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1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
+1 941-365-4122
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (64 reviews)
“black linguine” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you are looking for an Italian restaurant in Sarasota I think you can not find a better place than this. Great professionalism, original and good raw materials, traditional Italian cuisine with modern touches. I would add a great Italian pizza and a wide selection...More

Thank ilsovietico
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Wonderful authentic Italian food. Awesome wine list. Perfect service. Asked for some pasta that wasn’t on the menu & the waiter said absolutely! Can’t wait to go back. Make a reservation.

Thank patsy514333
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Never a fan of Italian restaurants in general, I reluctantly accompanied my wife and friends to Mediterraneo while visiting Sarasota. We dined Sunday evening and I was overwhelmed by the preparation,presentation and flavor of my meal; in fact, I asked my wife to return with...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We visited this restaurant at the recommendation of our friend from Stresa Italy. Alessandro, the host and co-owner of Mediterraneo is from Stresa and our friend knew him since he was a babe in arms. She is just two years younger than Alessandro's Mom and...More

Thank Anthony Y
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We are often here for dinner, typically there 4-6 times during the winter season. Food is always good, prices reasonable by Sarasota standards. But we have learned the hard way that it can be very noisy. By reserving well in advance (two weeks) and asking...More

Thank MattS.24
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Too crowded Felt rushed Server was unattentive LOUD Not a dining experience Poured our own wine Salmon was dry The six of us were disappointed We had a reservation Not all the meals were brought out together.

Thank Buckeyegirl19
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Fabulous dinner and lovely restaurant recommended by concierge at our hotel. (Nicole at Ritz Carlton). Food and service were outstanding. Will go back in a heartbeat!

Thank JessicaSyd1964
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Very atmospheric Italian restaurant that was recommended to us. On arrival the place was buzzing. We had a delicious meal lovely menu and wine list. Portions quiet large but go there. Well pricex

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Saturday night is jammed, long lines even if you have a reservation. I think it is because it is across the street from the Hollywood 20 movie theater and so convenient. The food is decent but it is so crowded and tables so close that...More

Thank retirededward
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Recommended by friends we dined here and wow, how fantastic this restaurant is. Very professional staff, warm atmosphere and excellent food. Loved everything about it and would definitely return. Great place to dine!

Thank Jean H
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11 February 2017|
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Response from Allan L | Reviewed this property |
Because food cost fluctuations drive restaurateurs crazy many times we don't list prices. That being said, ask before you order
29 January 2017|
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Response from dennisR |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
    (N. Washington Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-4122
  • E-mail
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.
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