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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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“pasta” (61 reviews)
“black linguine” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian food in downtown Sarasota. The menu is extensuve, including pizzas with a really thin crust and perfect toppings. And the wine list is really good, too. Make this a destination restaurant the next time you are in Sarasota!

Thank Pris N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the go to place for great food. Enjoyed it 2 years ago and came back tonight for a special birthday dinner with my wife. We started out with Caesar salads and had seafood entrees. They brought us a special dessert with a candle...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and did disappoint. Great food service and wonderful ambiance. Well priced too

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a recommendation to go to the restaurant and the service and food was incredible. All members of the family will be happy. I went with my wife and we thoroughly loved the seafood linguini and gnocchi. Complimentary lemoncello was a nice touch to...More

Thank Dwain B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As usual, one reviews restaurants around the world and neglects the one in your backyard. We live 2 blocks away and eat at Mediterraneo probably once a month. We almost always are there with friends or visitors from out of town. The restaurant never disappoints...More

Thank Winterblac
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went with another couple last night. Impressed by the greeting at the door, and by the interior. Very stylish. Our waiter was friendly, too, but it being a busy night, not as attentive as we'd have liked. One of our party had to flag him...More

Thank arzee2014
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a mainstay in Sarasota, that has been consistently outstanding in serving authentic Italian food for over 20 years. At least one of the owners is always present making certain the food served is outstanding. I can honestly say I've never had a bad...More

Thank LP F
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Mainstay business lunch fave, with atmosphere and dining reliable in all the right ways. Friendly staff greet with a smile. Best pasta in town.

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The bar and pizza oven was a good start. I expected a wider menu for an Italian restaurant but settled on pizza and salad. Very casual and service was attentive. I would go back sometime in the future.

Thank Keepingbusynow
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

So many good things to say about this place. My favorite place to go hands down when I eat out. I’ve never had a bad meal and it’s my go to when taking friends from out of town out! Staff is great and they have...More

Thank VPOOLE416
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11 February 2017|
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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