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Mediterraneo Restaurant

1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
+1 941-365-4122
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this restaurant at the recommendation of our friend from Stresa Italy. Alessandro, the host and co-owner of Mediterraneo is from Stresa and our friend knew him since he was a babe in arms. She is just two years younger than Alessandro's Mom and...More

Thank Anthony Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are often here for dinner, typically there 4-6 times during the winter season. Food is always good, prices reasonable by Sarasota standards. But we have learned the hard way that it can be very noisy. By reserving well in advance (two weeks) and asking...More

Thank MattS.24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too crowded Felt rushed Server was unattentive LOUD Not a dining experience Poured our own wine Salmon was dry The six of us were disappointed We had a reservation Not all the meals were brought out together.

Thank Buckeyegirl19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner and lovely restaurant recommended by concierge at our hotel. (Nicole at Ritz Carlton). Food and service were outstanding. Will go back in a heartbeat!

Thank JessicaSyd1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very atmospheric Italian restaurant that was recommended to us. On arrival the place was buzzing. We had a delicious meal lovely menu and wine list. Portions quiet large but go there. Well pricex

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night is jammed, long lines even if you have a reservation. I think it is because it is across the street from the Hollywood 20 movie theater and so convenient. The food is decent but it is so crowded and tables so close that...More

Thank retirededward
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by friends we dined here and wow, how fantastic this restaurant is. Very professional staff, warm atmosphere and excellent food. Loved everything about it and would definitely return. Great place to dine!

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us went on Saturday night never been before as just got in from London the bizy Bizicks booked the table the food was lovely service excellent like a loud restaurant as all ltalain restaurants should be,have to book Friday and Saturday.

Thank Purleyman8888
Reviewed 3 January 2018 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 31 December 2017 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
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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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Response from dennisR |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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