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“Best Italian place in town.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Romeo's Pizzeria

Romeo's Pizzeria
2346 Griffin Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
+1 863-816-8100
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Ranked #51 of 361 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian place in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I've literally been here at least once a week the past few months. Everything I order is excellent! The chicken caprese is a must, and the tirimisu is the best I've had! The owner is a doll and always makes sure we're enjoying our meal. Best restaurant in Lakeland by far. I've never had a bad meal here - everything's excellent.

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  • English first
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Consistently Great Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We have been eating here about once a week for a long while, both under current and previous ownership. We are never disappointed. The food is always great, fresh, and cooked to order. The have a nice selection of specials daily. The Pork Osso Bucolic is amazing when it is on the list of specials. There is never a shortage of servers and the service is consistently excellent. I can't recommend this place enough. Try is, and you will probably turn your back on the chain Italian restaurants.

Visited February 2014
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The chef can cook your meals any way you want it "”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had being dinning in Romeo's for years , we take a big group of people, to the max of 35 and our food it's prepared well and comes hot no matter how many people it's in your group, we enjoy the owners and the stuff, they are have a really good service. They are easy to find.
They offer beers, wine, coffee , sodas, and water, or special water if you like that.
The food it's great and a lot for the money... our group always enjoyed as today, Most of us are from out of town, they take reservations for big or small parties.
They have a couple of new dishes like fish, it's so great, they don't over cooked it , It's a pleasure to have the owner come to every table to see if everything came o.k. with your meal.
The place to go in Lakeland, very well recommend .

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Largo, Florida
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“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I went here on a Sunday afternoon with a friend, a Lakeland resident, and my mother. It was crowded but we were promptly seated and served.

The bread was warm and soft and the salad was crisp and perfectly chilled. The marinara sauce was perfectly seasoned and the meatballs delicious and obviously handmade. My friend and mother shared the eggplant parm, which was huge, and each had their own soup/salad entree. My mother, who is a fabulous cook and a sometimes, I think, harsh critic, declared it the best Italian she's had in Florida. We live in Tampa Bay and will absolutely be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Change in Ownership in February, 2013”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Sadly, since the restaurant changed ownership in February, 2013 there has been a decline in the dining experience at Romeo's. Much of it has to do with the loss of Lino, the previous owner, who visited with just about every one who dined at Romeo's.
The food is still good, but not as good as when Manuela [Lino's wife and extraordinary cook] was doing the cooking. We will continue to visit, but not as often now.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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