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I worked directly with Carlo Piras to successfully complete the acquisition of our intended restaurant. My business partners and I credit not only the outcome but also the convoluted turn of events this transaction unveiled. It was Carlo’s valued advice that made all the difference. Throughout our journey I have found Carlo to be both an enterprising and very highly valued professional. He brought a range of new and diverse skills to necessitate our clear objectives.  Carlo operates with the highest of professional standards and integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any potential client aspiring to enter or exit  the restaurant industry. 

Social Eatery and Bar

1219 1st St

Sarasota, FL 34236

Michael Hayja, Buyer

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My partners and I met Carlo, 7 months ago. We were interested in a restaurant he had for sale. Things didn’t work out, but he understood exactly what we were looking for and the limitations we had. He was patient, honest and acted with integrity all along. He never got pushy and we never felt that he wanted to pressure us into any sale. Carlo gave us very good advice and he guided us very wisely. Carlo went out of his way to connect us with the right professionals that will help us with our transaction and future business. I definitely recommend Carlo for both buyers and sellers. A huge thank you to Carlo and his team!

El Greco Cafe/Avli Mess Hall

1592 Main St

Sarasota, FL 34236

EDWARD ZAKI, Buyer

Chef's Special

Carlo was very helpful and sold our restaurant quickly. He even answered work calls while on vacation.

Eva's Kitchen

916 Patricia Ave

Dunedin, FL 34698

EVA KETA, Seller

Chef Garnishing a Meal

I could not have asked for a better agent than Carlo. He was easy to work with, he was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and the business that I bought, and he put me in touch with the right people to help facilitate a complex transaction smoothly. And now that the transaction has closed, he is still helping me by giving valuable advice. Carlo has truly been a full-service agent and I highly recommend him.

Matto Matto

543 s Pineapple Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

ALAN COOK, Buyer

Hot Chocolate

Thanks to Carlo we sold our restaurant within 4 days. When we decided to put the restaurant on the market we had plenty of realtors eager to have us sign with them. We chose Carlo for several reasons. We knew that he had an extensive culinary knowledge of the area. His professional approach yet easy personality made us feel very comfortable. There was no pressure and we felt that we could trust him to do the very best for us. He was very detailed with the transfer of ownership and made it a very easy sale. Thank you Carlo. We have no hesitation in recommending his company’s service to anybody looking to sell or buy in the Sarasota area.

Morel

3809 S Tuttle Ave

Sarasota, FL 34239

ALFRED & PAULA MAYER, Sellers

Fresh Salad

Carlo helped us purchase an existing establishment in the Sarasota area. We have experience owning and operating restaurants but because we were investing in a business for United States residency, we most appreciated Carlo’s consulting. This journey, we learned, can be long and tedious. From establishing a company, opening bank accounts and filing for our E2 Visa, Carlo continued to help see us through the process from start to finish.

Paul's Pizza By The Foot

336 8th Ave W

Palmetto, FL 34221

CONSTANTINO FOIS, Buyer

Healthy Salad

I have been a restaurant owner and operator in Sarasota Florida for the past 30 years. I met Carlo Piras through a neighboring business owner in May of 2016. At that time I was not committed to selling my business but I was considering it. Carlo was private, informative but not intrusive. I appreciated his quiet demeanor and that he wasn’t overbearing about getting a new listing. In the spring of 2017, I met with Carlo again to begin the process of selling my business. Because of his extensive restaurant background, Carlo had an innate ability to find a suitable match for both buyer and seller. The experience was similar to “Match.Com” for restauranteurs. In less than 3 months Carlo found a qualified and experienced buyer for my business. In 6 months time we closed on the sale. I highly recommend Carlo for any restaurant owner looking to sell his or her business.

Chutney’s

1944 Hillview St

Sarasota, FL 34239

DENISE MAY, Seller

Fresh Bread Rolls

I was looking to purchase a restaurant with very specific criteria in mind. Carlo would contact me with the opportunities available and communicate the Pros and Cons of each business I would consider, keeping my best interest in mind. He is a very honest Realtor who truly had my best interest in mind and was very patient with my purchasing experience. I am now the proud owner of a very successful restaurant that I am happy to pour my heart and soul into because it’s the perfect fit for me. Thank you Carlo for all of your hard work and efforts to ensure I made a purchase that was beneficial for me.

Caffe Le Sirene

225 Miami Ave W, 5 and 6

Venice, FL 34285

ERSEN ÝRSEL, Buyer

Chef Garnishing

Carlo worked as a manager for my restaurant from 2000 -2006, during this time he was an integral part of Epicure’s business development. With combined efforts, we opened Jolly’s Espresso bar in 2004. Overseeing 35 employees, Carlo always operated efficiently and profitably while maintaining the high standards of food, service, and overall a high quality reputation of the restaurant. It was a natural progression for Carlo to own and operate (for 6 years) his own restaurant, which became one of the most successful operations in Downtown. Now as a business broker, Carlo continues to run business in the same manner with diligence, integrity and always high quality.

Cafe Epicure

1298 N Palm Ave #A

Sarasota, FL 34236

GIOVANNI MIGLIORINI, Owner

Hot Pizza

Professional, detail-oriented, very reliable and experienced Realtor. Highly recommend his services to the business owners. Carlo has assisted me in the purchase of a great restaurant, just what I wanted. Thank you for your help and great advice. 

The Fountain Kitchen and Wine Bar

543 S Pineapple Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

GREG BUKOWSKI, Buyer

Wine Tasting Events

For over 2 decades, Carlo and I have been friends, colleagues and business partners. We worked as a successful team operating Cafe Americano for many years. Carlo's business moves have always been well calculated. Carlo is a fair and sincere businessman and has an eye to foresee the potential and evolution of the industry's market.

Sardinia Restaurant

5770 S Tamiami Trl

Sarasota, FL 34231

DINO CARTA, Owner

Macaroons

I had a very specialized restaurant that required a very specific buyer to make this purchase. Carlo spent quite a bit of time marketing my business and sent me copies of the marketing he did. His efforts are vast and his communication was frequent so I felt I was always aware of what was happening with the advertising and the purchase process. Because of his marketing efforts, I was able to sell my business in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend Carlo and Sarasota Signature Real Estate for your commercial Real Estate needs for a high quality experience.

Bella Mia Pizza

5917 Manatee Ave W #401

Bradenton, FL 34209

NANCY AMATO, Seller

Blackberry and Lemon Detox

Confidentiality is critical to the restaurant selling process. Customers, employees, competitors and even buyers all have different reactions and opinions to finding out that your Establishment is up for sale. I was skeptical of just handing over my business to a broker, releasing detailed company information without knowing if they can perform. Carlo knows the restaurant business from his own experience and could relate to my concerns. Two weeks into the process, he brought to the table, 2 Italian investors. Done Deal!

Paul's Pizza By The Foot

336 8th Ave W

Palmetto, FL 34221

PAUL AMATO, Seller

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It is an overall better experience when you are “doing business” with someone who understands the industry. I had specific expectations in mind when I was looking for a restaurant to purchase. Carlo led us in the right direction and the process ran so smoothly. We continue to be very successful and business is good!

Hillview Grill, Sarasota, FL

1920 Hillview St

Sarasota, FL 34239

ROBERTO B., Buyer

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Mi chiamo Sandro Tommasi, circa 7 mesi fa stavo cercando una attività commerciale da acquistare a Sarasota, erano parecchi mesi che giravo, ma in effetti quello che mi si presentava erano ristoranti fuori prezzo e, altri con il prezzo adeguato ma non alla mia portata. Purtroppo dovevo cambiare genere e questo mi toglieva l’entusiasmo, dovevo accettare di prenderne uno più piccolo anche se lo desideravo grande. Le agenzie che avevo contattato non mi avevano soddisfatto presentandomi degli immobili inadeguati, continuavano a dirmi che dovevo rivedere il genere di attività che mi ero prefissato. Ero scoraggiato, ma per fortuna un giorno guardando degli annunci ho contattato il Sig. Carlo Piras della agenzia immobiliare Sarasota Signature Real Estate, detto fatto, gli ho spiegato le mie esigenze e il desiderio di non cambiare genere di attività. Carlo in breve tempo mi ha presentato delle proposte, ha capito esattamente cosa volevo, e credo che questa sia una caratteristica che un agente immobiliare deve avere, comprendere in pieno le esigenze del cliente. Non ha senso far perdere tempo presentando immobili che non sono quelli richiesti. Ho finalmenete trovato quello che cercavo , l’esperienza è stata positiva anche nella trattativa e nei tempi stabiliti, la competenza e la professionalità di Carlo si è dimostrata in tutto il percorso della compravendita. Non esito a fare il nome di Carlo Piras quando mi viene chiesto da amici un agente immobiliare di grande competenza, tra l’altro si è rivelata anche una persona di gran cuore offrendosi di aiutarci in qualsiasi problema incontrassimo e sicuramente dovesse nuovamente servirmi assistenza in una compravendita immobiliare , chiamerei Carlo Piras!!!

Lavanda

1938 Adams Ln, Ste 105

Sarasota, FL 34236

SANDRO TOMMASI, Buyer

Bruschetta Bites

Amazing Broker, went thru Ten Brokers in 2011, when I bought my House. All I wanted was someone to answer their phone or return email within a timely manner, ended up buying a Million Dollar Home directly from a Builder. I don’t think Carlo Sleeps. Even when he is overseas trying to market your business he still answers his phone or replies to emails within minutes. Amazing, a very good broker particularly in a Complex and Difficult Business Transaction, that we experienced in the Sale of our Half Million Dollar Business, which excluded the real estate. Highly Recommend. 

Buona Pizza

4705 Gulf Blvd

St Pete Beach, FL 33706

STEVE BELL, Seller

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I was looking for a small restaurant to buy. Carlo provided an excellent service and demonstrated a great knowledge in restaurant business. He listened very carefully to my criterias and helped me find what I was looking for. Carlo is very trustworthy and easy to work with. I highly recommend his services.

Ristorante San Marco

305 W Venice Ave Unit B

Venice, FL 34285

FILIPPO VILLELLA, Buyer

Fish Appetizer

I am really grateful to Carlo for his excellent service. He provided great advises and made the entire purchasing experience very smooth for me. My dream came true and I am now the owner of my own restaurant. Carlo is now one of my best customers.

Utamaro

1900 Main St #107

Sarasota, FL 34236

BRIAN DUONG, Buyer

Autumn Pasta

When I met Carlo, I was in a hurry to sell my restaurant. Carlo's industry background was extremely beneficial. He took time to market my business. It was a very quick sale and quick turnaround. I couldn't be happier!

Sabrosa

711 S Osprey Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

SHANNON LUGANNANI, Seller

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Ci siamo rivolti a Carlo per comprare un ristorante e devo dire di aver ricevuto un ottimo supporto sia per l'aquisto ma anche per quanto riguarda tutte le incombenze che si hanno a iniziare una attivita' in un nuovo Paese. Non siamo stati lasciati soli neanche dopo l'acquisto, cosa che normalmente avviene con altre agenzie una volta fatto l'acquisto. Se dovessi somprare o vendere sicuramente mi rivolgerei nuovamente Carlo.

Italian Tradition "Former Pomona Restaurant"

481 N Orange Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

CARLO NARBONA & TINA CUCCURULLO, Buyers

Spring Roll

Carlo gave me valuable advice and helped me make some decisions. I always felt like he had my best interest in mind. The service Carlo provided was excellent,great communication, he was always on top of things.

Utamaro

1900 Main St #107

Sarasota, FL 34236

BOB TSUKIYAMA, Seller

Chickpea Salad

After running the restaurant for several years in the USA, I decided I wanted to move back to Italy. Without hesitation I contacted Carlo, asking for his assistance in selling my business. And again he hadnled it smoothly and quickly, I couldn't be happier! 

La Cassetta Ristorante

336 8th Ave W

Palmetto, FL 34221

CONSTANTINO FOIS, Seller

Mixing Drinks

Carlo is an expert in his field, and I was lucky to have him as a realtor. I liked his professional work, immediate responses and knowledge of the restaurant business. He works very hard for his clients and best of all, gets results! 

La Cassetta Ristorante

336 8th Ave W

Palmetto, FL 34221

ALESSANDRO USAI, Buyer

Steak

Carlo, I can't thank you enough for all the hard work, dedication and the time you spent in selling my business, so quickly. You made it very easy for me and I appreciate it very much.I most definitely will suggest you to anyone I know who is selling or looking to purchase a business. 

Ristorante San Marco

305 W Venice Ave Unit B

Venice, FL 34285

NICOLA CALDEROLA, Seller

Raspberry Pie

Carlo has helped me all the way through this process, starting with marketing my business (keeping full confidentiality) all the way to the brokering of the deal, negotiating multiple offers and finding qualified buyers. It was overall a great experience. 

Burns Court Bistro & Wine Bar 

401 S Pineapple Ave 

Sarasota, FL 34236

ARIEH AIZENBERG, Seller

Fresh Salad

Carlo is very attentive to details and very easy to work with. He is extremely honest with his clients. I can highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor. 

Alma's Kouzine

935 N Beneva Rd, Ste 409

Sarasota, FL 34232

MICHELE VISONE, Seller 

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Sarasota, FL 34236

941-266-9827

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Boca Raton, FL 33432

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