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Mediterraneo Restaurant

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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943 (N. Washington Blvd)
+1 941-365-4122
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like Italy and real Italian food, you will feel right at home at Mediterraneo. Luckily the Italian managers have maintained the standards. Surprisingly good everything. Professional service. Big and bustling. Almost a buzz but the older locals quell the spirits a bit. Better comp some beautiful young models.

Thank wsdoyle
Fort Myers, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and service!! Little pricy,but food was spot on.The only down side,the portions are small.Fresh bread can help with that or a hot Pizza to start with!! Going back next time we are in Sarasota!!

Thank staten86508
Longboat Key, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are as tired and offended as we are from restaurant staff addressing you as "You guys," "Hon," "Dear" (you get the picture), then dine at Mediterraneo and enjoy five-star service with excellent food at reasonable prices. When dining last night with friends, we experienced the best service from the staff that we have had in years! Working as... More 

Thank TKM2014
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gift card from friends, because this is one of my favorite local restaurants. The wine list is extensive. I had the Caprese salad as an appetizer, and it was fresh and excellent. Black Fetticcine and Shrimp entree did not disappoint.

Thank Janiceboo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Italian we have found on the Gulf Coast. The atmosphere is as amazing as the food and the service was top notch!

Thank aj20172017
Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our anniversary dinner and informed the waiter that we were vegetarians. We ordered the gnocchi and the tortellini mushroom special. The tortellini was filled with beef, which we discovered by eating it (very gross for vegetarians) but the waiter insisted it was mushroom. We requested that he ask the chef. We were right - they had... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went Christmas evening for dinner. Food was excellent, service exemplary, and everything fresh and timed well. Eggplant, goat cheese and subdued tomaries exceptional app. Highly recommend!

Thank JessicaSyd1964
Recco, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I have just eaten at Mediterraneo restaurant the food was outstanding .l had pizza and then penne alla bisanzio,my husband had veal Milanese instead my friends had scaloppine!everything was great.the owner was very nice and everybody was friendly !we will be back ! Don't forget to order spritz as aperitif

Thank valeria l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

After catching a movie across the street we had dinner here. Usually I order the black linguine with shrimp and spicy tomato sauce. This is always great. In fact it reminds me of the great NY Italian restaurants. This time I ordered the ravioli special. Fill with pecorino cheese and sausage. The raviolis were the size of a small saucer... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been here a handful of times and always experienced excellent food and service. This visit left us perplexed with the most horrible, arrogant and demeaning service. Three of our menu items were altered and the server blew it off and said "oh well" the taste is similar. We asked a few questions prior to ordering about salads and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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 34236-5943
    (N. Washington Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-4122
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?