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Puccini's Cucino Amore

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2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
+1 941-923-7002
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Summit, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious meal! Everything was thoughtfully prepared - a real gem. BYOB a plus. Unanimous thumbs up from all 4 of us on every aspect of our dinner.

Thank Brian H
port huron, MI
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I left the restaurant not knowing how I felt about the dining experience. It had its pros and cons. This is a very tiny restaurant. Good ambiance although a little too dark. There are 2 rooms. One room has a view of the chef preparing the food, the other has several tables in it for dining. The negative comments about... More 

Thank partyplanner1972
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Puccini's is unique in many ways but begins with a great selection of regular menu items and specials. They are all just outstanding and served piping hot. Their veal, seafood and steaks could not be better. The portions are generous. Their salad is large and geared for two with a great mix of vegetables and a great house dressing. You... More 

Thank Keepingbusynow
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for my husband's birthday since we wanted a very nice restaurant to celebrate. Well, it was an eventful night and not in a good way. We were seated and it took 15 minutes for our server, Pamela to come to our table. After reading us the specials, it took another 10 -15 minutes for her to re-appear at... More 

1 Thank Barblepa
Auburn, New York
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Puccini's recently on a Friday evening with friends and had the pleasure of sitting at the chef's table. The table seats four and allows you the very best view to watch the amazing chef, Richard, prepare appetizers and entrees for all the patrons. The food as always was plentiful and delicious. The many dishes that the chef prepares... More 

Thank kgfarr19
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for first time. Party of 6 made reservation for chef's table when we got there at 6 they had all ready seated someone at the chef's table said it was a misunderstanding. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. A little pricey. Will go back.

Thank donchum
Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Sarasota and heard about Puccini. We were told it is a must go to place. We arrived at the Strip plaza behind the CVS and went in. This is a very inviting place where you bring your own bottle and enjoy the atmosphere your neighboring tables and tremendous food. We had the Pompano and... More 

Thank Mark N
Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very limited menu and on the expensive side. Especially when you consider you have to bring your own wine. The restaurant has a certain snob appeal that I am not in a rush to repeat. Food was good..definitely worth trying and make your own decision ...the other thing is cash or check only..just adds to the snob appeal and makes... More 

Thank davidtannenholz
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We have dined here many times. Each time we leave saying the same thing. "That may have been the best meal I've every had". The atmosphere and uniqueness of Pucchinis is remarkable. The quality and flavor of the food is beyond compare. We dined there Saturday at the 8 pm seating. The specials were great and Pamela and Patrick provided... More 

3 Thank Carl S
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here dozens of times and always with out of town guests who know good Italian Food. We have traveled throughout Italy and we know good Italian Food. I am 100% Italian and fussy about what I eat. Here you get consistency and greatness. If you see a negative review about this fine restaurant, remember... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2881 Clark Rd, Merchant's Point Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34231-6296
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-7002
Puccini's is an intimate and magical dining experience. Request a chef table and sit and watch Chef Richard perform and prepare your meal right in his kitchen. Puccini's is a BYOB restaurant with no corkage fee. Cash or check only please. Reservations only.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?