About Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano
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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
N. Washington Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
"Rossa" Room is available for private events. Contact us for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Baroni: 9413654122
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Medditerraneo for numero ...
We have been to Medditerraneo for numerous dinners. We left disappointed in the food quality, (for the price) pushy, rushed service, and very noisy atmosphere. This was the first choice to take friends when visiting. It not top on our list at this point.
We have been looking for a Italian rest ...
We have been looking for a Italian restaurant that compared to metro NYC standards. Well
Mediterraneo surpasses what we were looking for. We started with the Amy's our server recommendations for appetizers eggplant tower and smoked mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto on baked radicchio . Both were the best dishes we have never eaten anywhere in the world.
Amy is a real asset to the establishment she makes everyone feel like a regular . She knows the menu and what dishes enhance your dining experience .We both had pasta as a main course excellent as well. It was our anniversary the dinner was capped off the a chocolate Napoleon complements of Mediterrano ! we were so full it was boxed to go home .
We have added Mediterraneo to the top of the list when we crave Italian fare .
This place continues to be one of our fa ...
This place continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. It's a little loud but quite lively seems to be the place to be. It is always good and service is always great thanks again for another great meal and good evening
This was our first time at Mediterraneo ...
This was our first time at Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano. It was a wonderful experience. Being from The Netherlands and having dining experiences in Italy many times, we were so happy that the food, the wine, the ambiance and the service was as good and even better. The Manager was very welcoming and offered us a typical Italian Limoncello after our dinner. It was awesome. We are definitely going back in August and will recommend this to our friends.
This place was known in the past as a mu ...
This place was known in the past as a must see when visiting Sarasota, often frequented by celebrities. Today, that may happen during special events such as the Sarasota Movie Festival, but even without those of fame and fortune this establishment is worth going to the east end of downtown Sarasota for. Also, none of the usual parking issues with the large parking garage right across Main Street.
Mother's Day dinner for 2
Excellent meal. My only complaint is my calamari appetizer was served too hot. She had a spinach salad that was delicious. She also had sautéed Branzino. Excellent!! I had pasta c roasted vegetables. Also great. We had a flourless chocolate cake that was incredible. Also the coffee was great. Server was fantastic!!! Can't recall her name. Can't wait to go back.
Loved the food especially the homemade linguine with rich red sauce and my husband loved the smooth rich taste of Oso Bucca. The service was impeccable with good timing for each course but when the restaurant is crowded can get noisy. Will definitely go back again.
Great Italian hot spot
Really pretty restaurant, modern with a cool wine room. It was pretty busy the night we went, but we had resos so we sat immediately on the patio. Host greeted us with a warm smile. Server was nice and accomodating. Appetizers came out quickly. But our dinner felt a little rushed. Server explained that it was because of a private party. (Although we asked him at the beginning to take his time we were in no hurry, he should have let the party food go first). But the food was delicious and hot...desserts were fabulous. Make a special note that the wine list was pretty extensive . Although we dos not have pizza the brick oven pizzas looked amazing.
Love this place!
We always make this restaurant a must when we visit Sarasota. The food is excellent and the service is always great. We celebrated a special birthday this time and the birthday girl loved her special evening. They presented her with a candle in a beautifully decorated and delicious slice of Tiramisu!
Great food, lovely attentive service ev ...
Great food, lovely attentive service even when busy but oh the noise. Not the place for a romantic dinner or a business function but nonetheless a great meal. Lots of choices, nice specials and comprehensive and varied wine list that will satisfy any budget
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.