Tortellino Bistrot: Cozy, Family-Run, Authentic Bolognese and Regional Italian Cuisine in Gulf Gate, Sarasota, Florida


Sarasota needed an authentic Bolognese ristorante, with pasta freshly made daily, especially the famed Tortellini for which the restaurant is named, a staple of life in Bologna and the province of Emilia-Romagna, where Chef-Owner Leonardo Pierucci is from.



Spinach Lasagna (Lasagna Verde) Bolognese, with Bechamel, Bolognese meat sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano is a classic from Bologna and Emilia Romagna. Here, they are served baked in individual casserole dishes.


Owners Chef Leonardo Pierucci with wife Mèrcia and their daughter. The restaurant is comfortable, like a family run restaurant you would find in Italy with Old World decor with lots of wine bottles on the walls for patrons to enjoy from an approachable Italian list with some good choices that won’t break the bank.

All the pasta is made freshly in-house daily!

Ravioli “San Domenico” stuffed with spinach, ricotta, and an egg yolk.

Delicious Tuscan red.



Tortellino Bistrot has been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence for authentic, delicious cuisine, hands-on, family-owned, attentive service, and Old World atmosphere. Be sure to tell them Fred Bollaci sent you!


Tortellino Bistrot

6584 Superior Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34231


About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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