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About Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano
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.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
N. Washington Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private garage parking behind restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
"Rossa" Room is available for private events. Contact us for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Baroni: (941) 365-4122
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room
Mediterraneo Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews
We usually have very good food, but this time the food was just okay. It was a Saturday night so the restaurant was very busy, crowded and loud. (During the week and at lunch it is not as hectic). The Caesar salad needed more dressing and no one was around to provide fresh pepper. The pasta in the evening pasta special with mussels and prawns was way beyond al dente. We were a group of seven, and half of the group liked their meals. This restaurant is very convenient to the cinema and they offer pizza for a casual meal.
The management of this restaurant is beyond amazing !!! We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened and NEVER had a bad experience. The owners are hands on and care about CUSTOMER SERVICE . We frequent this restaurant at least several times a month . Congratulations to an amazing team ! The food is consistently excellent . Best Italiano restaurant in Sarasota and comparable with the best in NYC .
One of our favourite places but hard to enjoy during the tourist season as they are overcrowded, slow, ok service and food quality declines. If visiting in the winter go relaxed and make the best of it. The rest of the year it’s great.
Go off hours to enjoy food.
Enjoyed the food and ambiance. It was a bit noisy and crowded but we would go back with a smaller party. It was difficult to hear everyone across a large table and I felt like we were squished into a corner since there were so many of us. It's a fairly small restaurant so I'd plan to go back with no more than one other couple . Definitely want to go back for a more intimate evening.
First, this restaurant is open Sunday and Monday. It is nice to have an attractive place with delicious food available when quite a few places are closed. The wait staff is well trained—they know about the food and how to serve it. It appears that this place has quite a following as the owner seems to know many of the diners.
I have eaten at Mediterraneo many times before but my last visit was not enjoyable at all. First of all, the noise level was abominable. It was difficult to hear the person seated beside you. I became aware that some diners seemed to have special privileges. For instance, the table next to mine was served melon and prosciutto which was not offered on the menu or as a special.
Our water and wine glasses were never refilled. As I was refilling them I accidentally hit my wine glass and wine spilled into my entre and onto my lap. Thank goodness I had my napkin on my lap. My entre was flooded with wine and there was no response by staff and we were completing ignored. When we asked one of the staff for a clean wine glass he answered that we needed our waiter who was no where in sight. My entre was non edible.
The table next to mine certainly got a lot of attention.
Wonderful experience from the time we walked in. The atmosphere, food, and wine were all very good. We only had one problem and that was as soon as our waiter got a table of 10, he forgot we were there. I understand the tip for 10 is going to be bigger than for 4, but you never know. Anyway, great resturant and we will be back again!!
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