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2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
+1 941-923-7002
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“veal” (37 reviews)
“pecan pie” (15 reviews)
“crostini” (4 reviews)
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2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's quirky. Once you get over that, you can appreciate the uncompromising intensity of the experience...I think that overall it's a compelling and challenging experience that is well worth it. And I can understand James D's discomfort too. Yes it's BYOB; the only liquid...More

Thank danlet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were supposed to go to a restaurant after our trip to the Ringling Museum, a volunteer told us that she is waiting for her husband to dine at Puccini which has only two seatings at 6 or 8, if we have the time to...More

Thank peony09
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. Sorry things did not work out for you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Puccini’s with friends and dined at one of The Chef’s Tables. I can honestly say that this is the most difficult review that I have ever felt inclined to write. Over the past thirty years I have been fortunate...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

All I can say is WOW! Cash or check only and BYOB but that’s great as this place is about the food. Chef cooks as you watch if you are lucky enough to score a table in the dining area where he cooks. The regular...More

Thank redcap1951
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Probably my best meal in Sarasota this winter. The food is very special. Only about 8 entrée but each one is outstanding. I had the Veal Puccini and it was the best. Large portion but the quality was excellent. My wife had the Red Snapper...More

1  Thank ron a
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Jet Blue is always my first choice the TV s are the difference. I also like the way I am treated on the plane I just wish they had more flights to Sarasota. I have been going to Puccini's the last 8 years out of...More

Thank Kenny327
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Puccini’s with friends from Sarasota who are regulars at the restaurant. First some key things you need to know . Number 1, They only take cash. Number 2 it’s BYOB which is actually very much a positive considering they don’t charge a corkage fee....More

Thank Docsmartie
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Some folks ar put off by the shopping center location. It is small and not particularly inviting. Some do not like the awkward reservation process...and you must have a reservation. Some may not like having to pay cash, no credit cards. Some may not like...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. We asked our server for her recommendations and she was spot-on. Mussels, scallops lamb chops and the grouper. Then the pecan pie and the banana with caramel sauce were absolutely to die for. I've never been so stuffed in my life. Not easy...More

Thank LuckyMeABC
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I was a little skeptical after reading some negative reviews. This place is the real deal! The food, the service, indeed the entire experiance was fine dining at its best. I had the grouper and it was prepared exceptionally well. I was with a party...More

Thank Jballl
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24 June 2017|
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Response from partyplanner1972 | Reviewed this property |
It may be too late for me to answer your question as I am just seeing it. But I am not certain what you are asking
Paul D
1 March 2017|
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Response from Melanie D | Property representative |
Cash or Check
Ed B
8 December 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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