The Café Epicure Philosophy

Café Epicure is an authentic Italian trattoria sitting on the corner of Main Street and Palm Avenue in historic downtown Sarasota, FL. It was founded in 2000 after the success of our sister restaurant, Mediterraneo. We are one of the most authentic and detailed oriented restaurants outside of Italy.

The atmosphere is casual but our quality is outstanding. Our head chef, Stefano Sasso, is a native of Ischia, an island off the Naples coast. He prepares each dish carefully using on the freshest ingredients. Everything here is made from scratch; sauces, fresh pasta, bread, desserts and gelato.

  • Sky Magazine

    The pizza is so good at Café Epicure that some loyal locals swear they would request it as a last meal if they were on death row.

  • Ticket Sarasota

    Sometimes, in the middle of the new bar whirlwind, you need to revisit the pioneers.

  • Sarasota Reviews

    With all the new options for dining in downtown Sarasota, it might be easy to overlook a longtime original like Café Epicure. However, that would be a mistake. With a relaxed, casual yet upscale ambiance, a wide range of quality food and regular drink specials, Café Epicure is still a place to be seen.

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