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Main Street Trattoria

8131 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL
941.907.1518
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Near Sarasota FL, Lakewood Ranch is a planned community, so may be listed in Sarasota though their "location" is listed as Lakewood Ranch. You did not list it under either one.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Near Sarasota FL, Lakewood Ranch is a planned community, so may be listed in Sarasota though their "location" is listed as Lakewood Ranch. You did not list it under either one.
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Main Street Trattoria today for lunch today. I asked the waitress what was really good for lunch at the restaurant as I hd never been there. She suggested the Steak sandwich which I thought was a strange choice at an italian restaurant. But, she stated people come back specifically for that sandwich. So,... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is the second time I've tried this place. First visit was bad, second visit even worse. I ordered a caprese sandwich. My sister got a pesto spinach pasta. Her pasta was lacking the spinach and any flavor at all. Tasted watered down. Mine came on a baguette, tasted freezer burnt. Awful! We took one bite and waited another 10... More

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Enjoyed the pizza alot. Went there during "happy hour" so the drinks were half price...a good deal. Others in the party had mac & cheese (which was good), chicken parmesan (good) and shrimp scampi (so so). Wait staff was attentive.

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Long Island, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Walking around the Lakewood Main Street there are many choices of eateries. My friend & I decided MST looked inviting. We made a great decision. The atmosphere was comfortable, food choices all sounded wonderful and the item I decided was a special that evening. I was not disappointed. We were served by Christopher who was training a young lady as... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We decided to try Main Street Trattoria for dinner. Once seated, we waited a few minutes before our server arrived. She was very friendly and pleasant. She had a rather large table of diners street side and a few tables inside. She was kept pretty busy running back and forth between all of her tables. We did notice one table... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Good location and live music. Food and service disappointing, long waits, little flavour and mistakes in the order. Our whole party found their food to be disappointing so it wasn't just my dish. Unlikely to return as too many other good choices in the arsenal, and wished we have tried Paris Bistro next door instead.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Food was ,okay, waiters and servers were very nice, live music provided a good atmosphere but would probably not go again.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I only have one word to describe my lunch experience at Trattoria "Horrible". Excessive wait time for food, the food was spoiled with a foul fishy smell to serve was unacceptable. Manager did not even compensate for the meal and was very rude as we also had to return our guest Philly cheese steak, the meat was full of grizzle.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lunch with family...restaurant going down hill. Server nice but unaware of daily specials. Ordered fish entree and when it arrived it had a strong fish smell. I ordered red snapper and was served mahi mahi. Other meals not any better. Philly cheese steak sandwich was greasy and full of grizzle. Manager was very rude and reluctant to take food back.... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

First time here we were lucky enough to have a table outside on a nice evening, pizza was good so decided to come back. Second time had to eat inside. Atmosphere inside is stark, dark and boring. The lighting is non existent. Also it sure could do with a little color, some plants and an interior decorator plus the front... More

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