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cafe zuppina

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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Turkish Home Cooking without having to do the cooking!

Cafe Zuppina is Gourmet Home cooking at it's finest. I enjoyed a Friday evening meal with three ladies. We were there early(5:45pm) and the place filled up FAST. This is a very tiny place, it may seat 20 at most. I liked that, we had the attention of the owners at all times without them being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Connie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Cafe Zuppina is Gourmet Home cooking at it's finest. I enjoyed a Friday evening meal with three ladies. We were there early(5:45pm) and the place filled up FAST. This is a very tiny place, it may seat 20 at most. I liked that, we had the attention of the owners at all times without them being smothering, We were never... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant in Lakeland. Everything is delicious and freshly prepared. My favorite is the vegetable plate, which has an amazing and colorful array of things. The Brussels sprouts are the best I've ever had. For dessert, you must try the baklava--melts in your mouth. The restaurant is tiny and sometimes hard to find a seat at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Berna and Erkan treat you right when they welcome you to their restaurant. All of the food is fresh, organic and from scratch- it doesn't get any better than this. If you are looking for a high-quality, unique dining experience, Cafe Zuppina is a must!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friend and I started with the eggplant rolls . They were crispy and spiced perfectly . But ,when I dipped the rolls into the organic tomato sauce provided ,that's when the oohs and ahs began ! I inquired about the sauce. It is made by the owner and available for sale ! Great Start ! I had the Salmon... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The food is delicious and different, great Turkish. However, the food is ridiculously overpriced! We bought the veggie platter which is quite big but just vegetables. It costs $17. We ended up having nearly a $50 lunch! The food is good but prepare your wallets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ordered the Chicken Gyro...was marinated and the Chicken had a fantastic flavor...served on Pita with Tomato and Lettuce and a tiny tiny bit of Potato Salad on the side . Service was not so bright...not very friendly. Turkish Coffee very high priced for $ 4. Never again! Food is good here. .but all else lacking.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Zuppina is an incrediblely quaint Greek restaurant. The food is delicious and the owners are quite friendly. Definitely worth visiting!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excellent quality food and service, Lakeland FL is fortunate to have a restaurant like this. The Hummus plate is awesome.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Excellent & friendly. Don't be in a hurry though. Be sure to try the Brussels Sprouts and other vegetables!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We eat here often since its only a few blocks from our house. We always sit in the back on the patio. You wouldn't know it's there, so make sure you ask to sit there if you like being outside.

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Additional Information about cafe zuppina

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

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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: European, 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?