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Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Sarasota, FL
Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Sarasota, FL
Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Sarasota, FL
Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Sarasota, FL
Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Sarasota, FL

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
554 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian Restaurant& wine bar in Sarasota. Where you are a stranger only once.
His philosophy served him well with his previous Sarasota businesses. Café Gabbiano located on Siesta Key was originated by the Migliaccio family in 2003 where is four sons grew in and out of the restaurant business.
A second venture in downtown Sarasota was opened and designed by Pietro in 2012 named Casantica, a small old house converted to a quaint homey restaurant. Both restaurants are now under new ownership.
Now, this small intimate place is where I can have fun serving and meeting new friends. Benvenuti.



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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 554-8395
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Pietro Migliaccio

What 554 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambience

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for fine wines

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Romantic

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Good for special occasions

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Italian

554 Reviews
  1. Ha12345

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pietro himself and the support team were so special making our friends first experience there one to remember.

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  2. KathyD

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little find! Food was excellent, service great! Will return again during our stay!

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  3. Sandy

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, as usual. But the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. Our waiter was so busy he forgot to get our dessert order and we had to ask the Maitre'd for help.

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  4. bbclarke98

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was superb. One of the best Sarasota restaurants we have been to from every aspect.

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  5. JGW3945

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, wine and service was wonderful. This was our second visit.

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  6. Jeff

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderfully prepared food. Interesting menu and wine selection featuring Italian wine. Friendly and professional service. Have had many great meals at Pietro’s.

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  7. Navyman

    Western NC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just discovered this restaurant. Best Italian food in Sarasota in my opinion. Great menu and an excellent wine menu. Went twice in ten days.

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  8. JeffS

    Tampa

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious!! The service is always attentive and aware. Highly recommend!!

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  9. LindaS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent we'll be back again

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  10. Joannalynn60

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't decide where to eat the day before Valentines Day. For the first time, I used OpenTable to help me pick. Since there weren't a ton of reservations available, I choose a spot that sounded wonderful. What a great choice!!! We will be back.

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  11. Terri

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful dining experience at Pietro's. It's one of the most authentically Italian (Neapolitan) restaurants we've dined at. Our waiter Alex (?) was extremely friendly, efficient, and attentive. Our meals were fabulous...lasagna and also linguine with clams both had the authentic and delicious flavors that you would find in an Italian kitchen. The linguine and vongole had the same white sauce preparation and flavor I remember from my mother's cooking, so incredibly good! The tiramisu we enjoyed for dessert was also delicious! Prices were a bit high, but for the quality of the food it was worth it. Highly recommend!

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  12. FancyNancy1

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, and Amazing Pl., Service was terrific

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  13. SKJK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very good however the good stops there. Server was not attentive nor able to remember simple requests for the table. Price difference for bottle of wine was an insult when you can buy a bottle of the wine to go home with at half the price of the same bottle if you wanted it at your table. Then we were put to questions why we wanted separate checks for each couple we were with. Would never go back to this restaurant based on the total experience being a disappointment.

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  14. QuintoandDawnF

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bravissimo! We began with escargot and it was good. Not the traditional with a garlic sauce but a good size portion in a red sauce. Joanna was our server and she was a delight. Such a huge selection of wines. Maybe just a bit to dark but nice inside. For our dinner choice we went with Chicken Marsala and Seafood Linguine which we found delicious. We topped the evening off with an espresso and a cappuccino which we found rivaled the coffee in Italia. We were pleased. It's a good drive for us coming from Port Charlotte but well worth it!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Italian ambiance Pleasant servers and staff

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  16. SarasotaFats

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything they make is superior except the lasagna which is pretty awful. The veal special was prepared very well and is recommended. Any of the house wines will be a good choice. It is a great value for the cost.

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  17. NancyC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant in Sarasota. Never disappoints

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  18. DavidL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure eating at Pietro’s. This is an amazong restaurant

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  19. LeeS38

    Tampa

    122 reviews

    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Veal Chop I have ever had. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. We will be back.

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  20. blockparty

    Naples

    62 reviews

    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely place to dine, however, it was so busy, slow service, and very small portions. I realize it’s season but just too many reservations for such a tiny place. Perhaps that is the reason for the small portions. Will go back off season.

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  21. HarveyI

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent food and top service. Cozy atmosphere.

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  22. Spartansrule

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the ambience and authenticity of the restaurant. Staff were attentive and friendly. We both ordered fish dishes, and one was an evening special. The flavors and sauces were delicious, but i would not order fish again as both had a slight fishy aftertaste. Portions were generous. I will definitely go back to order traditional Italian dishes next time.

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  23. NewingtonFoodie

    New York City

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good selection of entrees and wine. Owner and wife are awesome!

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  24. HeidiM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant with a cozy and warm atmosphere. Very attentive service. The meals we had were absolutely delicious. I wish I was from this area! It would be on an every week rotation!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here with family and friends (table of 6). The food was very good, but the waitress was very rude. Here are some examples. My friend had the salmon and wanted pasta as a side. She insisted it only came with a vegetable side until my friend pointed it out to her on the menu. My wife asked for spaghetti. The waitress said it only came with penne because "the small kitchen" was limited, even though my son's clam dish came with linguine. We soon realized the waitress was noticeably avoiding our table. We will definitely return to Pietro's because the food is great and the ambience is wonderful.

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  26. Magnum

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cooking was superb. Wine list wonderful! Superior!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time to eat at Pietro’s. Great meal. The service was exceptional. I had the Mama Lucia Veal which was excellent. My wife had the mussels, clams, salmon, octopus, and shrimp over homemade linguine which is her go to dish and said it was one of the best she has had. We have been coming to Siesta Key for 25 years and have been regulars at Cafe Gabiano’s but have noticed a decline the last two years. This will be our go to Italian restaurant going forward as it far exceeds Cafe Gabiano’s in service and food quality.

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  28. EhrenM

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is hands down the best Italian food experience around. The way you’re treated from the time your seated until your done with the experience is second to none. Ownership and staff make you feel special all while enjoying amazing food. Outstanding start to finish!

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  29. akrontravelers

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pietro's is a special favorite of ours. The food is outstanding the owners friendly and the staff knowledgeable and helpful. The wine list is very extensive. You should be aware however that they do not serve hard liquor. The best Italian restaurant we know of in Sarasota County. We highly recommend it. A reservation is advised.

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  30. MickeyS

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. Quaint atmosphere and excellent food. Any wine lover will enjoy this restaurant!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peter and Susan’s restaurant is fabulous - great service and superb food

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  32. Dale

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food service is great everything about the restaurant says Italian

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now .Food was amazing , Pietro was a kind and friendly host , staff very friendly and accommodating . Only comment I have is of the parking - would be nice to have more than one handicap parking spot close to the door , but all in all a great experience . Will definately come again

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  34. SRQmom

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely Italian restaurant owned by Peter and Susan. We have enjoyed dining there and drinking wine from their vast collection. The food is out of this world delicious and the service is top notch.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and romantic evening with good food, wine & my wonderful husband! First time at Pietros! I’ve been reading so many excellent reviews so we had to try it. We went in New Years Eve and the lace was hop hopping! They had a limited menu but on it was their veal chop perfectly cooked on a bed of delicious risotto covered with mushrooms. And their very popular black cod livornese which my husband thoroughly enjoyed! We started with a Cesar Salad and grilled octopus which were also delicious! Our waitresses name was Wendy and I have to say she was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and I appreciated her suggestion for a delicious Chardonnay!! We will be back! ❤️

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  36. Krista

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My eggplant parmigiana was delicious. It was served hot . Wait staff was very attentive. My husband had a veal and eggplant dish that was delicious also.

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  37. Sarapat

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we had a great dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. A nice way to end the year.

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  38. msplum

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit to the region was missing one thing - great food and wine. Pietra's was high on the list of recommended restaurants. However, it was extremely loud, not only from very large parties but also from loud waitstaff voices. Even so, the environment was lovely - lots of character, and if everyone would avoid yelling instead of using their inside voices, the ambiance would be exceptional. Ceaser salad - eh - but the dishes were very well prepared. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. I'd definitely return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time at Pietro’s. The food was delicious!

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  40. JimO

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic dining experience in Sarasota. It was my first visit and it will become my go to for fine Italian food dining. I ordered the Veal Mama Lucia and it was the best veal dish I ever had, my wife and son ordered the Veal Piccata and they both loved their meals as well. The veal was very thin and expertly prepared. The service was excellent and our server pleasant, efficient and attentive. We dined in the wine room which provided a unique and wonderful ambience. I look forward to my next visit which will be in the near future.

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FAQs

Pietro's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 554-8395.

Pietro's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 554 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 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pietro's Italian Restaurant

6115 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    North of Clark road on the east side
  • Neighbourhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Pietro Migliaccio
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Takeout
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