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3131 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-7320
(941) 925-0226
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent find!

Good Italian food, great service, fair pricing, large portions, etc. Whether it's DeMarco's (or soon to be Isabella's?) the place is worth finding. Needs better signage on Clark Street - assume that is coming. Reservations might be advised on weekends. We were from out of town, but will seek... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
MNtrout
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Eagan, MN
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Eagan, MN
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good Italian food, great service, fair pricing, large portions, etc. Whether it's DeMarco's (or soon to be Isabella's?) the place is worth finding. Needs better signage on Clark Street - assume that is coming. Reservations might be advised on weekends. We were from out of town, but will seek out this restaurant on our next trip!

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Williamston, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What a welcome surprise this restaurant was! Food was great, our waitress, Dawn, was fantastic!! Portions were generous, a plus soup and salad included with meal. We will definitely go there again.

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Clifton Park, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I heard this place changed hands, but it seems the same to me, and still great. Our table had several different Italian dishes and we were all very pleased. I especially liked the red sauce and the meatballs. Salad and soup comes with the entrees which I don;'t think was very clear on the menu, but it was.

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West Rockport, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've always been a fan of this restaurant, especially for weekend breakfasts. The owner retired recently and so far the food has remained of the same quality. They are now opening for lunch, wish they would serve breakfast every day. The new manager is not as friendly as the past owner but he seems a little unsure of himself, please... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had dinner here a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not fancy but not expensive, either. A good, old-fashioned Italian-American restaurant with LOTS of character, very friendly staff, a huge menu and, yes, even more character. On my first visit, I noticed that the place serves breakfast on the weekend and determined to give it a try. Finally... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My snapper was cooked to death. I could not even cut it with a knife! I will not go back and do not recommend this restaurant.

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have eaten here for years...food is always tasty...large portions...and served by knowlegable wait staff. The only negative is try not to be seated on the west wall....the tables are too close and seating is tight. Surprise...breakfasts here are spot on!!!!

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West Rockport, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a cozy locally owned bistro. We visit here on weekends for breakfast and also take in dinners and special occasions. Sheri, the owner has specials that accommodate your palate and pocketbook. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. You can even take your own bottle of wine if you prefer. All the sides, soups, salad, breads are great... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

the menu has been changed to include a number of fish dishes . All four of our party chose Grouper with Prawns with different sides. Everyone enjoyed their meals and service , only pity was no one else in the restaurant on a Wedenesday to give the place some atmosphere. We shall go back again

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Chere D, Owner at DeMarco's, responded to this review

Thanks ever so much for your gracious review. We are delighted in learning that you enjoyed your visit with us. We will continue to expand our menu to include a nice variety of fresh seafood selections as our guest response has been remarkable. Please let me know the next time you visit so I can personally add a special touch... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I along with two friends dined at DeMarco's last night. The food was delicious and the service was great (Jo served us). We all had soup, salad and different entrees. All were delicious. We brought our own wine that enhanced our meal. We will be back soon.

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Chere D, Owner at DeMarco's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are always pleased to know that your dining experience was enjoyable especially when you are entertaining friends. Please let me know the next time you visit so we can make it even better! Again, thanks so much! Chere DeMarco More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3131 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-7320
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 925-0226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?