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Briandi's Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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202 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
+1 941-488-9511
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Briandi's is a family-owned restaurant in Nokomis, Florida serving Italian...
Briandi's is a family-owned restaurant in Nokomis, Florida serving Italian dishes passed down through generations of homemade cooking. When you sit at our tables, you will experience freshly made veal and chicken cutlet dishes such as our picatta or marsala. The exquisite eggplant parmesan is stacked high and made crispy when you order. Peruse our menu for the entire selection. Then, visit for yourself, or order dinner to go.
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food from a tiny restaurant.

Delicious Italian fare with HUGE portions. Honestly, we had leftovers for 2 more meals! I had the lasagne & my husband had the spaghetti. Both were delicious! Word to the wise, get there early as the place is very tiny and you will wait!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Pam B
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Dallas, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I have lived here my whole life and finally tried this restaurant. Not impressed at all. The lady who I think was the owner/manager was rude. We didn't know if we were supposed to seat ourselves and she finally acknowledged us (they were not busy) with

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Delicious Italian fare with HUGE portions. Honestly, we had leftovers for 2 more meals! I had the lasagne & my husband had the spaghetti. Both were delicious! Word to the wise, get there early as the place is very tiny and you will wait!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Worth a stop in for a great pizza with homemade sausage. Very friendly staff. We ordered six large pizzas and they were all hot and cooked to perfection. We were asked by the staff if we were feeding all of Nokomis. lol

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SarahJurina, Guest Relations Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving some feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the pizzas - They are a lot larger than most people expect. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food is okay. But I have not discovered anything exceptional after 3 visits, No bar, small restaurant.

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SarahJurina, Guest Relations Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Briandi's. Can you be more specific about what you ordered? The restaurant is very casual and cozy. There is a bar - It fits about five people. Some dishes you might want to try next time are the Eggplant Parm, Buffalo Pizza, Chicken Wings, any of the steaks, or the Sicillian Style... More 

Warren, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were told about this restaurant by others staying at our hotel. We ordered pizza, and it was just great. Our friends had told us that all their Italian specialties were just as good, especially the lasagna. We were also told to get there early, which we did. It is a very small dining room, only seating about 40 people.... More 

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SarahJurina, Guest Relations Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you leaving some feedback about your experience. The Briandi family definitely loves to chat. Charlie is very friendly and quick-witted - Just one of the reasons a lot of people like Briandi's. I'm glad you enjoyed the food. So much of it is homemade, and it shows when you try it. We hope you visit us again when... More 

Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to this restaurant for the first time with friends that had been there before. The food we had, chicken parm, was excellent. Our friends really liked their food too. The place was very small, about 10 tables, but they seemed understaffed, and the service was just average. Ambience was pretty good inside.

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SarahJurina, Guest Relations Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback about the Restaurant. I'm sorry that the staff could not be as attentive as you'd like. There are typically two or three waitresses on at a time, and during the Winter months when we are extremely full, it can be hard to be as helpful as they would like. We hope you come back... More 

Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Another great experience at Briandi's in Nokomis, Florida. Once you've been to Briandi's you'll never dine at any other Italian restaurant in the Venice area. Year after year it continues to please the locals and snow birds. Providing great food, ambiance, exceptional service with huge portions, this place cannot be beat. I had the veal parm which was so big... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews 179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant is another local, with very few tables which fill up shortly after opening. Their pasta is large and so tasty. Prices are also reasonable, with both bread and salad with dinner. All pasta dishes are very good, spaghetti, lasagna are two favorites-with leftovers.

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boston, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We love this place for good cheap eats! When we want to just stay in for dinner, we call in an order for eggplant parm and pickup. One order includes a soup or salad and it is more than enough for 2 people! Old style Italian and delicious!

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Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of the venerable landmarks in Venice, this Italian restaurant is know to all the locals for the finest, genuine Italian food around. Superlatives are not necessary for the food speaks for itself. This should be a regular on every "foodies" list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-9511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Briandi's is a family-owned restaurant in Nokomis, Florida serving Italian dishes passed down through generations of homemade cooking. When you sit at our tables, you will experience freshly made veal and chicken cutlet dishes such as our picatta or marsala. The exquisite eggplant parmesan is stacked high and made crispy when you order. Peruse our menu for the entire selection. Then, visit for yourself, or order dinner to go.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?