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Caragiulos Italian American

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69 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5610
+1 941-951-0866
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17:00 - 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

had such a great dinner, we went back the next day for lunch. best food we ate during our vacation that took us to 4 florida cities. the thin crust pizza was exactly how we love it - thin, crisp, and flavorful.

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Thank Bee E
North East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We usually head to this restaurant on arrival from the UK. Friendly service and great foodd. Keep up the good work

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Thank David M
Nauvoo, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a few years since we left Sarasota and we were excited to have our last night's dinner at Caragiulos. Started off bad and got worse. Our table was in a corner by the door. We had to sit on the same side as there was no space to pull out a chair on the other side since... More 

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Thank JSandTS
Cincinnati
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Caragiulos in several years, and I'm happy to say it has only gotten better! I had a delicious Merlot and the four cheese ravioli pomadori with wilted spinach. I might have to make this my regular entrée-it was that good! My salad was fresh, cold and crisp and the bread was warm and delicious. My friends... More 

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Thank 108Linda
Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen lines outside this restaurant for months and finally decided 3 months ago to check it out. What a great surprise. The food was delicious, nicely priced, beautifully displayed and great all around ambiance. We have been back several times since then for our work functions and family get togethers., This restaurant is a part of the backbone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

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Thank Robert Madden M
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?