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Briandi's Restaurant

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Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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202 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 488-9511
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Dining options: Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 29
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
LOVE the Pizza!

Pizza is the best in the area. It's a small place, lots of character, nothing fancy. Always enjoy the food which is plentiful. Get there early as they are always packed. Glad they have takeout.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Key Largo, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Dessert
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Key Largo, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Pizza is the best in the area. It's a small place, lots of character, nothing fancy. Always enjoy the food which is plentiful. Get there early as they are always packed. Glad they have takeout.

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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. The owners, Chuck and Charlie, are always happy to accommodate guests as long they speak up. One of Chuck's italian character traits is that no one should ever leave hungry - They should leave with a box filled with food. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Nokomis, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Friendly staff, huge portions, relaxed atmosphere and good prices. Lots of regulars which speaks volumes. What more needs to be said :)

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Chuck and Charlie are always trying to make their customers happy. We hope to see you again soon. Sarah More 

Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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SarahJurina, Public Relations Manager at Briandi's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey, thank you, Chris. We appreciate your feedback. I'm glad to hear you're sharing Briandi's with others. A lot of people come just to listen to Charlie sit and talk at the bar. He is so quick-witted and friendly. Have a great weekend, Sarah More 

York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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

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
202 reviews 202 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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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: (941) 488-9511

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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