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4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
+1 941-921-6794
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal chop” (24 reviews)
“caesar salad” (36 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is a hidden gem on Tamiami main drag in Sarasota between Bee ridge and Clark. It s a little hard to find but well worth it. There are changing menus every night based on what Marcello found as being fresh. We had a...More

Thank Robt C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, intimate and friendly place. Food always great never had a bad meal here. Caesar salad made at table and is very good. Fun to watch owner handle so many dishes and get everything out at the same time.

Thank jazzsignal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marcello is our go to place weekly , great food service and wine. Small very good, most try. Need reservations. Great staff. Iris and Paul

Thank Ipine28
Reviewed 2 November 2017

OK, I don't count Sardinia, because it's on a bit of a side street, or Simon's Coffee House -- because it's not open for dinner -- but the rule of thumb hereabouts has been that the rents were so high on this incredibly busy thoroughfare...More

Thank alfie1967a
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Small and intimate Food prepared in open / visible kitchen ...Marcelo is hands on Great quality food Staff does not lack confidence ....to degree approaching arrogance Service is modest Some exceptional wine selections

Thank Iffer51
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife & I went there with another couple who recommended the restaurant. We could not be more pleased. Outstanding food, service, wine, etc. Every dish presented to the table was more than mouth wateringly delicious, and served hot. Very quaint place in a shopping...More

Thank FerronM
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Referral of friends, had to try it out,.were not impressed by the expensive food, and the delivery was served room temperature. Will not go there again

Thank Kamaka R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Our first visit to Marcello's Ristorante - Flores was our waiter, and he was a gem! We were a bit indecisive, so he helped us with suggestions, and they did not disappoint. Homemade pasta, tableside Caesar salad, seared duck breast, braised lamb chops, Chilean sea...More

Thank kll5254
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Friendly place, good & courteous service. After finishing my caesar salad (not bad but unusual to be called caesar), I was looking forward to my favorite - cioppino. And then my enthusiasm waned. What I've been served didn't look like a fish stew, nor did...More

Thank yefims2015
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Staff is engaging and helpful. AND Marcello is a welcoming owner and chef. The veal chop is special. Pounded thin and ser ed in several different styles. Loved the way he serves the caprese - real Italian. AND a great...More

Thank FishSRQ
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-6794
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