Italian Restaurant


With outdoor seating right on St. Armand’s Circle, Venezia Italian Restaurant serves fresh Italian tastes and ambiance. Our wood oven-baked pizzas, with their famous homemade dough, along with pastas, paninis, salads, and your favorite Italian entrees are simply the best.


373 Saint Armands Circle
Sarasota, Florida 34236


Monday – Sunday
11 am to 10 pm


(941) 388-1400

We don’t take reservations or have online ordering.

Since 1966

About Venezia //

This is my favorite restaurant! I dine here at least 2-3 times a month. You can tell they use fresh ingredients, and the pizza is the only pizza in North America that I’ve found that compares to Italy.

Rebecca A. 


What We’re Known For //

Seafood Scampi

Serves 2. Sauteed shrimp, clams, calamari, fresh tomatoes, mussels, and artichokes with scampi sauce, served with pizza crostini.

Diavola Pizza

14″. Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, thinly sliced pepperoni.

Spaghetti with Clams

Sauteed with white wine, garlic, and parsley or our marinara sauce.


Raving Reviews

Love this place!! Pizza is excellent, apps are delicious, service is always friendly and personal. I have never had a bad meal. ~Joe M.

Agustina S

I loved it! The quality of the food, the flavors, the portions are all very good!!! Super customizable. Without a doubt, my fixed stop when I walk around  Lido… The prices are in accordance with the service provided.

Jana L

First time at Venezia and our experience was great. Great for people watching when sitting outside. Got seated right away, our server was wonderful. Everything we had was delish and all of us said we can’t wait to come back, it was worth the drive! My mussels were so good! Just an excellent time there!

Nayelly J

I love this place, they have the best pizza! Everything is delicious. The sandwiches and pasta are of excellent quality. They have a breaded cheese appetizer that is incredible. Sometimes it’s hard to find a table outside, but the service is fast.

Mark S P

Service and food are always great here. The owner, Rafael, and his employees are so accommodating and nice! We are regulars and have never been disappointed!  

Tina C

We love this place each time we visit the area. Hands down the best pizza and salads ever! Great wine list and very attentive wait staff!

Raquel M

Very rich food, good attention we went 2 times and we loved it! We will be back…