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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-951-0866
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients...
At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend... Comfortable... & Memorable.
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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very good pizza

We loved the look of this place, and had a really good pizza and another member of our party had the eggplant parm and enjoyed that too. My only negative was our server, we asked about the size of the pizza and got that it was 11 inches....ok so how many pieces is that?? then asked about the side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
LLusk07
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North Port, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We started coming to Caragiulos the year they opened - 26 years ago. Decor has changed, menu has modified slightly - but the food and the ambiance and the welcoming team (ask for Rebecca!) are still amazing!!!! Delicious!!!!

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North Port, Florida
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved the look of this place, and had a really good pizza and another member of our party had the eggplant parm and enjoyed that too. My only negative was our server, we asked about the size of the pizza and got that it was 11 inches....ok so how many pieces is that?? then asked about the side salad,... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fantastic food, wine and service!! Absolutely delicious. Salad dressing and focaccia bread is amazing. Will defiantly be there again and again and again!!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Took advantage of Monday night special: buy one pasta dish/get one for 26 cents. Our table of four had lasagna, ravioli and a vegan pasta with broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes in an spicy garlic oil sauce. All were wonderful. My husband thinks the lasagna is the best he's ever had. Prior to our entrees we had a chopped salad that... More 

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Cape Coral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had dinner here the other night. I ordered the pasta fagioli soup which was delicious for a starter & my wife had the proscutto salad. I had the Da Vinci & my wife had the Mia Trio pizza. The pizza was pretty good but it was very very thin. Our server Shepherd was very accomodating & friendly.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I shared a large pizza here with a friend - we chose our own toppings. We each had a salad to start and I also had a Campari and my check was $21. Our waitress was terrific - efficient and friendly.

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Florence, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is not Italian food. Having lived abroad for many years for work, I prefer Epicure or Mediterraneano's much more quality Italian food. The ambience is solidly American and the food is never fully fresh. Considering real Italian-American food was created to be cheap, the prices are way too high for the lack of quality. Also, a very "bro" vibe... More 

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Caragiulos, Owner at Caragiulos Italian American, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. A few corrections to your review, however. I am not sure what "fully fresh" refers to; as ALL of our menu is prepared from scratch daily and absolutely fresh. We pride ourselves on using quality ingredients and realize that quality comes at an increased price. The fact is, our prices are lower than the competitor's prices... More 

Tampa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a very classy place, always. I love to come to Caragiulos! Superb dinners. This just tops off a visit it Sarasota, and it is in the most lovely walking dsitrict.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You MUST go a get one of Fernando's Pizza at Caragiulos .. I went Monday night with the family ..we all had Pizza. THE mush one is great. Fernando does a AMAZING job.. The rest of my party had the Davinci & the Pazzo pizza.. Go NOW and get some great pizza. Thanks Fernando...

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Guilderland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We love Owen's Fish Camp and Shore, owned by the same family, and send out-of-towners to both, but had not been to Caragiulos for a couple of years, an omission we intend to correct. We had a perfect dinner at Caragiulo's Italian American last evening. To begin, our waitress, Rebecca, was helpful, prompt, courteous, and, most important, got everything right,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend... Comfortable... & Memorable.
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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