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Briandi's Restaurant

202 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 488-9511
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Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Nokomis
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I liked the smallness and throw-back ambiance of the place. The food was tasty, nothing stand-outish, and the portions HUGE. Almost too big. We had leftovers for days.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Chuck, owner of Briandi's and cook, never wants anyone to leave hungry. That's why he cooks such large dishes--it's in his Italian nature! Next time you should try our homemade brick oven pizza. Also the Filet Mignon special is a popular choice. See you soon, Sarah More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

It's been my second visit since a few weeks ago. I've been a resident of the Venice area over 30 years, always drove by and finally made it in! So glad I did, I met the nicest staff and owner you could ever meet, or left in this town that has survived as a business since 1942! These folks here... More

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

I appreciate you leaving us a review. You described one of my favorite dinners at Briandi's. The homemade Caesar dressing along with the homemade bleu cheese is simply scrumptious. We are so blessed to be able to work for such a nice family as the Briandi's--truly a family owned restaurant for over 25 years. If you come sit at the... More

SRQ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a tough one to rate. Briandi's is a very popular local place, and the parking lot is usually full. It's been around for more than half a century. I can't figure out why. On one visit, I tried the lasagna. It looked beautiful, and the portion was huge--I took more than half of it home. But I found... More

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A place we have been driving by for three years, we finally gave it a try. Sitting on US Rte. 41 South in Nokomis, Florida, Briandi's is not what it appears on the outside..... This place is a gem, and believe it or not has been in business since 1942, A family operated restaurant, Briandi's has the best Italian food... More

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

We appreciate you coming by and leaving a review. I'm glad you had a great time at Briandi's. You'd be surprised how many times I hear that people drive by. The outside isn't what is inside that's for sure. Can't wait to serve you again, Sarah More

Nokomis, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not a place you would venture into unless recommended. The outside appears uninviting, but the inside reveals a small, comfortable little mom 'n pop restaurant - cozy is the word I'm seeking. Their entrees are huge and the food quality is good, but not exceptional. One order of lasagna or spaghetti will easily feed two hungry people or four with... More

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

Thanks for the review. Next time you come in, try the filet mignon, it is loaded with flavor and it's a new special. It isn't on the menu, so you'll need to ask for it. Hope to see you back soon. More

Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Authentic Italian cuisine. Good ingredients and large portions. Staff are attentive and atmosphere includes 40's tunes on a juke box, which of course includes Frank Sinatra!

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

Thank you for your review! Chuck never wants anyone going home hungry, he is, after all, Italian. More

Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were looking for a great pasta house...unpretentious, tasty and friendly. After reading the reviews about Briandi's we had hoped we found it. NOT! The place is small and service was fine. However, our first hint should have been when the water glass appeared with a straw. Things went downhill from there. Wine list is ALL carafes except one bottle... More

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

Hey Garyb! Briandi's is a casual restaurant. Chuck makes his bread, sauce, sausage, meatballs, sauces, pizza, oil and spices, mozzarella sticks, and more homemade. Being an italian, he never wants anyone going away hungry, hence the big (giant) portions. He also doesn't want anyone to go away unhappy without letting him know. At the same time, we are not an... More

Davenport, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have been to Briandi's at least 20 times and never had a bad meal. It's a small, clean place with lots of atmosphere and friendly staff. Great Veal Parm, shrimp scampi and the bread dipped in olive oil infused with garlic is almost a meal in itself. Do not miss the opportunity to eat here. Huge portions - your... More

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

Thank you very much for your review!! We will see you again soon. More

Nokomis, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Briandi's is run by Charlie and his Family. Its a little place just north of the Nokomis Fire Station, on the west side of the roadway. Just south of Albee Road. Great Pizza, Chicken Wings, and the best Veal south of Jersey. The Bar is Wine and Beer only, but he food makes up for that.

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

You are right, Charlie Briandi is the owner and sits at the bar every night to chat with anyone who comes by. He never misses an opportunity to talk to someone and thank them for their business. Those wings! Aren't they great? The Briandi's cooked some of the first buffalo style wings back in the mid-early 1960's after they got... More

Monongahela
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

While on holiday in Florida the neighbor told us about Briandi"s he was so right the food was good if you like Italian, They are so friendly they made us feel right at home. That's because it's small, The lasagna was wonderful, had e-nuff to take home for 3 more meals. Don't be fooled by the outside of the building.......it's... More

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

I couldn't have said it better, Roseann, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. More

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