Welcome to one of the best Pizza places in Sarasota!
Awardwinning Pizza, Pasta, Lunch, Dinner and Catering

Pizza SRQ - We think outside the Box

PizzaSRQ is as refreshing and innovative as its logo promises. 
We provide a broad range of cultural cuisines that make customers smile daily. Whether you need a healthy, fitness-friendly meal, or want to go south of the border for a Mexican treat, we have it covered. Though known for its award-winning Pizza, Italian and Greek specialties, and outstanding value and service, John and his staff can dazzle you with their “Outside the Box” creativity for both daily specials and Catering menus.

We are happy to work with you to provide whatever you might want for your quick lunch, family supper, Dad’s night to cook, pizza party, wedding festivities, and any other time you want to enjoy not cooking.

***We are a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, top10 Sarasota, NuBarter, IBE Barter Exchange and the Florida Restaurant Association.

About John Tatum and his Pizza SRQ

What does having a 5th generation Sarasota native who loves to cook mean to you?  For John Tatum, it is bringing his love for good food, the best quality and service, and a commitment to serve the community in which he was raised right from his kitchen to your table.  With over 25 years of experience in family owned and operated restaurants, John’s own PizzaSRQ serves you not only award-winning pizza but also a full line of specialties for dine in, delivery and take out as well as complete party planning and catering for events both large and small.

John grew up in a home with a “good-cooking” dad (who also was shift cook for most of the years he served the Sarasota Fire Department). Most of John’s first jobs were in some of Sarasota’s outstanding restaurants where he fine-tuned his people skills and learned the importance of customer service. His “graduate training” was under the direct tutelage of the owner of Demetrio’s of Sarasota. In 2001, John opened D’Aritino’s in Bradenton (named after his three children: Demi, Ari, and Tino), where he served the public and Manatee community for several years.

Once back in Sarasota, John opened PizzaSRQ in April of 2011 at 5674 Palmer Blvd. Here he continues to create, grow, meet your food desires, and team up with schools and organizations to help build a stronger community. John is proud of his heritage and its traditions of educational support and community service—this is a cornerstone of his business operation.

“Although financial success is the prime objective of any business enterprise, I believe this success is attained by offering outstanding products and service, recognizing that every person is a potential customer, and contributing to the community of which I am a part.  My primary goal is for a healthy, successful company that is a leader in customer service, has a loyal customer following, and is recognized for its community service to schools, civic organizations, and efforts to make the area thrive.”      
John Tatum


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