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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great buzz in this place, worth a wait for a table. Wide ranging menu choice, good food, great service. Worth a visit

Thank milburn60
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant due to the area we were going to be in and I'm so glad he did! It was really delicious! I ordered the cheese ravioli with wilted spinach and he ordered the lasagne. Of course we had to taste each other's food.....yum!!! The white sangria was very refreshing after being out on the beach all... More 

Thank AmyB051317
St. Augustine, Florida
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to start? At the beginning I suppose ;) Have frequented this family run restaurant maybe twenty times since 2004. Everything I've had has been spot on. The fresh mozzarella and pasta are amazing and consistent each and every time. My favorites are the Calamari Fritti, which I'm very skeptical about ordering because most of the time its awful. Not... More 

Thank Douglas S
Sunbury, Ohio
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on something other than seafood restaurant and we were totally pleased with our decision!! Everything was "as good as grandmas"!!! Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana,pasta special were a few things we tried.

Thank osumom31
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant for years and have watched it evolve. It has always been a family owned place with good Italian food. I went tonight and while the dinner was good, not exceptional, the first waiter I had was obnoxious. I ordered a martini with olives and he asked if I wanted blue cheese stuffed olives.... More 

Thank Geri H
Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This continues to be consistently the best Italian joint in town. We had a party of 5 and we all ordered different entrees: 2 pizzas and 3 pasta dishes. The pizzas were apparently New York style with a crispy crust and flavorful toppings and yes, they are big enough to take the leftovers home for lunch. I had a ravioli... More 

Thank wolfworks
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family. Good service and the food was good. It didn't fell heavy even though it was after 9pm. Loved the tortellini and the caprese.

Thank DskyDlphin
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580 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I dined with one family member for dinner at Caragiulos on a Monday evening in late December 2016. (We visited Caragiulos previously because we have family who live in the area.) The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily except no lunch on Sundays. Caragiulo’s only accepts reservations for parties of six or more people via... More 

Thank fluffnfold
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151 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have reservations so we had to wait 15 to 20 minutes. The food and service was excellent. I had the lasagna and she had the Posta Zasta. The crowd was a little loud with conversations but it was a very enjoyable meal. This was my first visit and I would like to come back and try other menu... More 

Thank Chardo56
Victor, New York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Appetizers ordered: Crispy eggplant was really tasty. Knife and fork shrimp bruschetta was ok but not great - not really worth the price as they were stingy with only 2 shrimp! Entrees: Lasagna was excellent. Very large portion. Took 1/2 home for lunch the next day. DH had linguini and clams that he said were very good. Did not have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-0866
At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend... Comfortable... & Memorable.

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Sarasota, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?