La Norma – Italian Restaurant

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Opening Hour 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM, every day on week.

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  • PHONE. +1 (941) 383-6262
  • 5370 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE - 104 FL 34228 LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA

OUR STORY

“La Norma”, by the Sicilian composer Vincenzo Bellini, is one of the highest examples of the Italian opera tradition. Named as a tribute to the author, the traditional “Pasta alla Norma” is arguably the quintessential Sicilian pasta dish."

who we are

Our story begins in Sicily at the foothills of Mount Etna, our ever-active volcano that lights up the night sky with its red, scary, majestic beauty. This is where our Family comes from: the very center of the Mediterranean Sea, full of blinding sunlight, continuously blowing in unique scents and aromas from the past. And this is what we try and bring to Your table.

why choose us

The old Family recipes, the deep knowledge of our tradition, the thorough search of the best ingredients and the ability to combine them all together with our own passionate touch. We really care about what we do: our pasta is freshly made, our varieties of cheese are all imported, our vegetables are organic, our cuts of meat are all top-shelf, our wine list is mostly a tribute to Italian local producers

our Standards

"La Norma is the ultimate expression of what Italian food should be."

1. Old traditions.
We pride ourselves on serving authentic Italian cuisine. The old Family recipes and the deep knowledge of our tradition will offer you a genuine and uncompromised Italian dining experience.
2. Exclusive wines.
Italian food and wine go together and this is why our menu offers an exclusive selection of premium Italian and Sicilian wines carefully chosen by Italian Sommeliers. We aim to introduce to our guests some of the most exclusive and delicious Sicilian wines imported from niche Sicilian wineries.
3. Italian ingredients.
We select only the best high-quality ingredients that are mostly imported directly from Italy or local farm fresh. We only use Italian extra virgin olive oil, our pasta is freshly made, our varieties of cheese are all imported, our vegetables are organic, our cuts of meat are all top-shelf, our wine list is mostly a tribute to Italian local producers.
4. Passion for food.
The thorough search of the best ingredients and the ability to combine them all together with our own passionate touch is reflected in each one of our dishes. Our goal is to offer You a good time through uncompromising, genuine Italian recipes. We only ask you to be a little patient while we make them fresh: some call it “slow food”, for us it is the only way to cook.

meet the team

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Davide Nanni
Davide Nanni
Master Chef
“Finally, the wait is over! We are thrilled to introduce you to our NEW CHEF: Davide Nanni! We have been following Chef Nanni on his socials, together with his over 20,000.00 followers for a long time and we are absolutely delighted that he decided to join our family here in Longboat Key. He arrived from Italy only last night and he is very new to the States. Chef Nanni has mainly worked in Italy for some of the most popular Italian restaurants in Rome and he also worked as chef for one of the most famous Italian restaurants in London: Locanda Locatelli. Chef Nanni will start working at La Norma from Monday, November 11th and he can't wait for you to try his amazing and authentic signature dishes. Welcome to the USA, Chef!”