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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (59 reviews)
“black linguine” (14 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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111 - 120 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 29 November 2015

Located right in the heart of Sarasota, the Mediterraneo Restaurant was a great choice for dinner. Everyone in our party enjoyed their choices. The restaurant is noisy, so if you're looking for something intimate this might not be the choice. If the street parking is...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Just stopped by to enjoy dining on the sidewalk outside of Mediterraneo Restaurant this evening. The night air was perfect for outdoor entertaining. We had never eaten here before but oh my what a delight. Our Service was FANTASTIC. A teaser of what was to...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Food was wonderful. Service was fast and very good. Problem was I couldn't talk with my wife at the same table without shouting. I thought I was in a Vegas bar at 2 AM. Food was good but not worth the noise. Not going back

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Nice menu with several interesting entrees. Food very fresh. Pasta homemade. We had great service in the group room which holds 20 easily. Very nice experience with friendly service.

Thank ronena914
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I have dined at Mediterraneo's for at least 15 years....In that Time period I have travelled to Italy over 20 times. I feel the food at Mediterraneo's is the closest to Authentic Italian food as you can get in America. The owners and staff are...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The pizza and the pasta are very good. We had a very good server by the name of Amy and she really was aware of the specials and she really knew what was good.She was right on each item.

Thank phil B
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is our favorite place to eat whenever we visit Sarasota. Highly recommend ossobuco, pizza, tiramisu, panne cotta. The inside offers more formal white table cloth dining, and outside is more casual.

Thank CtheUSA
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Like almost every Italian restaurant that I've tried so far in Sarasota, I found the food at Mediterraneo to be just average. I have no idea why this area hasn't attracted a decent chef that can cook Italian food well yet. I have had the...More

Thank wolfpackgirl12
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Was in Sarasota visiting my daughter and was looking for a place that was a bit special, but still authentic and not over the top. Café Mediterraneo was perfect - high energy, good service, nice wine list and we all really enjoyed our meals. We...More

Thank KimberlyDW
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This restaurant is the big sister of Café Epicure. Its menu offers modern but classic Italian cuisine. Alberto, the charming host, is the main ingredient at Mediterraneo, friendly and accommodating he makes your dinner that more special. Our favorite dishes: the Beef Carpaccio with Rucola...More

Thank Imelda M
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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