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Mediterraneo Restaurant

1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 365-4122
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Ranked #70 of 860 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 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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Marne-la-Vallee, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of my favorite italian restaurant in Sarasota! Real Italian food, which is not easy to find... Staff is very good. I've never been disappointed!

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Orinda, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Italian on Main.. Had seafood pasta special.. Basic and not overly sauced.. Found Mista and bruschetta to be a bit Americanized versions and the pasta a bit bland.. Seafood fresh. They have no salad dressing at all.. Just oil and vinegar, average cold bread basket. So overcrowded..waited 40 minutes and we had a reservation.. We're put at a way back... More 

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New Haven, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Main Street lovely restaurant....even had gluten free pasta and wonderful mozzarella. Four of us enjoyed our meal and decaf cappuccino to finish a special meal. Help was attentive and k ew the menu well.

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Special meal with visitors; veal on shank bone absolutely wonderful; very good Pino Grigio; chicken marsala and duck in cherry sause were excellent. Duck was juicy and tasty. Had to lean into table to hear conversation for four of us. Place was completely full. Waiter was very responsive to each of our requests, including substituting chicken for veal marsala.

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Located in the stunning downtown area of Sarasota, the restaurant is a must visit as it will be a treat for you and whoever you opt to share your meal with. From their excellent appetizers and plentiful wine list to their delicious entrees and desserts, this Mediterranean themed locale is definitely 5 stars in my book! Our Italian wine was... More 

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Wimborne
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Situated on Main Street Sarasota this smart Italian really delivers the goods, from it's relaxed but vibrant décor to the smart efficient wait staff this place does not disappoint. The menu is varied and interesting with interesting flavors, try the Mozzarella avvolta in speck su letto di radicchio nel forno a legna appetizer, delicious and a great introduction to the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

staff was fantastic and very very helpful. food was plentiful and very tasty. we returned in 3 days it was so enjoyable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We have dined here frequently and have never been disappointed. The Osso Bocho is great. The veal chop parmigiana is huge and delicious. Enough for two. If you want good Italian food this is the restaurant to visit.

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Angmering, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As the reviewer says below, with a restaurant this popular and always with pressure on the kitchen you may find the odd lapse in quality. But as a diner here for many, many years these odd lapses are very infrequent. What you will find when visiting The Med is a staff very willing to help, quick efficient service as good... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

By the refurbished interior one could be in New York or London The service is excellent but unfortunately the cuisine does not match For instance lamb shank was indeed tender but risotto was like a packet of Uncle Ben instant rice. Pity because this is still one of the best ambiance restaurants in town

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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
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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