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“Great menu! Fabulous bread pudding!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ophelia's Pasta House

Ophelia's Pasta House
1097 Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
+1 941-485-6818
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Ranked #11 of 28 Restaurants in Nokomis
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Morgantown, West Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great menu! Fabulous bread pudding!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited Ophelia's for the first time recently and enjoyed ourselves. We had a reservation and were seated upon arrival. It was longer than normal for a server to come to our table and take our drink order, but we were in no hurry. After some confusion about the 2 for 1 drink special, things went smoothly. The menu has a huge number of inviting offerings, and it was difficult to decide what to order. My wife had the honey ginger salmon special from the early-bird menu. She enjoyed the mashed sweet potatoes but the salmon was cut thin and was drier than it should have been. I had the Mediterranean shrimp and scallops on angel hair pasta, and it was huge and quite tasty, and importantly, was steaming hot when served. The clam chowder that accompanied the entree was thick and delicious, but not quite hot enough for me. The bread was OK, nothing special. The highlight of the meal was the bread pudding; wow, how delicious can it get! We shared a piece and enjoyed it thoroughly. The restaurant is a bit of drive for us, so I don't know if we will be back, but if the opportunity presents itself, I would like to and try another one of the tempting entrees on the menu and have another piece of the bread pudding!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nokomis, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great breakfasts - free champagne or Mimosa, etc.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had a great eggs benedict with complimentary Mimosa. Very reasonably priced. The waiter was very accommodating. I sometimes forget to go here, just because it's in my local neighborhood! They have good Italian dinners, too - very generous servings. Just a good place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nokomis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The most caring staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

All of the staff at Ophelia's Pasta House go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied with your order and that it is prepared to your complete satisfaction even when the place is jammed. The prices are the most reasonable around , the portions generous,and the nightly specials are always a delight. Everyone from the hostess to the bartenders to the cooks and busboys make you feel very welcome. You can ask for different combinations from what is shown on the menu and if the ingredients are in stock, they will happily prepare it for you. Another nice feature is the separate room they have for those who wish to bring their doggies and smoking is allowed in the outside patio dining area. My favorite is the Tropical Swai and the fried kale.

  • Visited March 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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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, and great service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Best buy for your buck, enjoy a great selection on any one of their menus. Full bar with good happy hour specials. Servers are friendly and know a lot of information about the products. Locally owned.

  • Visited February 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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Kingwood, TX
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Breakfast is great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were in town to visit our friends, and in the morning we take a bike ride to the jetty. On the way back we stop at Ophelia's for breakfast. What a deal! Any breakfast you want, plus a mimosa or bloody mary! We stopped in 3 days during our stay and were never disappointed. The food was good, but the service was great. Both the waiters were had and the waitress (from NJ) were fantastic, running after our food, and getting anything we needed.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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