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Solorzano's Italian Restaurant

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6516 Superior Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34231
941-906-9444
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Second time in two weeks

Went here for the second time in two weeks, unbelievable especially since there are so many excellent restaurants here and we are Italian cooking Italian food at home. Both times a very good experience. Very good and pleasant wait staff. Music could be a little softer since place is small and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Fullbellies
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went here for the second time in two weeks, unbelievable especially since there are so many excellent restaurants here and we are Italian cooking Italian food at home. Both times a very good experience. Very good and pleasant wait staff. Music could be a little softer since place is small and conversations get loud trying to talk over the music.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

No "Big Box" Italian chain, this is a charming little restaurant tucked away in a strip mall that reminds me of the places I ate in Italy. Franca, owner-hostess-all purpose great lady, makes sure everyone is happy and having a good time. More importantly, the food is so authentic you expect to see the Coliseum in the parking lot. A... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We discovered Solarzano's in 2013 and for the last two years we have made it our first restaurant stop when we return to the Sarasota area on vacation. We always feel welcomed (and remembered!) as soon as we walk through the door. This visit was no exception. The restaurant exudes Italian and family virtues, from the pictures and art on... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The decor & ambiance was reminiscent of the best old school italian restaurants. Service from Franca & Tyler was stellar. They were friendly , humorous & attentive without being obtrusive . Ours meals were as delicious as my Venetian grandmothers . The only things would suggest is ; a wine selection with a little lower price so it's affordable to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We've eaten here several times ans we love going....As soon as we walk in we get a big welcome.....you almost feel like you're visiting a friend for dinner...The food is wonderful and plentiful...from pasta to fish...They also have an extensive wine list..

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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved everything about this restaurant! Great food, outstanding service!. Very friendly atmosphere. I am vegan, and was pleased to find I could get a wonder dinner. I was visiting family, they can't wait to return! Inside is a "little piece of Italy". Bravo!! Happy Vegan!

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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a gem of a place! The owner, Franca, I believe her name is, greeted us warmly, made great suggestions and charmed us the whole time. The food is as good as Italian food can get. The Antipasto was great, the Osso Bucco was superb and the Limoncello cake was sublime. The service was top of the line and we... More 

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Valencia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We ate here two days after dining at Dolce Italian. Both my wife and I agreed it was good but came in second to Dolce Italia. That being said this place is still worth checking out. My suggestion would be to update the menu. A few new dishes would be great. You can get the same old Italian food about... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I like linguini in a white clam sauce but dislike a lot of garlic. Fortunately the sauces can be customized and mine arrived light on the garlic. My wife enjoyed a delicious shrimp ravioli in a puttanesca sauce. We arrived after 7 so there was no problem of being rushed for the next seating, and all in all it was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I read the urban spoon report about costs and on Friday the costs seemed to rise a few dollars. Everything is al carte and any meal with a salad will cost you $28 bucks or more, even pasta with meatballs. I was disappointed in the price difference, but I left a small tip regardless; not my usual 20%. They have... More 

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tictac14, Owner at Solorzano's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I never respond to our reviews, but this time I feel that I must………in regards to prices changing on fridays, we have the same menu for all our days open. If you saw something on line.. that could have been an older menu. Our establishment is a fine dining Restaurant with white tablecloths and beautiful wine glasses…this is not an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6516 Superior Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-906-9444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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