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Mediterraneo Restaurant

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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236 (N. Washington Blvd)
(941) 365-4122
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Description: With its modern but classic Italian cuisine and emphasis on artisanal and...
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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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New Decor, Same excellent menu & service

The food and service has always been excellent, but with renovated dining room and the acoustics are much improved. Lunch was superb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Philip P
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Sarasota, fl
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Sarasota, fl
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and service has always been excellent, but with renovated dining room and the acoustics are much improved. Lunch was superb.

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Thank Philip P
Davenport, Iowa
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening after a movie. Money reservation. Restaurant was busy, but we got right in. Ball 4 dinners were very good - and we had 4 fussy diners! Ravioli special was great, veal was wonderful, wine was good. A very nice experience. You wouldn't have to go to a movie - the dining experience here is great... More 

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Thank Wrightway4010
Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're searching for great Italian cuisine-- this is the place! Nice atmosphere too. Parking' challenging on weekends though.

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Thank Luvtravel999
Wimborne
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us visited on a busy Saturday night, we were unfortunate to get a table right in the middle of the restaurant which was cramped and very noisy, every time a waiter passed by our chairs were bumped, firstly we were told they had run out of menus! So we were told what the specials were long before we... More 

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Thank Barry I
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a place for a nice late Friday evening dinner. I was traveling by myself and at 9:30 pm requested a table for one. The restaurant was full with others waiting and others arriving behind me. I was told that seating one would be no problem and was seated within a few minutes. I was greeted warmly... More 

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Thank Petergrm
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to this restaurant for eight years now on our annual visit to Sarasota during the month of January and have always had a positive experience. However, last Friday that was not the case. We booked our reservation through Open Table for 6:00 pm and arrived at the restaurant at that time. There was a small line up... More 

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Thank EdmontonTravels
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here since it opened. Usually before movies. Great small pizza. Full bar. Great pasta. Try the spicy black linguine with shrimp. Love the steak with cheese topping. Always good service and never missed our show due to slow kitchen. Priced fairly. Love it and it's clean.

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Thank Ron G
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten there countless times, held special occasions in their private room, and are never disappointed. You are always greeted warmly, usually by one of the owners, food is excellent, portion sizes perfect, choices varied and staff friendly courteous and efficient!

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Thank Kim W
Torrance, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with friends on a Friday evening. The restaurant was almost full. The noise level was very high. The food was very good and there was a nice selection on the menu. The server was very friendly, but is was a little slow. I would like to go back during the week when it would be a little... More 

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Thank Bill W
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the area and hotel recommended this restaurant for good Italian food. Excellent service. Run by family from Italy. Pizza reminded me of Florence pizza the first time I had it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236
    (N. Washington Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 365-4122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups

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.
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

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