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Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-4200
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Ocklawaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
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The Villages, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise! Who would have thought such great Italian cuisine could be found in a storefront behind a gas station! We had dinner at Big Bob's on a Tuesday night and not only did we have an excellent meal but we're entertained by a wonderful musician, "The Godfather". The eggplant parmigiana was one of the best I've ever... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

From the outside, Big Bob's looks like a disappointment after driving awhile to find it. It looks like a pizza take-out place in a small strip mall with a gas station...and it is all of that...but wait until you step inside to the left of the pizza shop... Bada bing bada boom - you're in a cozy Italian resturant in... More

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The Villages, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a surprise. If you are not watching, you will drive right by it. Gas station in front and Big Bobs is just to the right of it. This was our second time back. The eggplant parmigiana is outstanding. The chicken parmigiana and veal parmigiana is good and tastes great. Food is served hot. The garlic rolls were good. A... More

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The Villages, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The restaurant is situated on the corner building of a strip mall. The restaurant consists of a take out area separate and apart from the restaurant which has booths as well as tables. We went there with another couple for dinner. We had the Veal Picatta, Eggplant Parmesan and a Pizza and Calamari Appetizer. All of the food was excellent... More

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Belleview, Florida
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The pizza was okay/good. The waitress was friendly and nice. The prices are decent. The owner is a moron, a jerk, and uses profanity every other word. What in the world??? There were kids there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was here for lunch. Ordered a Hot Sub. Food was mediocre, service nonchalant, and cleanliness questionable (you have to walk through a kitchen serving area to get to restrooms. They have a serving tray of rolls with lid not secure sitting just outside of restroom on one other occasion I have ordered take out from here. Did not remember... More

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The Villages, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A friend told us about this place so we traveled about 15 minutes from The Villages to check it out. We are so glad we did. The servers were friendly and efficient, the food was flavorful. We had the eggplant parm, chicken francese, chicken parm and Big Bob's pasta combo All came with fresh salads and bread. My husband had... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the Italian sub. Kids had pizza. Sub was toasted and cold, pizza was hot as the sun. Ordered on phone told time to pick up I arrived on time order was late. Almost 20 minutes late. It was just ok. Service was really slow and not really friendly just "matter of fact" type of people.

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The Villages, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth the 20 minute drive from The Villages. Third visit with a group. They take reservations. A full house for a Tuesday night. Joe Baddia entertaining a crowd pleaser. Good Italian food, reasonable prices for good and drinks. Excellent service. A pleasant surprise hidden behind a gas station.

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Ocklawaha, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Big Bob's is the latest, and by far the greatest, renovation of Ocklawaha's pizza parlor. I had only been in the place maybe a half dozen times in the over 15 years, but it's now a weekly lunch stop for me. The addition of a beautiful dining room last year has made a restaurant out of what had formerly been... More

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