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The Italian Grill

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8620 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-3049
+1 941-966-6565
16:00 - 21:00
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Seneca, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was listed on a tourist map, so we decided to give it a try. Note, they close at 9:00pm, like most places in this area. The atmosphere was great and the food was really good. The salad offered with the entrees could use a little more attention, but we had the lasagna and chicken Parmesan and they were... More 

Thank chrlstnblonde
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I'm sorry to hear that you had a negative experience. I will speak with your server regarding this and I truly hope you'll give The Italian Grill another shot. Email me if you'd be willing to share who your server was. Thank you again for your time. More 

Schenectady, New York
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our group of 6 had a great experience here. The service was top notch and the food was sooooo good! Our appetizers were excellent, fresh warm bread and crispy salads led to great entrees. Chicken Marsala, eggplant, ravioli to name a few. Our waiter was not only provided great service but was entertaining as well. We had a great time!

Thank Bigguy304
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thanks Bigguy for stopping in We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Much appreciated! More 

Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We went in as a group of 14. Made reservations a week ahead of time. No, problem. They had our table ready. The problem came with our waiter. He took half of the drink orders and then came back and took the others. I waited 15 minutes for a drink. Never did get a refill all night. Waited 29 minutes... More 

Thank mcderby
RemekItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this review

We are very apologetic about your disappointing evening. We always strive to exceed our guests needs. Unfortunately,our usual standard of service was not met on your visit.Our greatest apologies to you and your group.We had an unusually busy evening. We were understaffed. I know that doesn't make it better. Unfortunately ,we all have our off nights. We do wish we... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I finally went to The Italian Grill after driving by several times and we're already talking about when we'll be going back. We had great friendly service and an amazing meal. We weren't even that hungry but everything was so good we just kept ordering and eating. The Caprese salad was great with slightly grilled whole tomatoes... More 

Thank 143matthewk
TheItalianGrill, Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thanks Matthew for your review and 5 star rating and all compliments. We're so happy you had such a wonderful experience . can't waut to have you back More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've only eaten their once and while my wife had a seafood pasta dish with gluten free pasta, it was okay but nothing special. However, my chicken parmesan was one of the best I've ever had. It's a beautiful piece of chicken, nice sized portion and delicious. I had the Italian wedding soup, also good. Service was great and the... More 

Thank SkipCohen
Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

2 couples made reservations for 6 Pm on a Tuesday . Seated immediately and Wendi our server arrived a few seconds later. Pleasant personality and took our drink order . We ended up waiting too long for our drinks. When the entrees were served some probably 30 minutes later they were overcooked.2 meals were good and 2 burnt . They... More 

1 Thank pops1231
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very pleased! First time there and I had the veal marsala and my wife had a pizza. The marsala sauce was out of this world. Her pizza was done in a wood burning oven and came out with the perfect crust. They have a full liquor bar as well! I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for authentic Italian... More 

Thank PaulLombo
Dave T, General Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank You! We look forward toy our next visit!! :) More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Theresa went through some medical issues where she was not able to be present. Now that she is healthy and back to work, the food is outstanding again and the service is great. There is a new chef in the kitchen and he knows how to cook Italian! Will be back again and again

Thank Claudia V
Dave T, General Manager at The Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments. We look forward to your next visit. More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I was tired and looking for a decent spot to slide into a booth and a solid meal. While the waitress was friendly and accommodating the food was just, o.k. And yes, as others have suggested not cheap. My chicken parm was slopped on top of overcooked not so special pasta. the Caesar salad was poorly prepared with little attention... More 

1 Thank BroadwayBruce
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us are here for the first time in years. Our server Remey did an excellent job. The bread and dipping oil was good. Salads were cold but boring. Entrees were average. Two of us ordered chicken parmigiana. The chicken was very generous in portion size and came atop an average portion spaghetti. There was no extra red sauce,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8620 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-3049
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-966-6565
A Casual Italian American Restaurant that offers wood fire oven pizzas and a full bar. Food made fresh daily with local ingredients when available, family friendly environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?