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“Super Refurbishment and Outstanding Food”

Mediterraneo Restaurant
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Ranked #99 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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.
Angmering, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Super Refurbishment and Outstanding Food”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Having just completed a full refurbishment this Main Street Italian goes form strength to strength. Always a warm welcome, always very consistent, always excellent slick Italian service. The team is very professional and the new look is superb. Add to this a high standard of cooking, nicely presented dishes and you have the perfect evening. After a visit I am sure you will get hooked and return. Verdict, up there with Sarasota's best.

  • Visited November 2013
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St Pete., Florida
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic Italian cooking.great dishes especially the Veal chop.wine list extensive and service excellent.New decor looks great .only downside is it's a bit noisy.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Truly authentic Italian food, not to be missed”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

This great place has truly authentic Italian food, beautifully prepared with excellent service. Very broad menu, with superlative specials on a regular basis. This restaurant has raised the bar for Italian cuisine in the Sarasota area.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Superb Italian food, great menu options”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This was a fantastic authentic Italian restaurant with an outstanding menu in a wide variety of very interesting choices. Prices were very reasonable, great menu with very different dishes such as squid ink linguine. I would definitely go there again

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Food in Downtown Sarasota”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

The food at Mediterraneo was very tasty. The portions are big as well. The pizzas are good as well. I just felt it was a bit pricey. The staff was very patient and accomodating

Visited March 2013
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