Italian Tradition Restaurant & Martini Bar

Downtown Sarasota's newest and most authentic Italian dining experience.

Open 11:30AM - 2:30PM and 5PM - 10PM
Closed Tuesdays

Call - (941) 706-1677Map & DirectionsView our MenuMake a Reservation


About Us



Carlo and Tina Narbona have been preparing exquisite meals for nearly 30 years, achieving world-renowned success and notoriety for their handmade Italian specialties in their other international restaurant locations. The Narbonas dreamed of bringing the authentic Italian dining experience to life in Sarasota. After a search for an ideal downtown location, they decided to open their new restaurant in the up-and-coming Rosemary district.

Italian Tradition now fulfills the Narbonas’ dream of serving traditional Italian cuisine with a creative approach tailored to the community’s unique culture. Step through the doors of Italian Tradition and feel Sarasota transform into the coast of Italy.

Embrace the ambiance and enjoy a meal in the intimate family dining room, or step out onto the patio for a romantic evening by the fire. Experience the encapsulating aromas and the delicious flair of authentic, Italian dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.



The Food



Homemade Pasta

Part of what makes italian cuisine authentic is the amount of hard work that goes into creating each dish. We believe that handmade pasta is indistinguishable from anything else, and makes our dishes stand out from the rest.

Additionally, any of our guests may request gluten free pasta options.

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Delicious Desserts

Our pastries and delicacies set us apart from the crowd. Whether it be chocolate, vanilla, cold, or hot, we aim for perfection in all of our confections. We take immense pride in our authentic Italian Tiramisu.

Dessert Menu

Signature Cocktails

We maintain a delightful selection of cocktails and drink recipes that draw inspiration from the Italian Peninsula and complement all of our dishes.

Cocktail Menu


Our Location