Sarasota Magazine Review

Pino is back and perhaps better than ever. The new space is filled with wood and warmth and a menu that is all Pino. Fresh seafood–like octopus carpaccio grilled with lemon, arugula and grape tomatoes–sing the songs of the coast of Italy. This is Pino!

Pino’s is open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday, and exciting details are everywhere on the plate. Our lunch of fresh artichokes with organic arugula (from Jessica’s Stand), fresh mozzarella and prosciutto is a dish people crave. And then, of course, there’s the carbonara. The bite of pepper that comes through the saltiness of the pancetta and cream brings this spaghetti dish together perfectly. It’s a true classic.

And best of all, the hospitality is just as good as the food. Ossco bucco and veal Milanese, along with rich Southern Italian seafood stews and homemade bread, are all waiting to please the palate.

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Sarasota Magazine Best of 2015

Best New Resurrection of a Chef:

Pino’s in Paradise Plaza Chef Pino Luongo has had a passionate following since he opened the late, great Gastronomia almost two decades ago; other stints followed, but now he has a new place in Paradise Plaza. His cooking, inspired by Italy’s island of Ischia (his homeland) and featuring many nightly specials, sends fans to foodie heaven—our food blogger visited five times in the first month.