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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-951-0866
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has great atmosphere for casual dining. There is inside and outside patio dining. The food has always been excellent, no matter what I had ordered. One of my favorite places to eat in downtown Sarasota. The service staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank mrsmole0727
Orlando, Florida
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined here twice recently. Very good choice for Italian food and they offer some really good discounts on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. They also make a pretty darn good pizza as well. Service was friendly and efficient. If you sit outside, watch out for the fire ants.

Thank foodwinesports
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was great. Beautiful atmosphere and great service. I had 4 cheese raviolis and they were delicious. Service was excellent. Try the mini Cannolis. I bought extra to take home.

Thank TravelerFever
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. The inside and patio dining are both perfect places to enjoy dinner. I love the bread they serve and reportedly they make there own vinegar balsamic amazing! I have yet to have anything that I don't love yet and I think I have explored the whole menu.

Thank Spadiva1030
Sarasota, Florida
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place on a whim while walking around downtown, and it did not disappoint. The service both at the bar and at the table was very good, and the food impeccable. The pizza was one of the best ones we've had in town. The restaurant itself is spacious with italian style decor which added to the experience.... More 

Thank latinmon
Philadelphia, PA
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129 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a family meal for 8 while on vacation in Sarasota. The food was tasty, fast and fresh. Typical Italian selection but higher quality than your typical Italian takeout.

Thank tlh02
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a business lunch provided by Caragiulos. It was a pizza and a side salad and I was really impressed by the quantity of the salad and the toppings as well. It was a very good pizza and the food was right on time too.

Thank Matthew V
Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! Excellent service and tried the Lasagna upon our server's (Gulia) recommendation. It was awesome! We also tried the DaVinci pizza which was also wonderful! So glad we tried it and we will become "regulars"!

Thank Alison C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, inside was too packed and we had a large group so we sat outside! Petra was a wonderful server and the food was good. They were having a special so pasta was buy one get the second for 27 cents! They said the following day that was the deal for pizza- and following for wine. Great deal- good... More 

Thank Siena T
Bradenton, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem in downtown Sarasota! Had the most delicious Italian wedding soup. And an amazing Da Vinci pizza! Fennel sausage with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Tastes were phenomenal! And Petra our waitress was very very attentive to all our dining needs. A group of eight business men and none of our group had a complaint! An enjoyable evening!

Thank tinger44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?