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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reviewed this last year with a 5star rating. But we just went again this year and I thought it was so excellent that I wanted to review again. This is in a busy area and there was complimentary valet parking. We were a large group -10 people -- on a busy Saturday night. It is a bit noisy, but... More 

1 Thank sweenmm
Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After many recommendations from friends, we decided to give Caragiulos a try. We were quite disappointed. VERY crowded and noisy. Pace was fast as they seemed to need tables as parties were waiting on a Saturday night. Our waiter was always in a rush. Our appetizer arrived and shortly after our main course appeared but went back into the kitchen.... More 

Thank Gary B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had such a great dinner, we went back the next day for lunch. best food we ate during our vacation that took us to 4 florida cities. the thin crust pizza was exactly how we love it - thin, crisp, and flavorful.

Thank Bee E
North East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually head to this restaurant on arrival from the UK. Friendly service and great foodd. Keep up the good work

1 Thank David M
Nauvoo, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a few years since we left Sarasota and we were excited to have our last night's dinner at Caragiulos. Started off bad and got worse. Our table was in a corner by the door. We had to sit on the same side as there was no space to pull out a chair on the other side since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Caragiulos in several years, and I'm happy to say it has only gotten better! I had a delicious Merlot and the four cheese ravioli pomadori with wilted spinach. I might have to make this my regular entrée-it was that good! My salad was fresh, cold and crisp and the bread was warm and delicious. My friends... More 

Thank 108Linda
Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have seen lines outside this restaurant for months and finally decided 3 months ago to check it out. What a great surprise. The food was delicious, nicely priced, beautifully displayed and great all around ambiance. We have been back several times since then for our work functions and family get togethers., This restaurant is a part of the backbone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great place to sit at the bar for happy hour. The appetizers are varied and the small filet is delicious.

Thank Haymarket117
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

They have the best margherita pizza in town. There isn't too much cheese just a perfect amount of basil, tomato, and cheese. They offer a great pizza and salad deal for lunch for folks who work in the area and are looking for a fast lunch. Remember not to eat all the bread they serve as it will fill you... More 

Thank Amy A
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I took a party of 7 for dinner. We ordered several different dishes and were all disappointed . 3 of us had Chicken Parm . It had no flavor and had little sauce or cheese. Two had Eggplant Parm and it was just as boring. The service was ok. I won't be going back.

Thank Robert Madden M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-0866
At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend... Comfortable... & Memorable.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?