Mozaic, 1377 Main St., Sarasota, 5-10 p.m., Sun.–Thur.; 5-11 p.m., Fri.–Sat.
Mozaic serves modern cuisine inspired by North Africa, combined with an old-fashioned style of service and presentation that makes it one of downtown Sarasota's great restaurants. Read the review.
CasAntica, 1213 North Palm Ave., Sarasota, 4–11 p.m. daily, 366-1840CasAntica
Restaurateur Peter Migliaccio sold his popular Cafe Gabbiano on Siesta Key, but couldn't stay out of the business. His new CasAntica is in a quaint old house in downtown Sarasota, with much of the same cuisine that drew people to his former spot. Read the review.
Rincon Cubano, 1756 North Honore Avenue, Sarasota; open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon. – Sat.; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun.; 706 - 3472Rincon Cubano
This homey Cuban restaurant is well worth seeking out, and you can’t beat the prices, especially given the size of the servings. Read the review.
Ortygia Restaurant, 1418 13th Street West, Bradenton, Open 11:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Tues.–Sat., 741- 8646,ortygiarestaurant.comOrtygia
Ortygia Restaurant doesn’t have a high profile address—and may need a little map work to find—but it does have what counts: a warm setting, friendly service and, most importantly, Sicilian food prepared with an uncommon flair. Read the review.
CdZ Restaurant and Lounge, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 309-2000,ritzcarlton.comCDZ at the Ritz-Carlton
In the midst of big changes in the Ritz's dining offerings, CDZ offers a smaller venue and a scaled-down menu for a more informal dining experience. Does the restaurant live up to the Ritz's high standards? Read the review.
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