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Mediterraneo Restaurant

1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 365-4122
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Ranked #56 of 828 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Washington Blvd
Description: 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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Bradenton, FL
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219 reviews 219 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Walking in the door, you immediately think you are in a good NYC restaurant. Our waiter was efficient, but not pushy. A dish fell from our table while we were ordering and it was discreetly swept up with little disruption. The food is very good. The prices were fine, don't understand others complaining. I liked this place and will be... More

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Sarasota, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My fiance and I have dined at Mediterraneo many times and each time better than the last. More recently we celebrated our anniversary and it was one of the best meals we have ever had. Started off with a bottle of the wine and shared the calamari and prosciutto and melon appetizers, both amazingly delicious down to the last bite.... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food id OK but pricey for the quality. There is more hype than quality and the waiters need a lesson in .....well they are rude and arrogant. I tried twice but will not return

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

They seem to have quite an attitude and not very kind and generous to the customers very pricey for what you get

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just went there for salad and pizza and salad. The presentation on the salad was very plentiful and nice. The pizza was good. Toppings were a little scarce

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Outstanding restaurant, interesting & very authentic cuisine, beautifully presented in an elegant atmosphere that's both posh & comfortable. The service was excellent. Everything (food, service, atmosphere) was top notch & simply could not have been better. Mediterraneo far exceeded our hopes & expectations across the board. Can't wait to return!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had lunch at Mediterraneo Restaurant in Sarasota. The restaurant had been recommended to us. Luncheon menu was good-pasta, pizza and sandwiches were available. We tried a pizza and a sandwich which were both excellent. Service was attentive and professional. Restaurant is beautiful. Took a peek at dinner menu and will definitely visit again.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Extremely authentic Italian food! Chef Ramsey would be proud! Staff are extremely professional, and menu is fantastic. They imported their copper pizza oven from Italy! Keep up the good work!

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Massillon, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was my first time at this restaurant and I normally get spaghetti and meatballs when unsure. Everything is a la carte. Salad was great as was the meatball; sauce was sweeter than I like; however I ate everything.

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Orlando, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

whenever we are in sarasota this is a must! Fresh and great meals. Love the salads and my favorite is the pounded veal chop I get it all the time. I will be back next time I am in sarasota

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