Restaurant was crowded and our server was tending to too many tables. The service was slow. We were a party of 8 seated at too small of a table which was uncomfortable. 7 of 8 of us thought the food was excellent.
Wonderful cuisine and excellent service, highly recommended.
Waiter was attentive until we were ready to leave; then, we couldn’t find him.
Our waiter was wonderful but very overwhelmed. They need more wait staff, especially on a Saturday night. The food was excellent as always but we had to keep asking for cutlery.
Ordered pasta w just butter for child, cane w white sauce. Ordered pizza and came out wrong. Usually right on and consistent
Excellent service and good. Delicious Deserts. I am going to recommend the restaurant.
The food, service and overall experience was just okay. I guess I had hoped for a little more only because it was recommended to me from a native Floridian. I wouldn’t go back because there’s just too many others choices in downtown.
Great food and service. Our new favorite for Italian dining
We had 6:30 reservation and was seated quickly. We did not get drinks until almost 7, although the order was taken. It took over 40 minutes to get the food. And although the food was good, the wait was not worth it. When I complained to an owner, he was very apologetic, but then his partner began to tell me I was wrong to complain. Worst service I have ever had and was told off!!!!
Six of us came to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The table by the window was wonderful. Service was great and food was amazing. Will definitely come back again.
Food and service were excellent. It was a bit noisy but on Valentine's day that's to be expected.
Never disappoints. Starting from a warm welcome at the front door, everything is a notch above. Super food and service, with a relaxed flair. My favorite place to go in Sarasota.
I was thrilled to see that Mediterraneano is still as wonderful, food wise and service wise, as I remember it from a few years back.
We had a fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner and they took special care to make sure we made the curtain at the Asolo yet we didn’t feel rushed. The staff is very well trained and friendly. A lovely restaurant!
Perfectasusual and ALESSANDRO IS SO KIND
We will come back very soon
We went with our friend from Stresa Italy who has lived there since birth. She knows Alessandro, one of the owners and the host since he was an infant, and Alessandro's Mom for all her life. Alessandro sat and spoke with our friend in Italian whenever he had a minute. But that is his way in this excellent ristorante. He and his staff are friendly and very helpful. We remembered Alessandro from three years ago when we were in Stresa as he pushed his double tram (twin boys) through the middle of the square on his way to visit his Mom. The ambiance and Alessandro and his partners make this real Italy in Sarasota, and the food was truly authentic Italian food. We intend to be back again and again.
We visited the restaurant twice in a week, once on a Tuesday evening and then again on a Saturday evening.
Both times, the food was very good. Among the dishes we had during the two visits were linguine with seafood, capellini with clams, penne with chicken and mushrooms and peas, flattened cornish game hen. The wine list was also pleasant and not unreasonable; the Gavi di Gavi was excellent.
On Tuesday (under a different person's reservation), the restaurant was quiet, the service was excellent, we were able to linger over our meal. Because we enjoyed it so much, we came back with other friends on Saturday. It was crowded and noisy, and the service was spotty - we had to ask where our wine was and later, after appetizers, how much longer our dinner could possibly be taking.
All in all, I would recommend it and would return to it, but not on a weekend night.