At Cafe Epicure, the atmosphere is casual but the quality of cuisine is outstanding. Their Head chef, Stefano Sasso, is a native of Ischia, an island off the Naples coast. He prepares each dish carefully using only the freshest ingredients. Everything here is made from scratch: sauces, fresh pasta, bread, desserts and gelato.
Cafe Epicure also has a bakery on the premises where they prepare all of their pastries, bread and fresh pasta to ensure you can enjoy the highest standard possible of each dish.
The pizza chef, Alberto Argiolas, is a native of Sardinia and has perfected his craft over the last 35 years. The delicious thin crust pizza is baked in their state of the art wood burning oven.
There’s a wide variety of choices on their menu, each one true to the original recipe of the Italian region it was created in and prepared with the finest ingredients available on the market.
You cannot leave the restaurant without strolling by the dessert case, a breathtaking display of cakes, pastries, and miniature pastries prepared fresh daily by pastry chef Federico Guglielmi. Their fresh, authentic gelato will also be a great addition to your meal or drink.
The wine list offers over 350 bottles of wines divided by Italian regions and worldwide, all carefully selected by the owner Giovanni Migliorini, also the host at the establishment, with a very attentive eye for the customers.
“Some of the best Italian food in Sarasota county. Served by Italians! Always a great experience, worth the wait, too. Nice wine menu and now full bar, make this an easy choice, since 2004. I’m a customer now about 9 times/year (moved to Tampa)” – A Google User
“We had the pleasure of dining outside with our friends on a recent Thursday evening. We brought along our dogs. The service was outstanding. Everyone agreed the food was superb. Remo, the manager, took the time to ensure we had a great dining experience and that even our dogs had water. We are long-time local residents who will be sure to bring our visiting snowbird friends to the Café Epicure!” – Marty LeBrun
“I love this place. Pizzas are crisp and oven-baked. The outdoor dining provides a great people watching spot. The Marguerita pizza was thin and absolutely delicious. Service was attentive and didn’t try to rush us even though we stayed for a few hours past our dinner. Do not leave with out trying some of their homemade gelato! We sampled the tiramisu flavor and it was out of this world good.” – Lauren B.
1298 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236