Be sure to make reservations!
Be sure to make reservations! Place is always busy! Definitely worth it! Best Italian food in sarasota!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our experience very
Enjoyed our experience very much from food to the service will definitely be returning!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian gem
Don't miss this venue if you are in Sarasota. Elegant, delicious, fresh Italian food beautifully presented. Home-made pasta dishes are a must. Highly recommended.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love love love Mediterraneo.
We love love love Mediterraneo. It has been our go-to place for special occasions for years. The servers are always helpful and attentive, the food is always superior- even the specials are top shelf... excellent wine list... best tiramisu in town... lovely ambiance... you will not be disappointed.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an amazing meal here with
Had an amazing meal here with a large group of people...and everyone loved their food. The complimentary bruschetta is the best I've ever had! Definitely a must go for Italian food lovers. The only downfall is the restaurant gets very noisy!
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
All the entrees ordered (menu
All the entrees ordered (menu & daily specials) were superb. We shared a pizza for a starter course and it was excellent!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always good. The ingredients are always very fresh and the specials highlight that freshness.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food and great service!
Delicious food and great service! I would recommend this place to friends and family.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love everything about Mediterrane
I love everything about Mediterraneo except the noise level. It is impossible to have a conversation idf there are more than a few people at the table.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Noisy
Great food and service. Noisy atmosphere! I recommend it!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good dining experience.
Very good dining experience. Food was excellent and service was very good in spite of a large crowd. Only downside was the noise level. A little too loud for a nice dining spot.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good but extremely noisy.
Very good but extremely noisy. Went three times First time noisy for dinner but food was excellant had trout, partner had salmon. Second time lunch still noisy Food was good both times except for a side of marinara which was not so good Lady who ordered it was from Italy. I had rigatoni with sausage, excellat 2 people had gnocci so so they said 1 had liguini prima vera good. 3rd visit was Easter Sunday for dinner..quiet but was not busy at that time had black linguini with shrimp partner had pasta with ricotta both good. Tirami Su was very good as was panna cotta
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new favorite Italian restaurant...don't just walk RUN!!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
very busy night but our service
very busy night but our service adn food were very good !
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only negative we experienced
The only negative we experienced was that we had requested a table in the bar or by the wall and the maitre d had no such notation. He said that he didn't know that and that the table in the bar that was open had a reservation. He was very brusque.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best pizza on the west coast of FL
The Famous Italians in Sarasota never fail to deliver chic - borderline snobby - in a good way- entertainment and delicious pizza.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am a regular!
Veal Valdastano is excellent! So is most everything else!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great duck and osso bucco!
great duck and osso bucco! also, enjoyed complimentary buschetta, and carpazzio was perfect as appy
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second trip to
This was our second trip to Mediterraneo and it was even better than the first. Food was fantastic and the wait staff and owners are extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommend the Bucatini and the Profiteroles!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure to eat here,
Always a pleasure to eat here, the food is well prepared and the service is outstanding!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going here for years. Restaurants come and go all the time in SRQ and I have been to most. Grew up with classically trained chef as a father in a foodie town. I eat out seven days a week and know my way around a kitchen. So I know food and Cafe Med is on my short-short list. Should be on yours too.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was exactly what we were told it would be. A colleague of mine suggested we try this ristorante because of their food. Wow she was right! If you enjoy great authentic Italian cuisine then I recommend you try this place!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like this restaurant's atmosphere
I like this restaurant's atmosphere. The food is good and the pizza and most pasta dishes are reasonably priced.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for an anniversay dinner. Food and atmosphere was great.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always
Every time we come to Sarasota this restaurant is a 'must' on our list. Everything is consistantly fantastic. A few of our favs are the carbonara, black pasta with shrimp and the best entree on the menu is the frutti de mare. Best ive had anywhere!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Outside Italy
My family has been enjoying Mediterraneo since it first opened. The food is outstanding and is truly the BEST ITALIAN FOOD outside Italy. You can not go wrong with anything on the menu. Do not miss the Veal Chop Milanese and any of the Pizzas.
Wine list has some of the best Italian wines available in the US.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a good time
we are regulars and we always enjoy this restaurant. The service in the bar area where we like to sit was not very good the last two visits. wont keep us away but hope it improves. Bruno at the Pizza oven is the best in town!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is one of my favorites. The staff is always welcoming and helpful. The service caring. And, perhaps most importantly, the food is consistently good. Daily specials add some interest and provide the freshest ingredients. Just wish the location were a bit more accessible and scenic.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Restaurant in town
Best Italian Restaurant in town - and that is saying a lot since we have a number of good ones in Sarasota. Consistently good food and service. And the management does an excellent job of making you feel at home.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Italian Food
This restaurant is one of our favorites. Most of the pasta is made on the premises, the wine list has lots of choices from Italy, and the specials . . well, you better listen up, cause they can make it difficult to order off the menu!
Everyone gets a little taste of bruschetta to start and it is delicious. Chicken Parmigiana was my choice (from the menu) and it never disappoints. Pounded chicken breast, lightly breaded then magically made crispy, covered with sauce and cheese then baked to perfection.
My hubby ordered a pasta special with lots of seafood in it . . . he loved his meal. We had a bottle of a super Tuscan . . . . perfect meal.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
From Alberto our maitre d' to Amy our server to the food and wine, we had a lovely dinner and plan to be back this week. Highly recommend it; atmosphere is good and food was very tasty. Also, quite convenient for movie goers as theatre right across the street.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never fails to please...
For years Mediterraneo has been the place to see and be seen with fantastic food, a big city vibe and outstanding service. It never disappoints. Danielli, Alberco, Edwardo - all the boys make you feel welcome and well cared for. Off menu requests are skillfully prepared. You will not be disappointed.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great service.
Everything here was terrific. I had the gnocchi which was intoxicatingly good. My husband also enjoyed his meal very much. We will definitely return the next time we are in Sarasota.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mediterraneo has it all - it has the ambience, it has outstanding service and the food well, I've yet to have any better Italian cuisine while dining in Sarasota, FL. It is a delightful dining experience. I would recommend it to everyone - actually - I do recommend it to everyone!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good ol' reliable place to eat
I have been going to Mediterraeno since 1989 - love the food. It gets a bit pricier than before so I go only on special occasions now. Still love the place. I noticed that most people got all the different things, and they all look so good.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Authentic Italian
One of my favourites and consistently good. Had wonderful shrimp and white bean appertiser and the Osso Bucco Risotto was great.
Love the Bruschetta.
Always good but can be very noisey.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time at Mediterran
It was our first time at Mediterraneo and we will go back. The food was very good.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pasta dishes & wine list
Selected Mediterraneo for a friend's birthday celebration. The wine list is extensive. We shared the Caprese salad as an appetizer, and it was delicious. The black linguine with shrimp in a spcy tomato sauce was so flavorful. As a surprise the staff brought a Tirimisu dessert as a birthday surprise for us to share. Love this restaurant, and it is my favorite in Sarasota.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Sarasota's Best
This was my third visit to Mediterraneo and I can say the food and service have all been excellent. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that it reminds me of many of the Northern Italian restaurants I would frequent on Long Island, New York. The food is expertly prepared and the service is more professional than any other restaurant I have frequented in Sarasota. Many Sarasota eateries rush from course to course and actually do not seat anyone after 8:00 PM! This may be due to the fact that most diners are over the age of 90 and have to either finish the meal before their time runs out or just have to be in bed by 9. Mediterraneo is open late and always a fine choice.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good dinner!
We have had a very nice dinner every time we dine here. It is a favorite spot for us and our friends.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
We have eaten here several times. The food is always terrific. The service and ambience are not always the best. Tonight we were early eating on Sunday. Our reservation was 5:45pm. We ordered an appetizer. The waiter came back and said it would be at least 20 minutes due the stone fire grill not being hot enough to cook the appetizer. We have had this appetizer before and is one of the reasons we eat here. It is cheese wrapped in procuttio and is just the best. Anyway, we waited on the grill to get hot. The waiter did an excellent recovery because he was able to get us bruschetta while we waited. The food here is always great. The appetizer did arrive and was very good. I had steak with gorgonzola which was delicious.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband decided to go with a special, the parpadelle pasta with a braised short rib ragu and we was NOT disappointed one bit. Huge portion and very tasty.
I decided to hang with my favorite, Chicken Parmasean. This, too, is a huge portion as they beat a whole boneless chicken breast totally flat before breading & frying it.
For my wine I had the super tuscan . . .. awesome.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this one!
As an Italian-American, I was so impressed with the quality of food, level of service and welcoming feel of this restaurant. Had the shrimp, chorizo, white beans for an appetizer. It was so fantastic, I ordered another to take home for lunch the next day. The linguine with seafood was outstanding, as well. Hubby had the caprese salad and the special of the day-branzino. Another hit! The restaurant is closed for a few weeks for a renovation (though, it didn't look like it really needed it). Can't wait for the reopening day. We will definitely be there. Our waiter, Angelo was a delight. You won't be disappointed with this one!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Decor Misses
This restaurant just reopened after a total redecoration that, in our opinion, missed the mark - the more modern decor lacks the warmth of the more traditional in our estimation. However, service remains outstanding. - we were treated to the best server in recent memory - cordial, helpful, efficient without being intrusive. As for the food, my Pomodori salad was the star of the evening - beautiful, more than ample, and delicious. I could have stopped there and been very happy. My linguini al frutti de mare was just OK - the shellfish very good, but the calamari a little tough, the fish bland and mushy, and the sauce nondescript. My dining companions raved about both the mussels and the lamb shank.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely go here...yummy!!
The food was really good, presentation was very good, service was very good, dessert was yummy, ambience was nice. I asked if they could make chicken marsala instead of veal that was on menu & I was accommodated no problem. It was very good. My husband got mushroom & sausage pasta special & it was delicious. My daughter got chicken & eggplant dish & also very good. The tiramisu was amazing, loved the presentation on that as well. I would highly recommend. My fave places that I ate at this week were Mediterraneo & Michael's. I like the finer things in life especially when it comes to food & Mediterraneo was definitely a good find for me.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Sarasota
Mediterraneo continues to surpass even our hight expectations. Stay away from the bread because the portions are truly gigantic. One of our favorite Sarasota restaurants!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM