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Cafe Epicure

1298 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5604
+1 941-366-5648
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (40 reviews)
“pasta” (35 reviews)
“fruit tart” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1298 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5604
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and apps. Excellent cucumber martinis, a real treat. Delicious apps, with excellent bread and olive oil dip. Very prompt, friendly service at the bar. Nice location. Look forward to next visit.

Thank eismd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Epicure is one of our favorite dining venues when we visit Sarasota. If the weather is agreeable (not too warm and humid), we like to score a street-side table (a European feel) - otherwise, we prefer to be seated at the bar. Cafe Epicure...More

Thank omegaet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As long time Sarasota residents and pizza snobs, we had forgotten how GR8 the pie is at Epicure. I had the margerita and hubs had the daily special--pepperoni, italian ham & mushrooms. Our concerns that 2-13" pizzas would be way more than we could eat...More

Thank P T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Cafe Epicure for years. Great pizza, salads & fun atmosphere. Wonderful spot for outdoor dining.

Thank Luvtravel999
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful seafood pasta and a glass of Pinot grigio. Would definitely come back. Fair priced as well.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This meal reminded me of the many meals I have had in Italy. The pasta and pizza were outstanding. Armando, the manager, came by our table several times to make sure the wine selection suited the ladies. He also talked to us about our visits...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Amando, the maitre'd is charming and accommodating. Friendly service and casual. Pizzas and pastas are superb. We especially enjoy the caprese salad, and orechetti! Great for the kids. Lively bar in the evenings. The paninis could use a little more inside.

Thank martonewyork
Reviewed 1 June 2017

In town to visit family and this was their choice. Couldn't have been more pleased. Great spot with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Food was fantastic as well as the staff. Very accommodating for those in wheelchairs as well. Only wish it was just...More

Thank Marci L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The absolute best pizza I have ever had outside of Italy. Thin crust, fresh sauce. Gelato & sweets shop attached.

Thank jreskd
Reviewed 19 May 2017

5 of us gals wanted to give this place a try. We were an easy table, IMO...just apps., and 2 rounds of drinks. Have you ever had the feeling from a server that they are doing you a favor, and that they can barely tolerate...More

Thank collRN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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