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cafe zuppina

4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
863-644-5144
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Ranked #1 of 373 restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a great taste. I was there recently with my in-laws and brother visiting from NJ and LA. And we were all very impressed with the great service and quality of the food. People often expect kebabs from a Turkish restaurant but Cafe Zuppina is specialized in home style cooking with organic and select ingredients. Their Feta Rolls ("Sigara... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I liked the food, it was pretty good, not breathtaking or memorable, just good food. That being said, i dont understand why their prices are so steep, the food was ok but no worth the price, i think they also need a bigger place.

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I just returned from a week in Istanbul, and after eating at various restaurants in the city I have come to the conclusion that Cafe Zuppina is by far the best Turkish food I've had. It makes me happy that a restaurant in Lakeland offers such quality, delicious, and authentic food unparalleled to that in even the best restaurants in... More

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Tustin, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Some of the most delicious food we've had. Small family restaurant with traditional Turkish food. Had great service in spite of the very crowded lunch time. So many different options and freshly made food. Absolutely superb.

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Lakeland, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went with friends and was surprised how small it was. Good things can come in small packages. The service was fine. The food was good but not great. I love Turkish food but I wasn't blown away by this. I must admit, I had high expectations from reading the reviews and talking to friends. Zuppinas is good, if your... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent, very well seasoned, and presented well. All dishes are fresh and served hot, unless they are supposed to be cold.... Please make this one of your new favorite places.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am not a real ethnic food fan, and I have a stereo type in my mind of what Middle Eastern restaurants are like - this was NOT at all what I expected, in a GREAT WAY!!! The owner is also the waitress and her family are the chefs. The place is so quaint and beautifully decorated, so clean and... More

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Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I go to Cafe Zuppina often. The food is always excellent and the service is great!!! You can expect the meals to be not only very delicious but also healthy. The atmosphere is very pleasant as well. The owners are great! They really care about you as a customer. All of my friends know about this restaurant. They have been... More

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have never had Turkish food before. And wow was it worth going to. We had the beef and chicken with the pureed eggplant, it was my first time to ever have eggplant. The chicken was my favorite, beef a close second. And for dessert as has the baklava, Oh my it was delightful. Any time I'm in the area... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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31 restaurant reviews
759 helpful votes 759 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The owner and his wife are so great, and helpful. We had a great conversation about an upcoming trip to Turkey (where they are from). I will be back. I ordered the sampler plate and was extremely satisfied. Portions are large and pricing inexpensive. More importantly the flavors brought me back to my travels throughout the meditteranean, and really make... More

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