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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 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All male waitstaff were extremely attentive to our party of seven. Italian food selection among our group varied from Black linguini to other pasta dishes, pizza, and calzone. Two of us enjoyed the Guinness we ordered. I found my sausage and pepperoni calzone a little salty, but the side sauce was delicious. The street side tables and the open air... More 

Thank Joyce F
Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This relatively large, bustling restaurant in the heart of downtown Sarasota is more than your typical urban night spot; they actually serve fabulous authentic Italian and European food!! I had one of their numerous, creative specials: a swordfish and mussel pasta dish in a white wine and cherry tomato sauce served over linguine. Delicious! My wife also had one of... More 

Thank lucapanevino
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Mediterraneo on a Wednesday night - the place was packed and there was good energy there. The service was prompt, attentive and professional. They were very accommodating, and served me a half of a special pasta dish: spicy crab with black ink pasta; it was delicious! Everyone else at the table had fish: the... More 

Thank Linda6062206
Sarasota, Florida
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217 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to Mediterranean a number of times in the past, but fell off after having a couple of mediocre meals several years ago. We tried again recently and were very pleased to see the same high quality of Italian food and service that we had experienced in the past. So good, we went a second time within two... More 

Thank VaBeneSRQ
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had excellent meals served by a pleasant and knowledgeable waitress who gave us excellent tips on the wine.

Thank Art D
Sarasota, Florida
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy comfortable venue with tasty fare and downtown location. Nice menu selections plus large Italian wine list. Service was decent. A repeatvenue for us.

Thank yayinmaven
Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit to this charming restaurant and I know it won't be my last. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

Thank Chris W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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126 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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?