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Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

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7644 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 358-6654
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

This restaurant is truly a surprise. I was there for a small private party with a group of friends during a recent visit to Sarasota and couldn't believe how well we were treated and how excellent the food is. The meals were certainly above the quality of your average family oriented Italian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Blaine S
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had been past Papa Giorgio's many times and never gone in. We decided to try it one night and were blown away. I ordered a lasagna. It came with a delightful fresh salad and delicious home made bread. So far so good. Then came the lasagna- one bite and I realize that the pasta is homemade as well! Absolutely... More 

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Sarasota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We came in here for dinner one night and decided to try the eggplant parmigiana. When we asked the waitress how it was, she said we sell a lot of it. That should have been a warning for us - just because they sell a lot of something doesn't mean it is good. it came with a greek side salad... More 

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ashtabula ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited while vacationing and found the place to be small and crowded. The gluten free pizza was not the best and the waitress did not put the order in as it was given, so the pizza did not come as ordered. They were out of veal and the subbed chicken marsala was just average. They list house wine as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

the staff is so incredible and sweet, competent and fast. the pizza is the best; the thing that makes it the best is the homemade pizza sauce, which I could drink for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's really that good! The spaghetti and meatballs are the bomb too! They have great bread and salad too. I highly recommend them. I... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I can only speak for the pizza, and would recommend ordering pizza at one of the may good pizza joints in Sarasota. They charged $2.50 for 8 pieces of anchovies. I guess that's one anchovy per slice. If I was the owner, I would re-think how to make these pizza's better.

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We usually go for dinner but we both were in the need of a Papa G fix, so we headed over for lunch. Don't let the exterior deter you from trying this place. Fresh pasta, delicious sauces, wonderful house or Caesar salad and home made bread to die for. I always get the pasta and sauce option favoring the fettuccini... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Love this place! Try to eat there once a week. Great food, service, atmosphere and people. The meatballs, pasta, chicken, hot bread right out of the oven, pizza, Italian beer......all of it.

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Bradenton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It always amazes me how some of the best places to eat are the ones that are buried in the corners of some strip mall. Papa Giorgio's is no exception. And once you walk through the door, you can relax and kick back with "family." Pablo (the owner) certainly sets the tone on that. He always seems to have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This restaurant is truly a surprise. I was there for a small private party with a group of friends during a recent visit to Sarasota and couldn't believe how well we were treated and how excellent the food is. The meals were certainly above the quality of your average family oriented Italian restaurant or pizza joint. Try what we called... More 

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Sarasota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I live here. So we like to frequent our local businesses. They advertise 'kids eat free...everyday;, That's what the sigh says. No additional stipulation. Twice we have gone in with a 3 year old and ordered from the kids menu - $5.99 includes fountain drinks. Both times we were charged $5.99 for the kids meal, $1.99 for the drink and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7644 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 358-6654

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?