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DeMarco's

3131 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-7320
(941) 925-0226
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Ranked #67 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My friend and I went to DeMarco's because I had heard what a wonderful experience and food they had eaten. It was true. Our waitress, Jo, recommended soups (the Jerusalem soup was just great) and the over-all food ( I had pasta and 1 large meatball--very good-- while my friend had veal parmigiana with ziti) both entrées were of generous... More

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Sarasota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We have frequented many of the restaurants in Sarasota and we've developed a nice list of favorites. A friend suggested we venture out and try some new places. She recommended DeMarco's which always looks like it's closed when we drive by. Bottom line, we gotta get new friends. We made a reservation for 8PM during the high season. We knew... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you want to know what it's like to pay $18 for over cooked noodles smothered in Ragu and cheap cheese eat here.

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Venice, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Met some other people for dinner. on a week night. I arrived early and had to wait way-to-long to be seated. The place was empty, but the staff just basically ignored me. They were talking, laughing and setting up the bar area. Finally seated, the waitress I had was great. She took my drink order and seated my friends when... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Really enjoyed DeMarco's. We had a party of 8 with reservations. We were seated right on time, good comfortable seats, nice wine, excellent bread. Everyone at the table was very happy with the food. I thought the veal parm was especially good. Nice desserts too. Reasonably priced. Will definitely good back. I'm told this restaurant is very popular with the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The food is forgettable, as is the atmosphere. Surprisingly difficult to get into. Prices are quite reasonabe but in the end you get what you pay for. Sarasota has many, many very good to excellent Italian restaurants. This one is not worth visiting.

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Brackney, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We decided it was Saturday night, I purchased a new dress and we wanted to have a little night on the town. I pass Demarco's on my way home and read about it in the paper, it looked interesting. We also read their menu. It was written so creatively, it had us excited to try it out. Well..I had the... More

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

My sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations. We pride ourselves on offering full course meals with good value and quality. We prepare our Marsala wihe sauce with fresh mushrooms...clearly evident and an 8 ounce chicken breast. We have never served canned mushrooms in the 15 years of service. Our soup which is prepared fresh and homemade is served... More

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was my birthday and was trying to decide where to go for a birthday dinner with the family. I was online looking for something more intimate and less branded and came upon DeMarco's. I read the reviews and they all were so positive. It was 4:30 PM on a Friday and had 9 people coming to celebrate my birthday.... More

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

Thank you so much for your gracious comments. We look forward in serving you again. More

South Florida, Florida
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246 reviews 246 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Quaint (slightly quirky) ristorante where locals enjoy a value that they know can't be found in many places. The breakfasts are fabulous. Try the Tuscan Benedict - scrumptious. For dinner, there are "early bird" and "late bird" specials. Very good Italian fare at very low prices.

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Sarasota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Old World Italian feel, friendly staff, makes you feel like family The veal was asome, best ever Wish other reataurants knew their secret.

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