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Briandi's Restaurant

202 Tamiami Trl S, Nokomis, FL 34275-3149
(941) 488-9511
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Ranked #16 of 23 restaurants in Nokomis
Cuisines: Italian
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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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SRQ
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42 helpful votes 42 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 restaurant reviews
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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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We met some people who recommended this place. A little building going south on 41. Doesn't look like much, but the pizza is great. We took a large back to our room and devoured it.

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

Nothing compares to homemade hand-tossed pizza with fresh premium ingredients. Not to mention the smell. We appreciate your review! More

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