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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” (54 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
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17:30 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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1 - 10 of 310 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, attentive service Full range of menu choices including pizza, pasta, fish, meat Nice wine selection Tempting deserts Convenient parking

Thank Iffer51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was hot, fresh, and homemade! We ordered the Pizza Rustica which had prosciutto di Parma, red onions, and Gorgonzola cheese with red sauce. The flavors were great. The other dish was a fettuccine pasta with a beef ragu sauce that was fresh pasta....More

Thank Crispy12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for 9 years and just love it! It is a wonderful dining experience whether we come for a business lunch, couple's dinner or family reunion (25 of us). The service is outstanding- We love Alberto who always makes...More

Thank FLfamil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Sarasota area and want to experience an incredible Italian-inspired cuisine, the fabulous Mediterraneo is a must. The ambiance is beautiful and relaxing, the manager and service are all first rate and the food is so fresh and delicious you wish...More

Thank neil5225
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Friends tell us that from the moment you walk into Mediterraneo, with its chic interior setting, cloud painted ceiling mimicking the Mediterranean sky and rustic brick walls covered with a series of framed pictures of Italian landscapes, you fell as though you are having lunch...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Go to this restaurant for dinner then walk down Main Street to Sweet Mom Italy for dessert. Mediterraneo is an upscale restaurant that serves pizza to the best pasta in Florida. The food was so good, we went back for a more casual dinner and...More

Thank LindaMarie57
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited with friends for a special occasion. Ambience was very pleasant. Service was excellent. I ordered the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella as an appetizer and it was excellent - enough for two people though. Followed with a Cesar's salad that was not very good at all....More

Thank deevee2
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We came for a late dinner. Everything was freshly prepared, tastefully garnished. The service was excellent. Only side of mashed potatoes for our young son was very bland and poorly prepared. The tuscan beef steak, salads we ordered and fresh mozarella with basil was very...More

Thank Michelle Jalleh K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We enjoyed a delightful dinner last Saturday. The complementary bruschetta was delicious. We split a spinach salad as an appetizer. The pasta dishes were fabulous 2 seafood and 2 meat sauces. The wine list was extensive and a good value. We talked to our neighbors...More

Thank fran07444
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We always have a reservation, they know we are coming in after the dinner crowd. Unless we eat at the bar ( and we do enjoy that and we get great service at the bar) the staff seems like we have interrupted them... right down...More

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10 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
US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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
  • 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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