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Mediterraneo Restaurant

1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 365-4122
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Ranked #63 of 829 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mediterraneo on main Street Sarasota is as good as an American Italian restaurant can be. Large menu with all the standard plates you would expect, nice wine list, pasta cooked properly. chicken parm very good and service excellent. The linin on the table makes you immediately feel you are dining out and is not the ordinary in most italian restaurants.... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had no idea what to expect when we walked into this restaurant with our two young (gourmet) grandsons, prior to enjoying a movie literally across the street. Dressed casually, we were greeted with white cloth tablecloths, waiters in "dress" uniforms (no, not dresses), a maître d', and dressed up diners, we were initially a bit intimidated. But the waiters... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Mediterraneo is one of the places to go in Sarasota if you want to people-watch--you'll see many of the well-known musicians, writers, etc. who make their homes there. Very popular local scene, excellent bar. Food is really Italian and pretty good. I've been here twice recently--pasta was quite good, but I found the pizza (which people rave about) just okay.... More

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Cape Coral, FL
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A friend and I recently had dinner at this upscale, Italian Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Sarasota. We had a wonderful dinner with great service. I had the gulf shrimp over pasta and it was absolutely delicious. The ambiance reminded me of an excellent NYC restaurant. It is across the street from a movie theater so when we... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very nice early evening meal. waited on graciously and attentively. food was prepared well and the wine was a favorite of ours and reasonably priced. all in all a lovely evening out.

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Bradenton, FL
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220 reviews 220 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
445 helpful votes 445 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
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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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24 reviews 24 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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florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about Mediterraneo Restaurant

Address: 1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 365-4122
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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