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cafe zuppina

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European, Turkish
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

I went there to try it because of all the reviews here on Tripadvisor. It is a very small place seats 24 and I absolutely loved it I got the eggplant rolls that were delicious. I also tried chicken kebab very nice very nice place atmosphere is nice and warm everybody's friendly. I highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went there to try it because of all the reviews here on Tripadvisor. It is a very small place seats 24 and I absolutely loved it I got the eggplant rolls that were delicious. I also tried chicken kebab very nice very nice place atmosphere is nice and warm everybody's friendly. I highly recommend it also

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to try authentic Turkish food. And I was told thats it's also organic. I had lamb chops, and believe me it was finger licking good!

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I travel to Lakeland once a year and of course found Cafe Zuppina because of Trip Advisor. Cafe Zuppina was everything I expected; Small but quaint, excellent food with friendly & helpful service. This was my first visit to a "Turkish Restaurant" I relied on the owner to explain the menu as I ask questions about pictures I'd seen posted.... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have been wanting to try this place every since reading all the great reviews on here and finally made it there tonight. Let me tell you it definitely lived up to all the amazing reviews that have been written. Honestly can't add much that hasn't already been said. Food was amazing. I the lamb dinner that came with the tomato... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had the gyro platter, the meat wasn't cut from a vertical spit, but was grilled slices and not very hot. The brussel sprouts were ok, but had a slight burned taste. My wife's lamb was over cooked and she didn't care for it. The restaurant is quite small and compact, we didn't have any desert so I can't comment... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After returning from vacation we could not wait to have dinner at Cafe Zuppina. The brisket with all is the delicious sides was as spectacular as ever and the baklava melted in our mouths. This food will make your mouth water! Berna is a fabulous cook and hostess!

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Avon Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Zuppina is a quaint little cafe in Lakeland with homemade authentic Turkish cuisine that is absolutely AMAZING! Everything is made fresh when you order and the brussel sprouts are to die for! The staff are super nice and accomodating. If you have a large party, call ahead and make reservations as seating can be limited here. If you are... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First visit to Cafe Zuppina for lunch. I had the vegetable moussaka and my husband had the hot and cold vegetable plate. Everything was delicious. Moussaka came with several vegetables and rice. Carrot salad was particularity tasty. The brussel sprouts were also very good. We will be back again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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: 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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Merritt Island, Florida

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?