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cafe zuppina

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4417 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2119
+1 863-644-5144
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a little mostly unknown gem on a busy Lakeland street. The food is all made to order and is always delicious. There are only a few tables so you have to get there early to get a seat at one. The food is mostly Turkish oriented and the tastiest you an imagine. If you are in Lakeland and... More 

Thank Rhoda C
Leesburg, Florida
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198 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small batch cooking with exotic selections and quality that is exceedingly rare. Reservations recommended as they are a small resturant that regularly sells out of food and table space is limited. The owners have such a special touch. Mixed grill was phenomenal- chicken was the best I've had in years, lamb was succulent and the feta rolls were delish.

Thank Oneglamfish
Riverview, Florida
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to stop here before going on a hike and were not disappointed. It is a small family owned spot on a busy road in a strip center. It is open for lunch until 2:30 and reopens for dinner. The food is plentiful. I had the beef wellington which is their brisket in a flaky crust. It came with... More 

Thank Sylvie521
Saint Petersburg
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chicken kabobs. I thought the price was high for lunch but you do get a lot of food. It came with a tasty carrot salad, rice humus, a piece of asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Like the other reviews stated the sprouts were delicious. I usually am not fond of sprouts but these were delicious. It is small... More 

Thank Marlene T
Winter Haven, Florida
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real find. Small in size but huge in quality. Mom and pop hands on and they have a special gift for food preparation. We shared a veggie platter and a mixed grill which gave us a sampling of many items. One was more delicious than the next. Patrons were all friendly and many of them were regulars.... More 

Thank Heizzoli
Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places to eat lunch. The Chicken Kebab with Brussels sprouts is amazing. I love the Feta Rolls and the Baklava. I highly recommend this place.

Thank edrockmaldonado
Easton, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate lunch here today. A small out of the way gem. Food is home cooked and served by owner chef. I had ground lamb stuffed eggplant. It was served with a carrot salad, white bean salad, seasoned white rice and sautéed sliced Brussels sprouts. To say it was a large lunch is no exaggeration .. each dish had its own... More 

Thank SakisMom
Lakeland, Florida
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Very modest-looking place in a small strip center on busyS. Florida Ave. EXCELLENT Turkish-inspired cuisine (an interesting cross of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine). EVERYTHING I tried from my plate and my companion's plate was delectable. The chef knows her way with lamb in particular.

Thank Charles L
Winter Haven, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My husband & I enjoyed a late lunch on a Friday. Did not have to wait for a table. We were acknowledged and served promptly. Ordered the brisket plate and vegetable plate. Both were absolutely delicious and very adequate portions. We will definitely return and bring friends.

Thank GingerLeo
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a resturaunt! Staff is EXTREMELY friendly and funny. There are only about 8 tables so make reservations. The meal itself was so flavorfuly and hit a lot of different notes from savory to slightly sweet and tart. Most of the ingredients are organic and local. So expect a higher pricepoint for this wonderful dinner.

Thank GreatestDetective

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?