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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a good selection of Italian food, reasonable prices, and good service. One of the better choices for a downtown lunch. Outdoor tables.

Thank Barbara n
Sarasota, Florida
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to Caragiulos because of the bread. They serve 2 warm types of bread with olive oil and balsamic that are amazing. We ate so much that we took most of our meal home with us. The meals were good as well and the prices are very reasonable. The outside seating is nice during this time of year... More 

Thank Crispy12
Rosario, Argentina
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254 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eat well for less, at any time, and get very good service as well. We ate some delicious pizza, tasty salads and good pasta. Enjoy a cosy atmosphere and feel like at home here!

Thank Rita Z
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our order: My wife: Wedding soup Meatballs Me: Crispy Eggplant (appetizer) Chicken Parmesan (Initially) Eggplant Parmesan (to replace the chicken parmesan) I tasted my wife's food and here's my thoughts: The wedding soup was fresh and tasted like real chicken, and was light. My wife loves wedding soup so she was in heaven. I might try to make this at... More 

Thank CoolBreeze42
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Caragiulos regularly for over 25 years and can honestly say that the standards have never dropped. You are always greeted by management and the service is always very good. Prices remain competitive and the food delicious.

Thank Nigel K
West Palm Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

What more can be said about pizza that hasn’t already been said? Turns out there is one more thing. An angle. A twist, one might say on the Family pizza dinner. The geniuses in Caragiulo’s User Experience Department have carefully considered control for parents and culinary creativity for kids. Here is the secret: kids make their own pizza! Say the... More 

Thank WPBLocalColour
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Caragiulos' has been a favorite of mine and my family for over twenty years. The restaurant is very classic Sarasota, and is nice because it offers a great patio, bar, and a dining room. Their food is always phenomenal, and while the service may not always be on par, makes up for it. Their mussels, gnocchi entrée and pizzas are... More 

Thank KRMG57
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited Caragiulos with another couple during Eat Like a Local Restaurant Week when they offered Prix Fixe specials for both lunch and dinner. We went for dinner and I had the lasagna which was excellent. My husband had a seafood blend on pasta that was offered in the special which was absolutely delicious. The wait staff was friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Been here since the early 90s its on Palm Ave and has great italian foods with reasonable pricing. I just love their huge salads and the pizza is authentic

Thank SRQ4576
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Especially 10 minutes before closing. That's real unprofessional. I know I called late but who knew pizza places closed at 10 pm. I guess I'm just use to regular take out. Unfortunately what I wanted wasn't so "Regular". Oh and I got hung up on. After she said "OUR KITCHEN IS CLOSED" Thanks ❤️❤️❤️

Thank Ticara J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
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 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?