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“Pleasant atmosphere and interesting menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Placida Grill

Placida Grill
6800 Placida Road, (At Fiddler's Green), Englewood, FL 34224
+1 941-828-1437
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Ranked #8 of 93 restaurants in Englewood
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Serving Lunch and Diner Tuesday through Saturday Closed Sunday and Monday
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Pleasant atmosphere and interesting menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

New restaurant in where the Codfather used to be. They have made an effort to spruce the place up with white tablecloths, navy cloth serviettes, fresh flowers and candles on every table. Service was pleasant and nicely paced, although our server looked rushed off her feet. We requested a quiet table and were seated in a back corner. It was great but shortly after we ordered they seated a rather loud group of four right beside us, when there was lots of room on the other side. Everything is a la carte. The salads were all good, and ample portions. The Caesar salad had a creamy dressing with anchovy, the classic wedge was tasty ( not overpowered with blue cheese) and garnished with bacon and grape tomatoes, the Quinoa salad was way too big for a starter but good, and the house salad was great.....the lemon thyme vinegrette was excellent, it had a nice zest. Warm chewy buns are fabulous!!!!
The chicken Marsala was very good, served with either white rice or mashed potatoes and vegetables of the day. One of our party tried to get a baked potato but they didn't have any. They were out of Andouille sausage so the Cajun fettuccine would have been seriously lacking flavour. The Parpardelle Al Fresco was tasty but was swimming in way too much broth....more like a soup. The special was pumpkin crusted wild salmon in a lime buerre blanc sauce and served with white rice and vegetables of the day, spinach and yellow squash. It was very good.
They only had one choice for dessert....a chocolate mousse.
Wine choice was fine. This restaurant is worth a try.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lacking Flavor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had the tile fish special. It was supposed to be in a corn tomatillo sauce. So I'm thinking it should be super flavorful. The fish was excellent quality. But, the sauce was horribly bland. It really ruined the fish for me. It tasted like a watered down tomato sauce with no spices at all. Also think they need to be just slightly more creative with their sides. My bland fish came with a side of plain, bland white rice. No options were given for side dishes either, which I find just odd. The waiter didn't tell me the side, didn't give me any choices. And when he put the plate in front of me, all I could do is stare. Wasn't a good combination at all. Would be nice / better if they offered options for sides.

My husband had linquini with shrimp and scallops. The flavor of his meal was good. But he had a mound (probably 2 cups of tomatoes) on his dish and hardly any linquini.

I also think that if you're dining in a restaurant with 4 star pricing, then a salad should be included with the meal.

The menu we had also seems slightly different from the one on their Facebook page. There were no braised short ribs, no fish and chips,

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Appies for Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stopped in for a light dinner, and were seated quickly. Johanna was our waitress, she was there in a flash recommended a wine and one of the craft beers. We each decided to have appies and split a Caesar salad since we had a late lunch, we chose the Ahi Tuna and Lamb sliders. Johanna had recommended the Ahi and said that it had come in that day, she was right on, it was delicious, perfectly cooked and presented in a very beautiful presentation, the sliders were great, 3 nicely prepared little burgers with red onion and feta on a brioche bun . There was a table of 6 next to us and they were regulars who raved about all the dishes, this is well prepared food with a real touch of love put into it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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FL
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9 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A nice new place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We were here on a Friday night and found the food and service to be extremely good. It is a small intimate room, nicely furnished and properly lit. The service is very attentive and the food freshly prepared. The wine list is somewhat limited with a few too many "grocery store" brands, but most anyone can find something to their liking. On balance, I strongly recommend the Placida Grill.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our meals here...the place has an upscale vibe and a very attentive staff. What more can you ask for? Mussels were delicious...just give us a couple orders of that and some bread and we are happy. Pasta was yummy too! Welcome to Placida. Just one question...when will you be open for lunch?

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