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“GREAT FOOD” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo Restaurant

Mediterraneo Restaurant
1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 365-4122
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Ranked #66 of 890 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Washington Blvd
Description: With its modern but classic Italian cuisine and emphasis on artisanal and contemporary Northern Italian style, Mediterraneo is often credited with being the first restaurant to bring authentic contemporary Italian cuisine to Sarasota when it first opened in 1996. Still under the same ownership, Mediterraneo has consistently been rated one of the top restaurants in Zagat. The restaurant has received numerous accolades including the acclaimed Insegna Del Ristorante Italiano awarded by The Minister of Agriculture & Commerce in Rome. With its highest honor, inducting the restaurant into its Accademia Italiana della Cucina "Fine Dining Hall of Fame." Mediterraneo has been rated as Best of the Best in Sarasota Magazine since the first year of opening. So whether you're celebrating a special occasion or grabbing a quick bite to eat, at Mediterraneo you are always assured the best quality food accompanied by excellent service. All of it thoroughly Italian.
St Pete., Florida
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“GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic Italian cooking.great dishes especially the Veal chop.wine list extensive and service excellent.New decor looks great .only downside is it's a bit noisy.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Truly authentic Italian food, not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This great place has truly authentic Italian food, beautifully prepared with excellent service. Very broad menu, with superlative specials on a regular basis. This restaurant has raised the bar for Italian cuisine in the Sarasota area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Superb Italian food, great menu options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This was a fantastic authentic Italian restaurant with an outstanding menu in a wide variety of very interesting choices. Prices were very reasonable, great menu with very different dishes such as squid ink linguine. I would definitely go there again

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Food in Downtown Sarasota”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The food at Mediterraneo was very tasty. The portions are big as well. The pizzas are good as well. I just felt it was a bit pricey. The staff was very patient and accomodating

Visited March 2013
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Toronto
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“Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Food is excellent. We went for a pizza, very authentic as we had it in Italy. We drove from Tampa but it was worth the drive. Will go there again next time we are in the area and this time try more of the other menu items.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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