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The Italian Grill

) #488 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza
8620 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-3049
+1 941-966-6565
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“pizza” (27 reviews)
“veal marsala” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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8620 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-3049
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here for a good Italian meal. Nothing fancy, decent service, good value. Especially like the House Chianti.

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there several times. Service has always been very good and friendly. Food always very good. Good selection on menu. Food always served hot. Will continue to eat here

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We've had pizza here quite often in the past six months, as we have been in the midst of a new house, painting the old house, etc. We really enjoy their "everything pizza" with sausage, onions, peppers and mushrooms. Great crust, just thick enough and...More

Thank EDWARDL782
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

So pleased to hear you enjoyed dining on our restaurant ! Thank you for the many positives we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 May 2017

This used to be a great neighborhood place to go for decent Italian food and pizza. Hadn't been their for many months. Went their tonight and was very disappointed . First off, no greeter....then no specials.....salad was right out of a Publix salad bag....our food...More

Thank davidtannenholz
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for you review.We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our food. The owner is still the same and our recipes have never changed. We are once again sorry to hear you did not enjoy our home made style of dining. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Sooo good. Everything was fresh. Service with a smile and really good martinis. Ill be coming back forsure

Thank Ray S
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you so much--I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your to -go dinner! Thanks again for your loyalty to Italian Grill

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place was listed on a tourist map, so we decided to give it a try. Note, they close at 9:00pm, like most places in this area. The atmosphere was great and the food was really good. The salad offered with the entrees could use...More

Thank chrlstnblonde
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I'm sorry to hear that you had a negative experience. I will speak with your server regarding this and I truly hope you'll give The Italian Grill another shot. Email me if you'd...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Our group of 6 had a great experience here. The service was top notch and the food was sooooo good! Our appetizers were excellent, fresh warm bread and crispy salads led to great entrees. Chicken Marsala, eggplant, ravioli to name a few. Our waiter was...More

Thank Bigguy304
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Thanks Bigguy for stopping in We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We went in as a group of 14. Made reservations a week ahead of time. No, problem. They had our table ready. The problem came with our waiter. He took half of the drink orders and then came back and took the others. I waited...More

Thank mcderby
RemekItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

We are very apologetic about your disappointing evening. We always strive to exceed our guests needs. Unfortunately,our usual standard of service was not met on your visit.Our greatest apologies to you and your group.We had an unusually busy evening. We were understaffed. I know that...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I finally went to The Italian Grill after driving by several times and we're already talking about when we'll be going back. We had great friendly service and an amazing meal. We weren't even that hungry but everything was so good we...More

Thank 143matthewk
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Thanks Matthew for your review and 5 star rating and all compliments. We're so happy you had such a wonderful experience . can't waut to have you back

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've only eaten their once and while my wife had a seafood pasta dish with gluten free pasta, it was okay but nothing special. However, my chicken parmesan was one of the best I've ever had. It's a beautiful piece of chicken, nice sized portion...More

Thank SkipCohen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8620 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-3049
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-966-6565
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A Casual Italian American Restaurant that offers wood fire oven pizzas and a full bar. Food made fresh daily with local ingredients when available, family friendly environment.
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