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The more things change, the more they stay the same!


The PizzaSRQ restaurant is no more, but the Tatums and Chef Manny are continuing their family tradition at Demetrio’s Pizzeria, a Sarasota landmark since 1975. Pizza SRQ Catering, known for both its iconic pizza and authentic Italian selections, will be conducted through the 4410 South Tamiami Trail Demetrio’s location. 


Tino and Ari Tatum, along with Chef Manny and Chef Theo, whose father Kostas was one of the original Demetrio’s chefs almost 45 years ago, will be working together to combine the best of the two restaurants, and bring both the dining and catering experiences into the future--with menu additions, expanded catering options and digital ordering conveniences. John plans to act as consultant for the new culinary alliance, and as mentor to his son Ari.


It’s an exciting time for all involved. Visit the original Demetrio’s Pizzeria or request PizzaSRQ Catering for your next event!


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Both the Tatums and the Karounos families - John Tatum

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Since 1975, Demetrio’s Pizzeria has been a Sarasota landmark on Tamiami Trail. Dino Karounos and his family moved from New York City, where he and his six brothers owned a diner.  


Demetrio’s has been a family business since it began. We take great pride in our food, always served in a welcoming atmosphere. As a result, we are consistently winners of the annual “People’s Choice” and “Best of the Best in Sarasota” awards.  


John started his restaurant career at Demetrio's.  As a 5th generation Sarasotan, John Tatum brings his love for good food, excellent quality and service and a commitment to serve the community in which he was raised, directly from his kitchen to your table. John has over 25 years of experience in family-owned and operated restaurants, and his PizzaSRQ restaurant offers 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 the restaurant business and understands the importance maintaining the level of quality and service that his customers have come to expect. Most of John’s first jobs were in some of Sarasota’s most outstanding restaurants, where he fine-tuned his people skills and learned the value of superlative customer service. His “graduate training” was under the direct tutelage of the longtime 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 its current location. 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 Sarasota heritage and its traditions of educational support and community service—this is a cornerstone of his business operations.

PizzaSRQ Catering and the Sarasota Community 

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PizzaSRQ is active with many organizations in the Sarasota Community. John currently works with each local high school’s sports teams as well as the County’s middle and elementary schools. He believes that he, and his restaurant, are at their best when they are helping others. 


“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 you are a part,” John said. “My primary goal is to have 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.”       

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