We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza

12909 E HWY 25, Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-4200
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Ocklawaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Fine Italian food and Pizza dine in or take out call for our daily specials.
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    19
    20
    3
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Villages, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocklawaha, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocklawaha, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the outside you would never know what a quaint little Italian restaurant awaits you inside! It is not just pizza (which is excellent, by the way)! They have a full Italian menu and wine list. spacious booths and tables. They even had live music one nigh I was there and the gentlemsn was excellent. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ocklawaha, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

tried Pizza at Big Bob's with friends, the pizza was OK, service was a little slow and price for a pizza $27, a bit pricey. Going to try the lasagna next time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wildwood, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Who would believe that in the hidden woods of Ocklawaha fla, a crossroads town known only for the infamous ganster "Ma" Barker's last hideaway, that we would find a gem like Big Bob's Pizza. I had the eggplant parm, [which was perfect!] and a pepperoni pizza to bring home. You could tell the food was good by the seating line.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had heard of this restaurant, but drove by it many times, not realizing it was next to a gas station/convenience store. When we finally did find it, we were glad that we stopped in to give it a try. We were quickly seated, but being our first time there, around 5:00PM on a Saturday, we were really surprised at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Summerfield, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Don't blink, or you'll miss Bob's restaurant in Ocklawaha, FL. It doesn't look like anything from the outside, but once inside you'll experience the feel of warmth and smell the aromas of all that's good about an Italian restaurant. Veal that melts in your mouth, servings that stagger your expectations, wonderful desserts and raves from your fellow diners. Reading some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocklawaha, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Went for the pizza which was average, but the entrees and sandwiches brought me back. Veal parm sandwich or entree is delicious!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocklawaha, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

it is very small, but the pizza was excellent and the calzones were huge! Servers and staff very friendly

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza also viewed

 

Been to Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Big bob's Restaurant and Pizza, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing