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1298 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5604
+1 941-366-5648
11:00 - 22:30
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York Beach, Maine
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452 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant just needs to "pull up its socks." The possibilities are endless as their food is superb! However, service is very important!

Thank DRH0PS
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well prepared, for real, Italian food. Great hand made pizza and a pasta sauce to die for. The pasta Sorrentina is as good as any in Italy. Full bar with many wine choices. A gelato and pastry bar to finish off a great meal.

Thank John G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never seen such a bad service Slow , look like they don't care at all about their costumer Go next door you will enjoy much more Shame !

Thank Dedi H
Brooklyn, New York
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Varied selections for pizzas. Service was so-so, hence the 4 rating. Nice tables outside, no problem if it's a bit chilly they have heaters. The deserts looked scrumptious but we were too full.

Thank RDD57
Fox Point, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in Cafe Epicure quite at random for lunch and were delighted with the quality of the food and top-notch service. Our very helpful server let us know that all of the bread, pasta and other food is made right in the restaurant, our meals reflected this attention to quality ingredients and authenticity. Our pasta dishes were done perfectly,... More 

Thank FoxFamilywi
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cafe Epicure must have been sold and the new management knows nothing about the food or dealing with people. totally different menu, waitstaff,and food. the "hostess' standing at the bar in the dining room drying silverware from a red bucket and throwing it into a metal silver sorting tray CLANG CLANG CLANG at 1 PM in the afternoon. for 30... More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice restaurant with very large selection of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, pastas and main entrees. We had salads and they were delicious. Seating is inside or outside. Pleasant breeze blowing while eating delicious food and enjoying good conversation.

Thank bseibenhener
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after a the theatre, simple authentic pasta dishes with European portions and flair. Sat outside only real complaint was one of the cushions were soaked and initial service was slow. Food was great.

Thank bobfir
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had lunch. I had the pasta fagioli. It was fine. I have had this ata chain restaurant in the past & do prefer it with little bits of ground beef added. This was just pasta and beans, no meat. The service was excellent. Would definitely no back again.

Thank BusyMicheLady
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We have been going to Epicure ever since they opened and never had a problem, it was our place to go for simple but good Italian-style trattoria fare. The pizzas were good and the service friendly. Even though lately the quality of the food has suffered, I decided to invite an out-of-town guest for a drink at the bar and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-366-5648

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