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Alforno De Libano is a new restaurant serving authentic Lebanese/Mediterranean food in Sarasota-Manatee area, Florida. The idea started with owner moved to the area many years ago and was struggling to find the real taste of Lebanese/Mediterranean Cuisine.   

The owner decided to open a Lebanese restaurant, so he hired 2 Lebanese chefs with 20 years experience in the business and they choose University Town Center to be the location.  

Customers will be able to choose their own protein, including shawarma, Kabab and falafel, along with other items such as hummus, baba ghanouj and tabbouleh. Then patrons will have a variety of options in how the meal is served, including a bowl, submarine sandwich bread or pita bread, which will be cooked onsite in an oven. 


What People Are Saying
Outstanding Mediterranean Food! If you’re looking for a great meal with the Lebanese flavors and taste in Sarasota, check this place out. You will not be disappointed. Overall great service and delicious options.
Al Pangelinan
We had their Beef Shawarma Specialty Fries and their Chicken Shawarma sandwich meal, with Baklava and Lady fingers for dessert. Everything about our meal was absolutely spectacular, from start to finish!
Andrew Moyer
Amazing service, helpful staff, and the food was absolutely fantastic. The steak sub was one of the best I’ve had, good hummus and pita, plus the baklava… omg! Honestly, can’t wait to go back
The food was amazing!!! It tasted like authentic lebanese food just like back home. The atmosphere was so beautiful. They had arabic music playing in the background which made the experience more special and enjoyable. The place is very cozy and modern.
Unreal good and even better service!! We absolutely love this place, we had the shawarma sandwich, tabbouli salad btw was super fresh, and the dessert omg to die for… 100% recommended
Cristina Nava Ocando
One of the best places we’ve been to! We tried a lot of variety and different menu items and it was all amazing. My mother in law was with us and she just came back from Lebanon and said the food here was more authentic and better than there. The staff was also super friendly and nice and very welcoming!
Graciela Meshkalla
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