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“Very good food, great Italian smells when you walk in” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Panificio

Panificio
1703 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5812
941-366-5570
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Ranked #363 of 852 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very good food, great Italian smells when you walk in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Ooh the smells! All the great smells of an Italian market. Pizza is great. Food is very good. A very small place. Downtown on Main Street, north side of the street not far off US 301 going west past the Hollywood 20 movie theater. I don't believe they have the name right on here, unless it changed, so the sign probably says il Panifico. I think they have Italian desserts here too. You can carry out as well. Service is pretty fast. I think you order at the counter. Gosh it's been awhile since I've been there. It seems to me there are tables outside as well. Parking is a challenge downtown/Main Street.

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English first
Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in town !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Family run, authentic and the best Pizza in Sarasota . Wonderful Italian market also. I have tried the subs and they are huge and super good. They also have a bakery , coffee bar and desert that are truly Italian and extraordinary !!! Don't miss this place ,It is must when in Sarasota

Visited December 2012
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Venice, Florida
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“Bad attitude and worse food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I had high hopes for this place because it looked modern and chic.The servers had an arrogant attitude. We stood there not knowing what to do whether to find our own table or go to the cash register and the employees ignored us.When we finally where seated and waited on our waiter looked and acted like he had a hangover or something else wrong with him. He reminded me of a vampire dressed in black with pale greyish skin and dark circles around sunken eyes. He was creepy but the main thing was that he seemed to be annoyed to wait on us. Then we got the food and it wasn't very good the calamari was a soggy pile of greasy mess and the homemade bread they made such a big deal about was stale.We had a couple of drinks and the bill for 2 was almost $70. On the way out I complained to who I assumed was the owner and he told me there are plenty of other restaurants around to go to if I didn't like it there

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Portions are huge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Good food, and plenty of it, for the money. My husband is italian, and he said the food reminded him of his grandma's cooking. Would definitely recommend, and plan on going back.

Visited November 2012
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Sarasota Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Pizza Pizza Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

No only is Panificio family owned and operated it also has delicious pizza and italian specialty items! I love this place.

Visited July 2012
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