Call Ahead & Take Out!

Call us at 941-365-2234 for take out or order online via BiteSquad and UberEats.

The Avlí Story

Avlí Mess Hall is intended to portray a contemporary flare through its modern culinary experience and vibrant bar.

Avlí Mess Hall a space where people meet, socialize, laugh, drink, eat, live, love …come in and stay a while!

Only the freshest ingredients

Our passionate team offers modern Mediterranean cuisine that relies on fresh market produce. By creating intuitive and eclectic combinations, Chef Alexandre Gosselin respects and puts forward the integrity and flavors of the original ingredients.

With our chef-driven kitchen of locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients, a boutique wine list, craft beers, and even craftier cocktails, we aim to create a new namesake and hangout for downtown.

Book Your Table

or Call (941) 365-2234

Our Bar

Our bar offers an extensive menu of hand crafted classic & signature cocktails made with fresh fruit & herbs, as well as a wide selection of imported, domestic, and local craft brews on tap. Our wine selection is second to none, with wines from 9 different countries by the glass or bottle.

The atmosphere is lively, upbeat and comfortable. It is great for lunch, dinner, meetings after work with colleagues for a drink, or a quick bite before a movie.

Guest Reviews

  • I dropped into Avli for lunch after visiting the Saturday farmers market and had a delicious lunch! Started with amazing babaganoush, followed by the smoked fish rillettes and the chicken pita. Everything was super fresh and delicious, a true farm to table experience. Great service and a lovely space too. Can't wait to return!

    Bill W. Portland, OR
  • This place is under new ownership. It offers Greek-inspired authentic delicious food! This is a welcome addition to downtown Sarasota! Our server JT went above and beyond service. food, presentation, and ambiance are excellent.

    Linda N. Sarasota, FL
  • Our first time - we'll be back!  My husband and I decided to try a few new restaurants in Sarasota and this one is a winner!

    Marcia Y. Sarasota, FL
  • Enjoyed our first dinner at Avli tonight. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the grilled octopus through the Greek style lava cake. The salmon was superbly surrounded by a very authentic Spanish gazpacho. What a tasty combination...We will be back very soon as there are still many more treats to explore.

    John B. Sarasota, FL
  • What a difference new ownership has made here. My wife and I have been here 3 times in the last few days. Best appetizers we ever had in a Mediterranean restaurant. We shared a grilled snapper last night which was absolutely delicious. The place is totally renovated and looks very fresh and clean. The new owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make you welcome.

    Michael M. Sarasota, FL
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