Biz Bites

Mediterraneo Offers Up Classic Italian Fare in an Elegant Setting

Mediterraneo is a primo business lunch spot.

06/23/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Restaurant Review

Review: Chianti Italian Restaurant

Chianti is a family-owned Italian restaurant that’s comfortable, stylish and excels in regional Italian food, wine, and service at moderate prices.

05/02/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Review

Mercato Pizzeria + Bar Opens in Southside Village

Mercato serves up Italian food on Hillview Street.

04/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Comings & Goings

New Italian Seafood Restaurant to Open in Towles Court

Alta Marea, an Italian seafood restaurant, will open in the former Lavanda space.

03/22/2016 By Megan McDonald

Mamma Mia!

10 Bucks Or Less: Piccolo Italian Market & Deli

Ginormous subs are a hallmark of this Gulf Gate eatery.

02/05/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Good Deal: Olive All’Ascolana From Made in Italy

You can't eat just one of these delicious olive appetizers from Venice's Made in Italy.

01/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Restaurant Review: Marcello Ristorante Italiano

Our food critic finds lots of Italian flavor at Sarasota's Marcello Ristorante Italiano and a revamped menu at Lakewood Ranch's Polo Grill and Bar.

01/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Mama Leone's Serves Classic Italian Fare in Nokomis

Plus, burgers are on trend and an award-winning whiskey master visits downtown Sarasota.

10/01/2015 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Mama Leone's Serves Italian Favorites in Nokomis

Chef Judi heads to Nokomis to visit Mama Leone's, one of her long-time favorites for great Italian food.

05/04/2015 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Restaurant Review: Pino's at Paradise Plaza

A beloved chef is back in a new restaurant space.

03/31/2015 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Restaurant Review: The Capital Grille

Marsha Fottler reviews The Capital Grille at Sarasota's Mall at University Town Center and finds lots to love at Cassariano in Venice.

03/01/2015 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Pino's Reopens in Paradise Plaza

Pino's restaurant reopens in a new space in Sarasota's Paradise Plaza.

02/18/2015 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Inside Salute Restaurant Owner Alberto Guardagnini’s Italian Estate

Patrons of downtown Sarasota Italian restaurant Salute are following the proprietor on his summer migration to his luxurious Italian winery and estate.

01/31/2014 By Susan Kelley

Article

New Restaurant Alert: Sardinia Opens Where Cafe Bologna Once Stood

Chef Judi visits the new Italian restaurant, Sardinia, on the South Trail.

01/27/2014 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Chef Judi Visits Chianti Restaurant on Clark Road

Chef Judi visits Sarasota's Chianti restaurant for authentic Italian food prepared by former Michael's on East chef Al Massa.

12/10/2013 By Judi Gallagher

Article

New Restaurant Alert: The Usual Place

The Usual Place, an Italian restaurant, opens in Sarasota; Chef Judi gets the scoop.

09/03/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

New Restaurant: Ziti in Westfield Southgate

Chef Judi Gallagher tries out Ziti, the new restaurant in Westfield Southgate Mall, and finds lots to love.

02/20/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

A New Owner and a Little More Style at Bellagio; Plus The Table Creekside's Global Brunch

The Table Creekside offers a Sarasota-style Sunday brunch; plus, a new owner and a little more style at downtown Sarasota's Bellagio.

02/05/2013 By Megan McDonald