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Mediterraneo Restaurant

1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
+1 941-365-4122
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Mediterraneo, in the heart of Sarasota's downtown shopping area, is an extremely popular spot - they will try to accommodate walk-ins but there are no guarantees and a reservation is recommended. The menu is primarily Italian, casual food served in a surprisingly formal setting. The...More

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We visited this place based on a recommendation from the concierge at the Ritz Carlton. The atmosphere is very modern. The restaurant was packed which is always a good sign. She highly recommended the lasagna which is different than most lasagnas there was no sauce...More

Thank LJF0516
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Great dishes...carpaccio with arugula and parmigiano, ravioli with pesto, shrimp spiedini, lamp chops. Oh, and the pizza... Bruno, who is from the island of Sardinia, takes his art/craft of making thin-crust pizza ever so seriously. His could very well be the best pizza I've had...More

Thank dpauI
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had friends down from Tampa and went to a stand-up comedy show at McCurdy's the Sunday night before Memorial Day. While they serve food at the club, we opted for something better within walking distance which was still serving at 9pm. Mediterraneo fit the...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 22 May 2015

the tables are very close togetherand the waiters rush by you and bump your table and I find it the attitude is not that you are the customer but you're lucky to come to the restaurant and the funny part is it's only average but...More

Thank Taz S
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We went here because we wanted a wood fired oven pizza and were not disappointed they were good. The taste of all we had was exceptional. The place is stylish and the service top notch. We could not fault it.

Thank Clipps11
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Beautiful restaurant, we were directed to our table and were met promptly with our Server. There was a nice selection of specials, appetizer as well as entree. We were given a plate of bruschetta which was very good!The minestrone soup was a disappointment. It was...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I really love going here after a movie (across the street) for a couple of glasses of wine and a pizza. The staff is very friendly. I recommend this place

Thank JLS123
Reviewed 16 May 2015

The staff is professional and friendly. Everyone knows the menus and the wine list. The food is beautifully prepared and elegantly served. Mediterraneo stacks up against the finest Italian restaurants in NYC, Chicago or San Francisco. Wonderful place.

Thank JRR R
Reviewed 16 May 2015

The Lasagne alla Bolognese is the best I have ever had. The. Best. It's not the thick lasagna noodle, heavy tomato and clumpy cheese concoction so characteristic of the American version. This is a delicate, homemade lasagna noodle with a meat ragu and delicious béchamel...More

Thank sfrank1128
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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