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Caragiulos Italian American

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Pizza
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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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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    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
Good italian for our family

We needed something near our hotel and wanted to walk, so the concierge recommended Caragiulos, among some other places that are good for families. We had good service, enjoyed the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
jlfla
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North Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have been to many restaurants in Sarasota and CARAGUILOS is one of our favorites. When friends come to town CARAGUILOS is a must for dinner or "happy hour"! The very best pasta and pizza! Everything on the menu is excellent. And to make our dining experience just perfect we ask for GULIE to be our server! She is so... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We try hard to make sure your dining experience is the best in sarasota! More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I stopped at Caragiulos for lunch the other day. I've been there for dinner, this was my first time for lunch. My server was Gulie, who helped me by remembering what it was I had for dinner 3 weeks earlier. What a pro ! No wonder she's my favorite server at Caragiulos. I ordered a dinner size portion of their... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went to Caraguilos for a friend's birthday dinner and it was outstanding. I ordered the "Pasta Cinque" with chicken. It was creamy, full of flavor, and satisfying. They also had a lovely spread of bread and oils to choose from. And our server, Gulie, was fantastic! She was friendly, fast, and kept us well stocked and fed. I would... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lovely restaurant with a covered, heated patio area for outside dining, if you like. Beautiful antique large bar in a separate room. The food is always good. I usually order specials and know it will be delicious. Service is good and prices are affordable.

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. We start every day trying to make our family restaurant and great dining experience for everyone. Thanks again for taking the time to review our restaurant. More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What can I say except I will be back! It was our first time dining at Caragiulos in a couple of years and what a nice time! The food was better than I remembered. What I remembered as out dated Italian was now a mix of old favorites and exciting new additions. We started with their fantastic bread and mussels,... More 

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North Port, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were greeted, seated and served by Rachid. He gave us wonderful service and very interesting conversation. The food and ambience were great, but being served by Rachid made the whole experience much more enjoyable. The menu has a very wide variety of interesting items from which to choose. We look forward to our next visit and will defintely ask... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I have been to Caragiulos a few times since we've moved to FL just over 2 years ago. Things have gotten better and better each time! We were seated in the back room giving us a nice view of the restaurant. We were greeted by Julie and we immediately felt at home and assured we made the... More 

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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We needed something near our hotel and wanted to walk, so the concierge recommended Caragiulos, among some other places that are good for families. We had good service, enjoyed the food.

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Four of us dined here last night after the theatre. Each of our entrees (two pizza mias, ravioli, and chicken picatta) was prepared and presented perfectly. Our server, Rachid, was great (as he has been for many, many years). This is our favorite downtown Sarasota restaurant not only because of the food and service, but also because it is an... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I frequently eat at Caraguilos. My favorites are the pizza and or the pasta dishes. All of the staff are helpful but Rashid is an outstanding waiter.

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Additional Information about Caragiulos Italian American

Address: 69 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-951-0866
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Pizza

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?