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“Very good italian food and wine”

Chianti Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #133 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Huntingtown, Maryland
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297 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very good italian food and wine”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

New for us on this holiday visit to Sarasota. Right next to one of our favorite breakfast spots. The veal and mushrooms over baby potatoes is exceleltn. The lasagna was a hit as well.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Based on some of the previous reviews we were expecting good food but poor service. We were surprised then to find the opposite. We were treated very well. The server was very good and attentive. The owner came by several times to make sure we were being treated well and happy with the food.

The food was very good. Obviously, the roots are Italian. The bread was fantastic. The sauces are fresh as well as the pasta. I had basic Lasagna which was very good. My wife had a pasta with shrimp and a white sauce which was also very good. Overall it was a very nice experience and we will definitely go back.

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Won't go back”
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We've been there twice and had rude waiters both times. It's possible it was the same waiter. He came by and pointed to the wine list and said, "Choose your wine and I'll be back." Before we could tell him we already had, he was gone. It didn't get better after that. He was obviously very busy but that doesn't excuse his lack of interest in serving us. The food is pretty good though. We were there both times w other couples who had chosen the place and they were equally upset. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby so we don't need to give this place a third try.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A true gem in the Sarasota culinary scene!!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We've heard about this place a few times and decided to try it out- and we're glad we did. My girlfriend and i loved everything.we had the spinach salad with beets, goat cheese, and candied walnuts, which was amazing. I ate the snapper special and my girlfriend ate the housemade ravioli with truffled short ribs...they both were incredible! The service was also outstanding. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. We will definitely Return;this may now be our favorite local restaurant!

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longboat key,fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“stan b”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

My first visit was a most satisfactory meal from greeting by Angelo thru dessert.We eat out 4-5 times per week & Chianti will now be a favorite.The staff was very attentive & knowledgable.The bread pudding dessert was most outstanding.

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