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Caragiulos Italian American

) #48 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota €€ - €€€ Italian, American, Pizza
69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary here tonight. Everything was teriffic. It's a family place, all ages, cozy interior with the ambiance of Italy. The minute you walk in you feel at home. We've never been disappointed in a meal there.

1  Thank survivormom2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza here is very good but I do not think I would return mostly due to its location and the lack of actual parking. We took the last place on the street. I understand there is parking "out back" but had no idea how...More

Thank allspice1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good every time due to the wide variety of Italian choices for a light to large meal. Great service, wine and beer list and always a fave, special polenta dishes. No reservations so be prepared to wait on weekends during season

Thank _tsdifiore1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last visited our Florida home again in May 2017 as we have done for the last 15 years. We eat out every night and tend to make Caragiulos our first port of call. As usual a warm welcome from the staff accompanied by great...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my standard go-to restaurant in downtown Sarasota. Lunch and dinner is always great; the food is always amazing. Get the antipasto board if you want a great appetizer to share. The meatballs and lasagne are great choices, and for dessert, get the coffee...More

Thank mclainh2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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...More

Thank AmyB051317
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank Geri H
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Carole A B
Do you take reservations for a party of 6?
25 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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