The food was excellent but the service so rushed. There was not s second to relax over our drinks. The salad came immediately as did the second course. I fret like they could not get us out fast enough.
The food and service are always excellent!!
This very loud, chaotic restaurant served up great Italian food. The server had a lot of people to attend to, but managed well. We enjoyed the lasagna with bechemel, penne with chicken, peas, and mushrooms, and chicken parm. Full bar and pricey wine list.
Ernesto (our waiter) was just outstanding. Made the evening great.
The food was good but the service was slow. Its a noisy place.
Busy bustling authentic Italian restaurant. Abundant portions of good southern Italian cooking. Noisy but fun atmosphere unless you go to the back room
The best Italian food in Sarasota. Steve and Amy are tremendous wait staff.
We arrived at the time of our reservation with a nice bottle of red wine from our cellar. The waiter greeted us and the left to retrieve two wine glasses. Had he mentioned the $35.00 corkage charge, I probably would have taken a closer look at the wine list. No mention of a corkage charge more than double the amount usually charged is not acceptable. I usually tip the waiter on the food AND corkage charge, not this time.
Loved everything! Will be back when back in Sarasota. Thank you!
Awesome! Everything out of the pizza oven especially great. Good wine choices.. overall one of our faves in Sarasota
Love this restaurant - Wish they had a bigger bar. That's the only negative. Food and service is fabulous
Amazing food. Attentive service and very nice. An incredible value for the price.
Amazing experience! We visit this place every time we go to Sarasota :)
Went with family and friends. Overall , nice selection and decent value . Good but not great
The food was very good. Everything came hot and served at the same time
We were there for a friend's 50th birthday dinner and the food and service was fantastic! We would definitely go again.
Wonderful experience. Food excellent as usual. Calamari appetizer was delicious. Enjoyed the meal and attentive service.
This is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota! We have been coming here since 1999! The food is always good and we love the service. Never a dissapoinment!
We had out if town guest and had theatre tickets and wanted to treat them to a special dinner-Mediterraneo was a GREAT choice!! It is aleays one of our favorites!
Just Fantastic. Great real Italian food, great service, friendly hosts. The Cotolleta was sensational as well as the pasta. In fact, it was so good we returned the following day.
I love Mediterraneo. The real star here are the Italian dishes - great pasta, pizza. But this visit I have the special - a rainbow trout. Prepared with capers, tomatoes, a sauteed spinach and cannelini beans, it was delicious. I'd come here a lot more often, but going to the same restaurant all the time is like breaking a commandment as far as my husband is concerned.
We had a delicious dinner here with another couple. It has a nice vibe and good menu selections. Mostly Italian. It was easy to talk to each other. I would definitely go again.
Enjoyed Great food as we always expect from Mediterraneo
On vacation in Sarasota and our second time dining there in a week. Wonderful food, service and authentic Italian. Will definitely return when we come back to Sarasota next March.
Nice setting, good food, great service, enjoyable ambiance. Had the special fettucine with lobster and rock shrimp, slightly spicy sauce, very tasty. Others had carbonara and thought sauce too thick -- I didn't. Appetizer of pancetta wrapped mozzarella was delicious.
Mediterraneo can always be counted upon for a great meal. It is consistently good from the wines offered, the bread, the salads and the entrees. On this particular night, we wanted a quiet meal. A great red wine, salad and pasta -- with great service. The restaurant was packed with patrons (it always is which tells you something) but the service was efficient and friendly. We were never rushed.
Mediteranneo is one of the gems in Sarasota.
We love Mediterraneo! The food is, without fail, extremely consistent and always delicious! The staff are welcoming and attentive. Highly recommend it!
Wonderful food as always. All 4 of us had different entrees & they were all excellent. One person required gluten free pasta & she said it was the best she has had. One of my favorite Sarasota restaurants.
We have been dining at Mediterraneo for 20 years and keep going back! Delicious meals, prompt service and friendly atmosphere.
A great dining experience! Nick was our server and we will definitely be coming back and requesting to serve us again.
Main problem for me is they serve potatoes on many of their entrees. If you want pasta instead, there is an $8 surcharge.
Although it is an excellent restaurant, I would limit my visiting to only once a year, maybe.
We had a wonderful experience at Mediterraneo from beginning to end. The appetizers were wonderful and the entrées where also wonderful. Our waiter was excellent, he was attentive and helpful and took very good care of us all night long. All in all a memorable experience abd will definitely come back many times.
This is a great restaurant! Great food and service, and definitely a place I will come back to in the future.
The entire experience was graceful, professional and delicious. Nice wine list, very good and attentive service, and some of the most on point, technique driven, fresh ingredient food we have experienced in Sarasota, or anywhere else.
Wonderful ambiance with welcoming owners and staff. Our Big Tuscan wine (a new experience for us recommended by our waiter) was fabulous and was perfect with our wood fire baked mozzarella appetizer he also led us to choose. My wife had lamb mushroom pasta and it was delicious. I often have seafood pasta and this did not disappoint! A fun relaxing evening with great food.
It was good, couldn’t hear the person across the table from me or the waiter but it was a night out!
Have been here several times. Made a reservation on Monday night party of 6 and was surprised that we were seated in the bar area. Not that we said anything about the seating but was not happy. Don’t think I will use open table again because would like to express where I would like to sit
Phenomenal pasta dishes! Great service. I have family in central Italy and I would have no hesitation in bringing them there.
Always a wonderful dining experience. Friendly attentive staff and delicious authentic Italian food. One of our top go-to places in Sarasota.
My husband and I went for dinner before a show at Van Wezel. We arrived at 5:45 and had our choice of tables, but it quickly filled up after that. The service was friendly and excellent. The
Wine selection was very good. The veal Marsala was the best we had ever had - delicious and so tender! The spinach salad with pear was big enough to share and very tasty. We have tasted tiramisu all over the world, and their’s tied with our favorite ever. We highly recommend.