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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
18:00 - 22:00
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Boston, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have dined at Puccini's on many occassions and it greatly depends on where you sit. If you are able to secure a table in the kitchen area you are in for a lovely evening. If you however are in the main room without a view of the kitchen not so much. The room is v ery much in need... More 

Thank Melvin P
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's Cucino Amore, responded to this review

Yes there was a mixup with the seating last night. Our staff scrambled to find you a table last night. They were so worried they wouldn't have one for you and they were completely happy they could make it work for you. Our restaurant is small and mistakes happen. The chef table you requested was fully committed weeks in advance... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate delicious rustic salad big enough for two, scallops and veal. Service was excellent, food delicious and fairly priced given the byob and no corkage fee. The 6 o'clock crowd was a few minutes late letting go of tables but we were seated by 10 minutes past 8 pm. No problem. Overall, highly recommend this place.

Thank Christopher M
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good but Grossly overpriced Appetizers that included 4 shrimp at $14 No credit cards Last visit here

Thank vince3111
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's Cucino Amore, responded to this review

Our pricing reflects our allowance of you bringing your own wine. Which is a great savings! Our shrimp are plentiful and large. And let's not forget the $14 COMPLIMENTARY bruschetta appetizer we always give. Our restaurant is not for everyone we know. Thank you for visiting 😄 More 

Long Island, NY
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here everytime we're in Sarasota. Puccini's is the best and we live on Long Island and know good food. For a starter I had a special of lobster ravioli (fantastic) and the rack of lamb for entrée (DELIC). Always save room for his pecan pie, I don't even like pecan pie but his version is sooo good. Even... More 

Thank Dian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here April to celebrate my Mums Birthday, we had given them a gift certificate , and joined them for dinner... a reservation had been made and we were looking forward to a great evening. The ambiance was fine, we ate at a table in the back room, so we could see the chef at work. We were seated... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food, the ambience, they have you bring your own wine so very affordable. Wonderful, welcoming staff..fresh fish was local fresh catch, different and wonderful each time!!

Thank Amee1016
City, State
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are originally from lower Connecticut 50 Miles from N.Y.C. now residing in Venice .We know Italian restaurants . Puccini's is a must place to EXPERIENCE .Atmosphere N.Y.C. dark & romantic .Short menu but food prepared in front of you by outstanding chief owner (NOT YOUR FRANCHISE TYPE PLACE) We started appetizers home made ravioli cheese & spinach stuffing i... More 

Thank Frank S
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164 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard of this place and if the reviews had not been do good we would not have gone inside. Puccini's is in a fairly run down strip mall in an out of the way corner of Sarasota. They have seatings only st 6 and 8 and reservations are a must. Ask for one of the Chef's tables do... More 

Thank Manatee1965
Melanie D, Owner at Puccini's Cucino Amore, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your FOOD! And your birthday celebration! We have a total of 16 items every night. The chef cannot speak with anyone too much because he's COOKING for everyone and he is extremely focused. Come and visit us in the Summer and he would love to chat. Thanks again! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just experienced another great evening of dining pleasure. Our daughter and son-in-law were down for a visit. As usual, they had a request to go to Puccini's. It is our go to place when ever we entertain. Great atmosphere and service accompanies remarkable cuisine. The lamb chop specials are beyond compare. The flounder with crabmeat and shrimp were fresh... More 

Thank Carl S
Summit, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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

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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
US$40 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?