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23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730 (Main Street)
+1 941-365-1020
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was 30 of us on a Trolley for a dine-around trip and this was our 2nd. stop. the waitress Wendy right from the start looked like she was mad at the world. No smiles, no personality and she did not make us feel like we should be there. We had to keep asking her for water, bread, more wine... More 

Thank martini001
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed twice. 1st time my husband asked for meat sauce.Told there would be an extra charge. No problem until we got the bill. $8.00 is excessive to trade for basic sauce. 2nd time was restaurant week 6/16. Food was poor. Never going back.

Thank liffy85
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great space for a large group of friends. However, I brought in about 17 dinner guests, for my birthday dinner and the owner/manager didn't even offer the coffee or a bottle of wine!! The food was "good". I'd give it a 3 out of 5.

Thank cristina s
New City, New York
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Laszlo Brevardi knows his trait! Great Italian food expertly prepared. Located in the heart of Sarasota. The restaurant is deceptively larger than it looked on the exterior. We sat in the wine room, which was a lovely part of the restaurant. The wine cellar has a great selection of wines nicely displayed. The Chef has his own family vineyard... More 

Thank Marc G
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for evening meal before Sarasota Film Festival screening. We were delighted. Soup ( a minestrone) was fantastic and pastas were . home made, cooked to perfection and served hot. Wine (Montelpuciano) was pleasant. Service was attentive and intelligent. All in all perfetto. and the meal - tutto buono.

Thank F4234VNpauld
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took forever for a waitress to show up for our drink order. Even longer for our wine to appear. And then the wait to order food started. Eventually -- an hour or so -- our first course was delivered. Risotto that's cold just doesn't cut it. Main, well, also slow to appear. And two identical dishes had big differences in... More 

Thank melwil2017
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant by chef/restauranteur Laszlo Bevardi. Started off the meal with a caesar salad then on to fresh Mediterranean Sea Bass, grilled and filleted table-side. The best Branzino I've ever had! Finished off dinner with a homemade creamy limoncello. Amazing!

Thank Matt D
Sarasota, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fell into this restaurant by accident one night and came out absolutely delighted. Food quality is superb, service is excellent and staff is friendly. It's hands down the best Italian food I've eaten since living in Sarasota. Having lived for decades in CT and NYC, I've eaten at more than my fair share of good Italian restaurants. I felt... More 

Thank Sherry C
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Salute for dinner on the spare of the moment. We sat outside, which is where you want to be. There was a singer and a sax player entertaining. My husband ordered Gnocchi, and I had Eggplant Parmigiana. The food was excellent! My husband thought the Gnocchi was as good as what he had in Italy. I loved... More 

Thank Jannie T
Thornbury, ON, Canada
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice meal at Salute as a prelude to watching the Madam Butterfly opera. It's a big place, the portions were on the smallish side, but overall quite yummy. A good time was had by all.

Thank Blair C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5730
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-1020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?