Sardinia has lots of good reviews but the reviews hardly do justice for this fine dining experience. This was our first visit with friends and we were beyond impressed with the quality of the food and an interesting menu. Of course the menu has lots of Sardinian choices mixed with Southern Italian influence. Definitely much more use of pecorino romano cheese as opposed to Parmesan cheese. The Cioppino appetizer or first course stands out in my mind for taste and flavor and it is a hearty serving to start a meal. The sauce was so delicious, I drank it up with my spoon. We devoured the Sardinian carasau bread on the table and that with some Montepulciano,, Pecorino chucks and olives could make a meal. Anyway, what a meal and we will come back to such a sweet, wonderful restaurant.
We enjoyed an excellent meal at Sardinia. From appetizer to entree to dessert, all were fantastic. Plus a long list of Sardinian wines which I had never tried before made it even better. Service was perfect. Highly recommend!
One of the best restaurants in Sarasota. Love the food and the service.
Had not been back in several years. Quit surprised when we arrived. Complete makeover,
the setting is beautiful. Not typical Italian food. So many unique dishes on the menu.
Juliana our waitress provided excellent service. Dino, the owner/chef came out to ask about our meal. We took an impromptu tour of the kitchen, immaculate.
We will be back, many times and bring friends.
Fabulous restaurant with spectacular food. You must try their Sardinia pasta. Thanks heavens we had the private dining room tonight. There was a table of diners with little children who were out of control all night. Not the restaurants fault Not the level of restaurant that people should bring kids too. Especially non behaved ones
Everything was great. Our server was knowledgeable with just the right amount of attention. Every bite of our dinner was delicious. Love that this is different from the usual Italian restaurants in town. Look forward to returning soon.
The food at Sardinia was restaurant (chef) made and was delicious. Our service was superior! We really appreciated the ambiance and low noise level. We hadn’t been able to get together for a few months, due to Covid, and it was wonderful to have an awesome meal and be able to talk to each other. We will be back.
Amazing food and experience.
Birthday celebration 🎉 An absolutely lovely choice. Dinner was fantastic! Service was great! Loved finding this lil hidden gem in Sarasota.
Wonderful service and ambiance. The dinner was just excellent. A true gem for us in Sarasota.
One of the most authentic Italian restaurants I’ve had the luck to find. As an Italian myself, I’m always looking for the real stuff!
The food is fresh and tasty, abundant and flavorful.
Highly recommended - even for takeout (tried both).
Pork chop with mushrooms/asparagas was delicious, as was salmon. Good food with great service in a safe, quiet dining room greatly surpasses staying at home.
On arrival, our party of six was escorted to a private room that happened to be available that evening. It made the evening extra nice. The food is always high quality, professional servers and quiet atmosphere
Food and service is excellent. One of my favorites
As usual a very nice choice, the food is excellent and the menu offers variety.
Good choices of fish, pasta and meats.
Always a good place to go because it is constantly good
Very nice place. We will return. Branzino fish was fab.
Fabulous food! I’m very picky and the quality and service was wonderful! I look forward to going back!
Bradenton general surgeon promoting and living a plant based diet recommended this restaurant as offering tasty, healthy choices while eating out. Adding a protein is also a healthy option.
This is a small restaurant with many tables placed together. Hence, it is very noisy and difficult to converse with anyone at the table.
The food was very good. That's why I didn't give it 1 star. The staff on the other hand was a problem.
We had a 6:30 reservation. Was seated immediately and soon the server took our drink order. Soon after he came over and we have him our entree selections. Food came out promptly. We had almost finished when the server asked if we wanted dessert. Ordered gelato. Wasn't done eating when we were given the check and told that there were people waiting for our table. It was now 8:30. We had been there 90 minutes. Another person, who may have been the manager, came back immediately with our completed transaction and again asked us to leave as people were waiting. We were in and out in 90 minutes and we're insulted. Won't be going back.
Nice atmosphere, high quality food and menu, plus excellent service
Our seat was close to the front door and the bar where people checked in - not ideal but only available. The food and service were excellent.
This restaurant is by far one of the best if not the best Italian restaurant that we have ever eaten at!!!
Excellent, Authentic Sardinian and Italian food, presented by professional
personable and friendly wait staff.European dining elegance, perfect timing between courses. Excellent wine list, especially the Sardinian red, Cannonau. The veal ravioli or angliotti are a rare treat. Ask for Ari to be your waitress. If we lived nearby, we would be
weekly regulars. Buon Appetito, Dr AL Shrive
My globe trotting parents don’t always like to eat out, because they brag food is almost always better at home. My dad is from Rome, and an Italian Food snob. My mother has honed her culinary skills to an impressive level.
Knowing that, I brought them to Sardinia last night, confident they would love everything about it.
Yes, Sardinia won them over!
Dad couldn’t stop smiling, raising his eyebrows and eating every last little bite, he even asked for more Carasau freshly made bread. My mom was thrilled too. Less cooking at home for her, more enjoying wonderful food here. We had the Octopus carpaccio with arugula and bottarga, the Wild mushrooms in a crispy parmesan basket, the Pecorino and orange zest Culurgiones in tomato sauce, the Sushi grade Tuna, and the Chilean Sea Bass. Also dessert. Our server Ariana was a delight, magically anticipating our needs.
My parents were so impressed they made reservations to bring friends visiting from Europe, the next day.
Great cuisine well prepared not your typical Italian food.
The sound in the large dining area was quiet for the size of the room. Our party of 4 could communicate easily and the room was fully booked.
Great wine list. No cocktails, just wine and beer.
Waitress recommended several choices to those who asked and explained why.
If we resided in much closer proximity then we would be weekly regulars!!
It’s was Valentines Day so they were very busy. Even though they were busy the service was fabulous. Our server, Ariadna, was fabulous. Husband had the veal ravioli which was excellent. I had the lasagna. The best I’ve ever had. I have now had all the pastas on the menu. They are homemade and so good. Love this place!
I have dined at Sardinia several times. The veal chop is divine. Fish is lovely and the wine and desserts excellent. I would not order pasta again. Service and ambiance great.
Terrific restaurant and wonderful chef. Service is extraordinary and food is served hot and well presented. Have been coming to Sardinia for several years and am never disappointed.
For a special occasion or just a romantic dinner Sardinia is an excellent choice.
It was amazing. Had the best veal chop ever!!! Also the vegetable soup, garden salad huge, and the Sardinia gnocchi with sea bass to die for.
Can’t forget desert ricotta tart
We had a great experience service and food. We enjoyed our time there. Will be back.
This was not my first visit so I was extremely disappointed. The food was average the service was painful and it wasn’t even busy.
I will not return.
It was wonderful from start to finish! Can’t wait to go back.
This was our first visit - the food and service were excellent. Look forward to another visit soon
Excellent first time experience -- attentive service, ample menu, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. We tried Caesar salad, the salmon entree and the gnocchi and sausage dish, plus gelato for dessert; all were delicious. We will be back!
Sardinia Sarasota offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 702-8582.
Sardinia Sarasota is rated 4.7 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.