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“Great wood fired pizza”
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
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Ranked #65 of 1,153 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Washington Blvd
Description: 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.
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We went here because we wanted a wood fired oven pizza and were not disappointed they were good. The taste of all we had was exceptional. The place is stylish and the service top notch. We could not fault it.

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Thank Clipps11
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

Beautiful restaurant, we were directed to our table and were met promptly with our Server. There was a nice selection of specials, appetizer as well as entree. We were given a plate of bruschetta which was very good!The minestrone soup was a disappointment. It was a clear broth with a few veggies in it, no beans, pasta, nor seasonings. Quite bland. The entrees were beautifully plated. The entrees were average, again not seasoned. The angel hair pasta was a bit starchy tasting as though it hadn't been rinsed. The desserts were again average. It's doubtful we'll go back.

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Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

I really love going here after a movie (across the street) for a couple of glasses of wine and a pizza. The staff is very friendly. I recommend this place

Thank JLS123
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

The staff is professional and friendly. Everyone knows the menus and the wine list. The food is beautifully prepared and elegantly served. Mediterraneo stacks up against the finest Italian restaurants in NYC, Chicago or San Francisco.

Wonderful place.

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Thank JRR R
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

The Lasagne alla Bolognese is the best I have ever had. The. Best. It's not the thick lasagna noodle, heavy tomato and clumpy cheese concoction so characteristic of the American version. This is a delicate, homemade lasagna noodle with a meat ragu and delicious béchamel sauce. Absolutely, totally extraordinary.

Mediterraneo has a cosmopolitan feel. Had a lovely evening sitting outdoors with dear friends. Great people watching, tremendous service and...Lasagne alla Bolognese.

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Thank sfrank1128
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