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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

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12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-4200
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily...
Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Surprise

Received a gift certificate to this tiny little place so a neighbor & I set out on an adventure. If you blink you'll miss it - nestled in next to a Kwik Mart! Very fancy menu for such a basic restaurant, but the food was good and the prices were very reasonable. Didn't have the pizza, but many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jean H
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The Villages, Florida, United States
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The Villages, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Received a gift certificate to this tiny little place so a neighbor & I set out on an adventure. If you blink you'll miss it - nestled in next to a Kwik Mart! Very fancy menu for such a basic restaurant, but the food was good and the prices were very reasonable. Didn't have the pizza, but many of the... More 

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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Have had several dishes here in the past year and we are always very satisfied with quality and quantity of food. Our favorite choices have been the pepperoni pizza and the stromboli even though we also liked the chicken parm subs and baked ziti. Staff is friendly and service is quick so I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone... More 

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The Villages, FL
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I would have driven by this restaurant if it had not been highly recommended by a neighbor. It is adjacent to a gas station, and is very unassuming from the outside. It seats about 45 people in a lovely, mural lined room with comfortable furniture, The minute that you step through the door you are welcomed by a smiling, cheerful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place is a hidden gem - awesome pizza, and it's family owned. Beer & wine available, and homemade cannoli. YUM

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a fantastic surprise! Fun place, great menu and wonderful food! We loved it all and will definitely go back! Looks like you are going into a little pizza parlor and then you go into this larger Italian restaurant!!

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This restaurant is a HIT! Like the other reviewers have written, you really have to look for it from the road. We had a 30 minute wait. The have a small bar in the back with several bar stools. The servers are delightful and efficient here and with serving tables. We were lucky enough to experience the beautiful, rich voice... More 

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Summerfield, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This restaurant is in the same location as a gas station and looks really small from the outside but don't let that fool you! ! Larger than expected, excellent service, nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive servers and the owner is on site and meets the customers. He is the real deal, Italian from NJ. Everyone in our party said the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This morning at the pool I overheard people talking about delicious Italian food at reasonable prices at Bob's. I immediately googled the restaurant and decided we needed to try it. I'm so glad we did. The restaurant looks like a strip mall pizza take out store front, but it's completely different inside. It was a warm family atmosphere with live... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went to this restaurant during my last visit to my friend's house in Summerfield, Florida. They are friendly with the owner and his wife, who are originally from up north. The owner found our about my Italian background and spoke about the food in the "old days". We spoke of Easter dinners when I was a chile and the... More 

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The villages
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You could easily pass up this restaurant by its looks, but don't! You would be missing a great meal! A fun, albeit small restaurant with great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: 352-288-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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