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Mediterraneo Restaurant

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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943 (N. Washington Blvd)
+1 941-365-4122
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great food and exceptional service in a friendly atmosphere. Staff was very attentive and the food was simply magic. I highly recommend them

Thank Russell O
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a party of six on Valentines Day. I had made the reservation well in advance and sent the menu link to all our guests. All were excited to try the expansive menu selections. Upon our arrival we found that there was only a special Valentines Menu offered. With limited selections, we disappointingly placed our order. When the food... More 

Thank 25tryintohelp
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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128 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

After being seated at a nice table we were presented with a special Valentines Day menu, which didn't include any dishes I was looking to sample from their regular menu. None of the first course items was appealing but we were very happy with our main course selections: stuffed jumbo shrimp and lobster& clams linguini. The service was very professional... More 

Thank Anthony M
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Realizing we wanted to eat before going to a Hollywood 20 Cinemas movie, we walked straight across the street & sat at the bar, where we had a speedy, delicious & inventive dinner. This is a very busy & popular choice, so reservations are key unless you do what we did, which worked out extremely well. Extremely diverse menu, hard... More 

Thank Rickrichardson2568
Newton, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have been to Meditterraneo about four times and always really enjoyed the food. I hesitated to write a review, tho, because one time the restaurant was really packed and noisy. I like a more relaxed environment for dining. But, my husband and I just returned to M. beacause the food is just fabulous. Our reservation was for 6:30 and... More 

Thank 438AnnA
Longboat Key, Florida
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Been there numerous times with friends and family. Always superb food and service. The black taglerini with shrimp is a signature item.

Thank goditolindo
New Jersey
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170 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Read the title. Ok. The black linguini with shrimp, lasagna, risotto with ossa buco and pasta with chicken awesome. Caesar salad. Desserts could have been better but no complaints after all we're many miles away rom the Sopranos

Thank Allan L
Jackson, Wyoming
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, fast paced Italian restaurant. Extensive menu including several dozen pizzas all of which looked very "tempting". We stuck with the pastas and six out if six rated them very tasty. Fun, place, great Italian food and atmosphere.

Thank justabite
Birmingham, Alabama
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Beautiful modern decor with great wait staff. The Caprese salad gives you a choice of mozzarella or the buffalo mozzarella with a small uncharge. Totally worth it! Great wine choices on menu as well. Please end your dinner with the chocolate pie dessert-it was to die for!

Thank Lynne N
Annapolis, Maryland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

oh, my. I had Tagliata di manzo con salsa al gorgonzola (Sliced black Angus steak with gorgonzola cheese sauce and roasted potatoes). The steak was cooked precisely as requested and the sauce was fabulous (and served on the side, allowing me to use as much as I wanted, which was all of it). Kudos to the restaurant for a range... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
    (N. Washington Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-4122
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?