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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%
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“pasta” (64 reviews)
“black linguine” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St, Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5921
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We were celebrating my birthday and I don't know the area . I spent three hours looking over reviews . I found this place and read the reviews . Not sure , but took a chance . It was the best meal I have had...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Been there several times - always fantastic experience. Service is great, food is always just right, excellent wine list. Reccomend for special occasions.

Thank 247pedrob
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Had the Burrata and then the octopus appetizer. Have never had octopus that tender and flavorful. Highly recommend anyone go try both appetizers. The weeknight bartender is the consummate professional. This place always gets it right.

Thank SiestaCJ
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

So we have been in Sarasota for around 3 weeks and we tried this restaurant prior to going to the Sarasota Symphony Orchestra concert. This Italian restaurant is actually run by an Italian. We received a warm welcome when we arrived and were promptly shown...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Expected Mediterranean food {like Greek, Lebanon, etc. but it's only Italian food! Expensive food, appetizers start at about $12 - $18. Extensive Entrée menu, but does not come with any sides. The have to be ordered A La Carte! Very disappointed thay did not have...More

Thank Art G
Reviewed 23 February 2016

My Linguini Fruiti Dimari was an excellent suggestion from my sever KATHY. The dinner was served hot and fresh. The seafood was tender and tasty.

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

As a local I have been enjoying Mediterraneo since they opened. The food is excellent, especially the tira misu (thanks Alberto). Daily specials, great pasta. Do not miss this one. Say hello to Alberto,Danieli,and Alessandro for me.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times. It can be very noisy. We requested a table in the back The maitre'd said he couldn't put us there and we accepted a nearby table and could hardly hear each other. When I challenged him 90 minutes later...More

1  Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I live in Sarasota and this is one of my favorite "go to" places. It's conveniently located on Main Street across from the movie theater so it's a fun place to go for a quick bite before or after seeing a show. But that's not...More

Thank MelindaLee7
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We were there on Friday night, when the place was full. The place got so noisy that I could not hear a word said by anyone at our table who was not seated directly beside me, and even then we had to raise our voices....More

Thank buffytvs488
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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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Restaurant Details

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