Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano
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.
We look forward to visiting Mediterraneo every time we are headed to Sarasota. Fantastic food, great service and reasonably priced. The Linguine Nere (black linguine with shrimp) is one of my favorite dishes I've had anywhere in the country. Highly recommend.
This is the best Italian restaurant in the Sarasota area. The food is authentic and the ambience is very enjoyable for downtown Sarasota. we’ve been coming here for years!
Great food, social distancing fabulous and always friendly staff!
We started with the mozzarella wrapped in speck with radicchio, piping hot from the wood fired oven- delicious! I had the bucatini with the lamb and mushroom ragu which was fabulous.
I felt like I was eating I Italy. The food was amazing from start to finish. Will be my go to when craving Italian food.
Wonderful dinner, good service, very nice outdoor patio. You are seated close to Main Street so sometimes street noise can be loud but it’s not continuous. Super nice evening for my birthday.
This restaurant serves some of the best Italian food I have ever had. The Service is very good and, in my estimation, it's a must when I'm in Sarasota.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. No complaints.
Newer waiter - great personality - forgot a couple of specials but he bounced back! Attentive, food was great.
Matt was an amazing server! The food is always on point, and I have never had a bad meal here!
Food was amazing and service by Amy was the best! Amy greeted us in a happy and respectful way making us feel at ease from the moment we sat at the table. Food was the best we have had since we came to Sarasota from NY. Will definitely go back.
Our waitress was top notched... could recite the lengthy and detailed specials menu without looking at her notes. She was busy but always came back to the table to be sure we were happy. The food was outstanding, there were large portions, and the wine list was extensive. We will definitely visit again!
Superb in every way; one of the best in Sarasota to be sure.
We celebrated my husband’s 50th. Delicious food, wine, champagne. Service was excellent. My hubby was made to feel like a celebrity! An excellent experience!
Another good meal outside in the street area in front
Adam is a terrific server! Stellar meatballs in a truly tasty marinara sauce, tender octopus. The kitchen knows what they are doing.
Mediterraneo is always one of the best options for dining in Sarasota. They have gourmet food, selection of fine wines. The staff is very courteous. I recommend Mediterraneo for a nice dining experience to all my friends!
The osso buco was amazing. The ravioli specials are always great.
Excellent meal and service
Amazing, as always. The best Italian in Sarasota!!
We sat outside on a beautiful night. Wait staff was fabulous, as was the food .... appetizers to dessert. Huge portions! We had pizza as an appetizer - 4 people/1 pizza so good (apparently that’s not uncommon there), salads (2 people per caeser) - love that they only use the hearts of the romaine. We each ordered our own meal (should have shared main courses too because we filled up on the delicious bread and prior courses). Lasagna, Seafood linguini, black pasta, and chicken in a white sauce (none of these are the real names - just descriptions of our order) all so fresh and full of flavor. Even leftovers reheated the next day were great!
We had a great time dining outside with friends. Went to Mediterraneo because our go to Italian restaurant couldn't accommodate our reservations. All thoroughly enjoyed their meals and will definitely return!!!
Our waiter was very attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was very good; especially the breads and dipping sauce/spread.
Always great food and service.
Staff could not possibly be more accommodating.
I have eaten all over the world and this was truly one of the finest experiences I have ever had. From the moment you walk in until you leave, it is a memorable time. The food was authentic and fabulous, but even better was the service. The attention to detail was like no other I've had below. Special shutout to Daniel and the gentleman overseeing the dining room it self. Well done and I can't wait to get back! Thank you
This is a gem of a restaurant. Very good food, priced reasonably and personable staff
Nice Italian restaurant
The restaurant is one of the best in Sarasota and our favorite
Visiting Sarasota and had walked by this place during the day, checked out the menu and also saw they offered spaced out tables in the street. We’ll only dine outdoors during Covid. Had an excellent meal: grilled octopus very tender with an unusual emulsified pea accompaniment, delicious veal Marsala and a special grilled veal chop. Adam was a competent and enjoyable server who wisely convinced us to order the chocolate dessert.
The food and service were excellent! We'll be back again!
Excellent food and service as always. Love the restaurant
Outside area on sidewalk. Ok but not attractive. Wait staff was attentive. Although peeved when a dish came out that did not meet expectations and was sent back. Pizza for high scores, Lamb shank on risotto perfection. Lasagna overcooked. Mushy. Carpaccio tasteless. Would give it another go and order different dishes.
Meditiraneo is my favorite restaurant in Sarasota. Always good food, selected wines, and the waiters are very polite and friendly. I do not wonder why this place is always full. This is because everybody appreciates it and loves it.
Mediterraneo never ceases in excellent meals and service. Had been my favorite restaurant for almost 20 years
I think there is either new ownership in last few years or different chief as food quality is not at same level. Wait staff is always good and goes out of way to provide service.
I had pasta and their homemade meat balls. Spaghetti looks like it was reheated and sauce was limited and not the way it has been served before.. Meatballs tasted like they were taken out of freezer and reheated in micro with sort of a spongy texture. Eatable but not near the quality you would expect from a highly rated restaurant.
My wife had Spaghetti Carbonara which was prepared nicely and pasta was cooked perfectly. However pancetta was 90% fat with little or no meat. Again a previously great dish that was no where like it used to be.
Great food and service as always
Excellent as always! Food, service, is the best in town. Love it that all the servers remember you.
Outstanding meal , great service. Have been dining there for many years
We hesitate to dine out now, but Mediterraneo did a good job with social distancing and all servers were wearing masks. Service was great (love Amy!) and the food very tasty.
Eating here is always a great value with quality ingredients and solid preparation. The service is a real plus!
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 1513 OpenTable diners.
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.mediterraneorest.com/store/gift-cards/..
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.