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1377 Main St, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 34236-5619 (Pineapple Avenue)
+1 941-951-6272
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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309 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waitstaff was very attentive and the decorations of the restaurant are nice. I found the menu a bit boring. We both enjoyed the warm goat cheese skillet small plate as an appetizer. I ordered the basil pesto risotto. It was not that flavorful--I didn't taste the basil at all and it could have used some salt. The dish had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In giving MoZaic three stars, I am being charitable as everyone can have an off night. In reality the food the other night was more like a two star meal. First the positive - the staff were all really friendly and tried hard. The restaurant is nice on the main street in Sarasota. We had been wanting to try it... More 

Thank CAM1202
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote a highly negative review about one year ago. Against my better judgment, we went again for dinner since another member of our group of eight had to find a place for a pre-opera dinner; and Mozaic could fit us in. This time around, the experience was better by comparison. We were seated in a pleasant and quiet part... More 

Thank MattS.24
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I return here to enjoy really excellent fusion cuisine that is always spot on...not overly fussy, and is served with care. There is a very good wine list with numerous wines by the glass. The colorful art work and interior gives an updated feel. Service is warm and attentive without being intrusive. Love this place

Thank csanchez74
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The initial impression is good but the trip up the narrow stairs and poor ambiance on the upper level were the first signs that this might not truly be ' fine dining'. While the first course selections were generally tasty and arrived in a timely fashion, the soup of the day- a shrimp bisque- was poorly prepared- lacked flavour and... More 

Thank CGFS
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

First time there for me. Friend was there before. Food was average. Prices reasonable. We were lucky to get to sit outside as inside was terribly noisy. Waiter was pleasant but seemed scattered.

Thank Kathleen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My mother-in-law and I went there for the first time last night, I got the rainbow trout she got the duck breast and it's one of the best places in downtown we will be going back

Thank Stacy W
Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We have been to MoZaic several times. The service has been very good each time. The food has missed twice. One bad meal should be (and was) overlooked. Several months ago we were disappointed, but wanted to try again. The scallop appetizer and goat cheese appetizer were both good. The risotto dishes on this occasion were appalling. DH ate his,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Maybe Christmas eve had just neen too overwhelming for the staff, but by the time we sat down for our 7:30 dinner, the waitress looked haggard and exhausted, and the service was impossibly slow. The food is pretty good, but not really at the level it should be for the prices here. The ingredients were right, but the salads were... More 

Thank jeremy c
West Hartford, Connecticut
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We have gone several times to the restaurant and would rate it our favorite in sarasota. Everything is done so well from the staff and service and the excellent food preparation. In season, reservations are a must. Believe me it is well work a fine dinner!

Thank larryt887

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$36
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1377 Main St, Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 34236-5619
    (Pineapple Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-6272
The idea of MoZaic restaurant came alive more than ten years ago while brainstorming words that could define the kind of cuisine, service, and atmosphere we desire to bring to our guests. The Southern French- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is flavorful, fresh, and fits into the healthier lifestyle popular in Southwest Florida. MoZaic is committed to a guest-friendly cuisine that is seasonal and market driven, utilizing fruits and vegetables from local farmers and seafood from surrounding waters. Chef Dylan Elhajoui offers a cuisine that is adventurous yet familiar, innovative yet disciplined, expressive yet intelligent. It's southern European, western Mediterranean, and uniquely American-flavors of the modern mosaic-utilizing familiar influences from cultures that create beautiful mosaics. They also reflect a mosaic of cultures, the diversity that affects their gastronomy in a rich and delicious way. MoZaic restaurant reflects all of these influences, which in turn will attract a mosaic of guests-many cultures, colors, ages-who love fresh, seasonal and wonderful food. The ingredients are familiar, but the expression of them is unique and satisfying, inspired and inspiring. ​ What is Dylan's cuisine?​ Chef Dylan's cuisine originates in Morocco and the Mediterranean where an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and fish are gathered daily. A country where so many cultures have left their marks: Carthaginians, Romans, Phoenicians, Byzantines, Moors, Spaniard, Jews, French, Berbers-a true mosaic of cultures. The Mediterranean is a hub where travelers, merchants, fishermen, and farmers gathered to buy, sell, and trade herbs and spices, and the earth's and sea's bounty. Dylan's cuisine reflects these influences from the western coast of Italy to the Rock of Gibraltar in southern Spain. The flavors include olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, lemon (fresh and preserved), eggplants, honey, fennel, aromatics, and so much more. The ingredients are not strange or exotic, but really quite familiar. However, the flavors are intoxicating. Mediterranean cultures create community around food. It's a celebration of the earth's goodness, setting the scene for friendly gatherings and sharing of experiences. MoZaic restaurant likewise will nurture this same type of community, becoming a friendly gathering place, but in a uniquely American way.

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