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Cafe Americano

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1409 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
+1 941-365-1026
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nice location. Good mimosa. Good wine. Very friendly waitress but food was average at best and very very slow. Nice weather, nice waitress and alcohol made it a pleasurable time anyway.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ed M
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Bradenton
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is an exceptionally overpriced restaurant featuring small portions and dreadful service. My $30 tuna dinner consisted of slices of seared tuna and two slices of pickle. I left hungry. My partner's dinner was overcooked, tasteless and overpriced. This awful restaurant is destined for closure and/or bankruptcy. AVOID !

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Bradenton
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42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice location. Good mimosa. Good wine. Very friendly waitress but food was average at best and very very slow. Nice weather, nice waitress and alcohol made it a pleasurable time anyway.

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Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food was not as described and my order was not delived as requested. Very deliberately and clearly said Tomatos and most certainly got Potatos. It was pan fried, not baked. The decor was interesting and the seating was comfortable. The prices were reasonable and the service was fast, though the place was not very crowded. I guess there's a... More 

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Sarasota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A number of years ago this restaurant with a nice location on Five Points near the park was owned by Italians, the on site partner and his wife from Sardinia. The food was good, the wines chosen by someone who knew Italian wines. The wife was cute and petite and lively: looked you in the eye. Kept track of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A recent experience at this restaurant caused us to wonder if they just started the business. They did not have enough menus, so service was delayed getting started. Even drink orders came out slowly, one at a time for 4 of us. When the food finally arrived, two of us found it good, two found it below expectations. The wait... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Thoroughly disappointed; Saturday night and the restaurants all around were bustling with customers. We had our pup with us and ate outside, thinking smaller crowd would be easier on the dog. Waitress' blouse at least two sizes too small. She forgot to follow-up on our appetizer; therefore, no app. My wife ordered lamb shank; none left. My wife's second choice,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

As a local resident, I'd have to say that this establishment is a tourist trap. This restaurant's menu has barely changed over the years with a mediocre selection and no creativity. If it has changed, it has changed for the worse. I regret being convinced to take our family there for lunch this past weekend. Their purported "gluten free" offerings... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

love this place! great place to dine outside for sure and enjoy the nice weather with great food. I really like the people and enjoy going for lunch especially.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Can only relate to our experience for lunch , the food and service were excellent , the beers served ice cold in nice glasses. The service could not have been better , completed with a proper Americano Coffee.

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florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have been going to Americano Cafe for breakfast for many years on Sunday morning. It has been going down hill for the last several months. This morning was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. No more. Service was horrible. No one even looked at us for ten minutes. When someone finally acknowledged our existence it took ten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1409 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-1026

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?