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Caragiulo's

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal in Downtown Sarasota

We were staying on Libo Key for 2 weeks and met an old college classmate of my wife's for dinner at Caragiulo's. It is in a really neat area of Sarasota. Easy access with a parking garage just behind the restaurant (and free parking.) We started with wine in the bar while waiting for our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
markinnewark
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Newark, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food was outstanding. Very impressed. First time there and will definitely go again. They were very busy with a private party of 50, but the service was still excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We have passed by many times, but it looked too upscale for lunch, so we didn't stop in until today. Were we wrong. The prices are very reasonable, the ambiance is wonderful and the server (Rachid) and other staff were excellent. They were attentive and friendly; yet, we did not feel rushed. The menu includes salads, pizza, pasta & panini;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Downtown Sarasota has tons of good eateries but Caragiulos is a step above. Midrange prices, great drinks, very attentive staff and management rounds frequently to make sure things are going well. Best balsamic in Florida, locally made and aged. Best scallop and pumpkin ravioli that I ever have eaten. Thank you!!!!

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Cambridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant by friends and trip advisor reviews. Sadly the veal piccata was tasteless as well the linguini with clams. It felt like the chef had lost his spice knowledge. Compared to Matto Matto I would have to say it doesn't begin to compare with real Italian cooking.

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Newark, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were staying on Libo Key for 2 weeks and met an old college classmate of my wife's for dinner at Caragiulo's. It is in a really neat area of Sarasota. Easy access with a parking garage just behind the restaurant (and free parking.) We started with wine in the bar while waiting for our table. It was very busy... More 

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were in Sarasota for the half marathon and of coarse needed to do our carb loading and the Hyatt-recommended this place. First of all you have to get there early like 5:30 on a Saturday if you do not want to wait but if you do have to wait it is well worth it. The bread was warm, the... More 

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Florida
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very nice location, ambiance and service. Food was delicious -- Gorgonzola cheese & pear pizza, and Chopped "1989" Salad. This Palm Ave. restaurant never disappoints. Will definitely return.

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Orlando, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I don’t get why this place has been busy both times I’ve been there for dinner. I’ll venture a few guesses: it’s location is good & rich withering old people who’ve lost their taste buds – everything taste good after a few $6 alcoholic beverages amirite? Everything is well below average. Overpriced, not good service, food flat out sucks. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I met my sister-in-law for lunch and it was pretty good. After bread and dipping my wife started with a beet salad. Only problem is two small skimpy slices of beet. Needs to be re-named. Don't get it. She then had Raviolis with a nice sauce. Plate was clean. The in-law had tortellini and she enjoyed it.... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I should probably say this place is terrible so I can get a table any time I want, but that would be a lie. The food is outstanding and the waitstaff is usually great. This is one of our favorite places in Sarasota (we eat there about twice a month). The Osso Buco is delish and the Frizzante is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-0866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?