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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 158
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 10
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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
Clam and pasta heaven!

Have eaten here several times in the past few months and am always delighted with food and service. Clams and linguini are exquisite while the spicy red sauce surprises and delights. Service is prompt and warm making you feel that you are a favourite customer on a first visit! Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Mansonia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have eaten here several times in the past few months and am always delighted with food and service. Clams and linguini are exquisite while the spicy red sauce surprises and delights. Service is prompt and warm making you feel that you are a favourite customer on a first visit! Enjoy!

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Port Charlotte, Florida, Usa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A hidden gen, a ten table well decorated in vintage New York splendor. Dark and romantic. The owner hostess/waitress was a joy and a wealth of "food" information. The appetizers, the wine, the entrees and the "dolce" were all spectacular. The four if us shared a large order of broccoli rabe and hot (from New Jersey) sausage. We began with... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The decor is New Jersey Italian (The Big Night?), in the style of Victorian bordello, so old-fashioned that it's almost cute. The portions are big: a salad with burrata very good; linguine with clams in white sauce, very nice; zuppa di pesce over pasta, many shrimp, a couple of scallops, some mussels and pieces of fish in a red soup... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were referred to this place by Piccolo Italian Market since we were on a quest for NY/NJ type of dinner, we sure did come to the right place and we want to thank Piccolo's for refereeing us here.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
53 helpful votes 53 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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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, Pizza

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?