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Puccini's Cucino Amore

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2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
+1 941-923-7002
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the first time with a group of friends and had a very enjoyable experience. We had reserved a table in the main room where the chef is cooking just a few feet away, interesting to watch him work. The set menu is quite limited but there were several specials. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the lamb chops... More 

Thank Bob M
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard brings in the freshest ingredient and know how to flavor each dish exquisitely. We have never had a bad meal there. He is consistent in his quality of his creations. His wait staff is tops. They remember you name and greet you at the door as if you were family. We have recommended Puccini's to many people and never... More 

Thank jmw1602016
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Older lady was very rude. You can tell staff isn't genuine. They should appreciate guests. I'll give my business to one of the many other local businesses that will appreciate it.

Thank FloridaSunshine29
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had dinner again and Puccini's from service-to-food was outstanding....again!! Can never go wrong with any of the appetizers/salad and entrees were excellent (Lamb Chops, Veal Chop, Pompano). Tried the calamari as well wich was OK, and if we had one request...PLEASE bring back the SCALLOPS App (best ever), and Stuffed MUSHROOMS!!

Thank relaxednready2016
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As wine snobs, we love to bring our own wine, etc. and sit at the "Chef's Table" (for 4) to experience this amazing chef singularly prepare every dish with ease and grace accompanied by a flawless service team. Not every menu needs to have 40 items - this is where Puccini's additionally shines with fresh, uncomplicated and scrumptious foods.

Thank Lola W
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We hadn't enjoyed Puccinis for awhile. Crazy because the cuisine is great, Richard is such a dedicated host and chef, and you can bring your own wine with no corkage. The veal was awesome - don't even need a knife and we shared a couple desserts; not to be missed. This really is a special Sarasota experience.

Thank FishSRQ
mound, minnesota
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Do not let the location of this restaurant or the outside appearance diminish the amazing ambiance and delicious food inside. It is a new find for us in Sarasota, and we will return.

Thank retiredyoungat55
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Ok, some people cannot chew gum and walk at the same time but Chef Richard chews gum and creates the most amazing meals ever!! We had the pleasure of sitting at the Chef's Table-(Table 1 in case you're wondering) on Saturday September 3, 2016. Let me tell you what a welcome treat this was. Myself, my wife, and our friends... More 

Thank Arod63
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times Chef Rich is awesome and consistent in delivering a fantastic dinner experience loved the branzino fish, my hubby loved the veal special, my son loved the tortelini the restaurant is beautiful try to get a table near the chef to watch him cook

Thank Doctorworldtraveler
Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It was our second visit to Puccini's Cucino, and, boy, are we glad we gave it another shot. Our first visit was not terribly disappointing, but seemed to offer nothing special. It had just opened. But on this visit, the food was superb, carefully prepared just a couple of feet away in the dining room/kitchen. Operatic music played in the... More 

Thank alfie1967a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?