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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (59 reviews)
“black linguine” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a mainstay in Sarasota, that has been consistently outstanding in serving authentic Italian food for over 20 years. At least one of the owners is always present making certain the food served is outstanding. I can honestly say I've never had a bad...More

Thank LP F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mainstay business lunch fave, with atmosphere and dining reliable in all the right ways. Friendly staff greet with a smile. Best pasta in town.

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar and pizza oven was a good start. I expected a wider menu for an Italian restaurant but settled on pizza and salad. Very casual and service was attentive. I would go back sometime in the future.

Thank Keepingbusynow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many good things to say about this place. My favorite place to go hands down when I eat out. I’ve never had a bad meal and it’s my go to when taking friends from out of town out! Staff is great and they have...More

Thank VPOOLE416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of Downtown Sarasota’s long standing restaurants and the reason is because they keep a consistent standard of Italian food and it is professional run

Thank SrqMike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined here regularly and love this restaurant. The staff make everyone very welcome and the food is amazing. Dining room is very lovely and there is always a great atmosphere in the room.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my number one go-to spot in Sarasota. I have gotten so many good ideas and such great service at this location. Never have I felt so welcome at a restaurant in my life. Their food selection and flavors are phenomenal and the service...More

Thank IMH O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food is the best. We have eaten here so many times and it is simply delicious. Service is impeccable. Great variety on the menu, and everything is wonderful.

Thank MSW234
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Whether it's a sidewalk table, the bar area or the dining room this restaurant will make you happy you're dining there. Excellent pizza from a wood fired oven and the best Osso Buco I've had in Florida.

Thank Leonard L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went here before catching the show at McCurdy's Comedy Club and it was amazing. We had the Caesar salad and gulf shrimp appetizers and shared a pizza. It was all prepared perfectly and the portions were a perfect size. The pizza was delicious. The service...More

Thank Foxwood4126
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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
28 January 2017|
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Response from dennisR |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 34236-5943
    (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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