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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to sit at the bar for happy hour. The appetizers are varied and the small filet is delicious.

Thank Haymarket117
Longboat Key, Florida
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the best margherita pizza in town. There isn't too much cheese just a perfect amount of basil, tomato, and cheese. They offer a great pizza and salad deal for lunch for folks who work in the area and are looking for a fast lunch. Remember not to eat all the bread they serve as it will fill you... More 

Thank Amy A
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a party of 7 for dinner. We ordered several different dishes and were all disappointed . 3 of us had Chicken Parm . It had no flavor and had little sauce or cheese. Two had Eggplant Parm and it was just as boring. The service was ok. I won't be going back.

Thank Robert Madden M
Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caragiulos is a Sarasota staple. I remember eating there when I first lived in Sarasota in the 1990s. Over the past few years the restaurant felt like a step up from Italian chain restaurants. But for my last visit after some time away, the experience was totally different. The environment is the same, which is a part of Caragiulos' charm... More 

Thank RyanSRQ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on New Years Eve on the recommendation of the couple we dined with..I started with the wedding soup which was pretty tasty and then had the chicken parm. The chicken was good, but the sauce over the spaghetti was less than average....My wife started with the risotto special which she said she enjoyed...I tasted it and it was... More 

Thank Marc A
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great time! it started with an appetizer of mussels, Delicious! Then I ordered the Clams with Linguini (Spaghetti) very nice, balanced flavor. I gave up bread, but the table bread looks good with a little EVO and Balsamic. I wish i could have eaten the whole basket. The staff was friendly and engaging. I always wanted to go,... More 

Thank CaptainCrunch941
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food!! Sat at the bar and ordered the meatball appetizer - homemade and very good sauce. Some of the best meatballs at a restaurant I have had. Ordered margherita pizza and barese pizza- both were excellent. Service was good, nice atmosphere. Will definitely return!

Thank AndreaK99
Elmhurst, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating here off and on for over 8 years and the food has been delicious every time! Caragiulos is a family run restaurant and is absolutely the best - including friendliness, service and food! It's located in downtown Sarasota on a quiet side street and has a nice outdoor eating area as well. We would highly recommend... More 

Thank Lou S
Osterville, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent choice for a casual dinner. Flavorful polenta, chicken marsala, antipasti boards and beet salad. Reasonable prices. It's been here forever but has kept up with food styles, not resting on past laurels. Attentive service, excellent value. A good repeat option.

Thank Oville
Gainesville, Florida
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A very nice surprise. Amazing and fresh pastries. I would certainly return to the spot again and again!

Thank Jenna V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-0866
At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend... Comfortable... & Memorable.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?