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“Food quality and Cleanliness”
Review of Taste of Italy

Taste of Italy
Ranked #707 of 1,063 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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1  Thank QMNViking
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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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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,.

Thank Rhonda P
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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 you do, don't eat here. There are so many restaurants in the circle worth visiting.

2  Thank Sammie259
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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. Here are a few examples:

1) Entered the restaurant on a Thursday evening around 7:30pm; it was half empty and many of the existing diners were finishing up. We ordered garlic rolls w a side of marinara, bruschette and an x-large cheese pizza. We received our rolls around 8pm and never received our bruschetta or pizza. We finally left around 8:30pm never receiving our bruschetta or pizza.

2) Typically garlic rolls come in half dozen or dozen. In this case, you receive 3 rolls (basically Pillsbury twistees) and a very small side of marinara. Needless to say the taste was underwhelming and the value non-existent.

3) We all make mistakes. No one is perfect. Hence, seeing how someone reacts when things are not going well is typically a testament to them as a person. In this case, the man behind the counter needs to drastically improve his problem-solving and demonstration of empathy. An acknowledgement of the mistake (as opposed to him blaming the waitress when I saw the ticket clearly in the queue behind the counter), a show of good faith (and I am not talking about a reduction in $$$) and commitment to solve the problem (get us our food after an hour) would have gone a long way.

I am a big fan of mom and pop restaurants. Typically you receive better food and service. In this case, do yourself a favor please find another pizza stop or worse yet head to Papa Johns when in this part of town.

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1  Thank JBCR_Travel
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