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Cafe Epicure

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1298 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5604
+1 941-366-5648
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful outdoor seating. Excellent gelato. Caramel is my favorite. Cookies and cream good too. Yumm.

Thank MAmama02482
Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great outdoor location to stop for a drink before going to Sarasota Opera . I found the wait staff to be very friendly but there is something lacking . The food was average to below with nothing special about it . The wife had a quick appetizer that was simply average . A food upgrade is sorely needed .

Thank FrankieZZ
Providence, Rhode Island
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After we looked at the art show, we stopped by here and had a nice lunch. The bar is huge and has lots of choices and the food was quite good. The eggplant parmesan was light and well seasoned, the vegetable pizza was big but very light crust and the Tropicale salad was so good with a great choice of... More 

Thank MOmtravels4
York Beach, Maine
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467 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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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Reviewed 26 February 2017 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
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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
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
Reviewed 13 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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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
Takeout, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?