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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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Recco, Italy
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Thomas G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank JodiL148
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Great food - fun lively atmosphere. Pasta dishes are prepared just right - sauces are not heavy. Some of the pastas are homemade (fettuccini) While I did not order pizza, they have an extensive pizza menu and the pizzas looked fantastic. We also had a chicken dish that that very good. Focaccia bread was served prior to the meal. Dessert... More 

Thank victoria s
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I don't where all the other reviewers dined, we must have missed it. We ordered a bottle of Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011 that was on the wine list, a nice year, when it came out and he opened it, to find out it was 2013, shame on me for not noticing. When I brought it up to the waiter, he... More 

1 Thank JEFFS1958
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We eat out way too often; and find ourselves at Mediterraneo quire a lot. The staff are pleasant, and very attentive, the atmosphere warm and cozy. A good Vino selection, although not a very generous pour for the price. Osso Bucco is always delish, and the pastas are never a disappointment. For an intimate evening, this is the place to... More 

Thank ga1lester
Sarasota, Florida
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509 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Being across from the Hollywood 20 cineplex makes this place one of the very first places visitors to Sarasota go to on their first visit. I know it was for me. It has a wonderful atmosphere with a sort of homey spirit. The menu is diverse with pasta, seafood and pizza. The one thing the menu needs to "beef" up... More 

Thank JordanS8
Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Friends had recommended this Sarasota mainstay for years. Last night, Aug 27, 2016, we finally joined them there. I regret waiting so long. This is a tremendous restaurant. Elegantly decorated & lit, quiet & sumptuous. I enjoyed probably the best leg of lamb, osso bucco style, I've ever eaten. Another guest enjoyed a stellar Rockfish (striped bass) special. Another ate... More 

Thank MrPheasant1
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

When we saw the salads cost $11, we figured they were huge, and maybe we should split one. We asked the waitress, and she made a bowl with her hands and said the salads were a pretty good size--not enough to be a meal but big enough to share, along with an entree. Well, I had what is commonly known... More 

2 Thank laurie r
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in with my wife, my son and his girlfriend after dropping him off at New College. Really a nice, authentic Italian restaurant with a solid mix of old standards and modern entrees. Excellent apps and entrees... can't comment on the desserts... we were all too full. Great bread, too!

Thank paultheo123

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, 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 34236-5943
    (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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