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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, 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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Swell dining pleasures

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Lauren R
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Tampa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Tampa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great Italian food, creative but not over the top. We went based on it being part of a restaurant group that owns Owens Fish Camp. Sarasota is no Food Mecca but as a chef of 25 years 2 places you want to try are Caragiulos and Owens.

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is our new place to eat!! It's about time we can go out to eat and the food is always good and our server Lucas always goes above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Would definitely recommend to others!

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Mid Florida, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

All I can say is wow. It is very refreshing to go out to a restaurant that not only has great food but exceptional service. My family and I ate here last night and the chicken Parma was fantastic! If you want great service the way it should be ask for Lucas he was our server and really made the... More 

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North Port, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Wonderful food. Never had a dish I didn't, we didn't love!! Cute little waitress Katherine. Love this place so much!!!

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Sarasota, fl
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have always been pleased with this restaurant. Salads are excellent, pizza is good. They even have Cedar Key clams!! Service with a smile!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great authentic Italian food, great service, great value. The cheese board was a delicious and plentiful appetizer. The pasta cooked to perfection. A "must" stop when visiting Sarasota.

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Seminole, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had lunch here and was pleasantly surprised at how good the pizza was. Individual pizza size was plenty. Varied menu gives many choices beside pizza and pea soup and meatball sandwich was very tasty. Looking forward to trying dinner here since decor and service make it a definite "must try".

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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?