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Briandi's Restaurant

202 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 488-9511
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Ranked #12 of 24 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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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well where do I start I can't believe I waited so long to take a minute to say how much I love Briandis. I have brought neighbors friends my bosses family good dates and bad dates not Briandis fault some of those people now call it there favorite restaurant in town. It truly is a small family restaurant .The restaurant... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I first visited Briandi`s 20 years ago and nothing much has changed , thank goodness. This small family owned atmospheric restaurant has about 10 tables and serves home cooked Italian food of monumental portions. The food although not exceptional is very good , the service is genuinely friendly and welcoming. Very good value for money. A great place to call... More 

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Venice, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don't be deceived by the exterior of Briandi's. Sure it's a small, non descript place, but the good here is excellent! We stopped by on a Thursday evening for dinner. My wife chose the lasagna and I chose the fish and chips. I've had many of the delicious entrees on the menu here, and decided to go wild and have... More 

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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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191 reviews 191 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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167 reviews 167 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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 

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Additional Information about Briandi's Restaurant

Address: 202 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
Phone Number: (941) 488-9511
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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