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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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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, 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
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice option for lunch!

We lunched here with a group of friends and were pleased with the very reasonably priced lunch selections. I had the kale Caesar salad with chicken which was a generous portion with a very garlicky dressing (a bit heavy on the garlic for me). Friends enjoyed the mini pizzas and other salad and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Weston, Florida
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't miss Italian in Downtown Sarasota. Great atmosphere with a lot of seating options. The food is great more new Italian than traditional. Good vegetarian options.

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Thank Tina K
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We lunched here with a group of friends and were pleased with the very reasonably priced lunch selections. I had the kale Caesar salad with chicken which was a generous portion with a very garlicky dressing (a bit heavy on the garlic for me). Friends enjoyed the mini pizzas and other salad and sandwich choices. Very good service.

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Thank Bi-coaster
Osprey, Florida
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Caragiulo's has wonderful food, but must confess, we go there monthly for our salad and pizza fix. The salad is so fresh and dressing is light and tangy. Pizzas ... all of them ... are flavorful and the crust exquisite. Rachid is one of the best waiters. He never rushes us but is always there with the extra cheese for... More 

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Thank Jodi W
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a show at the Florida Studio Theater, Caragiulo's was a short walk away. We've eaten there a few times and it being snowbird season, many restaurants were filled. So off we went. Service and drinks were fine, as was my Italian Wedding Soup. plenty of breads were brought out and everyone seemed to enjoy the Chopped Salad. Two in... More 

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Thank Wolfgang K
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love this Resturant ! We feel like we are really in Italy !They don't take reservations ( under 6 people)so keep that in mind when planning on dining late. They have a wood burning grill and use it for their wonderful charred veggies.Everyone was friendly and the food,so good.My husband has dairy allergies and the kitchen... More 

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Thank Maggielynn164
Buffalo, New York
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to caraguilos for dinner with two other couples. Rachid was our waiter and he was fun and very good. Was accommodating with small changes. Now to the food. Just ok was the opinion of all of our party. Cheap silverware not that I need fine flatware but they could do better. I was there for lunch once and would... More 

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

Thank you for your patronage over the years. We apologize for having to listen to a screaming child near your table. We are a family restaurant and it is often difficult to balance the sound levels when children are involved. Please alert us when a problem like this arises and we will promptly set another table for you. Sorry for... More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

normally one of our favorite spots, our experience last weekend was awful. sat by a family with a screaming (literally) toddler, the adults simply talked over him. when my husband mentioned to the manager as we were leaving that our experience was very unpleasant, he basically told us 'it's a family restaurant, and if you don't like it, don't come... More 

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Thank paxriverquilter
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown walking ran across this place and glad we did. This place very good less Pricy than the other a block away Also better food also Pizzas Are Awsome here A Great Find.

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Thank Jimmy E
Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caragiulos is one of our favourite restaurants, but last night my wife had a terrible meal. We like the atmosphere and typically enjoy the foo. My wife ordered the veal piccata. The veal was over-cooked and lacked any flavour of lemon. She also ordered a side of pasta with oil and garlic. The pasta was hard and not salted. She... More 

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Thank Joel H
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us were in Sarasota for a meeting and wanted to pick a dinner place that was (1) standard Italian fare, (2) reasonably priced, and (3) able to accommodate a larger group on short notice. Caragiulos was perfect for us. The Caesar salad was fresh, the pasta was good and the wine selection had good offerings at a... 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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