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“Magical escape to Sicily”

Mediterraneo Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,256 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Mediterraneo Deli is a slice of Sicily specialising in regional Sicilian food. Restaurant by night, they also enjoy catering for all events, from lunch meetings to dinner parties and weddings. Friday & Saturday evenings, by reservation only.
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Stepping into Mediterrano, one feels like he/she has been transported away from bustling Preston Circus to the cosy home of a dear friend that is based in Sicily. With only about half a dozen or so tables in the restaurant, our host greeted us by first name and proceeded to explain that there was no rush and that the table was hours for the evening and to relax. The menu is very focused, but firmly rooted in Sicilian cuisine, yet there was enough variety there to suit most palates. Additionally, most (if not all) of the dishes are prepared to order, so they are willing to tweak dishes accommodate taste preferrences or dietary restrictions. The ingredients seem to be as fresh as can be and they endeavour to source key ingredients from Sicily as much as possible. Our host made it clear that he does not make recommendations, but is happy to describe the dishes in detail so that guests can decide whether or not a dish is for him or her. In essence, he stands by his dishes; who would offer a dish on a menu that they would not recommend?

I had the Involtini as a starter and the Merluzzo, which comes with an additional £3 supplement, and both were faultless. My wife and the same starter but had the Pasta al Limone e Spinaci that was outstanding. The food was nicely presented, but importantly it was prepared with care and pride. At the end of the evening, all of the guests left with smiles and, in my case, with a desire to return and relive the experience again soon.

Although nestled a bit, the restaurant is not difficult to get to, as it is adjacent to the Duke of York Cinemas at Preston Circus. For an all around special experience and good value, I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

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4  Thank MrQuick
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Saturday night as a table of six, the food & wine was outstanding & the table service was 5 Star

A hidden gem in Brighton

Would highly recommend, will definitely be returning, thank you Giorgio

4  Thank 16758276829175Mitch
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A small, cosy restaurant with only six tables. I was glad to be able to book a table. Georgio the host was very friendly and a real food and wine lover. Was able to advise with much knowledge and enthusiasm. The food was almost perfect with just a couple of things that could have been better. Decorative pastry leaf was not cooked through and caremalised onions could have been cooked longer. But these minor points wouldn’t stop me highly recommending or returning tomorrow. Very reasonably priced too. A real pleasure.

5  Thank 182,624,050,621
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We ate at Mediterraneo as a family last night and was transported back to Sicily. What an exquisite, charming and intimate restaurant. The owner, Georgio, is attentive and warm, offering detailed descriptions of recipes and extremely knowledgable about the all-Sicilian wine list (the Etna Bianco is a must). Arancini starters were a hit - served with a salad in a homemade, edible bread bowl. And the lasagne tradizionale - just delicious. I’m not usually a fan of lasagne in England as there’s usually an excessive amount of bechemal. But, the lasagne here is made in the proper traditional Sicilian way, rich and tomato-ey. Desserts - the cannoli, tiramisu and torte limoncello were all to die for. Booking is a must. One definitely not to miss!

8  Thank Nikki W
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I booked this restaurant for my dad’s 60th birthday! It was PERFECT!!!
I love the way that it’s tucked away off the busy streets of Brighton.
The decor was elegant and the atmosphere warm and welcoming.
The staff were absolutely brilliant and made suggestions for the menu, gave a brilliant description of the wines and in turn this made for great service!
It was one of the best, if not THE best restaurant that I’ve visited in Brighton!
I was so pleased that it was everything I’d hoped for for my dad’s birthday!
Definitely a birthday to remember and I am really thankful to the staff for making it such a lovely evening.
Highly recommend!

6  Thank Ruth A
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