La Violetta will be moving to a new location

to be announced soon! 

We hope to see you then!!

Our Handmade Dishes are from Authentic Recipes!



Intimate and designed to provide a rustic Italian experience, La Violetta is owned and operated by Emilio and Rosaria, who are originally from Parma, Italy.

La Violetta sets the pace for casual, country kitchen Italian dining in an intimate atmosphere.

La Violetta has the ability to seat 44 comfortably which is perfect for a casual night or for celebrating a special occasion.


Many of our friends and customers love to practice “fare la scarpetta,” which is an Italian expression meaning to bend your bread into a little shoe and using it to mop up the last of the sauce in a dish. This implies that everything on the menu is good to the last drop.

We invite you to join us so you can experience delicious, authentic northern Italian food, here in Sarasota.



3809 S. Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

Located across from TJ Maxx on South Tuttle & Bee Ridge Road. Free parking in front of the restaurant.



If you have questions, please email us by filling out the form below and we will respond promptly!

Please do not use this form for reservations. Call 941-927-8716 to make reservations.

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"AWESOME,AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! Best Italian Food in Sarasota Florida.....this should be listed as the BEST ITALIAN FOOD AND SERVICE IN THE AREA!! Must make reservations and please get in early and enjoy your food with a special someone!!! This was Anniversary Date night with my wife!!!"

Frank S. • 10/12/2019 • Yelp

"Osso Buco Was E X C E L L E N T! The service was excellent. We both had the Osso Buco, which was great.

Love this hidden gem. Will continue to go back!"

dorothy_srq • 9/1/2019 • TripAdvisor

"Just like in Italy! The BEST Italian restaurant in Sarasota! Everything is home made, the owners chef Emilio and his wife Rosaria are wonderful. The taste of the food is amazing just like in Italy. Rosaria makes the delicious desserts. And the prices are very good, you get what you get for, quality!"

Vanessa G. • 8/1/2019 • TripAdvisor

"Fantastic place. Currently our favorite Italian spot in town.  It is a pretty small restaurant so don't expect to walk in and find a table Thursday-Saturday. I suggest making a reservation at least a day before to be safe, they're always booked, full able to serve high quality Tuscan / Northern Italian food.   Don't be fooled by the plaza they're in - often that is the sign of an authentic, owner/chef operated joint. That's what you want."

DruMiguel E. • 8/1/2019 • Yelp

"Six stars as far as we're concerned!  Keeps getting better every year. A true gem, faithfully replicating delicious northern Italian dishes. Not to be missed: any pasta (especially the gramigna and the caramelli) the branzino, risotti,... never mind, this is a temple of flavor. Reservations highly recommended."

T.F.-Sarasota • 5/7/2019 • Yelp


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