good.

We would recommend this restaurant, but be prepared to pay a lot if you want wine

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Kiki
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here before; as far as we are concerned this is the only consistent high quality Italian restaurant in town! Something for everyone!

We used a Savor Sarasota menu which offered perfect complement of tastes; staff attentive; excellent spacing of tables; quiet...they have "sound dampening artwork on walls; wine list outstanding...something for everyone.

It was a delightful 53rd wedding anniversary....thank you Sardinia...we will be back!
Karen and Alan Pariser
Sarasota, Florida

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vipmillerpgh15
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Sardinia for about six years. It remains one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. The people are delightful and the Sardinian food is wonderful. This time, we ate outdoors, and although there was some noise from Tamiami Trail, it was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We have been to Sardinia before and we will be back!

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vipMaryK
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The authentic Sardinian cuisine was delicious. Some in our group enjoyed the Savor Sarasota choices, while others ordered off the menu. The white bean soup du jour and red snapper filet special were amazing. We particularly enjoyed trying wines from Sardinia. We’ll be back!

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BillL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and great service. We will be returning.

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vipAlitzaPia
Tallahassee
35 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alway the same- reliable delicious food, professional service, comfortable ambiance. Sardinian Cannanou by the glass is lovely. As a demanding New Yorker (just moved to Sarasota a few months ago), I am quite selective in regards to the quality of a restaurant. Sardinia is one of my very few favorites. Bravo!

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vipdatenight
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is very good and extremely consistent which is why we keep going back!

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FoodieSF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with wonderful service and food quality

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lfeolo
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, kind of pricey and limited selection. Would likely not return. Service was good. Some other Italian restaurants are just as good and less pricey.

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Wayne
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality, portion size, and flavor was excellent. First time, but won't be our last.

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marinabi
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic, we are Italians from Southern Italy and for us, it was really like having dinner at a great restaurant in Italy, authentic and genuine cuisine. Like for any Italian dish, ingredients play a huge part and at Sardinia, we found the quality of the ingredients being outstanding, and they are used skilfully to create flavourful and delicious dishes. We had a starter, the carasau bread with pecorino, two primi, linguine with clams and bottarga and gnocchetti with ragu with porcini mushrooms. We also tried the salsiccia and a dessert, the panna cotta, everything was perfect. Besides the food, the ambience was quiet and relaxing, upscale without being pretentious. The personnel was equally outstanding, very nice and kind, very attentive without being annoying. Would definitely come back if we are again in the Siesta Key area and would surely suggest dining at Sardinia if you want a delicious taste of real Italian recipes and food.

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vipMamak
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A personal favorite! We love it and the service is beyond wonderful. A true gem

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vipWendiF
West Virginia
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, a wonderful wine, and the service was exceptional. Will definitely visit again next time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best dining experience we had in Siesta Key/Sarasota. The service was incredible and the food was out of this world. They have delicious handmade pastas and beautifully prepared food. Would recommend to anyone!

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vipDeni
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and great dinner. The chef came out to make sure we had enjoyed our dinner. Low key and cozy

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vipLauraS
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there, we will be returning! Everything was outstanding, food was delicious!

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vipApril
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice change from the red sauce places. Pastas were light, aromatic, delicious. Loved the crisps that came with the bread basket (pane carasau?).

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Elvis
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a hidden gem in a small strip mall. never a bad meal and very inventive dishes.

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GeorgeS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a birthday celebration. Their version of paella was exceptional. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

2 nd time visiting Sarasota this year. Love this restaurant. Truly authentic. Could use some updating but the food is homemade a fresh. The Sardinian bread is delicious. Good wine list. Knowledgeable wait staff.

Will definitely return

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MarkW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Location was very good although quite noisy. Service was excellent as was the wine list.
Food was fair except that my pork chop was overcooked and dry.

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Debbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional start to finish! Servers are well educated in the plates offered as well as being bilingual. Wine cellar is well stocked with many Sardinian/Italian wines. The food is phenomenal. Compliments to chef!

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GiGi
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious!

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CarmenV
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations online for 8pm but wanted an earlier sitting. Called the restaurant and they were very accomodating and changed my time to 7:30. Our server was excellent; she made menu recommendations, as well as a wine recommendation. We ordered an appetizer, dinner and desert. It was all delicious; authentic Sardinia cruisine!!! the service was amazing. I will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and our dinner was delicious. I look forward to returning! I recommended your restaurant to another friend who dined with you this week and she and her husband LOVED their experience too.

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vipMamak
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best branzino ever! Love the place. Staff is as delightful as the food. A personal favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Sarasota!!

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vipTraveler
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in bar area, my favorite place in the restaurant. 3 diners, 2 shared a salad & the pasta with wild mushrooms..wonderful!
The 3Rd person had a salad & linguine & clams..liked it but thought ours more interesting.

Very good restaurant, service, glad it’s close.

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charlie
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente great

FAQs

Sardinia Sarasota offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 702-8582.

Sardinia Sarasota is rated 4.7 stars by 749 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.