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Cafe Zuppina

4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
+1 863-644-5144
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (48 reviews)
“baklava” (68 reviews)
“lamb” (39 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food is fresh and delicious. Red lentel soup to die for. Carrot salad and brussel sprouts are amazing. Have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. Berna has a way with food that keeps you coming back. Prices are appropriate for...More

Thank Karen B
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Yes, and I found out one reason that their grape leaves are the best on the planet (I am including Europe, Turkey and the Middle East): black currants gave a subtle tangy sweetness!! Seriously, we have been coming to CZ for years, twice this last...More

Thank Allen D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The magician in the kitchen is Berna Nar who, with her husband Erkan, manages to serve up the most delicious and unique food you'll find anywhere -- and somehow Lakeland landed this gem. I've tried everything on the menu at one time or another and...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alwats great small location but fantastic food you will not get anywhere else. Lunch and dinner available

Thank Alain C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Lakeland. The food is beyond exceptional, a special blend of homemade Turkish tastes sprinkled with love from owner Berna Nar. I have had everything in the menu and love it all. My current favorite is the veggie platter. Superb....More

1  Thank jimbirk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and saw this was highly rated. We barely got a table just walking in without a reservation. Very good lamb and even brussel sprouts, which they’re apparently famous for. Yummy baklava too. The owner and waitress were friendly,...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Zuppina's brussels sprouts and lamp chops perfect and tasty.We love this restourant and owner Berna and Erkan.

Thank Sibel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally I was able to sit down and have a meal at Café Zuppina, I had tried before without a reservation and could not get in on a Friday night. I had the Hummus to start which was excellent and then moved on to their...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BYOB they don't sell wine or beer but you can bring your own wine. The food is fresh and the service is wonderful. Allow time.

Thank Jeannethe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attention is paid both to customers and to the food, which is authentic Turkish cuisine. Delicious lamb! The baklava is huge and rich. Reservations are recommended as this is a small place.

Thank MetalRabbit
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August 2, 2016|
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Response from Travel_Food_Photos | Reviewed this property |
They are not open in weekends at this point However I talked to the owner today and Will be keeping saturdays open from August 2017
Vincent D
March 12, 2015|
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Response from ChuckInFlorida202 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely casual. Seems to be very popular with local business people as well, so one will sometimes find various levels of dress.
Ed R
February 9, 2015|
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Response from J.C. C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, closed weekends. Too bad so sad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-644-5144
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Turkish,Mediterranean healthy home cooking, Vegetarian,vegan and gluten free options available.Four years in a row number one restaurant in lakeland Florida.
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