When you come to Solorzano’s Italian Restaurant, you get transferred to the world, where you become like a family. The restaurant is cozy and inviting from inside out. Come see Franca and Carlos Solorzano in their Italian restaurant in Gulf Gate neighborhood, where it features southern Italian fare and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Authentic Italian recipes are prepared and offered on a small, nightly menu.
“The secret is in the sauce,” says Carlos Solorzano, the owner of Solorzano’s Italian Restaurant.
Customer Reviews say it all:
“Best kept secret in Sarasota! Solorzanos is the best Italian food you will have in a long time! Everything is fabulous and the Solorzano family makes you feel at home. Because of their limited days and space, you almost always need a reservation. Definitely do yourself a favor and come here for dinner!” – Brittany S.
“This place should be in New York it’s a five-star restaurant.” – Chickie Centralla
“We love this place! Food is delicious! Feels like your going to a friends home when eating there. Franca and Carlos are the best! Carlos also has a good singing voice. Try it, you won’t be sorry.” – Marianne Scrumzza Pick
“A celebration of the senses. The Solorzano Family has done a wonderful job in this city. The boys each have a Pizzeria plus,and the parents run a comfortable large dining room (small restaurant) in which they invite people to dine. They are now in Gulf Gate. This is the first time we ate at this location, which shows how much we had been missing out! It was a Thursday nite and we wanted to dine there and took a chance at the availability of a table. Fortunately Franca found a way to seat us. From the moment we walked in we knew that everything was going to be perfect just by the look of the room, feel of the space,aromas wafting, energy abounding and our mouths watering. The dining room is beautiful with decor as if we were in their dining room at home. It is over the top with family photos and decor, and handpicked artifacts that make it personal and comfortable. Franca Solorzano runs the front of the house with assistance from a few ladies,which gives every diner a personal experience with the owner and her sweet ambiance. The kitchen is Carlos Solorzano’s domain where he conjures up the most delicious dishes from the simple to the most complicated. Anything this man creates and prepares is exactly what we wanted to eat….and we did!..so will you. From appetizers to dessert – bottle of wine and coffees…we were delighted. In case it was a fluke, we went again 2 weeks later and again had the same wonderful experience. If anybody asks me where I want to eat, I will say Solorzano’s, for sure. Make reservations if you are able. It is a small restaurant. They are very accommodating.
Don’t miss the Pizza at the Solorzano Brother’s locations in Siesta Key or Webber & Beneva. Best Pizza by far!” – vivasue01
6516 Superior Ave.