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1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
+1 941-365-4122
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (65 reviews)
“black linguine” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe we haven’t been here before. We will definitely be back. Dinner was delicious. We had the spicy black ink pasta & shrimp, Veal Marsala and linguine with clam sauce. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious!

Thank TravelingSilvers
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Elegant place, in downtown Sarasota. Very good service. You can eat a real Italian pizza or calzone. Food is tasty, a real Italian kitchen. Fabulous pastas. The desserts worth a try. Excellent !

Thank TravelEagleSarasota
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We went to this spot for a Saturday night dinner and found it to be a nice place. There are lots of very good Italian staples on the menu, together with a nice selection of specials. We particularly enjoyed the vongole and the branzino, they...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Went back after a fantastic meal previously. The melted cheese appetizer was excellent. I found the duck to just be okay. The bigger problem was the service. The waiter was average. The bus service was terrible. Plates sat on the table, even after the next...More

Thank CDR1959
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This has become our go to spot for Italian Food in Sarasota. Reservations a must. Loud when seated in bar dining area. Tables inside are very closely placed. Waiters and the food are spectacular! Sit outside if it’s a nice night!

Reviewed April 1, 2018

3 married couples reserved a table in Mid March(weeknight) to celebrate a birthday. Table was prepared n ready when we arrived on time.. When seated we had already gotten our menus n were promptly greeted by our waiter for the evening. After reviewing the cocktail/...More

Thank Susan and Ron S
Reviewed March 17, 2018

My pasta was too salty! The waiter said I would not be charged and said that maybe it was the pancetta. No. It was too much salt in the preparation or perhaps the kitchen didn't allow for the salt in the pancetta. Didn't much matter...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We visited Mediterraneo for my wife's birthday recently as she wanted authentic, fresh Italian food, and that's exactly what we got and a bit more. The place is quite busy, and noisy, at dnner time but with good reason. Located at the opposite end of...More

Thank UberUbu
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Went with another couple, it is my favorite place in Sarasota. Wonderful wine list and the bread brought to the table wass great. The melted cheese with fig spread is a must try appetizer. The salmon was an excellent entree. Service was excellent and we...More

Thank CDR1959
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Last night I went to mediterraneo and even if it was very busy I had a great meal and great service ! Every time I come to Sarasota from Italy I go at least twice to med. In 19 years I go to mediterraneo I...More

Thank valeria l
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Response from Allan L | Reviewed this property |
Because food cost fluctuations drive restaurateurs crazy many times we don't list prices. That being said, ask before you order
January 28, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
    (N. Washington Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-4122
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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.
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