This is an interesting CAFE' & certainly not a "gourmet" eatery. I'd have given it 5 Stars except I ate there when the experienced Chef David wasn't in the cucina... nowheres near as properly prepared Southern Italian without him!! Day Serving lady Linda truly knows how to suggest the right wines with dishes & she makes the Cafe' into a real "neighborhood-style eatery". Started eating here when place opened - "new" addition of Gabriella for Evening Dining a true + as she has detailed knowledge of Souther Italian wines & foods & caring for her guests! Truly a nice, rough n tough, yet charming place to eat, drink & be jolly as my many trips to Amalfi Coast, all way thru Sicily has shown me ... have recommended to many Sarasota friends, but try to be there when detailed orientated David is in residence as cooks need his expertise badly. IF you are a "coffee freak" do NOT pass up a pound of coffee - no place in Sarasota grinds green coffee beans right in front of you to take home - incredible! A Cafe'-Winery is a needed place here in south Sarasota! Added thrill is when BLUE KNIGHTS reserve tables & fills up a room--Wow! Talk about a "safe" environment! Soon outside dining will be completed for joy of European-minded foodies.
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Goodfellas, hands down, has the best pizza in town! Anyone looking for a real, new york style pizza would be more than happy here! The pizza is a thin crust made in a woodfired oven giving it that authentic, new york taste! Aside from pizza, the have killer subs and paninis and the meatballs are awesome! After your meal, you can enjoy some homemade Gelato, the Banana Caramel Praline was my favorite! On the winery side of things, they are the only bonded winery in Sarasota, FL. They make all of their own wine, you will not be disappointed!!! If you are going out for a date night, I would get their Wine and Dine special, a large cheese pizza and a bottle of wine for $19! You can't go wrong there! The staff is all very friendly and provide great service, they make you feel right at home! Try Goodfellas Cafe and Winery! You will be more than happy with the food, wine, service and atmosphere!!!!
Everytime I go to cafe Italia the food just gets better. Last weekend I went and had a special which was the 20 ounce filet mignon. Gotta say they even do steaks great!! So tender and juicy. It was served with some kind of red wine sauce. So good!!!! I'm bringing a couple of my friends this weekend to try it !! I love this place...:-) Oh and to the review giving this place 1 star, obviouly that was someone affiliated with another restaurant trying to slander them. look at there website two of the biggest people in food in this town wrote great reviews about them &amp;quot; Sounds like some one is jealous&amp;quot;