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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” (50 reviews)
“bucatini” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1970 Main St Fl 1, Sarasota, FL 34236-5943
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to this restaurant for dinner then walk down Main Street to Sweet Mom Italy for dessert. Mediterraneo is an upscale restaurant that serves pizza to the best pasta in Florida. The food was so good, we went back for a more casual dinner and...More

Thank LindaMarie57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends for a special occasion. Ambience was very pleasant. Service was excellent. I ordered the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella as an appetizer and it was excellent - enough for two people though. Followed with a Cesar's salad that was not very good at all....More

Thank deevee2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for a late dinner. Everything was freshly prepared, tastefully garnished. The service was excellent. Only side of mashed potatoes for our young son was very bland and poorly prepared. The tuscan beef steak, salads we ordered and fresh mozarella with basil was very...More

Thank Michelle Jalleh K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

Thank fran07444
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Swttp
Reviewed 14 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 26 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

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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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