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“Incredible Italian Food”
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
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Ranked #66 of 1,148 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Washington Blvd
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 1, 2012

I travel for work and usually sit at the bar for dinner to be social. What a find this was!! Bruno, the pizza chef handles that pizza paddle like a gymnast! It was so entertaining to watch him but even better were the incredible pizzas and flatbreads he was making one after another. One of the pizzas has two eggs on top and he covers the yolk with half of the shell and fires it! They will start you with a bruschetta teaser that sets your palate for the bread basket served with a wonderful purée of carrots, eggplant, basil, and oil. Every dish I saw coming out was a work of art! I had to go back again the second night I was there and when I walked in the bartender, Eddie greeted me by name! They have all the makings here for success...I may have to come back for a weekend just to revisit this gem!!

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Reviewed February 18, 2012

It's hard to go and feel alone at Mediterraneo on main Street. It is a friendly favorite in Sarasota. The attentive servers start your table off with tasty Bruchetta and a divine dipping pesto for the fresh Italian bread that follows. A large menu to suit all guests and we have never been disappointed. We are among the devotees of mediterraneo!
Home made pasta enhances the various homemade pasta sauces, veal and fish delicately prepared and desserts to die for... It's a busy place and understandably so. The maitre d is also divine!

Thank carolyn c
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Our friends really enjoy this place. Sadly, my wife and I had very mediocre entrees. I had 4 cheese gnocchi that had a very funny and unappealing after taste. My wife's lasagna was just average, very blah tasting.

Thank JeffandDes
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

I m italian and i m travelling allaround the states 365 days a year....i never eat so good...never!!
Meat...awesome!fish...the best and always fresh..and if we speak about pasta....it s the only place where i could feel like i was in Italy..back at home...thanks
P.s. thanks to the manager...Alessandro(ask for him)

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2  Thank 69everywhere
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Best Authentic Italian Restrauant In Sarasota.Tasty food,Excellent service.Order any dish from starters to entree everything is delicious.Favourite Restrauant.

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Thank ltv2025
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