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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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11 - 20 of 310 reviews

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...More

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
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...More

Thank Gretchen M
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...More

1  Thank Joyce F
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...More

1  Thank lucapanevino
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...More

Thank Linda6062206
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...More

Thank VaBeneSRQ
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.

Thank Art D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Busy comfortable venue with tasty fare and downtown location. Nice menu selections plus large Italian wine list. Service was decent. A repeatvenue for us.

Thank yayinmaven
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Second visit to this charming restaurant and I know it won't be my last. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

Thank Chris W
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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