1668 Main St Sarasota, Florida 34230    |    Mon-Thurs 10am to 9pm | Fri-Sat 10am-10pm | Closed Sun

Authentic Italian,

Just Like Grandma Made.

We offer the best and most authentic Italian food in Sarasota in an intimate atmosphere right on Main Street. Our goal is to provide freshly made food and provide excellent service that leaves our customers wanting to come back time after time! Take a look at our menu offerings and explore our website for more information about La Mucca Ballerina. Ciao!

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MEET the family

Our Name

“la Mucca ballerina” translates to “The Dancing cow”. Which is also the name of our first restaurant & farm in Italy. We decided on the name as a family…. each of us suggested a name on a sheet of paper, & one was drawn at random. Our daughter Silvia (5 at the time) drew a cow in a barn for her suggestion. When asked what the cow does when she leaves the barn, Silvia replied, “she dances!” with that, our name was born.


Our Story

We are the Zappaterreno family. We moved from Parco del Veio, Italy, which is located just a few miles from the center of Rome.

We own the Agriturismo La mucca ballerina, where we serve delicious food in our restaurant, crafted with ingredients produced on our certified organic farm. We look forward to bringing you some of the most traditional Italian dishes straight from our homeland.


Our Vision

Great food caring from the environment is very important to our family. We select the highest quality ingredients for our menu, sourcing local and environmentally friendly products as much as possible. We proudly bring the culture and authentic taste of Lazio region of Italy to you.