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.
Everything was great it always is we eat there frequently very consistent
There is simply no words that can describe the excellence of this restaurant. It’s my perfect place for dining.
Excellent food, competent service, a bit close and crowded, good value
Joyful experience with creative menu. Specials were particularly enticing.
Came from Naples FL for Sarasota Opera. Whenever we do that we eat at great place. Excellent Italian cuisine. Reasonable prices
One of m more memorable dining experiences in the Tampa. The atmosphere was wonderful, the service prompt and the food outstanding!
We had a party of 8 and the service was excellent from cocktails thru dinner. Very attentive but not in your face. One of our go to restaurants in downtown Sarasota.
Although the food was good, the noise level is unbearable. You can not talk to a person across the table without screaming.
Unbearably loud crowded and lowbrow
The food was excellent as always. We had three of the specials at our table and they were all tasty and nicely prepared. ( fish, veal ravioli and seafood, including lobster over linguini). A bit noisy but still an excellent choice! Linda
We had booked 2weeks in advance and requested to be seated in bar area. We even phoned a week before to verbally request to be seated in the bar area and it was confirmed.
When we arrived at our designated time we were told that our request would not be honored and that if we wanted to dine in this establishment we would have to sit in the dining room.
We reluctantly took the dining room. That being said, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Probably will not return.
We celebrated with our family that we haven't seen in a while. Outstanding memory!
Great food. Great service.
The food was very good, as always, but I have to say the wines by the glass are swill. Plus its one tingy pour! It forces you to buy a bottle even if you don't want to have more than a glass. They can do so much better here. Service this visit was spotty. Ordered and boom appetizers came never delivered any bruschetta or brad until we asked and there was an ooppss. Fish was a little overcooked but pasta, pizza, calamari and grilled octopus were good. Veggies cooked without being mushy. It was mobbed....
Simply fabulous, Osso bucco delish w/ bone marrow, sautéed calamari, service impeccable
The very best Italian food in Sarasota and Steve and Amy are the very best wait staff. Great evening!! Ed
Having made reservations on Open Table, we were seated immediately in the back room of the restaurant. It was comfortable and quiet. The service and food were both outstanding. We had the mozzarella and speck appetizer, which was crisp and hot and super tasty. With four pieces, it was a generous dish to share. I had gone hoping for risotto, which I didn’t see on the menu. My lucky day, risotto was one of the specials! It was served with corn and tomatoes and peas and was a dish I would order again in a heartbeat. The others in our party had pasta with a red sauce featuring braised lamb, and a salmon dish. Everyone was more than happy with their meal. This was my first time and Mediterraneo and I look forward to returning.
Dinner at Mediterraneo is always great. We took visitors before the theater Thursday and they raved about their meals.
Great food and service. Drinks were terrific as well.
The pasta dishes were very good but the pizza and calzone were bland. Service was ok but I had to ask a number of times for hot pepper flakes and a refill on my drink.
First time there and we weren't disappointed. Everyone was very happy with the food they ordered. Our reservation was for 8 and we were promptly seated. Service was very good, attentive but not overbearing. We stayed quite a while and were nearly the last to leave but staff was patient, never rushing us. All staff we encountered were very friendly including holding the doors open on our way out. Great food, great service, couldn't ask for more. Eccellente!
Delicious food and great service. We will definitely be back!
Consistently good food. The octopus and linguine frutti di mare are always on point.
A Great Restaurant with professional waiters and amazing food
Horrible! We had reservations for 4 people for 7:30pm; arrived at 7pm and there was a line out the door. No one could find the maitre d’. And when we finally located him he had no idea of what time we would be seated. We left and will not be going back. Very bad business practice to overbook. Found other place
Favorite Sarasota dinner, everyone is always very accommodating
The restaurant has a good urban vibe for being so close to the beach. Food is really good, I heard the pizza is amazing so I will definitely come back and give it a try.
Great food, outstanding service.
Best Italian food and service in Sarasota.
Loved it. Will be back soon
Great food thanks
Several recent times I have had delicious pasta dishes, but they never had enough sauce on them. This past time, the Caesar Salad was also on the dry side.
Third time here in the last 6 months. This place just keeps on getting better and better with every visit. I highly recommend everyone giving Mediterraneo a go. You wont be disappointed!
Great Place since many, many years. We were here first time in 1994! We still love it!
One of my favorite restaurants in all of Sarasota. The food is over the top and the service is second to none. Always look forward to a great meal!
Consistently good restaurant.
Nice menu, no nonsense classic Italian fare and an interesting wine list with well priced choices.
We have visited Mediterraneo for the last 15 years and we have never been disappointed.
The noise was horrible. We cannot think of visiting again. It made the thought of conversation impossible. We can't even remember if the food was acceptable. We were so unhappy.
The ambiance was terrific. We had a cocktail at the bar before being seated. From the patrons to the staff, all was terrific. The food was amazing as was the wait staff. Friendly, attentive, very professional. Our second time here. The cuisine, service and friendliness very consistent. Outstanding dining experience. We’ll be back!!!
This restaurant has been a staple in downtown Sarasota for some years. The food is of high quality and staff are professional. The food is delivered efficiently and fairly rapidly, maybe a tad too quick for a relaxed dinner. But it is high season....
This restaurant is consistently fantastic! We have been eating there for 10+ years and have never had a bad meal or bad service!