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Top 10 Tip: If you are looking for that typical Italian breakfast or fully shaded dining al fresco where you can enjoy the simple pleasures of great food, wine and service while leisurely watching the world go by you are at the right place!

Cafe Americano is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Fresh fish, homemade pasta, prosciutto sandwiches, coffee you normally only find in Italy, an outside patio to see and be seen, …
We love to stop by for a cappuccino on a busy day, meet some friends and stay for dinner.
Try it, it’s fun!

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Wine opens up a world of travel, people and memorable good times. Sometimes, I recall a dinner or sitting in a cafe with friends and even if I cannot remember the exact name of the wine we drank, I can always remember the faces of the friends and what we talked about. Wine is meant to be enjoyed in a context of relaxation and camaraderie.

When I moved to Sarasota, Florida in 2011, after vacationing for several years with my wife and three children, I gave up my career in IT and transitioned into the hospitality business. That move greatly expanded the scope of my wine journey because now I am purchasing wines for two restaurants and a night club as well as my own cellar at home.

I’ve learned that the best expert on each bottle is the person drinking it. Drink what you love. Devise your own food and wine pairings, but learn all you can about wine because the subject is endlessly fascinating. Experimenting with wine can be one of the most enjoyable hobbies you can have. Toward that end, I’m increasing the number of wines by-the-glass in my restaurants to encourage guests to try something new and different.