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The Spice is Right (Best Thai)

Bangkok

4791 Swift Rd., Sarasota, (941) 922-0703, bangkoksarasota.comFacebook

Family-owned and operated Thai restaurant, serving Thai cuisine for 24 years. Open for takeout to satisfy all your Thai cravings.

Isan Thai

5758 S Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, (941) 923-1232, isanthairestaurant.comFacebook

Home-style Northeast (Isan) Thai cuisine and Central Thai delicacies. In addition to more familiar Thai dishes, try Isan-style specialties like sai grog, handcrafted Thai sausages and papaya salad, spiced to suit your taste! ​Open for takeout. 

Spice Station

1438 Boulevard of the Arts., Sarasota, (941) 343-2894, spicestationsrq.comFacebook

Spice Station offers a unique, chic and fresh dining experience with a balance of street-style and modern Thai flavors. Lunch and dinner; available for dine-in or takeout.

Drunken Poet Café

1572 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 955-8404, drunkenpoetcafesrq.comFacebook

A Main Street favorite, Drunken Poet Café proudly serves sustainable seafood and organic beef, plus many ingredients from local farmers. It’s known locally for its eclectic Japanese and Thai dishes. Come in and get your sushi or Thai fix!

 

Roll Call (Best Sushi) 

Pacific Rim

1859 Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 330-8071, pacificrimsarasota.comFacebook

A Hillview staple, specializing in a Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine. Well-known for its creative and delicious selection of sushi, Pacific Rim continues to offer its full menu including packaged alcohol, and beer (sake, too). *Family meals for 4 @ $49.99 (ask about the three options). Delivery through Bite Squad and DoorDash.

Tsunami

100 Central Ave #1022., Sarasota, (941) 366-1033, tsunami-sarasota.comFacebook

In the heart of downtown Sarasota, Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill stands alone for creative sushi, fresh sashimi and a new spin on Asian fusion. The dining room is now open, or get curbside pick-up.

JPan

239 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, (941) 960-3997; 3800 S. Tamiami Trail, #3, Sarasota, (941) 954-5726; jpanrestaurant.comFacebook

With two locations in the University Town Center and South Osprey Avenue areas, JPan serves a fresh, modern take on classic Japanese cuisine. Known for its incredible sushi menu and artfully curated cocktails, both locations are open for pick-up, delivery and dine-in.

Life of Pie (Best Pizza)

Valentino Pizzeria & Trattoria

4045 Clark Rd., Sarasota, (941) 921-9600; 8203 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, (941) 359-6400; valentinopizzeria.comFacebookInstagramTwitter

A casual, family-friendly and energetic restaurant that serves what it calls “Grandma’s Italian food.” The team passionately makes sauces, stocks, soups and pizza dough daily from scratch. Both locations are open for dine-in, curbside pick-up, take-out and delivery.

Il Panificio

1703 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-5570, panificiousa.comFacebook

An Italian pizzeria, bakery, market and deli that offers hot Italian dishes from Italian recipes. Delicious appetizers, deli sandwiches, Old World-style bakery items and desserts. This downtown staple is now open for take-out and dine-in.

Demetrio’s Pizzeria

4410 S Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, (941) 922-1585, demetriospizzeria.comFacebook

Demetrios Pizzeria has been a Sarasota landmark and go-to spot for Italian comfort food since 1975. Come in and share a slice. The dining room is now open.

Rico's Pizzeria & Pasta House

1902 Bay Rd., Sarasota, (941) 366-8988; 322 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 388-1442; 6547 Gateway Ave., Sarasota,  (941) 922-9604; 5218 East, State Rd 64., Bradenton,  (941) 746-3300; ricospizzapie.comFacebook

Ricos Pizzeria & Pasta House is famous for hand-tossed New Jersey-style pizza and authentic Southern Italian food. All locations open for dine-in, curbside, take-out and delivery.

 

Get Sauced (Best Italian)

Napulé

7129 S Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, (941) 556-9639, napulesarasota.comFacebook

Italian food that’s infused with family. Napulè offers a traditional and delicious full menu, from pizza "al metro" cooked in a wood burning oven to fresh pasta, cured meats and cheeses, and mouthwatering meat and fish entrées. Might we recommend the panuozzi? One of the best things you’ll ever taste. The restaurant recommends calling ahead, to make a reservation.

Valentino Pizzeria & Trattoria

4045 Clark Rd., Sarasota, (941) 921-9600; 8203 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, (941) 359-6400; valentinopizzeria.comFacebookInstagramTwitter

Both locations now open for dine-in, curbside, take-out and delivery. Check out “Nonna’s” famous recipes, such as Butchie's Bolognese, Louie's Linguine & Clams or the Bambino.

Caragiulos Italian American

69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, (941) 951-0866, caragiulos.comFacebookInstagram

At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easygoing, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. Stop in, or order for take-out.

Marcello Ristorante Italiano

4155 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-6794, marcellosarasota.com, FacebookInstagram

Marcello’s menus are thoughtfully tailored to tempt and include delicious options and seasonal specials. Using local produce, with an eye for quality, the choices are tasty, healthy and beautifully presented. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

 

Mexi-lente (Best Mexican)

Mi Pueblo El Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina

8405 Tuttle Avenue., Sarasota, (941) 359-9303; 4436 Bee Ridge Road., Sarasota, (941) 379-2880; 530 U.S. 41 Bypass., Venice,(941) 486-0005; mipueblomexican.comFacebookYouTube

Can you smell it? The scent of chilies, cilantro, and freshly made tortillas are in the air, and the sounds of familiar canciones or songs are filling the room. You must be at Mi Pueblo! If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Pollo con Mole, which is the perfect combination of chocolate and chile poured over a tender chicken quarter. All locations open for dine-in, and takeout.

El Toro Bravo

3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, (941) 924-0006, eltorobravosarasota.comFacebook

#MexicanCuisine #ElToroBravo #Sarasota #WereStillHere

Now open for dine-in, curbside, pickup or delivery. Check out this Southwest Mexican restaurant, cantina and tequila bar, featuring all new daily “anytime” and daily “lunch” specials.

Wicked Cantina

1603 N Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, (941) 706-2395; 101 7th St N., Bradenton Beach, (941) 281-2990; wickedcantina.com

Both locations now open. Wicked Cantina specializes in delicious, Austin-style Tex-Mex, as well as tasty American classics. Fresh food, modern family-friendly vibe, full liquor bar and ample parking await you. Curbside takeout, no delivery.

The Grasshopper

7253 S. Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, (941) 923-3688, thegrasshoppertexmex.comFacebook 

The Grasshopper Mexican Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Tex-Mex fare, made to order. Our reputation has been solidified in our secret recipes, which have been handed down through our family across generations. Every item on the menu is made with quality ingredients and produced in small batches. Dine-in, carside pickup and take-out!

Closed on Sunday (Best Amish)

Yoder’s

3434 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, (941) 955-7771, yodersrestaurant.comFacebook

Yoder's restaurant, deli and produce market are now open. The gift shop is closed until further notice. The deli and produce Market are open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The restaurant is now open for dine-in and take-out. Breakfast is served 7-10:45 a.m. Lunch and dinner are served 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Der Dutchman

3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, (941) 955-8007, dhgroup.comFacebook 

Dine-in, carry-out and delivery and bakery are all open. The restaurant is open Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Breakfast is served only on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Carryout and delivery available Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The bakery is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sommers Dutch Family Restaurant

4000 Cattlemen Road., Sarasota (941) 260-9900, 
sommersdutchfamilyrestaurant.comFacebook 

Now open for dine-in. Go to the website or call (941) 260-9900 to order takeout. Download the app and receive 20 percent off with your first order.

 

Let's Taco-bout It (Best Taco) 

Screaming Goat Taqueria

6606 Superior Ave, Sarasota, (941) 210-3992, screaming-goat.comFacebook

Take out and dine-in available Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wicked Cantina

1603 N Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, (941) 706-2395; 101 7th St N., Bradenton Beach, (941) 281-2990; wickedcantina.com

Both locations now open! Wicked Cantina specializes in delicious, Austin-style Tex-Mex as well as tasty American classics. Fresh food, modern family-friendly vibe, full liquor bar and ample parking await you. Curbside takeout; no delivery.

El Toro Bravo

3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, (941) 924-0006, eltorobravosarasota.comFacebook

#MexicanCuisine #ElToroBravo #Sarasota #WereStillHere

Now open for dine-in, curbside pickup or delivery! Check out this Southwest Mexican restaurant, cantina and tequila bar, featuring all new daily “anytime” and lunch specials.

 

Souper Bowls (Best Asian Noodle Soup)

Pho Cali: Lemongrass Chicken Pho

1578 Main St, Sarasota,(941) 955-2683

Our readers and over 500 Google reviews can’t be wrong. Pho Cali is an authentic Vietnamese eatery serving up yummy no-frills Pho in a casual atmosphere. Located on Main Street in downtown Sarasota; you can still order for take-out, so give the Lemongrass Chicken Pho a try. View their menu online.

Pho 99: Vegetable Pho

5191 Clark Rd, Sarasota, (941) 922-1888, pho99sarasota.comFacebook 

It’s no secret the owners of Pho 99 grew up in the restaurant industry. Their food and hospitality are off-the-charts good. The trendy, casual restaurant is located on Clark Road by Honore, making it easily accessible for South County residents to come in for a quick bowl. While they are currently closed, you can follow them on Facebook Pho-ever… 

Pho 101: Beef Pho

6125 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 924-0039, pho101.restaurantwebexpert.com

You know a restaurant is good when it has a loyal following despite not having a website or a Facebook post since 2016. From the looks of Google, though, Pho 101 is still open and doing take-out orders, and you can see lots of great food pics taken by happy customers. Give the beef pho a go.

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