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Puccini's Cucino Amore

2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
+1 941-923-7002
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this place was amazing - food, service and atmosphere. If you're looking for a great place for a date night and the most amazing food in Sarasota, this is the place to go!

Thank caitlyn z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this gem. The best food in Sarasota. The restaurant is intimate and it's all about the food!! I have never had a bad meal. Do yourself a favor and eat here! Make sure to call in advance because it's reservation only!

Thank Chad O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is notorious for rude servers, crap service, and faking reviews. Don't be fooled and end up dining here. You'll be very disappointed!

Thank Jesse G
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's Cucino Amore, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your fake review 😃

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Looks like a hole in the wall from the outside with little signage. But once you get inside, the food and service are impeccable. The chef/owner prepares a different menu daily based on the reservations. You must make a reservation; they don't take walkins. You...More

Thank 11chip
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Rich, you still rock and your food is awesome. Thank you Pam for your excellent service. We will be back. Ruth and Jack

1  Thank lwr05
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We have dined at Puccini's on many occassions and it greatly depends on where you sit. If you are able to secure a table in the kitchen area you are in for a lovely evening. If you however are in the main room without a...More

1  Thank Melvin P
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's Cucino Amore, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Yes there was a mixup with the seating last night. Our staff scrambled to find you a table last night. They were so worried they wouldn't have one for you and they were completely happy they could make it work for you. Our restaurant is...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We ate delicious rustic salad big enough for two, scallops and veal. Service was excellent, food delicious and fairly priced given the byob and no corkage fee. The 6 o'clock crowd was a few minutes late letting go of tables but we were seated by...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Good but Grossly overpriced Appetizers that included 4 shrimp at $14 No credit cards Last visit hereMore

Thank vince3111
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's Cucino Amore, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Our pricing reflects our allowance of you bringing your own wine. Which is a great savings! Our shrimp are plentiful and large. And let's not forget the $14 COMPLIMENTARY bruschetta appetizer we always give. Our restaurant is not for everyone we know. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We come here everytime we're in Sarasota. Puccini's is the best and we live on Long Island and know good food. For a starter I had a special of lobster ravioli (fantastic) and the rack of lamb for entrée (DELIC). Always save room for his...More

Thank Dian
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here April to celebrate my Mums Birthday, we had given them a gift certificate , and joined them for dinner... a reservation had been made and we were looking forward to a great evening. The ambiance was fine, we ate at a table...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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lcapaldi
Hello so excited to be dinning at Puccini I love my pasta and apps which is usually how I order is that a concern Thanks Dyanna
25 June 2017|
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Response from lwr05 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is fabulous, ask for the chefs table when making reservations, cash or check only, water and a wine opener on the table bring your own wine no corkage no bread basket chef rich makes a complementary bruschetta for... More
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Paul D
What methods of payment do you accept?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Melanie D | Property representative |
Cash or Check
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Ed B
what kinds of Pasta do you serve
9 December 2016|
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Response from Melanie D | Property representative |
We don't have pastas has entrees. We have some pasta as an appetizer occasionally-we are mainly a protein house. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 50
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-7002
  • E-mail
Description
Puccini's is an intimate and magical dining experience. Request a chef table and sit and watch Chef Richard perform and prepare your meal right in his kitchen. Puccini's is a BYOB restaurant with no corkage fee. Cash or check only please. Reservations only.
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