Italian Restaurants in Bayfront


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You won't be disappointed at Aria European in Sarasota, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Dieters beware — Aria European does not offer low-fat cuisine. Large groups will appreciate Aria European for its ability to seat them quickly. Aria European's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Aria European for their catering services. Parking is easy at Aria European, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Aria European for a great bite.
1213 N Palm Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Cafe Epicure in Sarasota. The food at Cafe Epicure is high-calorie, high-flavor, and highly-rated. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Cafe Epicure has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Bring the whole family to Cafe Epicure, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Cafe Epicure's al fresco patio seating. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Cafe Epicure for a group meal. Wifi access is totally free at Cafe Epicure, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Call Cafe Epicure for catering if you have a big event coming up. You can also grab your grub to go. Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Cafe Epicure is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Your tab at Cafe Epicure will usually run to about $30 per guest. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Cafe Epicure since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
1298 N Palm Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US
MoZaic's head chef Dylan Elhajoui learned how to cook in his native Fes, Morocco surrounded by a family of chefs and restaurant owners, flavorful foods and fragrances, and bustling markets brimming with fresh produce. He infuses the recipes of his youth with abundant herbs and spices, organic meats, and fresh fish, depending on what can be found in that week's farmers' markets and fishermen's nets. Chef Elhajoui and his team craft delicacies such as the crispy duck leg confit, which they serve with a sour cherry bread pudding and crystalized ginger orange glaze.
1377 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
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Some restaurant owners prefer to stay behind the scenes. Achille and Massimo Nigri are not those people. At Cafe Amici, each guest is greeted “like a long-lost friend,” according to one happy customer. The homey eatery not only makes diners feel welcome, but also sates appetites with authentic Italian eats such as homemade lasagna, gnocchi with crabmeat, and wild mushroom ravioli. One whole wall inside the sun-soaked dining room is covered with framed accolades from local media outlets and taste buds with the ability to type.
1371 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US
With its cheery red awnings, cool marble tabletops, and bustling coffee bar, Caf? Americano wouldn't be out of place on the narrow side streets of Europe's great capitals. Instead, it brings that same sense of continental sophistication to the artsy avenues of Sarasota's historic Five Points neighborhood. Here, diners pass the breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours with Mediterranean cuisine ranging from prosciutto and gorgonzola omelets to classic steak frites and grilled whole sea bass. As they dine, servers slip past them to a cellar brimming with 300 wines, sourced from renowned growing regions around the globe.
1409 Main Street
Sarasota,
FL
US
Gillian's Pizzadelli caters to various cravings by serving hand-tossed New York-style pizzas and hot and cold deli sandwiches. Whether sitting outdoors or indoors at a brightly painted table, guests can dig into light wraps stuffed with veggies, hot sandwiches bubbling with melted cheese, or hand-tossed pizzas slathered in housemade sauce and piled high with toppings such as sweet capicola ham and bacon. Free WiFi allows guests to browse the Internet while awaiting regular or gluten-free eats. Menus are available in multiple languages, making the restaurant a favorite among international travelers.
1410 Main Street
Sarasota,
FL
US
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