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Cafe Americano

1409 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
941-365-1026
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Ranked #348 of 807 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Have visited this restaurant while attending downtown Sarasota functions!! Last visit on Saturday, was poor! Had to go to the front of restaurant where three waiters were standing and having a great time and ask if our table had been assigned to be served! After Happy Birthday was sung to another server :-) - someone did come to our table!!... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was a beautiful day outside so we choose street side dining. The food was ok, average-nothing special. The server was very slow & seemed as if we were an inconvenience. It was disorganized from the moment we walked up to the moment we left. I would not recommend this spot for anything more than a cold beer & some... More

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SouthernIll
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Extremely disappointed with our breakfast at Café Americano. The coffee was not drinkable...the breakfast was poor...and it's hard to ruin eggs! Won't return and cannot recommend.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Cafe Americano has a great menu and fabulous service. It is one of my favorite downtown lunch spots.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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224 reviews 224 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a lovely, spacious restaurant very close to the Sarasota Opera House. The perfect spot to visit prior to or after a show. I had the carbonara which was delicious. My dining companions were pleased with their choices as well. There is a large area for outdoor dining as well.

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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have been here quite a few times over the years and always enjoyed it ; yesterday (Super Bowl evening), however, we came away disappointed. It would seem to have been a management choice to cut down on staff for that evening. Our waiter was running around, trying to deal with quite a few tables and there were some long... More

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Yadkinville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We happened to be walking along Main St in Sarasota enjoying the wonderful weather and surroundings and came upon the Cafe Americano. One glance at the menu drew us in. The outdoor seating was quite enjoyable. The food incredible, tasty and beautifully presented. Service was wonderful. Portions a good size. Be sure to enjoy their homemade biscotti. I recommend the... More

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Rochester, NY
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201 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

One of the few places opened on Christmas night for dinner led us to pick this place despite the mixed reviews. After our experience I agree that this place does not know how to cook a flavorful meal. The red sauce tasted out of a jar (that is a generic jar of spaghetti sauce). The calamari while tender was too... More

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The worst lunch in recent memory. Chicken sandwich, angel hair pasta, lox with eggs - how can I ruin thee? Not a hint of any sauce, seasoning, or even salt and pepper on any dish. The waiter was nonexistent. I tried to get the busboy to help with refills, and he just scowled. The possible owner/manager didn't seem surprised when... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We had great omelettes for Sunday brunch. They came with toast and potatoes. Nice and clean restaurant with helpful staff. One of us wanted a mimosa, but they couldn't serve it until 12- maybe town ordinance. We waited the 20 minutes and the waitress remembered our inquiry, and brought it over. Great cappuccino as well. Located on Main Street, we... More

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