La Mucca Ballerina

4.5
19 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A Tradition In Cooking We are the Zappaterrenos family and for more than 20 years we’ve owned, operated and crafted fresh comfort food our restaurant, Agriturismo La Mucca Ballerina in Rome, Italy. At an early age, I learned from my grandmother that the true Italian dining experience is more than just the food, it’s the combination of a welcoming environment where fresh homemade pasta and mozzarella, hand-picked vegetables and the right seasoning ingredients welcomes friends with open arms. For this simple formula of creating the fresh and flavorful food we loved growing up, our restaurant in Rome is successful... and to which I know bring to our new home in Sarasota.

Experiences

  • Welcome (R)home

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The Real Italian Pasta Experience! Join Us to the next AMAZING event on Friday at 6:30pm! Last events SOLD OUT in 24 hours. Book your table NOW! ⤵️ 🍤 Original Appetizers Direct from Rome 🥘 Our Famous Huge Pan Show! 🍝 Different Kinds of Pasta… Until you say "Stop!" 🍰 Delicious Desserts Handmade from Mamma Daniela 🍷 Glass of Fine Wine or Drink Included 🎶 Live Music 🏠 Familiar and Relaxing Ambience... …and a lot more! ***Limited seats available.*** ***Book your table now!***

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
What 19 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and Great food .. Can’t wait to go back

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JulieR
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

Had an early dinner with my son last night. The food reminded me of being in Italy - incredible! However, the service had much to be desired. We waiting an extra ordinary amount of time to have our drink order, first course was another lengthily wait and had to ask twice to get our check. The take home pizza box being slung across the table was my braking point. Wonderful food service AWEFUL!

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MissyP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. We will definitely be back!

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eugenec
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

This was our 2nd visit. We were really disappointed this time. The veal was TOUGH and the carbonara - eh. We did enjoy the Antipasto immensely and would heartily recommend it. We didn't really seem to have 1 server, so service was sporadic at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive staff, lovely hostess, terrific food! You won’t be disappointed

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bilma
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Open door brought fleas around our food
Only 1 other table with customers on Saturday 6 pm
Each paper menu was stained and filthy
Prices were too high for the quality and portions
We all had indigestion the entire night
Fresh pasta was too thick
Not recommended!!!

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EliseT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience! Wonderful food, service! Great family! All the best to them!

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vipMarie
Naples
50 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We love this place. Almost like going to Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food quality is incredible every time I’ve dined at La Mucca. The chef has celiac so she’s always willing to modify dishes to prepare gluten free. I’ve eaten here several times and it’s the best Italian food in Sarasota.

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FrankB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is become our favorite local restaurant. The food is delicious. The family who runs the restaurant is lovely. It has a lot of charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is amazing! We had a party of six and each person raved about the freshness, flavor and love for their dish. They even had gluten-free lasagna which was incredible. Highly recommend making La Mucca a regular stop in downtown Sarasota.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Mucca Ballerina is a pleasant family owned and operated restaurant. Three dinner menu items were ordered during this visit; all were delicious. The veal was tender and juicy. The ravioli was cooked al dente. The tiramisu was very rich and creamy. There is a limited, but well-paired wine selection to complement the meal. The service was friendly and attentive. The artwork on the wall adds to the perfectly blended decor. The restaurant is conveniently located on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota Florida, which is ideal for a night out with family and friends. There is a separate lunch hour menu, which also seems appetizing. This establishment proves to be an excellent option for future lunch take out.

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Laura
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

The sausage potato pizza was recommended by the person taking our order. It had no flavor, disappointing, don’t recommend. If the line were shorter we would have exchanged for something else. I ordered the eggplant pizza which was better, yet mediocre. The salad was tasty, overall it was a bit pricey for a walk up and order restaurant. We made reservations on open table, so expected to be seated and have an actual server. Two slices, one salad, coke in a can and one bud light...$34.00
We would gladly pay the price for better quality. In their defense..it was parade night, however; I don’t believe it would have made much difference in the taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing Italian dinner! Our appetizers and dinners were tasty and fresh, we will definitely be back :)

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vipjoanns
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Seems like a family establishment with all employees visiting and conversing with each other in the dining room very unprofessional

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vipLenny
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Enjoyed it.

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vipEric
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding authentic Italian foods - they also customize to suit the customer - had outstanding veggie platter.

La Mucca Ballerina
Responded on 1 November 2019

Thanks Eric! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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joannes
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience. Restaurant is evolving. New concept of Thursday night special. Price fix of $16.99 includes entree and glass of wine. Saw it on Facebook. A zuppa de pesce. Very tasty. Started with a burrata arugula salad. Very fresh. Wine was not bad. Definitely returning

La Mucca Ballerina
Responded on 5 September 2019

We are so glad that you enjoyed our Taste Of Roma night! Be sure to stop by again and try another one go Chef Giulia's great creations!

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PatrickL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great family run small restaurant in down town Sarasota! The folks who own this establishment are from Italy and it shows in their friendliness and excellent cooking! The whole family is involved and the meals are home made just as you would get at home! I had the Chicken Marsala and I was not disappointed! Highly recommend if you are looking for that small venue with family atmosphere! The girls were great and so cute! We will definitely be back for sure!

La Mucca Ballerina
Responded on 5 September 2019

Thanks for coming to join us for dinner! We hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

La Mucca Ballerina offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 366-7600.

La Mucca Ballerina is rated 4.5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.