Welcome to Pietro's

"Where you are only a customer but once"

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(941) 554-8395

In this industry, if you want to have a great restaurant where you touch people, you must show your passion to them. You feel the love and care and the attention to detail. I feel strongly that it’s the people who make the difference between just a restaurant and/or a place you really enjoy dining. I wanted to create a place where you only feel like a customer once. Not just for you but for me also. We have been to births, life events and deaths of many, many friends we have made over the last 15 years in Sarasota. All who have left lasting impressions on our hearts.

A restaurant is NOT just a business and it is very competitive and you have to try your very best each and every hour you are open. You can’t invent the passion. You must have it, and must maintain it all the time to provide overall quality. When the business gets too big, you lose touch, friends become just customers and you begin spiral.

I created Pietro’s Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar so I could feel alive again. I love this business and I love to share my life with my customers and friends and make a lasting impression on those who I serve.

The dining room is small intimate and lined with pictures of customers whom have become family. My goal in creating this place was for me to be able to meet people, serve my old friends again, and make new friends. This restaurant is an extension of my home.

Grand Reopening

We’re officially reopen.  See all upcoming events here

Some of the Chef's Favorites

From Our Menu

  • Our Signature Pollo Mamma Lucia Our Signature Pollo Mamma Lucia

    Our Signature Pollo Mamma Lucia Signature Dish

    Organic chicken sautéed in marsala wine with mushroom topped with mozzarella

  • Gamberoni Di Ischia Gamberoni Di Ischia

    Gamberoni Ischia

    Shrimp sautéed in white wine garlic, extra virgin olive oil, onion, prosciutto, spices over braised spinach

What Our Clients Say


Great service. Great food. Visited with my elderly parents and the staff was very kind to them.
I had the veal risotto which was the best risotto I have ever had. It was a special for the day. My mother had the chicken parmigiana which was very flavorful and not with an obscene amount of sauce on it. Great recommendations by the staff. Friendly staff. Very smart and pretty waitress also never hurts. Dessert was delicious. We were visiting the area but highly recommend.

Andres M.