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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.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
N. Washington Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private garage parking behind restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
"Rossa" Room is available for private events. Contact us for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Baroni: (941) 365-4122
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews
Customers expect a cut above everything and get it. Casual excellence I would call it. Yes, unfortunately, some adults show up in shorts & flip flops , but most dress as grown ups and enjoy Italian selections that bring you back time and again.
Mediterraneo, despite it's prime location and 20 years of success had maintained and even improved the quality of it's food for as long as I can remember which I am guessing goes back over 15 years. They offer a great variety of pastas and other dishes with great fish, appetizers delicious salads and perfectly cooked and portioned pastas as well. Innovative flavors and friendly professional service. One of the owners is always there to greet you, which is a very nice and comfortable feeling.
Took my dad here for his 81st birthday. He had his heart set on a dish that wasn't really on the menu. When I asked if they would prepare what he wanted, there was no hesitation to comply. They accommodated him beautifully. A lovely evening to remember!
We are pretty spoiled when we go for Italian food as we live in Chicago; however, a fellow traveler recommended this place to us and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and we had a fun night with fellow diners around us. A great way to top off our vacation in Sarasota!
Sarasota has many great Italian restaurants, but Mediterraneo, should be at the top of your "go to spots". From the warm family greeting, even if your first visit, to the incredible food and service you feel like you could be in Florence or Rome. The homemade pasta and incredible sauces won't disappoint.
This is our favorite Italian restaurant!! Love the food and the service is very good. My wife's favorite dish is the Veal Marcella and she almost orders it every time we go. We always bring our family when they are in town and they love it!
I loved everything about this restaurant except the noise level! I could not hear my dinner companions at all . . .and I am not even 60 yet! I even think I heard bass music coming through the wall . . . something not sure what. I was kind of disappointed only because this restaurant came highly recommended . . . to dine outside. But the humidity is in full swing here in FLA and we opted out of dining Al Fresco. I wish the side seating had a bit more ambiance like vineyard grape walls enveloping the dining patio? I might have suffered the humidity if it looked more inviting. But I would still return . . . for the excellent meal and service! I would just make sure I sit in the front cozy section of this restaurant if it's too hot outside! Sure seemed quieter for sure.
We have been dining with you for quite some time. However this time the food was disappointing. Linguini with clams-too much butter , clams too small! Tropical salad- mounds of arugula, very little avocado and hearts of palm. Parmigiana sliced too thick, dry. Sent our dessert back. Profiteroles had almost no filling. Management handled it well, removed charge from bill. Water tastes funky. Purchased Pelligrino! The rest of our party loved their meals! Hope things improve because we really enjoy your restaurant!!! Oh yes, service great as usual!! Thank you!
Mediterraneo is always a must visit during our yearly vacation to Sarasota. We've been going for 12+ years. Always has good daily specials, vast menu to suit everyone and a nice wine list. This time around I felt a little rushed with our appetizers coming out before the bread and complimentary bruschetta. Our main course was delivered to our table about one minute after the appetizer plates were picked up. And same went with dessert and coffee. I just felt a little rushed. Also this time it was loud but that changes with the clientel each visit. Overall , a nice place to dine.
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