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8131 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL
+1 941-907-1518
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Near Sarasota FL, Lakewood Ranch is a planned community, so may be listed...
Near Sarasota FL, Lakewood Ranch is a planned community, so may be listed in Sarasota though their "location" is listed as Lakewood Ranch. You did not list it under either one.
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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour visit

We stopped in to enjoy the happy hour and try the food again. We have been here before and did not have great food. Glad to report that things have changed! We enjoyed half priced drinks and an order of fried calamari. We asked for it to be crispy, I just don't care for soggy calamari. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Tim M
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to enjoy the happy hour and try the food again. We have been here before and did not have great food. Glad to report that things have changed! We enjoyed half priced drinks and an order of fried calamari. We asked for it to be crispy, I just don't care for soggy calamari. It was perfect! They... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

kid friendly (4 year old), great food, great drinks, great service, indoor and outdoor seating. only negative, a bit loud.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We met our friends who were visiting from New York. The weather was beautiful and sat outside...with the nice music. We ordered various appetizers to share, salads, pizza and pastas. Everyone was very complimentary about the food and very professional service. Our friends comments..some of the best Italian food outside New York. We dine often at the Restaurant as it... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were a party of four. It was a rainy night and not at all busy, so really there is no possible excuse for the poor quality food and service we experienced. Our food arrived cold and once we tasted it, we quickly realized it was not worth asking them to heat it up. Expensive and not tasty...hardly worth recommending.

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Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Sat outside for dinner in a perfect setting. The gnocchi appetizer was a bit unusual. The pizza with arugula was delicious! We ordered the large one for two people and took half home. Our waiter was excellent and helped to make it an overall good experience.

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St. John's, NL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Server Chris along with keyboards/singer Joe Thayer made this a perfect evening. Chris, our flexible, informed server advised our choices: our order of beet salad with kum quats (yes, different and delicious) and pizza with mushrooms, carmelized onions and special Italian cheese. Sitting outside on a fabricated, purposely designed street was fake as heck. But it worked!!!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We go pretty often and mostly sit outside, weather permitting. We love the food, there was a salmon dish that I loved with lettuce under it, but they've recently changed the menu and we are searching for a new favorite item. I love the margarita pizza. The bar is very busy Friday nights, but it's worth fighting the crowds.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

They just have great food here. We really prefer to eat outside on the curb and listen to the performer play Italian songs. This is our favorite restaurant to go to the first Friday of the month during 'Music on Main' to people watch and hang with friends.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Two times I went here for a simple take away dish. First time Spaghetti Pomodoro (tomato sauce). Yesterday for Lasagne Bolognese. We are talking here about very simple dishes charged at some $15 each. In both cases the dishes were cold, the taste absolute blend and portions are very small (to all standards). What can go wrong with Spaghetti Pomodoro?... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is average. The pizza is the best overall. Good bar area with excellent outdoor bar area. That's the best feature. Tim is an excellent bartender.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8131 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lakewood Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 941-907-1518

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Near Sarasota FL, Lakewood Ranch is a planned community, so may be listed in Sarasota though their "location" is listed as Lakewood Ranch. You did not list it under either one.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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