A variety of top-notch Sarasota restaurants highlighting ethnic cuisine are located on Ocean Boulevard. From French to Italian to Japanese, delicious dishes from outstanding Sarasota restaurants are just a short distance from Tropical Beach Resorts.
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Jo-To is the perfect location to take the entire family to enjoy an interactive dining experience. You’ll dine together at long tables and experience Teppan-Yaki cooking. In Japanese, this means “to cook on an iron skillet.” You’ll not only enjoy a delicious meal – you’ll also have your meal prepared table-side in a fun, entertaining fashion.
Start your meal with one of Jo-To’s tempura or hibachi appetizers or a few rolls of sushi to share from their extensive sushi menu. Follow it up with one of the restaurant’s inventive entrees, including many that highlight seafood. If you choose a Teppan-Yaki entrée, each will be served with shrimp, an appetizer, soup, salad, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and fried rice.
Bonjour French Café
This charming restaurant has a comfortable communal atmosphere that’s enhanced by unique French memorabilia. Breakfast is a highlight, with plenty of selections to choose from, including croissants, crepes, omelettes, quiches, fruits, paninis, and baguettes. Enjoy a deliciously unique salad for lunch, or select anything from a burger to Coq a Vin for lunch or dinner.
French cuisine is also noted for its desserts, so you’ll want to finish your meal with one of Bonjour’s tempting crepe selections, such as pineapple, apple, or lemon.
Napoli’s Pizza and Italian Grill
You’re sure to find something to love on Napoli’s extensive menu, which utilizes all-natural ingredients. The restaurant offers a delicious variety of Italian dishes, from veal parmigiana to pizza. The Ortolana pizza with eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella, and fresh tomato is a standout. Or try one of Napoli’s selections of grilled pizza, served right off the grill. Traditional options are available, or branch out with a unique selection such as the smoked salmon melt, with asparagus, chives, and mascarpone cheese.
Café Gabbiano offers an intimate yet casual atmosphere inside as well as comfortable, climate-controlled seating outside. The extensive menu features a mozzarella bar and a wide variety of Italian entrees, including Truffle Sacchettini (truffle and cheese-stuffed pasta) and Ossobuco Ravioli (stuffed with braised veal and served with a bolognese sauce with filet tips, veal, and ground beef).
Choose from one of the restaurant’s extensive selection of over 200 wines. Order a Sunset Basket to go, and impress your date with an outstanding meal as you enjoy the picturesque sunset. The restaurant also has some special offerings, including a truffle tasting menu offered from Sunday-Thursday and daily wine tastings.
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