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“COULD BE BETTER” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Stanza Ristorante

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La Stanza Ristorante
285 W Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
+1 941-475-1355
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Ranked #30 of 94 Restaurants in Englewood
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Harrison, New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“COULD BE BETTER”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

went to dinner last week .....they have a "special buffet" that was presented to us most of the dishes were empty or close to empty.....also i have never been to an italian restaurant where they dont serve garlic bread!!! the entres were ok and the prices are good.....but you get wahat you pay for.....

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rotonda West, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“what a great dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

my husband and I were intending to go elsehere this evening.. a little dinner,a little music...that is what we were seeking.....we were greeted by a doberman laying on the floor barking at us...we left THAT place off of Dearborn!!! ...so we headed back towards Englewood and saw La Stanzas... decided to stop on.,. what a GREAT decision! we were seated immediately and Bill waitied on us (What a GEM!). Being from Baltimore, we are pretty picky when it comes to italian fare... we were beyond pleased with both of our dinner choices.we both chose veal. I had the summer special (YUM) Frank had teh LaStanza special.,..also Yumm!.....it was tender and tasty... the soup du jour was exceptional and my husband said his salad was too... a lovely bottle of wine and Tiramisu cappe doff an excellent dinner. we are so very happy that we found this great restaurant...cant wait to return with our family and friends!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent place to eat !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The parmesan crusted chicken & Pasta A La Vodka on the Tuesday dinner buffett are the best! One of the very best places to eat in Englewood in my opinion. The consistency, quality of food and excellent service make it a mainstay for us! Great place to take friends too... We've enjoyed every time we eat there.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We have been coming to the Englewood area for quite a few years now and first discovered La Stanza in its old location on McCall. It was one of the places we looked forward to returning to and were disapointed that the restaurant had apperently gone. It took us another visit or two before we stumbled across its new location on W Dearborn. The new premises are perhaps not as intimate as the old one, but the food and staff are every bit as good and the desserts still mouth watering.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rincon,GA (near Savannah)
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Average food and slow service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Very surprised by the positive reviews because this place was not good. When went it was not busy so there was no reason for the slow service and the food was just ok. The restaurant has 2 dining rooms and too much for the waitstaff to handle. We both got a fish dish and it was not fresh which is what we would expect being on the gulf. Our daughter wanted spaghetti with no sauce and a meatball on side..she got ziti and a meatball drowning in sauce. Our waitress couldn't get a simple order right. The only positive is the hostess (only reason for a rating of 2) was helpful and attentive to us..more than I can say about our waitress.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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