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Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano, Sarasota, FL

Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano

4.8
4.8
2523 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 365-4122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    "Rossa" Room is available for private events. Contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Baroni: (941) 365-4122

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    N. Washington Blvd

  • Parking details

    Private garage parking behind restaurant

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

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What 2,523 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Notable Wine List

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night. Server and food top notch
  2. BK

    BoKat76

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner, Amy took excellent care of us. We. Really like the energetic vibe that Mediterraneo has, and the food is consistently delicious.
  3. C

    Chuck

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We simply love the delicious fresh food and service at Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano!! When we visit, we know most of the staff so it feels like coming home for dinner. The menu changes from time to time and so does the wine list that is a fantastic selection. We love Italian food and wine and Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano has it but most of all it is truly authentic! You should check out this restaurant if you are in town next time - you'll be glad you did!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food and service are consistently great!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter & service was great & food was wonderful per usual.
  6. BS

    BillS

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and ambience were outstanding. Food was just ok, depended on what you ordered. Lamb shank and branzino were excellent; pizza was good; calamari salad was so/so; lasagna was crusty/dry and tasteless (Hungry Man and Banquet TV dinners are both better). In essence, half our table was unhappy with their meals. That said, overall fun time, will go back and just be more selective on what we order.
  7. F

    Fantazticmac

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service & food. My friends don’t prefer sitting in the middle of a crowded dining room but we were already seated so we didn’t mention it. Also found the chairs to be uncomfortable. We would return because the food was delicious, and our service was superb. Really superb. We will request a table against the wall next time - booth seating there looks more comfortable (at least for two of us).
  8. ES

    ESK1

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT FOOD. OUTSTANDING FRIENDLY SERVICE. A WONDERFUL PLACE TO DINE.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress excellent! Food excellent! Restaurant very clean.
  10. V

    Victor

    Tampa

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent menu selections, food was excellent, service (Salvatore) was fantastic, very patient and attentive. Overall, great value.
  11. BB

    BeirneB

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding in all respects! Amy was a talented and professional server. Will return next trip to Sarasota….
  12. SP

    SybilP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was delicious and our waiter Peter was awesome! Will definitely be back!
  13. NG

    NancyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Salmon was over done and not sliced properly; veal was tough! Do they have a new chef? Not a good experience overall
  14. HR

    HerbR

    Naples

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant in Sarasota is Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano. Food is always fresh and service is excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a fantastic time. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The restaurant staff assisted me in the finest way to decorate a birthday dessert for my spouse. Highly suggested.
  16. HV

    HankV

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The fish preparation is always unique and well done.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, fresh delish food ! It is our favorite restaurant! Always consistent! Great outdoor seating
  18. J

    Johnsonw

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual dinner was spectacular and the service superb. Easily one of the finest spots to eat in Sarasota.
  19. DG

    DawnG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place thank you!!!
  20. VC

    VeronicaC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good service and good quality food. We would go back for sure.
  21. FF

    FrankF

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  22. F

    Fantastic

    Orlando

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal for a friend’s birthday dinner, everything was delicious. Consistent for over 25 years, that says a lot! Gnocchi special with Taleggio and Mushrooms delicious, Chitarra Spaghetti excellent, everyone had the Veal Chop Milanese or Parmigiana (big and delicious), and lovely Tiramisu for dessert. Room in front was bright but very noisy—maybe better to sit in the back if you want to talk without yelling. Service excellent as well!
  23. 2

    2wait

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    The food and atmosphere at the restaurant was very good, although the waiter and wait staff lacked courtesy and professionalism. With the fact that there are so many great Italian restaurants to choose from we’re unsure of going back because of the “experience” we had.
  24. CO

    ChadO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations by far. Food was to die for. Atmosphere was phenomenal. Staff were beyond friendly and helpful. Although this is a 2.5 hr drive for us (we were in the area for a staycation), we will definitely be back
  25. M

    Murph

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Food, Great Selection & Great Service !! JUST GO !!
  26. M

    Martinv

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not just a red sauce joint. All the entrees are unique.
  27. KW

    KevinW

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Nice place, highly recommend. Food was Excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious. Always consistent. Always fun.
  29. BB

    BobB

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still one of my favorites in Sarasota after 20 years. Consistent quality, service and food choices
  30. F

    Frequentdiner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Service & food excellent. No complaints. Will definitely be back.
  31. BS

    BerSher

    Naples

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate at Mediterraneo before our Florida Studios performance last evening. The food is consistently wonderful as is the service. We both had the lasagne and it was fantastic. They use a béchamel sauce and it’s great. It was a little loud and difficult to talk but we find this with most restaurants anymore.
  32. RO

    RobinO

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in Sarasota by far. The food was amazing, the service was superb and the atmosphere was welcoming and enjoyable. We were a little self conscious bringing my 17 month old nephew but the whole staff was so great with him and it made the evening that much better. Will be back every time I visit The Sarasota area now!!!
  33. D

    Diarch

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Heard really great things about this place but was so disappointed. The food was average at best nothing special about the food. Service was terrible waiter never even told us about the specials and barely came by the table. My girlfriend ordered a glass of Camus wine at $30 which is fine but you don’t serve that kind of wine cold and way too cold not good. I don’t think we will try this place again
  34. CA

    ConnieA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for the weekend and had to go back for a second time! Delicious!
  35. V

    Victor

    Tampa

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited on a Sunday evening prior to going to the theatre - 4 adults in our party. Overall excellent experience. Friendly greeting, excellent service, a wide array of menu selections and outstanding food. Restaurant has a nice vibe, is very clean and organized and a very attentive staff.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place because the staff and food are amazing!
  37. SE

    ShaneE

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have found the food and service to be excellent on every visit!
  38. HF

    HoustonFoodie

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and great wine. Sit in the bar for a lively experience.
  39. AD

    AndriD

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a much improved dining experience. Six of us were greeted with a smile and directed to our reserved table right away. We enjoyed the pleasant disposition of your waiter who was also attentive. Food was delicious as always. We look forward to next time.
  40. JH

    JimH

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spinach salad was excellent as well as the Arancini and chicken parm. Service was outstanding.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano using the Order Online button. Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 365-4122.

Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 2523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano

1970 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Washington Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private garage parking behind restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (941) 365-4122

  • Private party facilities

    "Rossa" Room is available for private events. Contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Baroni: (941) 365-4122

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