Some excellent dishes--eggplant stack,lemon caper sauce on salmon--and some mediocre offerings. Veal marsala was so so and black linguine with shrimp had hardly any shrimp.
Great menu choices and good service. Food is well prepared. Always unique and tasty specials
Great menu. Many items to choose.
Service was fantastic.
Great food and service. A tad noisy but is very busy because it is do good
We absolutely LOVE Mediterraneo!! The food is delicious and beautifully presented. And most importantly, it is consistently this way.
It is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota.
The food was excellent. I had a Veal Marsala. The sauce was the best I’d ever tasted. The service was superb. It was a bit noisy. Noticed a back room which we would ask for next time. It seemed quieter there and since it was Friday, the bar was busy. It would have been nicer to be away from the bar area.
Normally, this place has great food and average service. Tonight, the host, normally ambivalent, did not disappoint. Our table was in an open walkway, we were rushed through our meal and my friend's wife got sick that night.
Food was delicious I had veal scalapini which was wonderful. The presentation was lovely on our meals. The noise level was not great very noisy
Great ambiance. Wonderful menu. Attentive service.
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and the owner could not have been more pleasant. It was a fun night with old friends, and the food was great.
Mediterraneo is excellent--one of Sarasota's finest restaurants. We split the Carpaccio appetizer which was terrific. For her entree, my wife had the Bucatini--it was outstanding. I gambled and had the sautéed Calamari for my entree. It was good but there are so many other, likely better, items on the menu I'll probably never get it again. But we'll definitely come back to Mediterraneo.
Service was friendly and very efficient. We all loved our meals and dessert. Authentic Italian food. I had stone fired pizza and others had pasta with fresh mozzarella and sea someday perfectly. Caprese Salata was fresh. Dessert was a light mousse with hazelnut, which was not too sweet, but definitely satisfied my sweet tooth.
The restaurant had a great atmosphere with good servers. Host was very Italian. Good was great. Only negative is that it's pretty noisy inside.
Waiter seemed very impersonal
Just took our order and gave us our check
Only downside to our evening at this restaurant
Fantastic authentic Italian food from start to finish! Can’t wait to return!
Great, authentic Italian food served by gracious people at an excellent value point. My favorite restaurant in Sarasota.
Outstanding food and service. Outside dining is much quieter than inside...both are nice in different ways so it just depends on what type of experience you are looking for.
Excellent meal. Requested substitutions for pasta choices readily accommodated. Wonderful wine. Attentive wait staff. Speedy delivery of meals. Greeted by friendly host upon arrival and thanked by same friendly host as we were leaving. Would definitely return.
They put us at a round table as requested and the table was available on early arrival. The one down side is that the dining room is very noisy. The food was excellent including the Med fish special and the Gorgonzola steak. This is our third time at the restaurant and we will return.
Absolutely fabulous authentic Italian food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious desserts! We eat here with the family everytime we are in town training with the kids at IMG. Fantastico!
Everything and everybody was just perfect!
We love the food, the service, the location, the ambiance - - everything about La Mediterraneo!
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.