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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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Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Like almost every Italian restaurant that I've tried so far in Sarasota, I found the food at Mediterraneo to be just average. I have no idea why this area hasn't attracted a decent chef that can cook Italian food well yet. I have had the...More

Thank wolfpackgirl12
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Was in Sarasota visiting my daughter and was looking for a place that was a bit special, but still authentic and not over the top. Café Mediterraneo was perfect - high energy, good service, nice wine list and we all really enjoyed our meals. We...More

Thank KimberlyDW
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This restaurant is the big sister of Café Epicure. Its menu offers modern but classic Italian cuisine. Alberto, the charming host, is the main ingredient at Mediterraneo, friendly and accommodating he makes your dinner that more special. Our favorite dishes: the Beef Carpaccio with Rucola...More

Thank Imelda M
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We were seeking a late night dinner after a movie and it was raining out, so we looked anywhere on Main Street that was close and came across Mediterraneo. It looked very busy inside but we decided to try it. We were seated promptly in...More

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This restaraunt is top notch. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals here. He had chicken parmesean which was to die for. My meal was the beat mushroom tortellinis I have ever eaten. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Tiramasu for dessert was the...More

1  Thank opal_1001
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were debating a couple Italian restaurants that are highly rated here on TA, however, when we asked the front desk manager for a recommendation, he said Mediterraneo. We drove by and checked the others out, but are so glad we settled on Mediterraneo! First...More

1  Thank OnHoliday13
Reviewed 29 June 2015

After many vacations in Italy, I can honestly say that Mediterraneo's fare is the most Italian in flavor and portion size I've had in the states. The service is not overly attentive (for me this is a plus, for others, maybe not) but the food...More

Thank FullPassportTeach
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 DuaICitizen
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, 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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