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“Believe the Reviews” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cassariano Italian Eatery

Cassariano Italian Eatery
313 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
941-485-0507
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Ranked #7 of 209 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Nassau Rd
kannemartin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Believe the Reviews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Dining in Venice is about as casual as it gets. Cassariano is the exception, a little Italian restaurant on a quaint Venice street.

We had reservations but were called and asked if we might like to move them up due to a scheduling shift. We agreed and were happy we did. Venice is a town that sleeps early. An 8:30 reservation is plenty late for the area.

We were seated at a cozy table and never wanted for water or drink refills (no wine on this trip). Our friendly and professional waiter was courteous, knew what he was doing and also seemed to know the menu well. We were well taken care of without being smothered with service.

The food we tried was wonderful. You can get a simple plate of pasta, but Olive Garden this is not. Authentic and high end Italian ingredients were used to make delicious and unique dishes. We first tried the polenta with white truffle sauce and fontina cheese. Not being a big polenta fan, I expected nothing exciting. I'm now a convert to well cooked polenta; I kept musing out loud about it the next day it was so creamy and good.

The Arugula salad with shaved Parmesan and lemon dressing was so simple and fresh I'd eat it every day. My friend tried the pork tenderloin with prosciutto, mushrooms, Marsala and polenta. It was still succulent on the 2nd day (you will have leftovers). My chicken scaloppini with smoked mozzarella and tomatoes came on a bed of finely julienne vegetables and was delicious.

The atmosphere was quiet, the service very good and the food even better. I would highly recommend Cassariano to anyone visiting Venice. They're moving 30 feet down the street to a larger space to accommodate their growing fan base.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food and friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The food here is tasty and beautifully presented, the portions are quite large so I would recommend sharing an appetiser. Staff very friendly, we ate there twice on our recent visit to Venice, both time the restaurant was busy with a good atmosphere, couples and family groups.

Visited June 2013
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Villa Hills
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food preparation, too large portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food preparation, if you are a light eater consider splitting a salad and entree.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rotonda West, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We called in for lunch at 2.30 and had the place to ourselves, not only did we dine in private the food was to die for. Service was disceetm food excellent and good value. We shall return.

  • Visited June 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The nice little restaurant invites for good food. The Italian style is good the food is authentic. Also the choice of wine is more then sufficient. If you like something else in Venice Florida, this is the place to be.

Visited May 2013
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