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“Excellent All Around” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Murano

Cafe Murano
309 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-3422 (Formerly Gina's Lakeside Grill)
407-834-5880
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Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Festival Drive
Florida
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Excellent All Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great location, nice view of the lake, near everything. Wonderful food (wood burning oven!) and very friendly, courteous professional staff, reasonable prices. Add LIVE MUSIC to the mix and you have a terrific place to dine, dance and enjoy (although the bar area is very crowded and noisy with a very small dance floor - but it works). We like to have dinner in the main dining room, then move to the bar when the band starts later on (Friday evenings). The food is both reasonable and delicious - have not had a bad meal there ever and we have been there about 7 times over the past 2 years, by ourselves and with groups. Would highly recommend it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Went last night on a bit of a whim. There was one table left outside and we were able to snag it. The view was so great! The sun was just going down, a soft breeze, nice and cool, no mosquitoes! Our server was super nice and friendly. We ordered drinks and an appetizer right away. Which leads to the only real complaint that the service was a bit slow. It kinda becomes a non complaint considering the setting was so nice we didn't really notice it too much. She ordered the chicken picatta and lobster ravioli for myself. Hands down the best lobster ravioli I've ever had! I'm not a big fan of the sauce used to make picatta's but my gf liked it as well. It had a bit too many capers on it but I only had a taste, the portion was good and the chicken very juicy. I am very much looking forward to coming here again and would highly recommend to anyone to come here.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sanford, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent view and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love coming to this restaurant and enjoying veggie pizza. The view of cranes roost lake is spectacular. The service is always great.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Beach, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Just O.K.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I was there several months ago and I believe the food was better. They have very little fish in the menu.

What really turned me off was the staff, although the waiter was nice enough he was sweating profusely and it is not a good thing having somebody serving your food with heavy perspiration dripping all over their faces. Also the hostess had BO, they should take a clean break every now and then and refresh them selves.

Visited April 2013
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Valley Center, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Shrimp scampi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I love this place but when I ordered their Shrimp scampi I was thoroughly disappointed. The only thing that tasted good were the shrimp. The pasta was drowning in a lemon sauce that completely ruined the meal. I must say though, that their sauce on the lasagna that my husband had was excellent. And the setting is wonderful. There is a large lake that has a walking path completed surrounding it and it is fun to walk and very beautiful.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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