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“Can't believe we never went here before” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solorzano's Italian Restaurant

Solorzano's Italian Restaurant
6516 Superior Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34231
941-906-9444
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Ranked #17 of 821 restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
2 reviews
“Can't believe we never went here before”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Our family very much enjoyed our first experience at Solorzano's. We did not have a reservation and it was quite a busy night. The service led by Franca the owner was outstanding. She made our family feel very welcome, especially our young children. The pasta was excellent! Appetizers were very enjoyable, especially the burrata. Solid wine list. We will be back!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Home cooking family little italy feel. Warm and inviting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The owners are always there. Very cozy and small. You will be amazed when you walk in how nice everything is. Great bread and the food is excellent. Don't miss this place. It like having dinner with family. Did I mention the Sinatra always playing?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Celebration of the Senses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Solorzano Family has done a wonderful job in this city. The boys each have a Pizzeria plus,and the parents run a comfortable large dining room (small restaurant) in which they invite people to dine. They are now in Gulf Gate. This is the first time we ate at this location, which shows how much we had been missing out! It was a Thursday nite and we wanted to dine there and took a chance at the availability of a table. Fortunately Franca found a way to seat us. From the moment we walked in we knew that everything was going to be perfect just by the look of the room, feel of the space,aromas wafting, energy abounding and our mouths watering. The dining room is beautiful with decor as if we were in their dining room at home. It is over the top with family photos and decor, and handpicked artifacts that make it personal and comfortable. Franca Solorzano runs the front of the house with assistance from a few ladies,which gives every diner a personal experience with the owner and her sweet ambiance. The kitchen is Carlos Solorzano's domain where he conjures up the most
delicious dishes from the simple to the most complicated. Anything this man creates and prepares is exactly what we wanted to eat....and we did!..so will you.
From appetizers to dessert - bottle of wine and coffees...we were delighted.
In case it was a fluke, we went again 2 weeks later and again had the same wonderful
experience. If anybody asks me where I want to eat, I will say Solorzano's, for sure.
Make reservations if you are able. It is a small restaurant. They are very accomodating.
Don't miss the Pizza at the Solorzano Brother's locations in Siesta Key or Webber & Beneva. Best Pizza by far!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and you have to make your reservation early”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great atmosphere, and you must make your reservation early the place is always full! Food is delicious service is good. They really make you feel like your are home (an Italian home) how I grew up lots of great music, great food, the decorations, the furniture, etc. super cozy! Bravo!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hull, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“"Little Italy" in Sarasota”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The six of us wanted something special as a last dinner before returning home to the cold weather. Turned out to be a perfect combination of a small Italian restaurant (Sinatra and decor), good food and wine, and attentive and very friendly service by Franca - the owner. The menu is somewhat limited, but the prices are reasonable. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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