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“Love the pizza at Caragiulo's” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caragiulos Italian American

Caragiulos Italian American
Ranked #58 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Love the pizza at Caragiulo's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Caragiulo's is a very popular spot on my favorite block in Sarasota--lined with nifty shops and galleries. The restaurant is casual and has a great vibe, friendly and fun. Food is dependably good, especially the pastas and pizzas, and reasonably priced. On a recent visit I shared a pizza and 1989 salad with my companion. Both were outstanding. Even though we live in Chicago, we prefer a Neopolitan-style pizza, and Caragiulo's delivers a credible version.

Visited May 2014
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Delta, Utah
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good, mostly authentic Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had the Margarita pizza here and even though I was wishing it was wood-fired, it was probably one of the better non wood-fired pizzas I have had. The Tiramisu was fabulous!

Ambiance was cool, lots of pictures and such to look at.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Italian food and worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Been a few times but always consistent food and very New York like
Been also,to its sister restaurant Shore at St Armands. Trendy with different food but good vibe. Unlike some others in town, this family chain cares for its customers and offers good value
Will return

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Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food poor service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Took a friend out for his birthday. Restaurant was very nice, but if you want to have a conversation, it's difficult. Very noisy. Felt like I had to shout across the table. Our waitress was either new, had too many tables, or was just not good. Very disappointed with the service. The food however, was fantastic. We would go there again and hope that the poor service we received was a one time thing because the food was great.

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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“A Great Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The food was fabulous!!! We had Cabanara & the boulanese.
The waitstaff was slow in delivering but the food was worth the wait.

Visited April 2014
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