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Cafe Americano

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1409 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
941-365-1026
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Interesting decor

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
WizardofSarasota
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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 reviews 4 reviews
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
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Although the restaurant is very well located and quite nice in the ambience department, the food was only good, not great. My husband had a Caesar salad, which had polenta croutons - not a welcome substitution for the usual. The tomatoes which came with my frittata were subpar - not excusable in Florida. Service was good. We probably would not... More 

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Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Cafe Americano definitely has an Italian flair but it falls short on service. We have visited twice and on both occasions it took a long time to even get menus. They have indoor and outdoor seating and we have tried both. The food is delicious but if you expect your meal in a reasonable amount of time, consider another restaurant.... 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: 941-365-1026

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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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?