Our Restaurant

A little of our history



"Once upon a time three guys from different parts of the country decided to move to Sarasota, Florida. One was from New York and he was Calabrese. The next guy was from New Jersey, a Napolitan, and then there was my husband Frank from Chicago, who was Sicilian.

All three grew up in Italy where they worked in their family restaurants everyday, unknowingly preparing to share their unique talents & family recipes with America.

Love of food and perhaps fate brought them together in Sarasota, where they opened The Italian Grill in 1997. My husband Frank, our three children, and I took over ownership of The Italian Grill. Shortly after, Frank passed away unexpectedly.

We are now continuing Franks legacy by providing you with special family recipes, imported Italian pastas and the freshest ingredients to create the best homemade Italian cooking in the Sarasota area!

From our family to yours. With amore & buon appetito! I look forward to seeing you at our restaurant."


~ Theresa, Proud Owner of The Italian Grill

What our customers say


"...absolutely my favorite Italian restaurant in Sarasota! I've always received the absolute best service and the most delicious meals here."

~ Belinda M

"I had veal saltimbocca that was excellent, tender and tasty ! ...had tiramisu for dessert and it was the best I've ever had. Definitely will be back.""

~ George S