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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience at Napule's ristorante in Sarasota. The food, decor, cocktails, and great atmosphere. Our first visit will not be our last. We set at the bar where the hustle and bustle. was a welcome change from most places. The menu was broad...and varied. The wine selection was extensive. Great place we will return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been pretty good and have finally been rewarded for my good deeds by finding that for which I have searched lo these many years......Napule! (Pronounced just like the city. Napoli) We were "lured" here by Family, under the guise of it being a..."Pizza Parlor." With Valet parking ? That was the tip off that something was "askew". This is the best restaurant ever! Most of the employees we encountered were Italian and the service was excellent. Now....for the food. Buenissimo ! Stupendo! Such a wide variety of food prevents me from spoiling your fun in discovery except to say I don't think you can go wrong in whatever you choose. I must suggest however, that you strongly consider the Cheese, Prosciutto, Ham, Berries, Rolls, Blackberries, Raspberries Antipasto Platter. It's all fresh and delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

Early for our reservation time and we were quickly seated, outdoors as requested. Good menu selections. They served eggplant with the bread. My wife had the Lasagna and enjoyed it. My salad choice was the Norvgia, excellent with the smoked salmon & fresh avocado. The...swordfish I ordered was very good. We opted out of desert, as they only had a few choices. Service was good, not great.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

This restaurant probably best suited for groups, not couples. Very noisy and tables very close together. My wife, who grew up in Tuscany, had Fritto al strada - overcooked Imperpetta al cozze - served lukewarm I had caprese - underripe tomato served without sufficient balsemic...mezze meniche allo scoglio - I didn't care for the choice of sauce although the seafood was very nicely cooked baba napoletano - couldn't finish due to too heavy a hand with the alcohol Bread was very good Service was good, except other servers ran into my chair twice with no apology. On a prior visit, I had pizza with good toppings, but very soggy crustMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Such unique flavors and welcoming environment. Everything tasted so fresh and I think the pricing was reasonable for the quality, service and atmosphere. Loved it!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

For the past ten years, I've had such horrible experiences at Italian restaurants in Sarasota, from owners and staff who spoke rudely of the customers in Italian and acted as if they were better than most, to the food not being up to par. So...when I came in today, I wasn't expecting much. WHAT A SURPRISE! Our waiter was EXCELLENT, personable and accommodating, and picked up right away that I spoke Italian. My husband had Linguine Alle Vongole, I had Mezze Maniche Allo Scoglio, and my son had la Pizza Piccante. After dinner, we enjoyed chocolate cake for dessert. The cuisine was SUPERB. We've already decided to celebrate my son's High School Graduation here. Thank you for the marvelous experience, and we will be back soon with friends.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022 via mobile

Had dinner at the bar and Antonio and a very on-point co-bartender were fabulous. This place is busy for a reason and seating at the bar is available even if a reservation is not. The manager checked in once which was a nice touch. Menu...is expansive but not overwhelmingly as many restaurants are doing these days. Portions, are generous and not in any way ridiculous but I saw a pizza that could serve as a hearty dinner with a salad for two. I ordered the Carne Misto which was perfectly cooked as the chefs adjusted for the searing grill plate. Drinks were well done and the prices in this environment were reasonable. Recommend and as MacArthur said, “I shall return”.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2022 via mobile

Was excited to go hear because it looks so inviting from the outside. It just exudes elegance from the road. Sat at the bar which I like to do as bartenders usually maintain the interaction and keep it fun. Which he did. :) He lacked...some knowledge about the wine and the menu. But I never blame that on the staff. Training and consistent training comes from management. He recommended a meal and I ordered it and the caprese salad. Beautiful presentation on the salad but the tomato was a light red and green color and half frozen still. That was returned with no fuss. The ziti pasta. Well, it’s supposed to be fresh homemade pasta. It was under cooked. I didn’t say anything as I already felt bad about the salad. Then the taste / flavor. None. No garlic / no spicy / no depth. Nothing. And no I don’t have covid. Lol. As if this wasn’t enough… I was already disappointed, the owner gets in an argument with one of the waiters and it continued in front of me in dramatic form for about 10 min. Completely unprofessional. The owner ever passed to ask me about my meal as of he were trying to show me a glimpse of hospitality. Needless to say, I won’t return. I had high hopes. The inside is beautiful though!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

We are visiting Sarasota and some local friends took us to Napule. We sat outside on the terrace and had a really super meal. My husband had swordfish, which he orders many places and said this was perfectly prepared. I had a ravioli special that...was outstanding. We were so impressed with Napule that we returned as walk-ins several days later. We succeeded in getting seats at the "pizza bar" and got to watch the pizza-maker do his thing (which was impressive!). We both re-ordered the same main dishes since we had enjoyed them so much and were equally happy as before.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

Went to Napule Italian restaurant in Sarasota last night. What a fantastic experience ! From the minute we arrived we were greeted by a very pleasant and accommodating hostess .Our waiter came over quickly, welcomed us and told us specials and some favorites. We had...an array of different dishes and appetizers and all were delicious and truly authentic Italian.! The presentation of the food on the dishes is like art. The manager came over twice to check on things and the owner… See moreMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

I don’t understand Italian but I managed to order a dish with scallops (not sure there were any) and mussels (lots of them!) shrimp (2 small ones) but lots of fresh pasta. It was delicious either way!!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been here before and enjoyed it, but tonight I was very unhappy. It was a cold FL night (weather says feels like 40 and windy), and we sat next to the door to the patio. Some choose to sit in the patio (ok their...choice), but for those of us who wanted to be warm had to endure the door wide open with the cold wind coming through. If I wasn’t with a party of 8 for a birthday, I would of left. Instead I froze my way through dinner. In the summer they don’t keep that door open, why in the winter. I’m a local, and will never go back now.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021

Used to be first class, but everything has gone down hill, especially the food. Service was rushed, then delayed, then they brought the wrong food over. A couple of phonies go around asking if everything is ok, but they oozed insincerity. What used to be...a very special place has lost its way.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 25, 2021

A really great Italian restaurant and it is huge. Three of us were able to get reservations at 9:30 PM Christmas eve (the earliest available) and it was still packed and most of the people there were Italians. We knew that we had the right...place. The staff were all truly amazing. Martina, was our waitress and she could not have been nicer or more helpful. We ordered two salads to start with and they were delicious. We all had pasta dishes that were outstanding. It was a wonderful experience for Christmas eve.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2021

When you go to Napule, you think about how beautiful life is. This is a dream place that is, fortunately, in Sarasota. We go there regularly and have brought many friends who love Napule as much as we do. The food is simply incomparable with...any other "Italian place." I can share with confidence that Napule offers authentic Italian food. Get the pasta, the pizza, the fish dishes, something from the salumeria, insalata, steaks... you will always have a taste of Italia. To make it even better is the staff. Cesare, the dream pizza maker, the owners, the dream creators, Martina, one of the most loving, careful, attentive, professional, friendly waitress we have ever met, Filo, a fantastic loving person we are always happy to see, Maurice,... and many others. The entire staff at Napule shows a true passion for providing the best experience when you dine at Napule. We highly recommend eating at Napule for your romantic dinner, for your business meeting, with your family. You'll experience Italy with the convenience of being in Florida. It is a shame to see people reviewing this place badly because it did not meet their expectations. If you want olive garden or carabbas fake wanna be italian type experience, you won't find them here. As they say in Italy, perle ai porci have never been appreciated. Grazie Napule!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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No idea if such a table exists, but this would be one of the worst possible places to dine with 8 people. It is so noisy that you can barely hear the person right next to you speak, so conversation at a table for 8 would be... More
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his question does not pertain to me for I was a customer also...you may want to check the person/individuals you intended to send this to. respectfully-
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Napule’ Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4