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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have reservations so we had to wait 15 to 20 minutes. The food and service was excellent. I had the lasagna and she had the Posta Zasta. The crowd was a little loud with conversations but it was a very enjoyable meal. This was my first visit and I would like to come back and try other menu... More 

Thank Chardo56
Victor, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Appetizers ordered: Crispy eggplant was really tasty. Knife and fork shrimp bruschetta was ok but not great - not really worth the price as they were stingy with only 2 shrimp! Entrees: Lasagna was excellent. Very large portion. Took 1/2 home for lunch the next day. DH had linguini and clams that he said were very good. Did not have... More 

Thank upstategal
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this quaint restaurant. Food is great and ambience is romantic. We loved the calamari, glass of red wine and tiramisu for desert - yum!!

Thank Emma P
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant for a late lunch based on a local's recommendation. The food was incredible. I had lasagna and it's one of the best I've ever eaten. My husband ordered a seafood pasta dish and loved it as well. We also ordered house salads (which were great). We would definitely visit this restaurant again.

Thank pgjudy
Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to dinner with friends .First time for all six of us.The pizza bread that they brought first was fabulous .The caprese board was excellent. All dinners were well received and enjoyed from the salmon , to the eggplant parm, to the spaghetti and meatballs ( The best meatballs).Would surely recommend and will be back next season.

Thank Horseball
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the same thing, cobia, in the past two weeks. The first time the fish was fresh and could not have been better. The second time it was not and was covered with breading.

Thank bobwattsi
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cozy, dark lit and very friendly. Waitress was a bit standoffish at the beginning but much better as meal progressed. Kids had make your own pizza which was a huge hit. Mine and wife's pizzas also delicious.

Thank Paulmoreb
York, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here looking for good Italian food. It was delicious simple and authentic at the same time. Our dining experience was nothing but wonderful from the hostess at the door to our waiter and most importantly our food. We both had the lasagna and it was one of the best ever. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Lynne H
Frisco, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place .Loved by locals .We had veal and eggplant parmigiana .Pizza .Gelato for dessert.Service and food was amazing ..

Thank Lisa W
Siesta Key, Florida
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've lived in Sarasota 12 years and had never been here. We decided to try some place new when our sister-in-law came to town. The wait for an outdoor table was a bit longer than they projected so they came out and told us they were bringing another table outside for us - a nice touch. We started with the... 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
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-0866
At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend... Comfortable... & Memorable.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?