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4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
863-644-5144
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional

Four of us went for dinner last night. I had the stuffed peppers special, two had shishkab and the fourth had the lentil soup and a salad. All were perfectly done and the portions large. The prices were quite reasonable. This is a small, very clean restaurant. The service was excellent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
barbanddick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Four of us went for dinner last night. I had the stuffed peppers special, two had shishkab and the fourth had the lentil soup and a salad. All were perfectly done and the portions large. The prices were quite reasonable. This is a small, very clean restaurant. The service was excellent and the owner was charming and helpful. A definite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The veggie platter was like taking a trip around the world. Berna is such a talented chef. I wanted to pack her up and kidnap her for fans in Atlanta GA. And it's all organic. What a bonus. Wish I was staying in Lakeland longer because this would become my favorite place. Delicious. Innovative. Healthy. Truly beyond fantastic!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

OMG. This place is incredible. All organic, locally produced and freshly made to order. You won't believe your taste buds. Lakeland, FL you have a jewel in your midst. Some of the best Mediterranean food I've ever had. Try the grilled platter or veggie plate and don't forget your mouth's passport!!! I will definitely come back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The meal we had last nigh was over the moon! The food was delicious the owner was fabulous! The dinning experience was unforgettable! We will be returning soon!

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New Hudson, Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cafe Zuppina is beyond description. What an absolutely wonderful dining experience. We were served by Benna the owner. What a wonderful lady. Outstanding meal and delightful conversation. We tried just about everything. Appetizers were exquisite. We had 4. The lamb chops were sooo tender and the sides were the best we have ever had. Then we even had dessert. Could... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had heard about Cafe' Zuppina from others who raved about the quality of this establishment. Our experience was equal to all the wonderful comments shared by friends and others. We highly recommend this authentic Turkish restaurant, you will surely make it a regular stop. Best place in Lakeland!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On a recent trip to Florida we found Café Zuppina in Lakeland with the help of Trip Advisor reviews. Our experience was an absolute highlight of our whole trip because from our initial call to the restaurant through paying our bill we felt like we were valued by Berna and Erkan Nar. This was a Wednesday night and the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were delighted we chose to eat at this warm, friendly and authentic Turkish restaurant on our vacation. We came in with three hungry children, all unsure that they would enjoy a meal they weren't familiar with. We are vegetarians, and though the menu only listed two non-meat entrees, the owner/ waitress generously arranged various appetizers to suit everyone. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the food in this restaurant is always superb. The baklava is the best I have ever eaten. A Restaurant you must visit in Lakeland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Everything was absolutely mouthwateringly delicious. We had the meat and veggie platter and loved everything and then some! Superb service!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-644-5144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?