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Founded in 1973, Sarasota’s iconic Café L’Europe has built an unparalleled reputation for its elegant and delicious European cuisine, award-winning wines, and professional service.

Under new ownership in August 2016, proprietors Ron Milton and Joe Balzano proudly continue Cafe L’Europe’s excellence, honoring the restaurant’s old world traditions, while adding their own special touches. They look forward to providing every customer an outstanding and memorable dining experience second to none for many years to come.

  • About

    Classic, Elegant Ambiance

    Cafe L'Europe, a favorite dining destination on St. Armands Circle since 1973, is celebrating 44 years of classic elegance, and new owners Ron Milton and Joe Balzano hope to preserve the restaurant's iconic look and feel while providing exceptional food and service.

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    Whether it's a menu special, a wine-pairing dinner or catered event, you don't want to miss a single detail; find them all here!

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    On- and Off-premise Catering

    Whether on- or off-premise, Cafe L'Europe's skilled team expertly caters your event, large or small.


Cafe L’Europe serves lunch & dinner 7 days a week.


Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Happy Hour: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily

Dinner (Sunday - Wednesday): 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dinner (Thursday - Saturday): 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.