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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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Sayville NY
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to Italian restaurant when here in Sarasota. The food, wine, and service is outstanding. They go out of their way to give you a memorable dining experience.

Thank Bouelvard
Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for a good fun Italian restaurant in Sarasota, Caragiulos is for you. Located on Main St--it's convenient & lively. Nice bar area too. Monday night special Buy 1 Pasta & get 2nd one for .27 cents. That's pretty special! Staff is friendly but sometimes a little overworked. Hopefully they make it up in tips. Overall, a great choice for... More 

Thank Luvtravel999
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome appetizers, true authentic Italian and healthy drinks...try the Manhattan. The setting is quite romantic as well

Thank 25tryintohelp
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a family dinner as we fancied a 'home-cooked' Italian close to our hotel . This place is friendly with a fairly limited but carefully chosen menu - they also have a kids menu and our son constructed his own pizza before it was cooked. Service was great (thanks, Shepherd) - portions perfect (ie not TOO BIG).... More 

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Jensen Beach
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for the most part i trust Trip Advisor reviews but this time they were off the mark. the waiter although attentive, was not very friendly once we did not order alcohol. we tried of order Chicken Parm with no sauce on the chicken and my spaghetti came with no sauce. the food was just average and the pasta was clearly... More 

Thank Miami1982
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been in awhile so on a blazing July afternoon the cave like bar area seemed inviting. We inquired about happy hour and were told by a pleasant bartender they offered happy hour pricing including larger pours. The bill for 4 glasses of supposed happy hour wine was 34+, very deceiving. Much Better happy hour options in town, especially in... More 

Thank Rick M
Caragiulos, Owner at Caragiulos Italian American, responded to this review

Hello Rick, Thanks for your feedback. We do appreciate you taking time to comment on your experience. I feel the need to clarify, however to other readers of this review. I think what you were looking for in a "Happy Hour Wine" was something that was inexpensive and lower quality, or a "two for one" type of deal. We serve... More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown Sarasota with valet parking (a must). Good pizza and pasta with a nice bar. Informal. Outdoor too.

Thank lenlutt
Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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

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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
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, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?