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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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Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

At the eastern edge of Main, near rte 301, this lively restaurant has great, authentic Italian food. Arriving without reservations at 7:15, our group of 4 was seated immediately (it's past season). The menu is a wonderful travelogue of Italy, from the Linguini Nero with Shrimp in a Tomato Sauce ( the best I've had since Venice), to the Lasagna... More 

Thank Jerry S
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

My wife and I travelled to Florida last month and spent a few days in Sarasota. Over the years we have developed a love of Italian food and wine. We had enjoyed a visit to Mediterraneo 5years ago and decided to return for a repeat experience. As we entered we were hit by the noise and vibrant atmosphere in the... More 

Thank Max055
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Everything was spot on! Prosciutto appetizer was amazing. Gnocchi was best I've ever had and the pizza my daughter has was delicious. Black linguini was my husband's favorite. We will without a doubt definitely return next time we are in town. Can't wait

Thank Angella H
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

my wife and I ate at this restaurant twice during our month long stay in Sarasota. The menu is diverse and there is something for everyone Being a first generation italian and an excellent cook myself I very seldom dine for italian food out. Most items on the menu are tried and true classic italian dishes which I can make... More 

Thank Nigeloni
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Great long time local place that just renovated last year. Excellent location in downtown Sarasota, perfect for a movie dinner date as it's right across the street from Hollywood 20. If you get the veal prepared to bring some home with you as the portion is beyond generous.

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We were in town for the Half Marathon and needed to carb up! The concierge suggested that we try Mediterraneo for dinner. What a great recommendation. We arrived on the early side (around 6pm) and the place was absolutely packed and was still buzzing when we left a couple of hours later. Since this is several blocks off the water,... More 

Thank JohnNYC980
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

For those of us who are fulltime Sarasota residents, a movie at the (poorly maintained) Hollwood 20 theater (site of the Sarasota Film Festival) and dinner across the street at Mediterraneo is a common routine. For many years this restaurant has maintained it's high quality and service. Great northern Italian food. No pasta drenched in marinara sauce here. Sit in... More 

Thank Michael R
Westborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Open tabled a reservation and had no issue with a table for 2 at 8:30pm. Was sat straight away. Service was prompt and attentive. Large wine menu with glasses, 1/2 bottles and full bottles. The main room is long with many round tables but some what generic in look and did not give off a sense of Mediterranean italy where... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Nice surprise. Menu in Italian with English subtitles. Food was fresh, beautifully prepared. Lots of choices, shared starter was enough for two. The pasta was fresh and al dente. The wait staff very helpful. Varied wine list, pours could have been more generous. Atmosphere subdued, refined and the decor was sleek. Reservation honored with no wait. Parking lot across the... More 

Thank happycamper930
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Whenever you are downtown Sarasota on Main Street to see a movie at the Hollywood 20 you must plan your day to include a meal at Mediterraneo Restaurant which is right across the street! This busy gem has excellent authentic Italian food, from Pizza to Seafood to Pasta, it's a must try. Their wine list is amazing and sure to... 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, Pizza, Mediterranean, 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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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