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Taste of Italy

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322 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
+1 941-388-1442
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place is very dirty. Pizza was terrible-no taste, like eating cardboard! Pizza was burnt on the bottom also. House salad was ok. This place should close up-- never anyone eating at it that we see. (except us one time- ha)

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Thank QMNViking
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very helpful staff to us! Bread sticks were Awesome! Large portions & great prices. Sitting outside you can hear all the atmosphere. My 4 year old ate & ate!! Kids meals even included a drink! Thanks for the nice pit stop for families on the circle!

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Thank Golfndune
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

excellent pizza and quick! the place has been redone so its nice inside and they have a nice little outside deck too,.

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Thank Rhonda P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place was terrible. Even the roaches we found would tell you the same. More then the food being bad, the short stalky man taking our order was less then personable. He was rude, couldn't get our order of 3 subs correct and 2 were the same. Saw roaches after we ordered and was just all in all terrible. Whatever... More 

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Thank Sammie259
Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Words escape me when trying to describe our experience at this restaurant. I typically give the pros and cons in each review I author; hoping to provide a balanced opinion. Unfortunately, our visit delivered not a single morsel of anything close to a positive moment. Based on our experience, the only thing keeping this restaurant in business is its location.... More 

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Thank JBCR_Travel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A stunning masterclass in disturbing food description carried out by Ratso Rizzo behind the counter. To his colleague ....."Their's is the one I nearly threw up over!" Apparently, Bashful doesn't like anchovies. Avoid. They might get the hint and go!

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Thank Steve B
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I felt the waitress spent more time cleaning then waiting tables. I had to ask for a water refill and the kids never even got a refill. We even had to wait to pay but I have no complaint about the pizza. Oh and we were the only ones when we came and three tables when we left.

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Thank Patty A
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The Worst. Do not go . My Sandwich Never arrived at the table. The worst customer service. After 45 minutes waiting for my sandwich had to get up and ask for it. The rest of the people in my table were eating and me watching waiting for my sandwich.

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Thank Mark C
Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Damn near the best place to ever come in florida ... Donnie , Daniel and Gus are Amazing they talk like your family ...the food is great..yeah the store is old and needs flooring redone but the food and enviroment is nothing less then prime ..Love these guys and the waitress and will keep coming here as long as we... More 

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Thank jillblowbot
Itasca, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This place wouldn't know good service if it came in and ordered a pizza. The guy literally stared us down as he placed the pizza on the counter. No "Thank-you" "Thanks", "Have a nice day"...nothing. Not a word. Taste of Italy survives because there is a lack of competition. Nothing more. My kids like the pizza so I am forced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-1442

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