Photography by Courtesy Casa Italia

Photography by Chad Spencer

Italian, Pizza

Best known for top-shelf Italian salumi, cheeses and pantry items, Casa Italia secretly constructs some of the city’s most bodacious sandwiches. But don’t expect enormous Italian-American hoagies. Casa Italia’s artfully constructed sandwiches typically highlight one or two ingredients, allowing their full flavor to shine through. A favorite: the $6.99 mortadella and cheese. Even with the provolone, the lettuce, oil and vinegar, the crusty bread, it’s the ultra-porky flavor of the pistachio-flecked mortadella—the pride of Bologna—that shines.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch

Casa Italia

2080 Constitution Blvd., Sarasota, FL, 34231
(941) 924-1179
Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.