U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area
 [Register]
Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:10 PM
 
8 posts, read 19,163 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

I am looking for a good Italian Restaurant in North Port, Port Charlotte or Venice. Any suggestions?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
7,511 posts, read 21,929,454 times
Reputation: 2860
Donato's in Port Charlotte in the shopping center where Lowe's is. That restaurant is pretty good.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: North Port, Florida
774 posts, read 2,230,120 times
Reputation: 855
Yeah, I'll second that.
I had some Italian friends in town about a two months ago and I took them there. They seems to genuinely be impressed with everything.

Also, my co-workers told me that was about the best Italian food in the area.

Mikey
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-13-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
3,642 posts, read 6,750,412 times
Reputation: 1862
we love Mamas in Englewood- great grub-always packed
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: North Port, Florida
774 posts, read 2,230,120 times
Reputation: 855
I haven't tried that yet, but I heard it's good.

That'll be my next stop for Italian food.

I wish there was a good Portuguese restaurant down here. I miss that a lot.

Mikey
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-13-2008, 04:51 PM
 
8 posts, read 19,163 times
Reputation: 12
Thanks for your responses.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
2,209 posts, read 7,377,410 times
Reputation: 637
Italian food in this area?


LOFL !

We make our own. Pizza? We make our own or have it flown in from "Rocko's" in Brooklyn.

While publix in port charlotte sells fresh mozzarella ( and I do appreciate it ) the quality is not very good. It's passable.

Asian food availability is worse.

Had a meeting at Luigi's on 41 a couple months ago. LOL, the tomato sauce could have had competition from Ketchup. None of the staff knew how to pronounce mozzarella, or manicotti, etc. Then there's a pizza place.......I better stop now.

I grew up in an area that had a large Italian influence in New Jersey. Bes friends were Italian. As an adult I lived in NYC for 5 years.

You gain nice weather in the winter here and a different lifestyle which up to a couple years ago was quite cheap in comparison to the northeast for example. You give up a lot of what you loved foodwise among other things in the northeast. If you aren't from the northeast you probably won't notice a thing
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2008, 09:26 PM
 
8 posts, read 19,163 times
Reputation: 12
MrTudo, thanks for your input. By the way, I'm from New Jersey and have many Italian friends.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-14-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
2,209 posts, read 7,377,410 times
Reputation: 637
Anytime Rosie
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-15-2008, 07:24 PM
MS1
 
135 posts, read 342,731 times
Reputation: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr&mrssunshine View Post
we love Mamas in Englewood- great grub-always packed
I second that!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top