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Mediterraneo Restaurant

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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943 (N. Washington Blvd)
+1 941-365-4122
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Riverdale, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 who did not order pasta. They were happy with their entrees also- a fish special... More 

Thank fran07444
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 to the host who isn't at the door but eating in the bar area. Sorry... More 

Thank Swttp
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were so excited for a good meal based on the reviews. The calamari was over cooked and the pizza was cold. The salad was good but you can't mess up a salad. The wine list was outrageously priced - over double the cost in a store.

Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A popular but very noisy restaurant with something for everyone on the menu. Three of our group of eight found their pasta choices a little bland. Very good, quick, service. Nice wine selection.

Thank Michael W
Sarasota, Florida
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have lived in Sarasota for four years and do not know how I missed this place. It is my new FAVORITE RESTAURANT!! The service was superb, the food delicious and the atmosphere to die for!!! I had the salmon and my food allergies were absolutely no problem. It was so perfectly cooked and seasoned. The owner even visited our... More 

Thank Gretchen M
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

All male waitstaff were extremely attentive to our party of seven. Italian food selection among our group varied from Black linguini to other pasta dishes, pizza, and calzone. Two of us enjoyed the Guinness we ordered. I found my sausage and pepperoni calzone a little salty, but the side sauce was delicious. The street side tables and the open air... More 

Thank Joyce F
Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This relatively large, bustling restaurant in the heart of downtown Sarasota is more than your typical urban night spot; they actually serve fabulous authentic Italian and European food!! I had one of their numerous, creative specials: a swordfish and mussel pasta dish in a white wine and cherry tomato sauce served over linguine. Delicious! My wife also had one of... More 

Thank lucapanevino
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Mediterraneo on a Wednesday night - the place was packed and there was good energy there. The service was prompt, attentive and professional. They were very accommodating, and served me a half of a special pasta dish: spicy crab with black ink pasta; it was delicious! Everyone else at the table had fish: the... More 

Thank Linda6062206
Sarasota, Florida
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228 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have gone to Mediterranean a number of times in the past, but fell off after having a couple of mediocre meals several years ago. We tried again recently and were very pleased to see the same high quality of Italian food and service that we had experienced in the past. So good, we went a second time within two... More 

Thank VaBeneSRQ
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We had excellent meals served by a pleasant and knowledgeable waitress who gave us excellent tips on the wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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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