Everything’s Coming up Roses for 481 Gourmet Restaurant

With its trendy vibe, 481 Gourmet has it all: a beautiful, inviting, warm interior and a full bar with seating; a sprawling outdoor area for dining with an enormous stone fireplace to warm diners in the winter months; and a spacious private room for events.

Tortellino Bistrot: Where Every Noodle is Handmade with Love

The Gulfgate area in Sarasota is a cultural mecca of ethnic restaurants. One stands out from all others by specializing in handmade pasta dishes like tortellini, ravioli, fettuccine, and spaghetti, prepared using traditional Bologna techniques.

Tantalizing Tortellino: A Taste of Bologna, Italy in Every Bite

Tucked away in a small strip mall in Gulf Gate, the restaurant is extremely charming and offers authentic Italian cuisine inspired by the chef/owner’s home in Bologna. The menu includes a variety of pasta dishes, fresh seafood, and wood-fired pizzas. The tortellini is made on site fresh daily and is served with a variety of sauces, including pomodoro, pesto, and Alfredo.

Marcello Ristorante: King of the Kitchen

The server rolls over to the table a large chalkboard with several delicacies highlighted and flawlessly presents his chef’s specials for the day. Don’t ask for the “regular” menu. There […]