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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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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
Fantastic food!

The food was fantastic and unbelievable! The food was homemade and had a delectable taste. The carrot salad , roasted brussels sprouts, lamb meatballs, and grape leaves were delicious! The zucchini pate was excellent! Would dine here every time in Lakeland!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Rosie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic and unbelievable! The food was homemade and had a delectable taste. The carrot salad , roasted brussels sprouts, lamb meatballs, and grape leaves were delicious! The zucchini pate was excellent! Would dine here every time in Lakeland!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You cannot go wrong here. The food is well prepared and you are welcomed from the first moment you walk in. The food is well blended and the portions are more than adequate. We had the soup as a starter and would have had more if the dinner menu were not so enticing. We go to SUN n FUN every... More 

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Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Traveling with a vegetarian makes for some challenges so I turned finding restaurants over to him. He read some reviews and read the menu online for this Turkish restaurant. There were three of us and we decided to give it a try and try we did by ordering appetizers, soups, main courses, desserts, and Turkish coffee. Our taste buds were... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cafe Zuppina is a small family owned restaurant on South Florida Avenue that features extremely tasty Turkish food. The owners are so friendly and hospitable. Everything is prepared fresh, is of high quality and much of the food served here is organic as well. You can also purchase some of the herbs, spices, coffee, teas and so forth from a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 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

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 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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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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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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