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“Just returned from Italy......the best food in our own backyard!” 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 #9 of 215 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Nassau Rd
Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Just returned from Italy......the best food in our own backyard!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Rome and Tuscany........had a great time, but always felt a bit cheated with the food that we ate.....did our research, watched the reviews....we were somewhat disappointed. Recently, we attended a wonderful 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for our dear friends, the night of our return from Italy, at Cassariano. We have frequented this restaurant since it's opening years ago, loved the food, but perhaps we took it a bit for granted, as we live here, and have enjoyed it many times. Well, we have to say, upon our return from this, our third trip to Italy, my husband and I both looked at each other, and said unanimously, "by far, the best Italian meal we have had including our trip!" What a treasure this fabulous restaurant is. The food, amazing, flavorful, presentation beautiful, fresh, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The wine selections, wonderful! The service, friendly, beyond efficient, and professional. Truly a pleasure all the way around. Our event was private, we shared the room behind the dining room. The event was intimate, and an event we will never forget. Our friends were delighted as well. The meal began with a Caprese salad, delicious, and a polenta cake with fontina cheese and white truffle oil......amazing......different, and beautiful! There was a spinach salad with pancetta and goat cheese and a choice of three different yet delicious and artistically presented entrees, including a pork, salmon, and ravioli dish......we had a choice, chose the salmon and were not disappointed. Absolutely delicious....melt in the mouth...flavorful, mild out of this world. Everyone loved their individual choices. We have to say, thank you to our friends for hosting such a spectacular loving event, but also thank you to Cassariano for reminding us sometimes we don't have to travel half way around the world to savor the flavors of our favorite destination! Molto Bene!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Favorite Date Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Whether for lunch or dinner, this is a special restaurant perfect for couples looking to get away from the kids. The food is fresh, flavorful, and perfectly cooked. The ambiance -- in or out -- is romantic with just enough activity without being overly busy and hectic. The perfect place to unwind during the evening or take a break during the day from all the stress that kids, jobs, and life have to offer.

The owners and staff are pretty amazing too -- looking to make sure your dining experience is perfect in every way. Just love it!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethlehem, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this resturant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting Venice and love the and love Italian food you must go eat here. The food is excellent and the service is great. They also have a large wine menu.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We loved the food and the presentation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were a party of seven and we all loved our meals. The menu was extensive , we all had a little trouble deciding what we wanted because everything sounded great. The meals were beautifully presented and delicious. The portions were large,I had the pork tenderloin with polenta. The service was great and the decor contemporary with a Tuscan flare. Everyone said it was their new favorite restaurant in Venice. A little more then we like to spend but worth it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great service, great food & wine. Pricey, $100 for 2 easily but worth every penny. Would go back for sure

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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