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Mediterraneo Restaurant

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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943 (N. Washington Blvd)
+1 941-365-4122
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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London, Ontario
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! We absolutely loved this restaurant!! We recently found it by visiting another restaurant nearby. We had no idea that they've been open twenty years. Recently renovated, this restaurant has a nice lounge area out front and beautiful warm dining area in the back. The food was simply delicious! I loved the wood oven baked mozzarella with Speck. The veal... More 

Thank PLansdowne
Osprey, FL
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277 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant seems to be the place to dine prior to theater or other production. Last night 6 of us were shown to a nice round table. The place is so loud no wonder staff forgets to bring requested items to the table. Pasta, pasta and pizza seem to overwhelm the menu. The Osso Buco special was chosen by two... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good, but not amazing. Jumbo shrimp was tasty. Risotto a little undercooked. They service was lacking. Not very friendly and seemed a little judgey.

Thank uscchic
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner for our anniversary . We started with two recommendations for our server Amy . Amy is an asset she makes you feel like a regular and her suggestions are worth it Eggplant Tower my wife said it was unreal melted in her mouth . I had mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto on top baked unreal . We... More 

Thank Lewis T
Longboat Key, Florida
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Although a Sarasota mainstay, the food here is mediocre. Eat the pasta - and walk around like a slug for the next two days - and very expensive for what you get. Restaurant is extremely noisy as well

Thank kneel126
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Easily one of the top restaurants in Southwest Florida and beyond, the food is amazing! It is fresh with both recognized flavors and amazing innovative dishes. The pizza by far can hold its own with any pizzeria in the county. Service is skilled and attentive, wine selection offers a wide range from easy to drink, easy on the price to... More 

Thank Brad J
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This privy Italian restaurant has lost it's way, they have increased the number of tables which has created a noisy uncomfortable atmosphere. It doesn't help the experience when you are rushed through your meal in order they can get more covers in. It used to be one of our favourite haunts but they've lost us.

Thank Barry I
University Place, Washington
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Great food and wine. Solid Italian cuisine, traditional dishes as well inventive plates from local ingredients. When in doubt stick with buffalo mozzarella insalata caprese and gnocchi with tomato sauce. Red Italian wine selection is equally excellent.

Thank DustyDW
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

An Italian restaurant like no other in Sarasota. The staff is always spot on. Love the fact that the owners are also hands on making sure everything is as it should be. Best wine selection in the city. The food is AMAZING. This is an absolute must for anyone in town looking to get a high end Italian meal at... More 

Thank John G
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We took two different corporate dinner groups to the Mediterraneo Restaurant and had a great experience each time. The atmosphere was vibrant, the wait staff was very efficient and made excellent group suggestions, and the food and wine were spectacular. We had a few picky eaters and the chef was able to make them alternative dinners quickly. Ernesto and Alberto... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
    (N. Washington Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-4122
With its modern but classic Italian cuisine and emphasis on artisanal and contemporary Northern Italian style, Mediterraneo is often credited with being the first restaurant to bring authentic contemporary Italian cuisine to Sarasota when it first opened in 1996. Still under the same ownership, Mediterraneo has consistently been rated one of the top restaurants in Zagat. The restaurant has received numerous accolades including the acclaimed Insegna Del Ristorante Italiano awarded by The Minister of Agriculture & Commerce in Rome. With its highest honor, inducting the restaurant into its Accademia Italiana della Cucina "Fine Dining Hall of Fame." Mediterraneo has been rated as Best of the Best in Sarasota Magazine since the first year of opening. So whether you're celebrating a special occasion or grabbing a quick bite to eat, at Mediterraneo you are always assured the best quality food accompanied by excellent service. All of it thoroughly Italian.

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