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Chianti Ristorante Italiano

3900 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-2301
+1 941-952-3186
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“piccata” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3900 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-2301
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here if you want authentic Italian food. Whatever anyone says about service or ambiance is just superfluous, if you appreciate real Italian cooking you expect a bit of drama... Just like being at Mama's on Sunday night.

Thank P-Falito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love fine Italian food. Chianti exceeded my expectations. It was amazing. Along with great service, the food was phenomenal. We shared two extraordinary pasta dishes, one lamb ragu and the other was a pappardelle pasta with shrimp and mushrooms. Incredible. It's a must...More

1  Thank kingschlappyshlappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe it or not, there are several outstanding Italian restaurants in the Sarasota area. And Chianti might be best of all. Owners Josie and Edward Pizziti, who operated successful eateries in San Francisco before moving to Florida's West Coast, opened Chianti in 2013 and have...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were many of us there for happy hour last night and we ALL enjoyed it. The staff is very friendly and answers our questions. The parking is good. The food that we had was delicious and we all have been there frequently and will...More

Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with friends for Savor Sarasota. Extensive selection, even for the value priced Savor Sarasota menu. Gave a free glass of (more than adequate) wine with the Savor Sarasota menu. The veal piccata. was delicious, cooked just right and with 3 medallions, very...More

1  Thank Linda Z
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I guess every restaurant could have a bad night. Tonight was Chiante's ...we had reservations for,6.30.they were out of their specials..drinks took forever...special that we got had to be returned...worst night ever at Chiante. Place was empty too...no excuses!!!.....this is my second review..so different from...More

Thank davidtannenholz
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Chianti is a nice choice for good Italian food. We had four different meals and all were pretty good. The Chicken Parmesan was nice and tender and cooked perfectly. The Chicken Piccata was flavorful and was served with mashed potatoes and excellent grilled veggies. The...More

Thank Crispy12
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Having eaten here a few times, we always leave with a smile on our face. They have some very good items on the menu for Happy Hour as well as the regular dining menu. Happy hour is a good deal and the Italian beer is...More

Thank mr49phil
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This restaurant hearkens back to an earlier time when service and food were provided with a touch of class. They do a lobster special on Tuesdays and their steaks, prime ribs are very good. They also have a roaming troubador who stops tableside and plays...More

Thank Sid K
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Sunday evening, the busy season is over and the place was not busy at all! So how many times do you have to ask for lemon for your waters & to ask for more water - 4 times is too much! We asked for additional...More

Thank katewoman612
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Atlanta M
February 24, 2016|
Response from Cando | Reviewed this property |
Dear Atlanta M, Give Chianti another try the next tine you're in Sarasota. They are definitely a better restaurant now than they were in 2013. Give your embarrassed family members a chance to redeem themselves. Just pick a... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3900 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-952-3186
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