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 garage parking behind restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
"Rossa" Room is available for private events. Contact us for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Baroni: 9413654122x
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews
Our friends visiting from U.K. Wanted To ...
Our friends visiting from U.K. Wanted To eat good food, nice ambiance, elegant and not too noisy. My husband, myself and other friends had several good experiences at Méditerraneo. It was our choice, they loved it as much as we did.
The wait staff are very attentive, but n ...
The wait staff are very attentive, but not obtrusive. I ordered the Caprese salad, which was very good. They could add more basil on the salad. I know they would have provided it if I had asked for it. The Black Linguine with shrimp was excellent. Cooked aldente. The Reisling was perfect for the meal. Thanks.
Absolutely loved this restaurant. A frie ...
Absolutely loved this restaurant. A friend recommended it for our family to go to. We were absolutely blown away by the staff's attention to detail and outstanding service, not to mention the incredible food. Thanks for making our holiday get together so special!
We wondered why we haven't visited this ...
We wondered why we haven't visited this delicious restaurant before. Meditarraneo is simply wonderful. It is a relaxing atmosphere yet the waitstaff is right there to take care of you. We had their specials although the rest of their menu was great. They have a wood fired oven for pizza that we heard was excellent. We had a burrata special and it was delicious as well as the osso boco and my pasta with lobster and clams in a wine sauce. They also have one of our favorite desserts: profiteroles. We will just have to go back for more deliciousness.
I do not live in Sarasota, so I relied s ...
I do not live in Sarasota, so I relied strongly on the reviews of others to select this restaurant for a gathering of friends from around the country. One in our group was celebrating her birthday; at the end of the meal the staff treated her with a personalized tiramisu. Each in our party of 8 complimented the food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant and feel the price/value relationship is appropriate.
On a scale of 1 to 10 food was 6. Bread ...
On a scale of 1 to 10 food was 6. Bread was poor and little packets of butter terrible. Free before dinner tomato and olive oil on crusty toast was excellent.
Dessert was excellent. Veal scalloping earl was Medicare. Also glass of wine was small among fit the money.
A very warm and friendly restaurant, whe ...
A very warm and friendly restaurant, where you can get everything from pizza to top-rate Italian food. One section is more casual, the other with white tablecloths. Service in both is very good and efficient. On Main St, so it's in the heart of everything. I can see why it's easy to become a regular here.
Even with a last minute reservation, we ...
Even with a last minute reservation, we got a table at our requested time. We had a variety of dishes from pastas to beef, and everything, including the calamari appetizer were very good. Our server was excellent without being intrusive. We will return soon!
Overpriced, uninspired food. I don't see ...
Overpriced, uninspired food. I don't see any reason to eat here again. The Caesar salad was a few leaves of romaine, some commercial cubes of toasted bread, a very little dressing for $10. Ridiculous. The bread isn't very good either. I won't go back.
We have enjoyed Mediterraneo for several ...
We have enjoyed Mediterraneo for several years the food and service are always top notch. The noise level is high, but that's pretty much the same anywhere that is popular. We love sitting in the bar, where the action is.
Caprese w imported Italian salami, Caesa ...
Caprese w imported Italian salami, Caesar salad, lamb Ossobuco w risotto, Black Angus beef with Gorgonzola sauce, fine Chianti, and now Affogato , and Lemoncello. Doesn't get any better than this, like being in Florencia, Venezia or Roma. Comfortable contemporary decor, extensive wine list, we ordered our favorite Chianti reasonably priced . Service was exceptional , wait staff worked together. All food selections were beautifully plated. This was an exceptional dining experience . Definitely on our list of favorites.
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