Dog Friendly Italian Restaurants in Lakewood Ranch, FL

There are 2 pet friendly Italian restaurants in Lakewood Ranch that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 18 more nearby. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Lakewood Ranch. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Valentino
Valentino Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria serves delicious Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting setting that offers dog-friendly outside seating. Choose from a diverse selection of tasty menu options such as stuffed mushrooms, meatballs in sauce, pasta fagioli soup, seafood salad, chicken and veal parmigiana, eggplant rollatini, rigatoni vodka, fettuccine Alfredo, sausage and peppers sandwiches, margherita pizza, and tiramisu and gelato for dessert. Wash it down with a cold draft beer, glass of wine, or refreshing mixed drink. Dogs are welcome at front outdoor tables. Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday 4pm to 9pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Rico's Pizzeria and Pasta House
Rico's Pizzeria and Pasta House Rico's Pizzeria and Pasta House is a casual restaurant with Italian eats and a few dog-friendly seats outside. The menu features all the favorites from pizza and stromboli to pasta and soup. Rico's also offers salads and burgers. If you need a pick me up, they also provide a selection of espresso and coffee beverages. Rico's Pizzeria and Pasta House at Lakewood Ranch is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Arte Caffe Quiet Italian bakery and market located in the village of the arts where dogs are always welcome. See Details
15 South Ristorante Enoteca Well-behaved dogs are allowed in outdoor seating area. Enjoy fabulous food, wine, and cocktails. Bowls of fresh water for Fido are also available. See Details
Cafe Americano Cafe Americano is a genuine Italian sidewalk cafe transported to Sarasota. Great spot for lunch, when Fido is welcomed with a water bowl outside. See Details
Flavio's Brick Oven and Bar Dogs are welcome on this Italian restaurant's patio. Flavio?s Brick Oven & Bar has been serving Siesta Key visitors and residents pizza and Italian cuisine since 1991. The menu features plates of pasta, grilled fish, veal, salads, skewered shrimp, and brick oven-fired pizzas. Popular menu items include baked lasagna, the simple-yet-delicious spaghetti carbonara, classic Margherita pizza, and pizza topped with prosciutto and mozzarella. Flavio's offers happy hour specials nightly from 4pm until 6pm on wine, beer, and cocktails. Flavio's Brick Oven & Bar is open Sunday ? Thursday from 4pm until 10pm, Friday - Saturday from 4 pm until 10:30 pm. See Details
Il Panificio Pizza, salads, and sandwiches make up most of the menu at this Italian restaurant. There are also lots of tasty baked goods to choose from. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Mediterraneo Simple, but perfectly paired ingredients make up the Italian dishes at this restaurant. Savor meals of pasta, fresh vegetables, and local seafood. See Details
Gio Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar Gio Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar serves upscale Italian cuisine in a sleek and modern atmosphere that offers dog-friendly outside tables. A menu chock-full of tantalizing dishes includes Caesar salad, fried calamari, cream of tomato basil soup, hand-tossed thin crust pizza, gnocchi bolognese, rigatoni alla vodka, eggplant parmigiana, chicken Marsala, lobster ravioli, and for dessert, mini cannolis, tiramisu, and almond amaretto cake. Outdoor tables are limited, so call ahead to ensure seating with Fido is available. Gio Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar is open Monday through Thursday noon to 9pm, Friday and Saturday noon to 10pm, and is closed Sundays. See Details
Chianti Ristorante Italiano For authentic Italian cuisine, check out Chianti Ristorante Italiano, which has two pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your pup to enjoy a dinner while taking in the beautiful Florida weather. Chianti features recipes passed down for generations, and is run by a husband and wife team, giving it a real family vibe. They open at 4pm every night, featuring dishes made fresh every day with the finest ingredients available. Check out the daily specials and, if you have dietary restrictions, they are happy to accomodate, including offering gluten free options. See Details
Frankie's Pizza Frankie's Italian Ristorante has been serving the Gulf Coast of Florida for over 25 years, offering traditional Italian cuisine in a warm, authentic setting that welcomes dogs at outside seating. Patrons can ease those hunger pangs with delicious options such as fried calamari, Greek salad, homemade minestrone soup, meatball subs, baked ziti, cheese ravioli, veal piccata, shrimp scampi, New York style specialty pizza, and yummy desserts like cannoli, cheesecake, and tiramisu. There is only one outdoor table available, so call ahead to ensure seating with Fido. Frankie's Italian Ristorante is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm and is closed Sundays. See Details
Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria Dogs are welcome at eight outdoor tables at this local Italian restaurant. Valentino Pizzeria & Trattoria serves authentic Italian pasta and pizza. At lunchtime, the restaurant offers combination specials on pizza slices, soups, salads, and sandwiches. The dinner menu features antipasti (appetizers) like fried or sauteed calamari, garlic knots, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, and garlicky broccoli rabe. Entrees include cioppino, eggplant parmesan, rigatoni in vodka sauce, and linguine and clams in a white or red sauce. Valentino Pizzeria & Trattoria is open Monday through Thursday from 11am until 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am until 10pm, and Sunday from 4pm until 9pm. See Details
Le Colonne Restaurant For authentic Italian cuisine made with family recipes that have been passed down for generations, check out Le Colonne Restaurant, which has plenty of beautiful outdoor seating where you and your dog can have a meal while enjoying the beautiful Floridian weather. Sip a glass of fine wine while you taste favorites like the Trio of Ravioli, minestrone soup, or gnocchi. Le Colonne believes in only using the highest quality ingredients, and serves homemade pasta, pizza dough, and sauce. You may be treated to live music while you're there, adding to the atmosphere of the location! See Details
Dolce Italia If you've been looking for authentic Italian food, you need to stop by Dolce Italia, which has two pet-friendly outdoor tables. They describe their food as "wholesome Italian cuisine" made with recipes brough straight from the island of Ischia in Italy. Sip a glass of wine from their old country wine cellar, imported directly from Italy, and ask about the daily specials. If you're a seafood fan, you'll love the seafood linguini, cooked with clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, and grouper. Make sure to save room for dessert, like the indulgent gelato with Nutella or Limoncello cake. Dolce Italia is closed on Sundays. See Details
Sardinia This Mediterranean-Italian restaurant has three dog-friendly tables outside. Sardinia Restaurant serves freshly-made pasta, cioppino, octopus carpaccio, gnocchi with a meat ragu, seafood bouillabaisse, salt-crusted Mediterranean sea bass, veal chops, and jumbo shrimp skewers over fregola salad. Sardinia Restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5pm until 10pm. Reservations are recommended. See Details
Mozzarella Fella For classic Italian comfort food made from old family recipes, check out Mozzarella Fella, which has several pet-friendly tables outside on the sidewalk where you and your dog can enjoy a meal while taking in the beautiful Floridian weather. They pride themselves on using fresh ingredients bought daily from the market, and always use locally sourced and seasonal available organic products. Try the homemade mozzarella, which is featured on the mozzarella sandwich. At lunch, get one of their many different sandwiches, or come for dinner for classics like lasagna or chicken marsala, but make sure to save room for their cannoli. See Details
Casa Italia For artisan foods and ingredients, try Casa Italia, which is Sarasota's original Italian market and deli. They have seventeen pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal or just a snack. Try one of the gourmet deli sandwiches, desserts, or pastas, or pick up a seasonal favorite and a glass of fine wine. You can also shop for your own kitchen there, picking up high quality meats and cheeses or pastas and sauces. Gluten free pasta is also available. See Details
Angelo's For classic and delicious Italian cuisine, check out Angelo's which has several pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal together while soaking up the beautiful Floridian weather. Angelo's serves authentic Italian dishes like lasagna or calamari fritti, as well as seafood favorites like zuppa di pesce- seafood with lobster tail in a light tomato broth. Choose a drink from the extensive wine list and enjoy the romantic setting. Angelo's only accepts cash, and they are closed on Sundays. See Details
Bella Mia Pizzeria Bella Mia is a casual Italian eatery with five dog-friendly tables. The main menus feature pizza, heros, stromboli, and pasta. Specials include seafood dishes like the Fradiavolo or classics like Spaghetti Meatballs. You can wrap up your meal with a decadent dessert like the Limoncello Macarpone Cake or tiramisu. Bella Mia is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm. See Details
Amore Restaurant Amore Restaurant, located in Sarasota, FL, is an upscale eatery that serves up a variety of delicious Italian fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a glass of vino and an order of the Escargots Amore baked with nuts, roasted garlic, shallots, and parsley lemon butter. Next, tuck into the Pappardelle D' Amore with sea scallops, arugula, cherry tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, and shaved parmigiano. Or go for the Veal Piccata - veal scaloppini sauteed with lemon, capers, and white wine butter sauce, served with veggies and roasted potatoes. Amore Restaurant is open Sunday from 4pm to 9pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 4pm to 9:30pm. See Details