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“Always reliable for gracious Authentic Italian meal”

Mediterraneo Restaurant
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Ranked #89 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always reliable for gracious Authentic Italian meal”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Always reliable for a delicious authentic Italian meal with all special extra touches and very helpful service. You would have trouble matching this in Rome.
Tables, with white table cloths, are pleasantly spaced so you can even enjoy conversation with your companion(s) while savoring the complex flavors of your special meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Ron N
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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our local favorite!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Grazie Daniel!!!! Thank you for being our favorite local restaurant and thank you for supporting my kids and our community. We are forever fans. Your generosity and heart only makes your already delicious food taste better. We feel like family at Mediterraneo.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Cheriemichelle
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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Italian heaven”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

My sister in law had the black linguine with shrimp and spicy tomato sauce-she is still raving about it. I had the duck with saffron mashed potatoes. I asked for mine medium rare, but it showed up well done. Overall, their food was true to Italian, and not disappointing. The ambience was relaxing. Totally reccommend

Visited April 2013
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Thank kellyallison
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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Italian Food Quality setting”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

excellent variety of Italian dishes, change menu often, servers help with suggestions of foods and drinks.

Visited December 2012
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Thank tony j
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Sarasota
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2 reviews
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“Italian-Greek menu with a reasonable price”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Continental flavor. Nice menu assortment from unique pastas to excellent meat and poultry choices. Yuppe crowd, lively atmosphere. Parking a little difficult at times. Well-worth it. $$$.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Ron B
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